Yi Radicals

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Yi Radicals
(64 code points)
Major alphabetsNuosu (Yi)
Assigned55 code points
Unused9 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0 (1999)50 (+50)
3.2 (2002)55 (+5)
Code chart
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 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 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
X3L2/94-098 N1033 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1994-06-01), Unconfirmed Minutes of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 Meeting 25, Falez Hotel, Antalya, Turkey, 1994-04-18--22
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
N1453 Ksar, Mike; Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1996-12-06), WG 2 Minutes - Quebec Meeting 31
X3L2/96-123 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold (1996-12-18), "4.2 Yi script", 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
L2/97-046 N1531 Mao Yong, Gang (1997-03-19), Proposed Yi code table and name list for pDAM
L2/97-030 N1503 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1997-04-01), "8.4.2 Yi radicals", Unconfirmed Minutes of WG 2 Meeting #32, Singapore; 1997-01-20--24
L2/97-156 N1611 Yi Radical high quality text for p_DAM, 1997-06-20
L2/97-288 N1603 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1997-10-24), "8.8", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting # 33, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 20 June – 4 July 1997
N1831 Paterson, Bruce (1998-04-15), PDAM14 - Yi Script
L2/98-158 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold (1998-05-26), "Yi PDAM 14", Draft Minutes – UTC #76 & NCITS Subgroup L2 #173 joint meeting, Tredyffrin, Pennsylvania, April 20-22, 1998
N1814 (html, 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; Chen, Zhuang (1998-09-23), Report of Yi ad hoc committee
N1925 Disposition of Comments - PDAM14 - Yi - SC2 N3214, 1998-11-02
N1926 Paterson, Bruce (1998-11-02), Text FPDAM 14 - Yi - SC2 N3215
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)
L2/99-232 N2003 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1999-08-03), "6.2.1 FPDAM14 - Yi syllables and Yi radicals", Minutes of WG 2 meeting 36, Fukuoka, Japan, 1999-03-09--15
3.2 U+A4A2..A4A3, A4B4, A4C1, A4C5[b] 5 N2207 Request for five Yi radicals missing from the UCS, 2000-03-18
L2/00-234 N2203 (rtf, txt) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2000-07-21), "8.21", Minutes from the SC2/WG2 meeting in Beijing, 2000-03-21 -- 24
L2/00-115R2 Moore, Lisa (2000-08-08), "Motion 83-M2", Minutes Of UTC Meeting #83
  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


  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.