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Meroitic Hieroglyphs

U+10980 – U+1099F   (67968–67999)

The Meroitic Hieroglyphs range was introduced with version 6.1.0 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 Meroitic script was used to write the Meroitic language of the Kingdom of Meroë in what is now Sudan. The script existed in 2 forms, one epigraphic monumental and the other cursive. The epigraphic monumental form was written top to bottom in columns going from right to left.

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.

There are no Unicode fonts designed specifically for Meroitic.

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/U10980.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
𐦀67968𐦀10980MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER A
𐦁67969𐦁10981MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER E
𐦂67970𐦂10982MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER I
𐦃67971𐦃10983MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER O
𐦄67972𐦄10984MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER YA
𐦅67973𐦅10985MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER WA
𐦆67974𐦆10986MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER BA
𐦇67975𐦇10987MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER BA-2
𐦈67976𐦈10988MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER PA
𐦉67977𐦉10989MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER MA
𐦊67978𐦊1098AMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER NA
𐦋67979𐦋1098BMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER NA-2
𐦌67980𐦌1098CMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER NE
𐦍67981𐦍1098DMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER NE-2
𐦎67982𐦎1098EMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER RA
𐦏67983𐦏1098FMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER RA-2
𐦐67984𐦐10990MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER LA
𐦑67985𐦑10991MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER KHA
𐦒67986𐦒10992MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER HHA
𐦓67987𐦓10993MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER SA
𐦔67988𐦔10994MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER SA-2
𐦕67989𐦕10995MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER SE
𐦖67990𐦖10996MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER KA
𐦗67991𐦗10997MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER QA
𐦘67992𐦘10998MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER TA
𐦙67993𐦙10999MEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER TA-2
𐦚67994𐦚1099AMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER TE
𐦛67995𐦛1099BMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER TE-2
𐦜67996𐦜1099CMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER TO
𐦝67997𐦝1099DMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC LETTER DA
𐦞67998𐦞1099EMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC SYMBOL VIDJ
𐦟67999𐦟1099FMEROITIC HIEROGLYPHIC SYMBOL VIDJ-2

Copyright © 2012 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 6.1.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2012 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in January 2012.

Created 15th November 2012   Last updated 23rd November 2012

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