Soyombo (Unicode block)

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Soyombo
RangeU+11A50..U+11AAF
(96 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsSoyombo
Assigned83 code points
Unused13 reserved code points
Unicode version history
10.080 (+80)
11.081 (+1)
12.083 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

Soyombo is a Unicode block containing characters from the Soyombo alphabet, which is an abugida developed by the monk and scholar Zanabazar (1635–1723) in 1686 to write Mongolian. It can also be used to write Tibetan and Sanskrit. In addition, this block includes the symbol on the flag of Mongolia.

Block[edit]

The Soyombo block was added to Unicode in June 2017 with version 10.0:[3]

Soyombo[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+11A5x 𑩐 𑩑 𑩒 𑩓 𑩔 𑩕 𑩖 𑩗 𑩘 𑩙 𑩚 𑩛 𑩜 𑩝 𑩞 𑩟
U+11A6x 𑩠 𑩡 𑩢 𑩣 𑩤 𑩥 𑩦 𑩧 𑩨 𑩩 𑩪 𑩫 𑩬 𑩭 𑩮 𑩯
U+11A7x 𑩰 𑩱 𑩲 𑩳 𑩴 𑩵 𑩶 𑩷 𑩸 𑩹 𑩺 𑩻 𑩼 𑩽 𑩾 𑩿
U+11A8x 𑪀 𑪁 𑪂 𑪃  𑪄   𑪅   𑪆   𑪇   𑪈   𑪉  𑪊 𑪋 𑪌 𑪍 𑪎 𑪏
U+11A9x 𑪐 𑪑 𑪒 𑪓 𑪔 𑪕 𑪖 𑪗 𑪘  𑪙  𑪚 𑪛 𑪜 𑪝 𑪞 𑪟
U+11AAx 𑪠 𑪡 𑪢
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

History[edit]

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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
10.0 U+11A50..11A83, 11A86..11A9C, 11A9E..11AA2 80 L2/98-358 N1855 Sato, T. K. (1998-08-21), Addition of Soyombo script on ISO/IEC 10646
L2/99-010 N1903 (pdf, html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1998-12-30), "9.2", Minutes of WG 2 meeting 35, London, U.K.; 1998-09-21--25
L2/00-055 N2163 (pdf, doc) Sato, T. K. (2000-01-06), Soyombo and Pagba (old Mongol scripts)
L2/10-399 N3949 Pandey, Anshuman (2010-10-30), Preliminary Proposal to Encode the Soyombo Script
L2/10-467 Sharma, Shriramana (2010-11-11), Comments on Soyombo and Xawtaa Dorboljin
L2/11-054 N3986 Pandey, Anshuman (2011-02-05), Determining the Encoding Model for Soyombo Vowels
L2/11-125 N4026 Pandey, Anshuman (2011-04-25), Revised Preliminary Proposal to Encode Soyombo
L2/11-412 N4142 Pandey, Anshuman (2011-10-25), Proposal to Encode the Soyombo Script
L2/13-069 N4414 Pandey, Anshuman (2013-04-22), Revised Proposal to Encode the Soyombo Script
L2/13-075 Sharma, Shriramana (2013-04-25), Comments on the proposed Soyombo encoding
N4403 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2014-01-28), "10.2.5 Soyombo script", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 61, Holiday Inn, Vilnius, Lithuania; 2013-06-10/14
L2/15-004 N4655 Pandey, Anshuman (2015-01-26), Proposal to Encode the Soyombo Script
L2/15-009 N4653 Suzuki, Toshiya; Matsukawa, Takashi; Kuribayashi, Hitoshi (2015-01-26), Comments on Proposals of Zanabazar Square and Soyombo Script from Mongolian Experts
L2/15-094 Pandey, Anshuman (2015-02-09), Response to Mongolian and Japanese comments on Soyombo and Zanabazar Square
L2/15-249R Anderson, Deborah (2015-10-17), Summary of Ad Hoc Meeting on Two Historical Scripts from Mongolia (Tokyo, Japan)
N4699 Anderson, Deborah (2015-10-17), Summary of Ad Hoc Meeting on Two Historical Scripts from Mongolia (Tokyo, Japan)
L2/15-247 Pandey, Anshuman (2015-10-20), Revised code chart and names list for Soyombo
L2/15-248 Otgonbaatar, R.; Demberel, S. (2015-10-20), The Comments on Square script & Soyombo encoding project
L2/15-262 Disposition of Comments on ISO/IEC CD 10646 (Ed.5), 2015-10-26
L2/15-336 Pandey, Anshuman (2015-12-07), Comments on L2/15-249 regarding Soyombo and Zanabazar Square punctuation
L2/16-037 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-01-22), "8.c, 9", Recommendations to UTC #146 January 2016 on Script Proposals
11.0 U+11A9D 1 L2/16-016 Pandey, Anshuman (2016-01-06), Proposal to encode the Soyombo mark PLUTA
12.0 U+11A84..11A85 2 L2/15-331 Pandey, Anshuman (2015-12-03), Proposal to encode JIHVAMULIYA and UPADHMANIYA for Soyombo
L2/16-037 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-01-22), "8. Soyombo", Recommendations to UTC #146 January 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/17-235 N4867 Pandey, Anshuman (2017-07-21), Proposal to encode JIHVAMULIYA and UPADHMANIYA for Soyombo
L2/17-222 Moore, Lisa (2017-08-11), "D.5", UTC #152 Minutes
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ "Unicode 10.0.0". www.unicode.org.