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Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (Unicode block)

Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics is a Unicode block containing syllabic characters for writing Inuktitut, Carrier, Cree (along with several of its dialect-specific characters), Ojibwe, Blackfoot and Canadian Athabascan languages. Additions for some Cree dialects, Ojibwe, and Dene can be found at the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended block.

Unified Canadian
Aboriginal Syllabics
RangeU+1400..U+167F
(640 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsCanadian Aboriginal
Major alphabetsInuktitut
Carrier
Cree
Athapascan
Assigned640 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0630 (+630)
5.2640 (+10)
Note: [1][2]

BlockEdit

Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+140x
U+141x
U+142x
U+143x
U+144x
U+145x
U+146x
U+147x
U+148x
U+149x
U+14Ax
U+14Bx
U+14Cx
U+14Dx
U+14Ex
U+14Fx
U+150x
U+151x
U+152x
U+153x
U+154x
U+155x
U+156x
U+157x
U+158x
U+159x
U+15Ax
U+15Bx
U+15Cx
U+15Dx
U+15Ex
U+15Fx
U+160x
U+161x
U+162x
U+163x
U+164x
U+165x
U+166x
U+167x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0

HistoryEdit

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics block:

Version Final code points[a] Count UTC ID L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.0 U+1401..166E 622 X3L2/90-151 N658 Inuktitut and Cree Char. Sets in 10646, 1990-09-11
UTC/1991-070 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1991-04-30), Committee Correspondence
N956 Report on the Encoding for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabic Languages, 1993-11-04
N978 Everson, Michael (1994-03-04), Comment on document N 956, Report on the Encoding for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabic Languages
N984 Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics: Character Set Coding Requirements, 1994-04-18
N1073 Ross, Hugh McGregor (1994-09-21), Enhanced Proposal for Canadian Aboriginal Scripts
UTC/1994-032 Aliprand, Joan; Greenfield, Steve (1994-09-30), "Presentation on Canadian Aboriginal Scripts", Unicode Technical Committee Meeting #62, Friday, September 30, 1994, Toronto, Ontario, Minutes
N1104 Everson, Michael (1994-10-11), Proposed Unified Canadian Syllabic Character Set Repertoire, version 2.0 (Comment on WG2 N984)
X3L2/96-063 Proposed pDAM for Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, 1996-05-28
N1441 Proposed pDAM for Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, 1996-06-10
UTC/1996-027.2 Greenfield, Steve (1996-07-01), "D. Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics", UTC #69 Minutes (PART 2)
N1472 Paterson, Bruce (1996-11-20), pDAM 11 - Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
N1453 Ksar, Mike; Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1996-12-06), "8.8", WG 2 Minutes - Quebec Meeting 31
L2/97-005 Paterson, Bruce (1997-01-28), ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 11: Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Script
N1595 Summary of Voting on SC 2 N 2806, Combined PDAM Registration and FPDAM ballot: Amendment 11: Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Script, 1997-06-17
L2/97-223 N1644 Paterson, Bruce; Everson, Michael (1997-09-11), Revised Text of ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 11 - Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
L2/97-224 Paterson, Bruce (1997-09-11), Disposition of Comments Report for ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 11 Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
L2/97-288 N1603 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1997-10-24), "6.3", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting # 33, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 20 June - 4 July 1997
L2/98-128 Text for FDAM ballot ISO 10646 Amendment 11 - Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, 1998-03-05
L2/01-291 Jancewicz, Bill (2001-08-07), Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics [proposed correction of shapes]
L2/16-164 Larabie, Ray; et al. (2016-05-16), CANADIAN SYLLABICS SHA U+1515 Font Support
U+166F..1676 8 L2/97-274 N1655 Vermeulen, Dirk; Everson, Michael (1997-10-08), Canadian Syllabics missing from DAM 11
L2/98-039 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold (1998-02-24), "3.A.1. NEW PROPOSALS a. Additional Canadian Syllabics", Preliminary Minutes - UTC #74 & L2 #171, Mountain View, CA - December 5, 1997
L2/98-286 N1703 Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1998-07-02), "8.10", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting #34, Redmond, WA, USA; 1998-03-16--20
L2/98-321 N1905 Revised text of 10646-1/FPDAM 23, AMENDMENT 23: Bopomofo Extended and other characters, 1998-10-22
L2/99-010 N1903 (pdf, html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1998-12-30), "6.7.6", Minutes of WG 2 meeting 35, London, U.K.; 1998-09-21--25
5.2 U+1400, 1677..167F 10 L2/08-132R N3427R Everson, Michael; Harvey, Chris (2008-05-11), Proposal to encode 39 Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
  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.