The Gothic range was introduced with version 3.1 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 Gothic script was devised by Bishop Wulfila in the fourth century A.D. to allow a written version of the Gothic language, and appears to have been based on the Greek alphabet.
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 ALPHABETUM Unicode, Analecta, Cardo, Code2001, EversonMono, Free Idg Serif, Free Serif, MPH 2B Damase, Quivira, RomanCyrillic Std, Sadagolthina and Vulcanius; and in the Macintosh OS X Unicode font Vulcanius.
To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap.
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/U10330.pdf.
|𐌰||66352||𐌰||10330||GOTHIC LETTER AHSA|
|𐌱||66353||𐌱||10331||GOTHIC LETTER BAIRKAN|
|𐌲||66354||𐌲||10332||GOTHIC LETTER GIBA|
|𐌳||66355||𐌳||10333||GOTHIC LETTER DAGS|
|𐌴||66356||𐌴||10334||GOTHIC LETTER AIHVUS|
|𐌵||66357||𐌵||10335||GOTHIC LETTER QAIRTHRA|
|𐌶||66358||𐌶||10336||GOTHIC LETTER IUJA|
|𐌷||66359||𐌷||10337||GOTHIC LETTER HAGL|
|𐌸||66360||𐌸||10338||GOTHIC LETTER THIUTH|
|𐌹||66361||𐌹||10339||GOTHIC LETTER EIS|
|𐌺||66362||𐌺||1033A||GOTHIC LETTER KUSMA|
|𐌻||66363||𐌻||1033B||GOTHIC LETTER LAGUS|
|𐌼||66364||𐌼||1033C||GOTHIC LETTER MANNA|
|𐌽||66365||𐌽||1033D||GOTHIC LETTER NAUTHS|
|𐌾||66366||𐌾||1033E||GOTHIC LETTER JER|
|𐌿||66367||𐌿||1033F||GOTHIC LETTER URUS|
|𐍀||66368||𐍀||10340||GOTHIC LETTER PAIRTHRA|
|𐍁||66369||𐍁||10341||GOTHIC LETTER NINETY|
|𐍂||66370||𐍂||10342||GOTHIC LETTER RAIDA|
|𐍃||66371||𐍃||10343||GOTHIC LETTER SAUIL|
|𐍄||66372||𐍄||10344||GOTHIC LETTER TEIWS|
|𐍅||66373||𐍅||10345||GOTHIC LETTER WINJA|
|𐍆||66374||𐍆||10346||GOTHIC LETTER FAIHU|
|𐍇||66375||𐍇||10347||GOTHIC LETTER IGGWS|
|𐍈||66376||𐍈||10348||GOTHIC LETTER HWAIR|
|𐍉||66377||𐍉||10349||GOTHIC LETTER OTHAL|
|𐍊||66378||𐍊||1034A||GOTHIC LETTER NINE HUNDRED|
Copyright © 2001–2009 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.1 Character Database, Copyright © 1991-2001 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2001.
Created 27th October 2001 Last updated 22nd December 2009
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