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Ethiopic

U+1200 – U+137F   (4608–4991)

The Ethiopic range was introduced with version 3.0 of the Unicode Standard. There are more Ethiopic characters in the Ethiopic Extended, Ethiopic Extended-A and Ethiopic Supplement ranges. The Ethiopic script is used for several related Semitic languages that are or were spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea, including Amharic (the national language of Ethiopia), classical Ethiopic, Harari, Gurage, Tigre and Tigrinya. Ethiopic, which is also known as Ge'ez, is the traditional language of the Christian church in Ethiopia. Ethiopic is written left to right, which is unusual for a Semitic language. The writing system is also known as Fidel and Fidelat. You can find some Unicode Ethiopic at the Ethiopian News Headlines. You can find more information at The Ethiopic Unicode Resource Page and in the Computers & Technology category of Cyber Ethiopia.

Support for Ethiopic Unicode in Windows was introduced in 2007 with Windows Vista, which includes an Amharic keyboard driver and the Nyala font.

A free Geez Unicode keyboard layout for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP is available from http://members.lycos.co.uk/geezunicode/; it works with Microsoft Word and WordPad.

The characters that appear in the first column 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 Abyssinica SIL, Code2000, Ethiopia Jiret, Fixedsys Excelsior, Free Idg Serif, Free Serif, Geez Unicode, GF Zemen Unicode, Nyala, Sun-ExtA, TITUS Cyberbit Basic, Visual Geez Unicode, Visual Geez Unicode Agazian, Visual Geez Unicode Title and Yigezu Bisrat Gothic Goffer; and in the Unix Unicode font ClearlyU.

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/U1200.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
46081200ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HA
46091201ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HU
46101202ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HI
46111203ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HAA
46121204ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HEE
46131205ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HE
46141206ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HO
46151207ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HOA
46161208ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LA
46171209ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LU
4618120AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LI
4619120BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LAA
4620120CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LEE
4621120DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LE
4622120EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LO
4623120FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE LWA
46241210ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHA
46251211ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHU
46261212ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHI
46271213ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHAA
46281214ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHEE
46291215ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHE
46301216ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHO
46311217ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE HHWA
46321218ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MA
46331219ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MU
4634121AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MI
4635121BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MAA
4636121CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MEE
4637121DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ME
4638121EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MO
4639121FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MWA
46401220ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZA
46411221ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZU
46421222ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZI
46431223ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZAA
46441224ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZEE
46451225ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZE
46461226ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZO
46471227ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SZWA
46481228ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RA
46491229ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RU
4650122AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RI
4651122BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RAA
4652122CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE REE
4653122DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RE
4654122EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RO
4655122FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RWA
46561230ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SA
46571231ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SU
46581232ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SI
46591233ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SAA
46601234ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SEE
46611235ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SE
46621236ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SO
46631237ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SWA
46641238ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHA
46651239ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHU
4666123AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHI
4667123BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHAA
4668123CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHEE
4669123DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHE
4670123EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHO
4671123FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE SHWA
46721240ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QA
46731241ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QU
46741242ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QI
46751243ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QAA
46761244ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QEE
46771245ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QE
46781246ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QO
46791247ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QOA
46801248ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QWA
4682124AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QWI
4683124BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QWAA
4684124CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QWEE
4685124DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QWE
46881250ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHA
46891251ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHU
46901252ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHI
46911253ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHAA
46921254ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHEE
46931255ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHE
46941256ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHO
46961258ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHWA
4698125AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHWI
4699125BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHWAA
4700125CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHWEE
4701125DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE QHWE
47041260ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BA
47051261ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BU
47061262ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BI
47071263ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BAA
47081264ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BEE
47091265ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BE
47101266ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BO
47111267ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE BWA
47121268ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VA
47131269ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VU
4714126AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VI
4715126BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VAA
4716126CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VEE
4717126DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VE
4718126EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VO
4719126FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE VWA
47201270ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TA
47211271ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TU
47221272ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TI
47231273ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TAA
47241274ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TEE
47251275ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TE
47261276ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TO
47271277ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TWA
47281278ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CA
47291279ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CU
4730127AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CI
4731127BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CAA
4732127CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CEE
4733127DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CE
4734127EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CO
4735127FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CWA
47361280ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XA
47371281ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XU
47381282ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XI
47391283ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XAA
47401284ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XEE
47411285ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XE
47421286ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XO
47431287ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XOA
47441288ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XWA
4746128AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XWI
4747128BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XWAA
4748128CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XWEE
4749128DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE XWE
47521290ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NA
47531291ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NU
47541292ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NI
47551293ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NAA
47561294ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NEE
47571295ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NE
47581296ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NO
47591297ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NWA
47601298ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYA
47611299ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYU
4762129AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYI
4763129BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYAA
4764129CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYEE
4765129DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYE
4766129EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYO
4767129FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE NYWA
476812A0ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL A
476912A1ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL U
477012A2ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL I
477112A3ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL AA
477212A4ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL EE
477312A5ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL E
477412A6ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL O
477512A7ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GLOTTAL WA
477612A8ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KA
477712A9ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KU
477812AAETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KI
477912ABETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KAA
478012ACETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KEE
478112ADETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KE
478212AEETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KO
478312AFETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KOA
478412B0ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KWA
478612B2ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KWI
478712B3ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KWAA
478812B4ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KWEE
478912B5ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KWE
479212B8ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXA
479312B9ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXU
479412BAETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXI
479512BBETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXAA
479612BCETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXEE
479712BDETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXE
479812BEETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXO
480012C0ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXWA
480212C2ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXWI
480312C3ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXWAA
480412C4ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXWEE
480512C5ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE KXWE
480812C8ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WA
480912C9ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WU
481012CAETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WI
481112CBETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WAA
481212CCETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WEE
481312CDETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WE
481412CEETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WO
481512CFETHIOPIC SYLLABLE WOA
481612D0ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHARYNGEAL A
481712D1ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHARYNGEAL U
481812D2ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHARYNGEAL I
481912D3ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHARYNGEAL AA
482012D4ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHARYNGEAL EE
482112D5ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHARYNGEAL E
482212D6ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHARYNGEAL O
482412D8ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZA
482512D9ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZU
482612DAETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZI
482712DBETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZAA
482812DCETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZEE
482912DDETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZE
483012DEETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZO
483112DFETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZWA
483212E0ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHA
483312E1ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHU
483412E2ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHI
483512E3ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHAA
483612E4ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHEE
483712E5ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHE
483812E6ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHO
483912E7ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE ZHWA
484012E8ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YA
484112E9ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YU
484212EAETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YI
484312EBETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YAA
484412ECETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YEE
484512EDETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YE
484612EEETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YO
484712EFETHIOPIC SYLLABLE YOA
484812F0ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DA
484912F1ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DU
485012F2ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DI
485112F3ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DAA
485212F4ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DEE
485312F5ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DE
485412F6ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DO
485512F7ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DWA
485612F8ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDA
485712F9ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDU
485812FAETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDI
485912FBETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDAA
486012FCETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDEE
486112FDETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDE
486212FEETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDO
486312FFETHIOPIC SYLLABLE DDWA
48641300ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JA
48651301ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JU
48661302ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JI
48671303ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JAA
48681304ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JEE
48691305ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JE
48701306ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JO
48711307ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE JWA
48721308ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GA
48731309ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GU
4874130AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GI
4875130BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GAA
4876130CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GEE
4877130DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GE
4878130EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GO
4879130FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GOA
48801310ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GWA
48821312ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GWI
48831313ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GWAA
48841314ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GWEE
48851315ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GWE
48881318ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGA
48891319ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGU
4890131AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGI
4891131BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGAA
4892131CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGEE
4893131DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGE
4894131EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGO
4895131FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE GGWAA
48961320ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THA
48971321ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THU
48981322ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THI
48991323ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THAA
49001324ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THEE
49011325ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THE
49021326ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THO
49031327ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE THWA
49041328ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHA
49051329ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHU
4906132AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHI
4907132BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHAA
4908132CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHEE
4909132DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHE
4910132EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHO
4911132FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE CHWA
49121330ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHA
49131331ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHU
49141332ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHI
49151333ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHAA
49161334ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHEE
49171335ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHE
49181336ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHO
49191337ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PHWA
49201338ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSA
49211339ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSU
4922133AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSI
4923133BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSAA
4924133CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSEE
4925133DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSE
4926133EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSO
4927133FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TSWA
49281340ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZA
49291341ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZU
49301342ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZI
49311343ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZAA
49321344ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZEE
49331345ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZE
49341346ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZO
49351347ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE TZOA
49361348ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FA
49371349ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FU
4938134AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FI
4939134BETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FAA
4940134CETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FEE
4941134DETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FE
4942134EETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FO
4943134FETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FWA
49441350ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PA
49451351ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PU
49461352ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PI
49471353ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PAA
49481354ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PEE
49491355ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PE
49501356ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PO
49511357ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE PWA
49521358ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE RYA
49531359ETHIOPIC SYLLABLE MYA
4954135AETHIOPIC SYLLABLE FYA
በ፝4957በ፝135DETHIOPIC COMBINING GEMINATION AND VOWEL LENGTH MARK (combined with ba (በ))
በ፞4958በ፞135EETHIOPIC COMBINING VOWEL LENGTH MARK (combined with ba (በ))
በ፟4959በ፟135FETHIOPIC COMBINING GEMINATION MARK (combined with ba (በ))
49601360ETHIOPIC SECTION MARK
49611361ETHIOPIC WORDSPACE
49621362ETHIOPIC FULL STOP
49631363ETHIOPIC COMMA
49641364ETHIOPIC SEMICOLON
49651365ETHIOPIC COLON
49661366ETHIOPIC PREFACE COLON
49671367ETHIOPIC QUESTION MARK
49681368ETHIOPIC PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR
49691369ETHIOPIC DIGIT ONE
4970136AETHIOPIC DIGIT TWO
4971136BETHIOPIC DIGIT THREE
4972136CETHIOPIC DIGIT FOUR
4973136DETHIOPIC DIGIT FIVE
4974136EETHIOPIC DIGIT SIX
4975136FETHIOPIC DIGIT SEVEN
49761370ETHIOPIC DIGIT EIGHT
49771371ETHIOPIC DIGIT NINE
49781372ETHIOPIC NUMBER TEN
49791373ETHIOPIC NUMBER TWENTY
49801374ETHIOPIC NUMBER THIRTY
49811375ETHIOPIC NUMBER FORTY
49821376ETHIOPIC NUMBER FIFTY
49831377ETHIOPIC NUMBER SIXTY
49841378ETHIOPIC NUMBER SEVENTY
49851379ETHIOPIC NUMBER EIGHTY
4986137AETHIOPIC NUMBER NINETY
4987137BETHIOPIC NUMBER HUNDRED
4988137CETHIOPIC NUMBER TEN THOUSAND

Copyright © 1999–2010 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 4th October 1999 – Last updated 7th November 2010

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