Coptic (Unicode block)

Coptic is a Unicode block used with the Greek and Coptic block to write the Coptic language. Prior to version 4.1 of the Unicode Standard, Greek and Coptic was used exclusively to write Coptic text, but Greek and Coptic letter forms are contrastive in many scholarly works, necessitating their disunification. Any specifically Coptic letters in the Greek and Coptic block are not reproduced in the Coptic Unicode block.

Coptic
RangeU+2C80..U+2CFF
(128 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsCoptic
Major alphabetsCoptic
Assigned123 code points
Unused5 reserved code points
Unicode version history
4.1 (2005)114 (+114)
5.2 (2009)121 (+7)
6.1 (2012)123 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

BlockEdit

Coptic[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+2C8x
U+2C9x
U+2CAx
U+2CBx ⲿ
U+2CCx
U+2CDx
U+2CEx
U+2CFx ⳿
Notes
1. ^ As of Unicode version 13.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

HistoryEdit

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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
4.1 U+2C80..2CEA, 2CF9..2CFF 114 L2/98-022 (html, pdf) N1658 Everson, Michael (1997-12-08), Proposal to encode Coptic in ISO/IEC 10646 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
L2/98-039 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold (1998-02-24), "3.A.4.a. Disunificaiton of Coptic", Preliminary Minutes - UTC #74 & L2 #171, Mountain View, CA - December 5, 1997
L2/98-070 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold, "3.A.2. item b. Coptic", Minutes of the joint UTC and L2 meeting from the meeting in Cupertino, February 25-27, 1998
L2/98-286 N1703 Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1998-07-02), "8.9.2", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting #34, Redmond, WA, USA; 1998-03-16--20
L2/00-128 Bunz, Carl-Martin (2000-03-01), Scripts from the Past in Future Versions of Unicode
L2/00-411 Emmel, Stephen (2000-10-05), Coptic -- resolutions from the meeting in Leiden, September 2, 2000 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
L2/02-051 McGowan, Rick (2002-02-03), Coptic Disunification
L2/02-205 N2444 Everson, Michael; Mansour, Kamal (2002-05-08), Coptic supplementation in the BMP
L2/02-166R2 Moore, Lisa (2002-08-09), "Consensus 91-C12", UTC #91 Minutes
L2/03-208 Constable, Peter (2003-06-13), Proposal to Encode Coptic Letter Eie for use in Textual Apparatus
L2/03-283 N2611 Everson, Michael (2003-08-24), Proposal to add the Coptic alphabet to the BMP of the UCS
L2/03-327 N2636 Everson, Michael (2003-10-01), Revised proposal to add the Coptic alphabet to the BMP of the UCS
L2/04-053 Emmel, Stephen (2004-01-26), Changes to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 N2636 and N2676 recommended by the International Association for Coptic Studies
L2/04-068 Mansour, Kamal (2004-02-02), Coptic Comments
L2/04-130 N2744 Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen (2004-04-20), Revision of the Coptic block under ballot for the BMP of the UCS
N2824 Updated charts for Coptic N2744, 2004-06-22
5.2 U+2CEB..2CF1 7 L2/07-085R N3222R Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Marjanen, Antti; Dunderberg, Ismo; Baines, John; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2007-03-15), Proposal to add additional characters for Coptic and Latin in the UCS CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
L2/07-118R2 Moore, Lisa (2007-05-23), "111-C17", UTC #111 Minutes
L2/07-268 N3253 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2007-07-26), "M50.30", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 50, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; 2007-04-24/27
6.1 U+2CF2..2CF3 2 L2/10-290 N3873R Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Richter, Siegfried G.; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2010-08-05), Proposal to add additional characters for Greek, Latin, and Coptic
L2/10-221 Moore, Lisa (2010-08-23), "C.25", UTC #124 / L2 #221 Minutes
L2/10-348 N3912 Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Richter, Siegfried G.; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2010-09-21), Revised proposal to add additional characters for Greek, Latin, and Coptic to the UCS
N3903 (pdf, doc) "M57.02e", Unconfirmed minutes of WG2 meeting 57, 2011-03-31
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)