Alphabetic Presentation Forms

Alphabetic Presentation Forms is a Unicode block containing standard ligatures for the Latin, Armenian, and Hebrew scripts.

Alphabetic Presentation Forms
(80 code points)
ScriptsArmenian (5 char.)
Hebrew (46 char.)
Latin (7 char.)
Assigned58 code points
Unused22 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.1 (1992)1 (+1)
1.1 (1993)57 (+56)
3.0 (1999)58 (+1)
Unicode documentation
Code chart ∣ Web page
Note: Range was initially part of the Private Use Area in Unicode 1.0.0,[1] and removed from it in Unicode 1.0.1.

One character was moved from the Hebrew block to the Alphabetic Presentation Forms block in version 1.0.1 during the process of unifying with ISO 10646.[2][3][4]

Block edit

Alphabetic Presentation 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
U+FB1x ﬞ 
1.^ As of Unicode version 15.1
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 Alphabetic Presentation Forms block:

Version Final code points[a] Count UTC ID L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.1 U+FB1E 1 (to be determined)
1.1 U+FB00..FB06, FB13..FB17, FB1F..FB36, FB38..FB3C, FB3E, FB40..FB41, FB43..FB44, FB46..FB4F 56 (to be determined)
3.0 U+FB1D 1 X3L2/95-124 N1364 David, Mark (1995-09-29), Proposal for Inclusion of One Additional Character, HEBREW LETTER YOD WITH HIRIQ, in the Unicode/ISO 10646 Standard
UTC/1995-054 "Additional Yiddish Letter", Unicode Technical Committee Meeting #66, Draft Minutes, 1995-09-29
N1353 Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1996-06-25), "8.13", Draft minutes of WG2 Copenhagen Meeting # 30
L2/98-004R N1681 Text of ISO 10646 - AMD 18 for PDAM registration and FPDAM ballot, 1997-12-22
L2/98-318 N1894 Revised text of 10646-1/FPDAM 18, AMENDMENT 18: Symbols and Others, 1998-10-22
L2/01-004 Duerst, Martin (2000-12-20), The impact of normalization (proposal to add U+FB1D to the Composition Exclusion list)
L2/01-008 Constable, Peter (2000-12-22), Argument to add U+FB1D to the Composition Exclusion list
L2/01-038 Rosenne, Jonathan (2001-01-18), Add U+FB1D to the Composition Exclusion List
L2/01-012R Moore, Lisa (2001-05-21), "Normalization - YOD WITH HIRIQ", Minutes UTC #86 in Mountain View, Jan 2001
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "3.5: Private Use Area" (PDF). The Unicode Standard, Version 1.0, Volume 1. Unicode Consortium. 1991. pp. 118–119. ISBN 0-201-56788-1.
  2. ^ "Unicode 1.0.1 Addendum" (PDF). The Unicode Standard. 1992-11-03. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2023-07-26.
  4. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2023-07-26.