The Counting Rod Numerals range was introduced with version 5.0.0 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.
Counting rods are small sticks that can represent and manipulate numbers by being arranged in various patterns on a counting board. The characters in the Counting Rod Numerals range were used in pre-modern East Asian mathematical texts.
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 BabelStone Han, Code2001, Quivira, RomanCyrillic Std, Symbola, WenQuanYi Zen Hei, and WenQuanYi Zen Hei Mono.
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/U1D360.pdf.
|𝍠||119648||𝍠||1D360||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT ONE|
|𝍡||119649||𝍡||1D361||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT TWO|
|𝍢||119650||𝍢||1D362||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT THREE|
|𝍣||119651||𝍣||1D363||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT FOUR|
|𝍤||119652||𝍤||1D364||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT FIVE|
|𝍥||119653||𝍥||1D365||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT SIX|
|𝍦||119654||𝍦||1D366||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT SEVEN|
|𝍧||119655||𝍧||1D367||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT EIGHT|
|𝍨||119656||𝍨||1D368||COUNTING ROD UNIT DIGIT NINE|
|𝍩||119657||𝍩||1D369||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT ONE|
|𝍪||119658||𝍪||1D36A||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT TWO|
|𝍫||119659||𝍫||1D36B||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT THREE|
|𝍬||119660||𝍬||1D36C||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT FOUR|
|𝍭||119661||𝍭||1D36D||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT FIVE|
|𝍮||119662||𝍮||1D36E||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT SIX|
|𝍯||119663||𝍯||1D36F||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT SEVEN|
|𝍰||119664||𝍰||1D370||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT EIGHT|
|𝍱||119665||𝍱||1D371||COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT NINE|
Copyright © 2006–2010 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 5.0.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2006 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in July 2006.
Created 27th July 2006 Last updated 7th November 2010
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