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.
|𐆐||65936||𐆐||10190||ROMAN SEXTANS SIGN|
|𐆑||65937||𐆑||10191||ROMAN UNCIA SIGN|
|𐆒||65938||𐆒||10192||ROMAN SEMUNCIA SIGN|
|𐆓||65939||𐆓||10193||ROMAN SEXTULA SIGN|
|𐆔||65940||𐆔||10194||ROMAN DIMIDIA SEXTULA SIGN|
|𐆕||65941||𐆕||10195||ROMAN SILIQUA SIGN|
|𐆖||65942||𐆖||10196||ROMAN DENARIUS SIGN|
|𐆗||65943||𐆗||10197||ROMAN QUINARIUS SIGN|
|𐆘||65944||𐆘||10198||ROMAN SESTERTIUS SIGN|
|𐆙||65945||𐆙||10199||ROMAN DUPONDIUS SIGN|
|𐆚||65946||𐆚||1019A||ROMAN AS SIGN|
|𐆛||65947||𐆛||1019B||ROMAN CENTURIAL SIGN|
Copyright © 2008–2010 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 5.1.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2008 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in April 2008.
Created 23rd April 2008 Last updated 19th September 2010
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