Vai (Unicode block)

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Vai
Range U+A500..U+A63F
(320 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Vai
Major alphabets Vai
Assigned 300 code points
Unused 20 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.1 300 (+300)
Note: [1][2]

Vai is a Unicode block containing characters of the Vai syllabary used for writing the Vai language of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Block[edit]

Vai[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+A50x
U+A51x
U+A52x
U+A53x
U+A54x
U+A55x
U+A56x
U+A57x
U+A58x
U+A59x
U+A5Ax
U+A5Bx
U+A5Cx
U+A5Dx
U+A5Ex
U+A5Fx
U+A60x
U+A61x
U+A62x
U+A63x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 11.0
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 Vai block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.1 U+A500..A62B 300 L2/04-374 Riley, Charles (2004-11-06), Status report on Vai encoding 
L2/05-053 Riley, Charles L.; Rivera, José R.; Sherman, Tombekai V.; Glavy, Jason (2005-01-31), Preliminary codechart for encoding Vai into the SMP of the UCS 
L2/05-159RR N2948R Everson, Michael; Riley, Charles; Rivera, José (2005-08-01), Proposal to add the Vai script to the BMP of the UCS 
L2/06-136 McGowan, Rick (2006-04-18), Regarding WG2 N3081, proposal for additions to Vai 
L2/06-120R N3081R Everson, Michael (2006-04-23), Proposal for addition of Vai characters to the UCS 
L2/07-104 N3243R Everson, Michael (2007-04-18), Proposal to add additional historic syllables for Vai 
L2/05-171 Riley, Charles (2008-07-21), List of Contributors and Participants in the Vai Proposal for Unicode 
  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.