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Kharoshthi is a Unicode block containing characters used to write the Gandhari and Sanskrit languages in northwest India from the 3rd century BCE to the 4th century CE.

Kharoshthi
RangeU+10A00..U+10A5F
(96 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsKharoshthi
Major alphabetsGandhari
Sanskrit
Assigned68 code points
Unused28 reserved code points
Unicode version history
4.165 (+65)
11.068 (+3)
Note: [1][2]
Kharoshthi[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+10A0x 𐨀  𐨁  𐨂  𐨃  𐨅  𐨆  𐨌  𐨍  𐨎  𐨏
U+10A1x 𐨐 𐨑 𐨒 𐨓 𐨕 𐨖 𐨗 𐨙 𐨚 𐨛 𐨜 𐨝 𐨞 𐨟
U+10A2x 𐨠 𐨡 𐨢 𐨣 𐨤 𐨥 𐨦 𐨧 𐨨 𐨩 𐨪 𐨫 𐨬 𐨭 𐨮 𐨯
U+10A3x 𐨰 𐨱 𐨲 𐨳 𐨴 𐨵  𐨸  𐨹  𐨺  𐨿 
U+10A4x 𐩀 𐩁 𐩂 𐩃 𐩄 𐩅 𐩆 𐩇 𐩈
U+10A5x 𐩐 𐩑 𐩒 𐩓 𐩔 𐩕 𐩖 𐩗 𐩘
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0
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 Kharoshthi block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
4.1 U+10A00..10A03, 10A05..10A06, 10A0C..10A13, 10A15..10A17, 10A19..10A33, 10A38..10A3A, 10A3F..10A47, 10A50..10A58 65 L2/02-203R2 N2524 Glass, Andrew; Baums, Stefan; Salomon, Richard (2002-09-19), Proposal to Encode Kharoshthi in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646
L2/02-424 McGowan, Rick (2002-11-20), Supplementary Information to Accompany L2/02-203R2, Proposal to Encode Kharoshthi
L2/03-314R2 N2732 Glass, Andrew; Baums, Stefan; Salomon, Richard (2003-09-18), Proposal to Encode Kharoshthi in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646
N2956 Freytag, Asmus (2005-08-12), "Representative glyphs for U+17D2 and U+10A3F", Unicode Consortium Liaison Report for WG2 Meeting #47
L2/05-180 Moore, Lisa (2005-08-17), "Consensus 104-C12", UTC #104 Minutes, Change the representative glyphs for Kharoshthi U+10A3F and Khmer U+17D2 to be the same as U+17D2, but with both enclosed in a dashed box...
N2953 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2006-02-16), "M47.16 (Miscellaneous glyph defects)", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 47, Sophia Antipolis, France; 2005-09-12/15
11.0 U+10A34..10A35, 10A48 3 L2/17-012 N4812 Glass, Andrew; Baums, Stefan (2017-01-17), Additional Characters for Kharoṣṭhī Script
L2/17-037 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu; Moore, Lisa; Liang, Hai; Ishida, Richard; Misra, Karan; McGowan, Rick (2017-01-21), "8. Kharoshthi", Recommendations to UTC #150 January 2017 on Script Proposals
L2/17-016 Moore, Lisa (2017-02-08), "C.2.1", UTC #150 Minutes
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

ReferencesEdit

  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.