Telugu (Unicode block)

Telugu is a Unicode block containing characters for the Telugu, Gondi, and Lambadi languages of Andhra Pradesh, India. In its original incarnation, the code points U+0C01..U+0C4D were a direct copy of the Telugu characters A1-ED from the 1988 ISCII standard. The Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam blocks were similarly all based on their ISCII encodings.

Telugu
RangeU+0C00..U+0C7F
(128 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsTelugu
Major alphabetsTelugu
Gondi
Lambadi
Assigned98 code points
Unused30 reserved code points
Source standardsISCII
Unicode version history
1.0.080 (+80)
5.193 (+13)
7.095 (+2)
8.096 (+1)
11.097 (+1)
12.098 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

BlockEdit

Telugu[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+0C0x
U+0C1x
U+0C2x
U+0C3x ి
U+0C4x
U+0C5x
U+0C6x
U+0C7x ౿
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 Telugu block:

Version Final code points[a] Count UTC ID L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+0C01..0C03, 0C05..0C0C, 0C0E..0C10, 0C12..0C28, 0C2A..0C33, 0C35..0C39, 0C3E..0C44, 0C46..0C48, 0C4A..0C4D, 0C55..0C56, 0C60..0C61, 0C66..0C6F 80 UTC/1991-056 Whistler, Ken, Indic Charts: Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
UTC/1991-057 Whistler, Ken, Indic names list
UTC/1991-048B Whistler, Ken (1991-03-27), "III. L. Walk In proposals", Draft Minutes from the UTC meeting #46 day 2, 3/27 at Apple
L2/01-303 Vikas, Om (2001-07-26), Letter from the Government from India on "Draft for Unicode Standard for Indian Scripts"
L2/01-304 Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0, 2001-08-02
L2/01-305 McGowan, Rick (2001-08-08), Draft UTC Response to L2/01-304, "Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0"
L2/01-430R McGowan, Rick (2001-11-20), UTC Response to L2/01-304, “Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0”
5.1 U+0C3D, 0C58..0C59, 0C62..0C63, 0C78..0C7F 13 L2/03-102 Vikas, Om (2003-03-04), Unicode Standard for Indic Scripts
L2/03-101.9 Proposed Changes in Indic Scripts [Telugu document], 2003-03-04
L2/06-250R[b] N3116R Everson, Michael; Kolichala, Suresh; Venna, Nagarjuna (2006-08-02), Proposal to add eighteen characters for Telugu to the BMP
L2/06-267 Ganesan, Naga (2006-07-31), Comments on L2/06-250, Proposal to add eighteen characters for Telugu to the BMP of the UCS
L2/06-231 Moore, Lisa (2006-08-17), "C.12.1", UTC #108 Minutes
N3153 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2007-02-16), "M49.2", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 49 AIST, Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan; 2006-09-25/29
L2/06-324R2 Moore, Lisa (2006-11-29), "Consensus 109-C1, C.6.1", UTC #109 Minutes
7.0 U+0C00 1 L2/10-392R2 N3964 Sharma, Shriramana (2010-10-11), Request to encode South Indian CANDRABINDU-s
L2/10-440 Anderson, Deborah; McGowan, Rick; Whistler, Ken (2010-10-27), "5. South Indian Candrabindus", Review of Indic-related L2 documents and Recommendations to the UTC
L2/10-416R Moore, Lisa (2010-11-09), "South Indian candrabindu-s (D.8)", UTC #125 / L2 #222 Minutes
N4103 "11.2.4 South Indian CANDRABINDU-s", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
U+0C34 1 L2/12-015 N4214 Sharma, Shriramana; Kolichala, Suresh; Venna, Nagarjuna; Rajan, Vinodh (2012-01-17), Proposal to encode 0C34 TELUGU LETTER LLLA
L2/12-031 Anderson, Deborah; McGowan, Rick; Whistler, Ken (2012-01-27), "3. TELUGU LETTER LLLA", Review of Indic-related L2 documents and Recommendations to the UTC
L2/12-076 Govt. of Andhra Pradesh's inputs on document no. L2/12-015, 2012-02-01
L2/12-007 Moore, Lisa (2012-02-14), "D.2", UTC #130 / L2 #227 Minutes
N4253 (pdf, doc) "M59.16e", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 59, 2012-09-12
8.0 U+0C5A 1 L2/12-016 N4215 Sharma, Shriramana; Kolichala, Suresh; Venna, Nagarjuna; Rajan, Vinodh (2012-01-18), Proposal to encode 0C5A TELUGU LETTER RRRA
L2/12-031 Anderson, Deborah; McGowan, Rick; Whistler, Ken (2012-01-27), "4. TELUGU LETTER RRRA", Review of Indic-related L2 documents and Recommendations to the UTC
L2/13-028 Anderson, Deborah; McGowan, Rick; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh (2013-01-28), "20", Recommendations to UTC on Script Proposals
L2/13-121 Kolichala, Suresh (2013-05-09), Letter from Andhra Pradesh re Telugu RRRA
L2/13-058 Moore, Lisa (2013-06-12), "Consensus 135-C20", UTC #135 Minutes, Accept U+0C5A TELUGU LETTER RRRA for encoding in a future version of the standard, with properties as given in L2/12-016.
N4403 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2014-01-28), "10.3.2 Telugu Letter RRRA", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 61, Holiday Inn, Vilnius, Lithuania; 2013-06-10/14
11.0 U+0C04 1 L2/16-285 N4798 A, Srinidhi; A, Sridatta (2016-10-20), Proposal to encode the TELUGU SIGN COMBINING ANUSVARA ABOVE
L2/16-342 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-11-07), "3", Recommendations to UTC #149 November 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/16-325 Moore, Lisa (2016-11-18), "D.3", UTC #149 Minutes
12.0 U+0C77 1 L2/17-218R N4860 A, Srinidhi; A, Sridatta (2017-07-17), Proposal to encode the TELUGU SIGN SIDDHAM
L2/17-255 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Moore, Lisa; Liang, Hai (2017-07-28), "12. Telugu", Recommendations to UTC #152 July-August 2017 on Script Proposals
L2/17-222 Moore, Lisa (2017-08-11), "D.13", UTC #152 Minutes
N4953 (pdf, doc) "M66.16a", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 66, 2018-03-23
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ See also L2/01-303, L2/01-304, L2/01-305, and L2/01-430R

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.