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Kannada

U+0C80 – U+0CFF   (3200–3327)

The Kannada script is used for the Kannada language (formerly known as Canarese), which belongs to the Dravidian group and is the majority language of the Indian State of Karnataka. You can see some Unicode Kannada on the Kannadasaahithya.com Web site and on Xenotype’s Kannada Unicode Sample page.

Microsoft Windows incorporates support for Kannada Unicode from Windows XP onwards.

For users of Macintosh OS X 10.2, a commercial Kannada Language Kit with a Unicode font and 2 keyboard layouts is available from XenoType Technologies, and Nicholas Shanks has produced a free Kannada Font & Keyboard Layout.

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 Akshar Unicode, Arial Unicode MS, Code2000, JanaKannada, Kedage, Mallige, Sampige, Saraswati5, Sun-ExtA and Tunga; and in the Macintosh OS X Unicode font Kedage.

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/U0C80.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
ಲಂ3202ಲಂ0C82KANNADA SIGN ANUSVARA (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲಃ3203ಲಃ0C83KANNADA SIGN VISARGA (combined with la (ಲ))
32050C85KANNADA LETTER A
32060C86KANNADA LETTER AA
32070C87KANNADA LETTER I
32080C88KANNADA LETTER II
32090C89KANNADA LETTER U
32100C8AKANNADA LETTER UU
32110C8BKANNADA LETTER VOCALIC R
32120C8CKANNADA LETTER VOCALIC L
32140C8EKANNADA LETTER E
32150C8FKANNADA LETTER EE
32160C90KANNADA LETTER AI
32180C92KANNADA LETTER O
32190C93KANNADA LETTER OO
32200C94KANNADA LETTER AU
32210C95KANNADA LETTER KA
32220C96KANNADA LETTER KHA
32230C97KANNADA LETTER GA
32240C98KANNADA LETTER GHA
32250C99KANNADA LETTER NGA
32260C9AKANNADA LETTER CA
32270C9BKANNADA LETTER CHA
32280C9CKANNADA LETTER JA
32290C9DKANNADA LETTER JHA
32300C9EKANNADA LETTER NYA
32310C9FKANNADA LETTER TTA
32320CA0KANNADA LETTER TTHA
32330CA1KANNADA LETTER DDA
32340CA2KANNADA LETTER DDHA
32350CA3KANNADA LETTER NNA
32360CA4KANNADA LETTER TA
32370CA5KANNADA LETTER THA
32380CA6KANNADA LETTER DA
32390CA7KANNADA LETTER DHA
32400CA8KANNADA LETTER NA
32420CAAKANNADA LETTER PA
32430CABKANNADA LETTER PHA
32440CACKANNADA LETTER BA
32450CADKANNADA LETTER BHA
32460CAEKANNADA LETTER MA
32470CAFKANNADA LETTER YA
32480CB0KANNADA LETTER RA
32490CB1KANNADA LETTER RRA
32500CB2KANNADA LETTER LA
32510CB3KANNADA LETTER LLA
32530CB5KANNADA LETTER VA
32540CB6KANNADA LETTER SHA
32550CB7KANNADA LETTER SSA
32560CB8KANNADA LETTER SA
32570CB9KANNADA LETTER HA
ಲ಼3260ಲ಼0CBCKANNADA SIGN NUKTA (combined with la (ಲ))
32610CBDKANNADA SIGN AVAGRAHA
ಲಾ3262ಲಾ0CBEKANNADA VOWEL SIGN AA (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲಿ3263ಲಿ0CBFKANNADA VOWEL SIGN I (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೀ3264ಲೀ0CC0KANNADA VOWEL SIGN II (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲು3265ಲು0CC1KANNADA VOWEL SIGN U (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೂ3266ಲೂ0CC2KANNADA VOWEL SIGN UU (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೃ3267ಲೃ0CC3KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೄ3268ಲೄ0CC4KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RR (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೆ3270ಲೆ0CC6KANNADA VOWEL SIGN E (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೇ3271ಲೇ0CC7KANNADA VOWEL SIGN EE (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೈ3272ಲೈ0CC8KANNADA VOWEL SIGN AI (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೊ3274ಲೊ0CCAKANNADA VOWEL SIGN O (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೋ3275ಲೋ0CCBKANNADA VOWEL SIGN OO (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೌ3276ಲೌ0CCCKANNADA VOWEL SIGN AU (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲ್3277ಲ್0CCDKANNADA SIGN VIRAMA (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೕ3285ಲೕ0CD5KANNADA LENGTH MARK (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೖ3286ಲೖ0CD6KANNADA AI LENGTH MARK (combined with la (ಲ))
32940CDEKANNADA LETTER FA
32960CE0KANNADA LETTER VOCALIC RR
32970CE1KANNADA LETTER VOCALIC LL
ಲೢ3298ಲೢ0CE2KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC L (combined with la (ಲ))
ಲೣ3299ಲೣ0CE3KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC LL (combined with la (ಲ))
33020CE6KANNADA DIGIT ZERO
33030CE7KANNADA DIGIT ONE
33040CE8KANNADA DIGIT TWO
33050CE9KANNADA DIGIT THREE
33060CEAKANNADA DIGIT FOUR
33070CEBKANNADA DIGIT FIVE
33080CECKANNADA DIGIT SIX
33090CEDKANNADA DIGIT SEVEN
33100CEEKANNADA DIGIT EIGHT
33110CEFKANNADA DIGIT NINE
33130CF1KANNADA SIGN JIHVAMULIYA
33140CF2KANNADA SIGN UPADHMANIYA

Copyright © 1999–2009 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-Latest.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in July 2006.

Created 3rd February 1999   Last updated 25th November 2009

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