Vertical Forms

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Vertical Forms
(16 code points)
Symbol setsVertical punctuation
Assigned10 code points
Unused6 reserved code points
Source standardsGB 18030
Unicode version history
4.1 (2005)10 (+10)
Code chart
Note: [1][2]

Vertical Forms is a Unicode block containing vertical punctuation for compatibility characters with the Chinese Standard GB 18030.

In the Unicode specification, U+FE18 PRESENTATION FORM FOR VERTICAL RIGHT WHITE LENTICULAR BRAKCET has a typo in its name; "BRACKET" is spelt as "BRAKCET".[3]

Vertical Forms[1][2]
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 14.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
4.1 U+FE10..FE19 10 L2/03-411 Goldsmith, Deborah; Muller, Eric (2003-10-31), Unencoded chars in GB 18030 & HK-SCS
L2/04-161R N2807 Suignard, Michel; Muller, Eric; Jenkins, John (2004-06-17), HKSCS and GB 18030 PUA characters, background document
L2/04-263 N2808 Suignard, Michel (2004-06-17), HKSCS and GB 18030 PUA characters, request for additional characters and related information
L2/05-137 Freytag, Asmus (2005-05-10), Handling "defective" names
L2/05-108R Moore, Lisa (2005-08-26), "Consensus 103-C7", UTC #103 Minutes, Create a "Normative Name Alias" property and file in the UCD. Populate the property with names from the sections "Typos" and "Bad or misleading names" from document L2/05-137.
  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.
  3. ^ "4. Character Properties, Types of Character Name Aliases". The Unicode Standard, Version 13.0 (PDF). Mountain View, CA: Unicode, Inc. March 2020.