Shavian (Unicode block)

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(48 code points)
Major alphabetsShavian English
Assigned48 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Source standardsConScript Unicode Registry
Unicode version history
4.0 (2003)48 (+48)
Unicode documentation
Code chart ∣ Web page
Note: [1][2]

Shavian is a Unicode block containing characters of the Shavian alphabet (also known as the Shaw alphabet), an orthography invented to write English phonemically and funded by the will of George Bernard Shaw. The Shavian block was derived from an earlier private use encoding in the ConScript Unicode Registry, like the Deseret and Phaistos Disc encodings.

Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1045x 𐑐 𐑑 𐑒 𐑓 𐑔 𐑕 𐑖 𐑗 𐑘 𐑙 𐑚 𐑛 𐑜 𐑝 𐑞 𐑟
U+1046x 𐑠 𐑡 𐑢 𐑣 𐑤 𐑥 𐑦 𐑧 𐑨 𐑩 𐑪 𐑫 𐑬 𐑭 𐑮 𐑯
U+1047x 𐑰 𐑱 𐑲 𐑳 𐑴 𐑵 𐑶 𐑷 𐑸 𐑹 𐑺 𐑻 𐑼 𐑽 𐑾 𐑿
1.^ As of Unicode version 15.1


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Shavian block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
4.0 U+10450..1047F 48 L2/97-103 Jenkins, John H. (1997-05-21), Proposal to add Shavian to ISO/IEC 10646
N1576 Proposal to add Shavian, 1997-05-21
L2/97-288 N1603 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1997-10-24), "8.24.2", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting # 33, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 20 June - 4 July 1997
L2/01-256 N2362 Everson, Michael; Jenkins, John (2001-06-03), Proposal for encoding the Shavian script in the SMP of the UCS
L2/01-285 N2362R Everson, Michael; Jenkins, John (2001-07-14), Revised proposal for encoding the Shavian script in the SMP of the UCS
L2/01-295R Moore, Lisa (2001-11-06), "Motion 88-M7", Minutes from the UTC/L2 meeting #88, The UTC approves encoding the Shavian script at 10450..1047F.
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2023-07-26.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2023-07-26.