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Old South Arabian

U+10A60 – U+10A7F   (68192–68223)

The Old South Arabian range was introduced with version 5.2.0 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 Old South Arabian script (also known as Hadramite, Qatabani or Sabaean) was used before the Islamic era throughout the Arabian Peninsula for languages including Hadramitic, Minaeic (or Madhabic), Qatabanic and Sabaic. It was normally written right-to-left, but sometimes in alternating directions.

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 Qataban and Quivira.

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/U10A60.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
𐩠68192𐩠10A60OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER HE
𐩡68193𐩡10A61OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER LAMEDH
𐩢68194𐩢10A62OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER HETH
𐩣68195𐩣10A63OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER MEM
𐩤68196𐩤10A64OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER QOPH
𐩥68197𐩥10A65OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER WAW
𐩦68198𐩦10A66OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SHIN
𐩧68199𐩧10A67OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER RESH
𐩨68200𐩨10A68OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER BETH
𐩩68201𐩩10A69OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER TAW
𐩪68202𐩪10A6AOLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SAT
𐩫68203𐩫10A6BOLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER KAPH
𐩬68204𐩬10A6COLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER NUN
𐩭68205𐩭10A6DOLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER KHETH
𐩮68206𐩮10A6EOLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SADHE
𐩯68207𐩯10A6FOLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SAMEKH
𐩰68208𐩰10A70OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER FE
𐩱68209𐩱10A71OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER ALEF
𐩲68210𐩲10A72OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER AYN
𐩳68211𐩳10A73OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER DHADHE
𐩴68212𐩴10A74OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER GIMEL
𐩵68213𐩵10A75OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER DALETH
𐩶68214𐩶10A76OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER GHAYN
𐩷68215𐩷10A77OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER TETH
𐩸68216𐩸10A78OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER ZAYN
𐩹68217𐩹10A79OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER DHALETH
𐩺68218𐩺10A7AOLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER YODH
𐩻68219𐩻10A7BOLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER THAW
𐩼68220𐩼10A7COLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER THETH
𐩽68221𐩽10A7DOLD SOUTH ARABIAN NUMBER ONE
𐩾68222𐩾10A7EOLD SOUTH ARABIAN NUMBER FIFTY
𐩿68223𐩿10A7FOLD SOUTH ARABIAN NUMERIC INDICATOR

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The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 5.2.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2009 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2009.

Created 7th October 2009   Last updated 19th September 2010

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