Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (Unicode block)

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Unified Canadian
Aboriginal Syllabics
RangeU+1400..U+167F
(640 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsCanadian Aboriginal
Major alphabetsInuktitut
Carrier
Cree
Athapascan
Assigned640 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0630 (+630)
5.2640 (+10)
Note: [1][2]

Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics is a Unicode block containing syllabic characters for writing Inuktitut, Carrier, Cree (along with several of its dialect-specific characters), Ojibwe, Blackfoot and Canadian Athabascan languages. Additions for some Cree dialects, Ojibwe, and Dene can be found at the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended block.

Block[edit]

Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+140x
U+141x
U+142x
U+143x
U+144x
U+145x
U+146x
U+147x
U+148x
U+149x
U+14Ax
U+14Bx
U+14Cx
U+14Dx
U+14Ex
U+14Fx
U+150x
U+151x
U+152x
U+153x
U+154x
U+155x
U+156x
U+157x
U+158x
U+159x
U+15Ax
U+15Bx
U+15Cx
U+15Dx
U+15Ex
U+15Fx
U+160x
U+161x
U+162x
U+163x
U+164x
U+165x
U+166x
U+167x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0

History[edit]

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics block:

Version Final code points[a] Count UTC ID L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.0 U+1401..166E 622 X3L2/90-151 N658 Inuktitut and Cree Char. Sets in 10646, 1990-09-11
UTC/1991-070 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1991-04-30), Committee Correspondence
N956 Report on the Encoding for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabic Languages, 1993-11-04
N978 Everson, Michael (1994-03-04), Comment on document N 956, Report on the Encoding for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabic Languages
N984 Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics: Character Set Coding Requirements, 1994-04-18
N1073 Ross, Hugh McGregor (1994-09-21), Enhanced Proposal for Canadian Aboriginal Scripts
UTC/1994-032 Aliprand, Joan; Greenfield, Steve (1994-09-30), "Presentation on Canadian Aboriginal Scripts", Unicode Technical Committee Meeting #62, Friday, September 30, 1994, Toronto, Ontario, Minutes
N1104 Everson, Michael (1994-10-11), Proposed Unified Canadian Syllabic Character Set Repertoire, version 2.0 (Comment on WG2 N984)
X3L2/96-063 Proposed pDAM for Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, 1996-05-28
N1441 Proposed pDAM for Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, 1996-06-10
UTC/1996-027.2 Greenfield, Steve (1996-07-01), "D. Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics", UTC #69 Minutes (PART 2)
N1472 Paterson, Bruce (1996-11-20), pDAM 11 - Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
N1453 Ksar, Mike; Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1996-12-06), "8.8", WG 2 Minutes - Quebec Meeting 31
L2/97-005 Paterson, Bruce (1997-01-28), ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 11: Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Script
N1595 Summary of Voting on SC 2 N 2806, Combined PDAM Registration and FPDAM ballot: Amendment 11: Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Script, 1997-06-17
L2/97-223 N1644 Paterson, Bruce; Everson, Michael (1997-09-11), Revised Text of ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 11 - Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
L2/97-224 Paterson, Bruce (1997-09-11), Disposition of Comments Report for ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 11 Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
L2/97-288 N1603 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1997-10-24), "6.3", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting # 33, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 20 June - 4 July 1997
L2/98-128 Text for FDAM ballot ISO 10646 Amendment 11 - Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, 1998-03-05
L2/01-291 Jancewicz, Bill (2001-08-07), Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics [proposed correction of shapes]
L2/16-164 Larabie, Ray; et al. (2016-05-16), CANADIAN SYLLABICS SHA U+1515 Font Support
L2/18-274 McGowan, Rick (2018-09-14), "U+166D CANADIAN SYLLABICS CHI SIGN", Comments on Public Review Issues (July 24 - Sept 14, 2018)
L2/18-272 Moore, Lisa (2018-10-29), "Consensus 157-C16", UTC #157 Minutes, Change the general category of U+166D CANADIAN SYLLABICS CHI SIGN fron "Po" to "So" and make it Terminal_Punctuation=No.
U+166F..1676 8 L2/97-274 N1655 Vermeulen, Dirk; Everson, Michael (1997-10-08), Canadian Syllabics missing from DAM 11
L2/98-039 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold (1998-02-24), "3.A.1. NEW PROPOSALS a. Additional Canadian Syllabics", Preliminary Minutes - UTC #74 & L2 #171, Mountain View, CA - December 5, 1997
L2/98-286 N1703 Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1998-07-02), "8.10", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting #34, Redmond, WA, USA; 1998-03-16--20
L2/98-321 N1905 Revised text of 10646-1/FPDAM 23, AMENDMENT 23: Bopomofo Extended and other characters, 1998-10-22
L2/99-010 N1903 (pdf, html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1998-12-30), "6.7.6", Minutes of WG 2 meeting 35, London, U.K.; 1998-09-21--25
5.2 U+1400, 1677..167F 10 L2/08-132R N3427R Everson, Michael; Harvey, Chris (2008-05-11), Proposal to encode 39 Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
L2/08-318 N3453 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2008-08-13), "M52.19", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 52
L2/08-161R2 Moore, Lisa (2008-11-05), "Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics", UTC #115 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 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.