The Tagalog range was introduced with version 3.2 of the Unicode Standard, and is located in Plane 0, the Basic Multilingual Plane.
Tagalog (which is now officially known as “Pilipino”) is the most widely-used native language in the Philippines, and is normally written using the Latin script. This range includes the syllabic Tagalog alphabet, use of which had all but died out by 1600 A.D.
Unicode Tagalog can be displayed by Netscape 7 under Windows, and by Netscape 7, OmniWeb and Opera 6 under Mac OS X 10.
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 Baybayin Lopez, Bikol Mintz, Bisaya Hervas, Quivira, Tagalog Doctrina 1593 and Tagalog Stylized.
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/U1700.pdf.
|ᜀ||5888||ᜀ||1700||TAGALOG LETTER A|
|ᜁ||5889||ᜁ||1701||TAGALOG LETTER I|
|ᜂ||5890||ᜂ||1702||TAGALOG LETTER U|
|ᜃ||5891||ᜃ||1703||TAGALOG LETTER KA|
|ᜄ||5892||ᜄ||1704||TAGALOG LETTER GA|
|ᜅ||5893||ᜅ||1705||TAGALOG LETTER NGA|
|ᜆ||5894||ᜆ||1706||TAGALOG LETTER TA|
|ᜇ||5895||ᜇ||1707||TAGALOG LETTER DA|
|ᜈ||5896||ᜈ||1708||TAGALOG LETTER NA|
|ᜉ||5897||ᜉ||1709||TAGALOG LETTER PA|
|ᜊ||5898||ᜊ||170A||TAGALOG LETTER BA|
|ᜋ||5899||ᜋ||170B||TAGALOG LETTER MA|
|ᜌ||5900||ᜌ||170C||TAGALOG LETTER YA|
|ᜎ||5902||ᜎ||170E||TAGALOG LETTER LA|
|ᜏ||5903||ᜏ||170F||TAGALOG LETTER WA|
|ᜐ||5904||ᜐ||1710||TAGALOG LETTER SA|
|ᜑ||5905||ᜑ||1711||TAGALOG LETTER HA|
|ᜊᜒ||5906||ᜊᜒ||1712||TAGALOG VOWEL SIGN I (combined with ba)|
|ᜊᜓ||5907||ᜊᜓ||1713||TAGALOG VOWEL SIGN U (combined with ba)|
|ᜊ᜔||5908||ᜊ᜔||1714||TAGALOG SIGN VIRAMA (combined with ba)|
Copyright © 2002–2009 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.2 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2002 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in April 2002.
Created 17th April 2002 Last updated 25th November 2009
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