Sinhala (Unicode block)

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Range U+0D80..U+0DFF
(128 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Sinhala
Major alphabets Sinhala
Assigned 90 code points
Unused 38 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0 80 (+80)
7.0 90 (+10)
Note: [1][2]

Sinhala is a Unicode block containing characters for the Sinhala and Pali languages of Sri Lanka, and is also used for writing Sanskrit in Sri Lanka. The Sinhala allocation is loosely based on the ISCII standard, except that Sinhala contains extra prenasalized consonant letters, leading to inconsistencies with other ISCII-Unicode script allocations.


Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
1.^ As of Unicode version 11.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.0 U+0D82..0D83, 0D85..0D96, 0D9A..0DB1, 0DB3..0DBB, 0DBD, 0DC0..0DC6, 0DCA, 0DCF..0DD4, 0DD6, 0DD8..0DDF, 0DF2..0DF4 80 (to be determined)
7.0 U+0DE6..0DEF 10 L2/08-007 Inclusion of archaic Sinhala numerals in the Sinhala character code range, 2008-01-07 
L2/08-068 Dias, Gihan (2008-01-28), Archaic Sinhala Numerals 
L2/08-105 Observations on the Encoding of Archaic Sinhala Numerals in Unicode/UCS, 2008-02-05 
L2/10-165 Dias, Gihan (2010-05-03), Preliminary Proposal to Encode Sinhala Digits and Numerals 
L2/10-312 Dias, Gihan (2010-08-10), Proposal to Encode Sinhala Archaic Numerals and Numbers 
L2/10-337 N3888 Proposal to include Sinhala Numerals to the BMP and SMP of the UCS, 2010-08-19 
N3888-A Senaweera, L. N. (2010-09-10), Sri Lanka's proposal on Sinhala Numerals for inclusion in Information Technology - Universal Multiple Octet Coded Character Set, ISO/IEC 10646 : 2003 
N3888-B Unicode Character Properties of Sinhala Lith Illakkam (Sinhala Astrological Digits) and Sinhala Illakkam or Sinhala Archaic Numbers 
L2/10-433 Wijayawardhana, Harsha; et al. (2010-10-23), RE: Background information on the use of Sinhala Numerals (L2/10-337) 
L2/10-416R Moore, Lisa (2010-11-09), UTC #125 / L2 #222 Minutes 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.