Arabic Extended-A

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Arabic Extended-A
RangeU+08A0..U+08FF
(96 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsArabic (73 char.)
Common (1 char.)
Major alphabetsAfrican languages
Bashkir
Belarusian
Berber
Chechen
Crimean Tatar
Lak
Philippine languages
Rohingya
Tatar
Arwi
Assigned74 code points
Unused22 reserved code points
Unicode version history
6.139 (+39)
7.047 (+8)
8.050 (+3)
9.073 (+23)
11.074 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Arabic Extended-A is a Unicode block encoding Qur'anic annotations and letter variants used for various non-Arabic languages.[3]

Block[edit]

Arabic Extended-A[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+08Ax
U+08Bx
U+08Cx
U+08Dx
U+08Ex  ࣢ 
U+08Fx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

History[edit]

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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
6.1 U+08A0, 08A2..08AC, 08E4..08EF, 08F4..08FE 35 L2/10-288R N3882 Priest, Lorna; Hosken, Martin (2010-08-12), Proposal to add Arabic script characters for African and Asian languages
U+08F0..08F3 4 L2/01-325 Milo, Thomas (2001-08-14), Three kinds of variation in Arabic script (sukun and jazm)
L2/02-275 Kew, Jonathan (2002-08-02), Proposal for Koranic alternate marks
L2/10-094 N3816 Proposal to change some combining Arabic characters for Quranic representation, 2010-03-21
L2/09-419R N3791 Pournader, Roozbeh (2010-03-30), Proposal to encode four combining Arabic characters for Koranic use
L2/10-155 Schmitt, Arno; Hosny, Khaled (2010-05-03), Reservations on L2/09-419 proposal
L2/10-221 Moore, Lisa (2010-08-23), "C.11.1", UTC #124 / L2 #221 Minutes
L2/10-371 N3920 Lazrek, Azzeddine (2010-09-30), Comments on Resolutions from Meeting 56 (and the 3rd edition) concerning Koranic characters
7.0 U+08A1 1 L2/10-288R N3882 Priest, Lorna; Hosken, Martin (2010-08-12), Proposal to add Arabic script characters for African and Asian languages
L2/10-442R N3988 Priest, Lorna; Hosken, Martin (2010-10-29), Proposal to add ARABIC LETTER BEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE
N4103 "11.2.6 Arabic Letter BEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
U+08AD..08B1 5 L2/11-138 Yevlampiev, Ilya; Pentzlin, Karl; Joomagueldinov, Nurlan (2011-04-28), Proposal to encode Arabic characters used for Bashkir, Belarusian, Crimean Tatar, Karachay, Karakalpak, and Tatar languages
L2/11-190 Pournader, Roozbeh (2011-05-12), Proposed codepoints and properties for characters in L2/11-138
L2/11-201 N4065 Pournader, Roozbeh; Anderson, Deborah (2011-05-12), Proposed codepoints and properties for characters in “Proposal to encode Arabic characters used for Bashkir, Belarusian, Crimean Tatar, Karachay, Karakalpak, and Tatar languages”
L2/11-209 N4071, N4072 Yevlampiev, Ilya; Pentzlin, Karl; Joomagueldinov, Nurlan (2011-05-20), Revised Proposal to encode Arabic characters used for Bashkir, Belarusian, Crimean Tatar, and Tatar languages
N4103 "11.12 Arabic characters used for Bashkir, Belarusian, Crimean Tatar, and Tatar languages", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
U+08B2 1 L2/12-181R N4271 Priest, Lorna A. (2012-05-09), Proposal to add ARABIC LETTER ZAIN WITH INVERTED V ABOVE
U+08FF 1 L2/11-033R N3989 Priest, Lorna (2011-02-10), Proposal to add Arabic Mark Sideways Noon Ghunna
N4103 "11.2.5 Arabic Mark SIDEWAYS NOON GHUNNA", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
8.0 U+08B3..08B4, 08E3 3 L2/08-429 Buhari, Seyed (2008-12-04), Additional Arabic letters needed for Arwi Script
L2/09-143 Buhari, Seyed (2009-04-15), Additional Arabic letters needed for Arwi Script
L2/13-168 Ganesan, Naga (2013-07-29), Comment on L2/13-130: Writing classical Tamil in Arabic script
L2/13-130R N4474 Pournader, Roozbeh (2013-08-19), Proposal to encode three Arabic characters for Arwi
9.0 U+08B6..08BA 5 L2/13-178 Banafunzi, Hamid; Banafunzi, Marghani; Nuur, Maxamed (2013-08-31), Proposal to encode five Arabic script characters for the Bravanese (Chimiini)
L2/13-223R N4498 Pournader, Roozbeh (2013-11-06), Proposal to encode four Arabic characters for Bravanese
L2/14-293R Pournader, Roozbeh; Afshar, Shervin (2014-11-01), Proposal to Encode Arabic Letter Teh with Small Teh Above for Bravanese
U+08BB..08BD 3 L2/14-104 Evans, Lorna (2014-04-29), Supporting the Warsh orthography for Arabic script
L2/14-207R Pournader, Roozbeh (2014-08-09), Implications of the Unicode Arabic model for the Warsh orthography
L2/14-211 N4597 Evans, Lorna (2014-08-15), Proposal to encode Warsh-based Arabic script characters
U+08D4 1 L2/14-148 Shaikh, Lateef Sagar (2014-06-26), Proposal to encode Quranic mark Ar-Rbaa used in Quran published in Pakistan
N4592 Shaikh, Lateef Sagar (2014-08-11), Proposal to encode Quranic mark Ar-Rub used in Quran published in Pakistan
U+08D5..08E2 14 L2/14-095 Shaikh, Lateef Sagar (2014-04-24), Proposal to encode Quranic marks used in Quran published in Pakistan
L2/14-105R N4589 Pournader, Roozbeh (2014-07-27), Proposal to encode fourteen Pakistani Quranic marks
11.0 U+08D3 1 L2/16-044 Abudena, Mussa A. A. (2015-11-29), Proposal to encode Quranic marks used in Quran published in Libya with Commentary
L2/15-329 Abudena, Mussa A. A. (2015-12-02), Proposal to encode Quranic marks used in Quran published in Libya
L2/16-056 Shaikh, Lateef Sagar (2016-02-16), Proposal to encode Al-Dani Quranic marks used in Quran published in Libya
L2/16-100 Abudena, Mussa A. A. (2016-04-27), Comments on L2/16-056 Proposal to encode AlDani Quranic Marks
L2/16-102 Anderson, Deborah (2016-05-01), "#10", Consolidated Comments by Mansour, Evans, and Abudena on Al-Dani Quranic Marks (L2/16-056)
L2/16-153 Abudena, Mussa A. A. (2016-05-04), Types of Quran scripts
L2/16-156 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-05-06), "5. Arabic", Recommendations to UTC #147 May 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/16-121 Moore, Lisa (2016-05-20), "5. Arabic", UTC #147 Minutes
L2/16-268 Lazrek, Azzeddine (2016-09-26), Suggestions on some Al-Dani Quranic Marks proposition
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ The Unicode Consortium. The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0.0, (Mountain View, CA: The Unicode Consortium, 2011. ISBN 978-1-936213-01-6), Chapter 8

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