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Lao

U+0E80 – U+0EFF   (3712–3839)

The Lao script is caseless and written left to right, and is used mainly for Lao, the predominant language used in Laos. There are not normally spaces between words, only between sentences. You can find some Unicode Lao text to try at Saysettha OT Sample. You can find out more about Lao Unicode at the Lao Language and Unicode page.

Microsoft Windows incorporates support for Lao Unicode from Windows Vista onwards.

Internet Explorer 5, 5.5 and 6 for Windows and Opera 6 for Windows can display Unicode Lao text. Mozilla and Netscape 7 can also display Unicode Lao text, but they do not allow a preferred font to be selected. Lao Script for Windows allows Unicode Lao to be typed in Word for Windows 97, 2000 and XP with Windows 95, 98 and Me, and in any Unicode-aware application with Windows NT 4, 2000 and XP.

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 Alice0 MX, Alice1 MX, Alice2 MX, Alice 3 MX, Alice4 MX, Alice5 MX, Arial Unicode MS, Code2000, DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Sans Condensed, DejaVu Sans Mono, DokChampa, JG Basic Lao, JG Chantabouli Lao, JG Lao Old Arial, JG Lao Oldface, JG LaoTimes, Lao Unicode, Phetsarath OT, Saysettha MX, Saysettha OT, Saysettha Unicode, Sun-ExtA, VangVieng MX and XiengThong MX, 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/U0E80.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
37130E81LAO LETTER KO
37140E82LAO LETTER KHO SUNG
37160E84LAO LETTER KHO TAM
37190E87LAO LETTER NGO
37200E88LAO LETTER CO
37220E8ALAO LETTER SO TAM
37250E8DLAO LETTER NYO
37320E94LAO LETTER DO
37330E95LAO LETTER TO
37340E96LAO LETTER THO SUNG
37350E97LAO LETTER THO TAM
37370E99LAO LETTER NO
37380E9ALAO LETTER BO
37390E9BLAO LETTER PO
37400E9CLAO LETTER PHO SUNG
37410E9DLAO LETTER FO TAM
37420E9ELAO LETTER PHO TAM
37430E9FLAO LETTER FO SUNG
37450EA1LAO LETTER MO
37460EA2LAO LETTER YO
37470EA3LAO LETTER LO LING
37490EA5LAO LETTER LO LOOT
37510EA7LAO LETTER WO
37540EAALAO LETTER SO SUNG
37550EABLAO LETTER HO SUNG
37570EADLAO LETTER O
37580EAELAO LETTER HO TAM
37590EAFLAO ELLIPSIS
37600EB0LAO VOWEL SIGN A
ອັ3761ອັ0EB1LAO VOWEL SIGN MAI KAN (combined with o (ອ))
37620EB2LAO VOWEL SIGN AA
37630EB3LAO VOWEL SIGN AM
ອິ3764ອິ0EB4LAO VOWEL SIGN I (combined with o (ອ))
ອີ3765ອີ0EB5LAO VOWEL SIGN II (combined with o (ອ))
ອຶ3766ອຶ0EB6LAO VOWEL SIGN Y (combined with o (ອ))
ອື3767ອື0EB7LAO VOWEL SIGN YY (combined with o (ອ))
ອຸ3768ອຸ0EB8LAO VOWEL SIGN U (combined with o (ອ))
ອູ3769ອູ0EB9LAO VOWEL SIGN UU (combined with o (ອ))
ອົ3771ອົ0EBBLAO VOWEL SIGN MAI KON (combined with o (ອ))
ຫຼ3772ຫຼ0EBCLAO SEMIVOWEL SIGN LO (combined with ho sung (ຫ))
37730EBDLAO SEMIVOWEL SIGN NYO
37760EC0LAO VOWEL SIGN E
37770EC1LAO VOWEL SIGN EI
37780EC2LAO VOWEL SIGN O
37790EC3LAO VOWEL SIGN AY
37800EC4LAO VOWEL SIGN AI
37820EC6LAO KO LA
ວ່3784ວ່0EC8LAO TONE MAI EK (combined with wo (ວ))
ວ້3785ວ້0EC9LAO TONE MAI THO (combined with wo (ວ))
ວ໊3786ວ໊0ECALAO TONE MAI TI (combined with wo (ວ))
ວ໋3787ວ໋0ECBLAO TONE MAI CATAWA (combined with wo (ວ))
ວ໌3788ວ໌0ECCLAO CANCELLATION MARK (combined with wo (ວ))
ວໍ3789ວໍ0ECDLAO NIGGAHITA (combined with wo (ວ))
37920ED0LAO DIGIT ZERO
37930ED1LAO DIGIT ONE
37940ED2LAO DIGIT TWO
37950ED3LAO DIGIT THREE
37960ED4LAO DIGIT FOUR
37970ED5LAO DIGIT FIVE
37980ED6LAO DIGIT SIX
37990ED7LAO DIGIT SEVEN
38000ED8LAO DIGIT EIGHT
38010ED9LAO DIGIT NINE
38040EDCLAO HO NO
38050EDDLAO HO MO
38060EDELAO LETTER KHMU GO
38070EDFLAO LETTER KHMU NYO


The following currency symbol is not in the Lao range:

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
836520ADKIP SIGN

Copyright © 1999–2012 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 6.1.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2012 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in January 2012.

Created 3rd February 1999   Last updated 26th August 2012

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