Yi Radicals

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Yi Radicals
Range U+A490..U+A4CF
(64 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Yi
Major alphabets Nuosu (Yi)
Assigned 55 code points
Unused 9 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0 50 (+50)
3.2 55 (+5)
Note: [1][2]

Yi Radicals is a Unicode block containing character elements used for organizing Yi dictionaries in the standard Liangshan Yi script.


Yi Radicals[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 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 Yi Radicals block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.0 U+A490..A4A1, A4A4..A4B3, A4B5..A4C0, A4C2..A4C4, A4C6 50 N921R China's requirements for extensions to the repertoire of ISO/IEC 10646.1, 1993-10-26 
N965 Proposal for encoding Yi script on BMP of ISO/IEC 10646, 1994-01-01 
N1074 Ross, Hugh McGregor (1994-09-22), A Simple Way of Coding and Implementing the Yi Syllabary 
X3L2/96-098 N1187 Everson, Michael (1995-03-24), Encoding the Yi script 
X3L2/96-099 N1415 Proposal fo[r] Encoding Yi Script on BMP of ISO/IEC 10646, 1996-06-11 
X3L2/96-123 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold (1996-12-18), "4.2", Preliminary Minutes - UTC #71 & X3L2 #168 ad hoc meeting, San Diego - December 5-6, 1996 
L2/97-021 N1482 Yi radicals encoding, 1997-01-05 
L2/97-156 N1611 Yi Radical high quality text for p_DAM, 1997-06-20 
N1831 Paterson, Bruce (1998-04-15), PDAM14 - Yi Script 
N1814.htm, N1814.doc Revised Proposal for Yi Characters and Yi Radicals, 1998-07-26 
N1863 Explanation of WG2 N1814 (Yi), 1998-09-16 
N1890 Whistler, Ken; Everson, Michael; Zhuang, Chen (1998-09-23), Report of Yi ad hoc committee 
L2/99-095.1 N1987-2 Irish comments on CD ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 14 (Yi), 1999-01-19 
L2/99-165 N1945R Everson, Michael; et al. (1999-03-23), Ad-hoc report on Yi radicals from the Fukuoka meeting (1999-03-15), with subsequent addendum (1999-03-23) 
3.2 U+A4A2..A4A3, A4B4, A4C1, A4C5[b] 5 N2207 Request for five Yi radicals missing from the UCS, 2000-03-18 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ See also L2/99-165 and earlier Yi Radicals documents

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.