The Hanifi Rohingya script is a unified script for the Rohingya language. Rohingya was first written in the 19th century with a version of the Perso-Arabic script. In 1975, an orthographic Arabic script was developed, based on the Urdu alphabet.
In the 1980s, (Maolana) Mohammad Hanif and his colleagues created the suitable phonetic script based on Arabic letters; it has been compared to the N’ko script. The script also includes a set of decimal numbers.
It was added to the Unicode Standard in June, 2018 with the release of version 11.0.
The Unicode block for Hanifi Rohingya is U+10D00–U+10D3F and contains 50 characters:
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
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- "Unicode 11.0.0". Unicode Consortium. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
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