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Number Forms is a Unicode block containing characters that have specific meaning as numbers, but are constructed from other characters. They consist primarily of vulgar fractions and Roman numerals. In addition to the characters in the Number Forms block, three fractions were inherited from ISO-8859-1, which was incorporated whole as the Latin-1 supplement block.

Number Forms
RangeU+2150..U+218F
(64 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsLatin (41 char.)
Common (19 char.)
Symbol setsVulgar fractions
Roman numerals
Assigned60 code points
Unused4 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.048 (+48)
3.049 (+1)
5.050 (+1)
5.154 (+4)
5.258 (+4)
8.060 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

Contents

List of charactersEdit

Unicode Number Forms
Glyph Image Value Name Hex Dec
¼ 14 0.25 Vulgar Fraction One Fourth 00BC 188
½ 12 0.5 Vulgar Fraction One Half 00BD 189
¾ 34 0.75 Vulgar Fraction Three Fourths 00BE 190
17 0.142857... Vulgar Fraction One Seventh 2150 8528
19 0.111... Vulgar Fraction One Ninth 2151 8529
110 0.1 Vulgar Fraction One Tenth 2152 8530
13 0.333... Vulgar Fraction One Third 2153 8531
23 0.666... Vulgar Fraction Two Thirds 2154 8532
15 0.2 Vulgar Fraction One Fifth 2155 8533
25 0.4 Vulgar Fraction Two Fifths 2156 8534
35 0.6 Vulgar Fraction Three Fifths 2157 8535
45 0.8 Vulgar Fraction Four Fifths 2158 8536
16 0.166... Vulgar Fraction One Sixth 2159 8537
56 0.833... Vulgar Fraction Five Sixths 215A 8538
18 0.125 Vulgar Fraction One Eighth 215B 8539
38 0.375 Vulgar Fraction Three Eighths 215C 8540
58 0.625 Vulgar Fraction Five Eighths 215D 8541
78 0.875 Vulgar Fraction Seven Eighths 215E 8542
1 1[3] Fraction Numerator One 215F 8543
I 1 Roman Numeral One 2160 8544
II 2 Roman Numeral Two 2161 8545
III 3 Roman Numeral Three 2162 8546
IV 4 Roman Numeral Four 2163 8547
V 5 Roman Numeral Five 2164 8548
VI 6 Roman Numeral Six 2165 8549
VII 7 Roman Numeral Seven 2166 8550
VIII 8 Roman Numeral Eight 2167 8551
IX 9 Roman Numeral Nine 2168 8552
X 10 Roman Numeral Ten 2169 8553
XI 11 Roman Numeral Eleven 216A 8554
XII 12 Roman Numeral Twelve 216B 8555
L 50 Roman Numeral Fifty 216C 8556
C 100 Roman Numeral One Hundred 216D 8557
D 500 Roman Numeral Five Hundred 216E 8558
M 1000 Roman Numeral One Thousand 216F 8559
i 1 Small Roman Numeral One 2170 8560
ii 2 Small Roman Numeral Two 2171 8561
iii 3 Small Roman Numeral Three 2172 8562
iv 4 Small Roman Numeral Four 2173 8563
v 5 Small Roman Numeral Five 2174 8564
vi 6 Small Roman Numeral Six 2175 8565
vii 7 Small Roman Numeral Seven 2176 8566
viii 8 Small Roman Numeral Eight 2177 8567
ix 9 Small Roman Numeral Nine 2178 8568
x 10 Small Roman Numeral Ten 2179 8569
xi 11 Small Roman Numeral Eleven 217A 8570
xii 12 Small Roman Numeral Twelve 217B 8571
l 50 Small Roman Numeral Fifty 217C 8572
c 100 Small Roman Numeral One Hundred 217D 8573
d 500 Small Roman Numeral Five Hundred 217E 8574
m 1000 Small Roman Numeral One Thousand 217F 8575
  1000 Roman Numeral One Thousand C D 2180 8576
  5000 Roman Numeral Five Thousand 2181 8577
  10000 Roman Numeral Ten Thousand 2182 8578
  100 Roman Numeral Reversed One Hundred 2183 8579
  100 Latin Small Letter Reversed C 2184 8580
  6 Roman Numeral Six Late Form 2185 8581
  50 Roman Numeral Fifty Early Form 2186 8582
  50000 Roman Numeral Fifty Thousand 2187 8583
  100000 Roman Numeral One Hundred Thousand 2188 8584
03 0 Vulgar Fraction Zero Thirds (used in baseball scoring) 2189 8585
2 10 Turned Digit Two (used in duodecimal and tonal system) 218A 8586
3 11 Turned Digit Three (used in duodecimal and tonal system) 218B 8587

BlockEdit

Number 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+215x
U+216x
U+217x
U+218x
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 Number Forms block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+2153..2182 48 (to be determined)
3.0 U+2183 1 L2/98-215 N1748 Everson, Michael (1998-05-25), Additional signature mark characters for the UCS
L2/98-281R (pdf, html) Aliprand, Joan (1998-07-31), "Signature Marks (IV.C.7)", Unconfirmed Minutes - UTC #77 & NCITS Subgroup L2 # 174 JOINT MEETING, Redmond, WA -- July 29-31, 1998
L2/98-292R (pdf, html, Figure 1) "2.7", Comments on proposals to add characters from ISO standards developed by ISO/TC 46/SC 4, 1998-08-19
L2/98-292 N1840 "2.7", Comments on proposals to add characters from ISO standards developed by ISO/TC 46/SC 4, 1998-08-25
L2/98-301 N1847 Everson, Michael (1998-09-12), Responses to NCITS/L2 and Unicode Consortium comments on numerous proposals
L2/98-372 N1884R2 (pdf, doc) Whistler, Ken; et al. (1998-09-22), Additional Characters for the UCS
L2/98-329 N1920 Combined PDAM registration and consideration ballot on WD for ISO/IEC 10646-1/Amd. 30, AMENDMENT 30: Additional Latin and other characters, 1998-10-28
L2/99-010 N1903 (pdf, html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1998-12-30), "8.1.5.1", Minutes of WG 2 meeting 35, London, U.K.; 1998-09-21--25
5.0 U+2184 1 L2/05-183 N2957 Everson, Michael; Haugen, Odd Einar; Emiliano, António; Pedro, Susana; Grammel, Florian; Baker, Peter; Stötzner, Andreas; Dohnicht, Marcus; Luft, Diana (2005-08-02), Preliminary proposal to add medievalist characters to the UCS
L2/05-191 Whistler, Ken (2005-08-02), Proposal for dealing with lowercase Claudian letters
L2/05-193R2 N2960R Everson, Michael (2005-08-12), Proposal to add Claudian Latin letters to the UCS
N2942 Freytag, Asmus; Whistler, Ken (2005-08-12), Proposal to add nine lowercase characters
5.1 U+2185..2188 4 L2/06-269 N3218 Perry, David J. (2006-08-01), Proposal to Add Additional Ancient Roman Characters to UCS
5.2 U+2150..2152, 2189 4 L2/07-259 Suignard, Michel (2007-08-02), Japanese TV Symbols
L2/07-391 N3341 Suignard, Michel (2007-09-18), Japanese TV Symbols
L2/08-077R2 N3397 Suignard, Michel (2008-03-11), Japanese TV symbols
L2/08-128 Iancu, Laurențiu (2008-03-22), Names and allocation of some Japanese TV symbols from N3397
L2/08-158 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-04-16), Comments on L2/08-077R2 "Japanese TV Symbols"
L2/08-188 N3468 Sekiguchi, Masahiro (2008-04-22), Collected comments on Japanese TV Symbols (WG2 N3397)
L2/08-077R3 N3469 Suignard, Michel (2008-04-23), Japanese TV symbols
L2/08-215 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-05-07), Comments on L2/08-077R2 "Japanese TV Symbols"
L2/08-289 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-08-05), Proposal to rename and reassign some Japanese TV Symbols from L2/08-077R3
L2/08-292 Stötzner, Andreas (2008-08-06), Improvement suggestions for n3469
L2/08-307 Scherer, Markus (2008-08-08), Feedback on the Japanese TV Symbols Proposal (L2/08-077R3)
8.0 U+218A..218B 2 L2/13-054 N4399 Pentzlin, Karl (2013-03-30), Proposal to encode Duodecimal Digit Forms in the UCS
N4403 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2014-01-28), "10.3.6 Duodecimal Digit forms", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 61, Holiday Inn, Vilnius, Lithuania; 2013-06-10/14
  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.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ Unicode Character Properties for U+215F