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Ancient Symbols

U+10190 – U+101CF   (65936–65999)

The Ancient Symbols range was introduced with version 5.1.0 of the Unicode Standard, and is located in Plane 1 (the Supplementary Multilingual Plane). Windows XP and later versions support supplementary characters by default. In Windows 2000, you need to enable support for supplementary characters. These characters cannot easily be displayed in earlier versions of Windows.

The characters that appear in the “Character” columns of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.

You can find some or all of the characters in this range in the Windows Unicode fonts Aegean, Alexander, Aroania, Avdira, EversonMono, New Athena Unicode, Quivira, RomanCyrillic Std and sixpack.

To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, or WunderMoosen’s FontChecker.

If you are not familiar with the characters, you can check the characters displayed here with the graphical display at http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U10190.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
𐆐65936𐆐10190ROMAN SEXTANS SIGN
𐆑65937𐆑10191ROMAN UNCIA SIGN
𐆒65938𐆒10192ROMAN SEMUNCIA SIGN
𐆓65939𐆓10193ROMAN SEXTULA SIGN
𐆔65940𐆔10194ROMAN DIMIDIA SEXTULA SIGN
𐆕65941𐆕10195ROMAN SILIQUA SIGN
𐆖65942𐆖10196ROMAN DENARIUS SIGN
𐆗65943𐆗10197ROMAN QUINARIUS SIGN
𐆘65944𐆘10198ROMAN SESTERTIUS SIGN
𐆙65945𐆙10199ROMAN DUPONDIUS SIGN
𐆚65946𐆚1019AROMAN AS SIGN
𐆛65947𐆛1019BROMAN CENTURIAL SIGN
𐆠65952𐆠101A0GREEK SYMBOL TAU RHO

Copyright © 2008–2014 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 7.0.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2014 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2014.

Created 23rd April 2008   Last updated 29th October 2014

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