The Mandaic range was introduced with version 6.0.0 of the Unicode Standard, and is located in Plane 0, the Basic Multilingual Plane.
The Mandaic script (also known as Abaga or Abagada) is caseless and is written right to left. It was developed around the 7th century CE by the Mandaeans (a Christian sect) for writing their variety of Aramaic, and it is still used for their religious documents.
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 Mandaic.
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/U0840.pdf.
|ࡀ||2112||ࡀ||0840||MANDAIC LETTER HALQA|
|ࡁ||2113||ࡁ||0841||MANDAIC LETTER AB|
|ࡂ||2114||ࡂ||0842||MANDAIC LETTER AG|
|ࡃ||2115||ࡃ||0843||MANDAIC LETTER AD|
|ࡄ||2116||ࡄ||0844||MANDAIC LETTER AH|
|ࡅ||2117||ࡅ||0845||MANDAIC LETTER USHENNA|
|ࡆ||2118||ࡆ||0846||MANDAIC LETTER AZ|
|ࡇ||2119||ࡇ||0847||MANDAIC LETTER IT|
|ࡈ||2120||ࡈ||0848||MANDAIC LETTER ATT|
|ࡉ||2121||ࡉ||0849||MANDAIC LETTER AKSA|
|ࡊ||2122||ࡊ||084A||MANDAIC LETTER AK|
|ࡋ||2123||ࡋ||084B||MANDAIC LETTER AL|
|ࡌ||2124||ࡌ||084C||MANDAIC LETTER AM|
|ࡍ||2125||ࡍ||084D||MANDAIC LETTER AN|
|ࡎ||2126||ࡎ||084E||MANDAIC LETTER AS|
|ࡏ||2127||ࡏ||084F||MANDAIC LETTER IN|
|ࡐ||2128||ࡐ||0850||MANDAIC LETTER AP|
|ࡑ||2129||ࡑ||0851||MANDAIC LETTER ASZ|
|ࡒ||2130||ࡒ||0852||MANDAIC LETTER AQ|
|ࡓ||2131||ࡓ||0853||MANDAIC LETTER AR|
|ࡔ||2132||ࡔ||0854||MANDAIC LETTER ASH|
|ࡕ||2133||ࡕ||0855||MANDAIC LETTER AT|
|ࡖ||2134||ࡖ||0856||MANDAIC LETTER DUSHENNA|
|ࡗ||2135||ࡗ||0857||MANDAIC LETTER KAD|
|ࡘ||2136||ࡘ||0858||MANDAIC LETTER AIN|
|ࡀ࡙||2137||ࡀ࡙||0859||MANDAIC AFFRICATION MARK (combined with halqa (ࡀ))|
|ࡀ࡚||2138||ࡀ࡚||085A||MANDAIC VOCALIZATION MARK (combined with halqa (ࡀ))|
|ࡀ࡛||2139||ࡀ࡛||085B||MANDAIC GEMINATION MARK (combined with halqa (ࡀ))|
Copyright © 2010 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 6.0.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2010 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2010.
Created 12th October 2010 – Last updated 12th October 2010