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Ogham

U+1680 – U+169F   (5760–5791)

The Ogham range was introduced with version 3.0 of the Unicode Standard. Ogham is an ancient Irish writing system in which the characters were arranged along or across a continuous line or the edge of a stone. You can find out more about Ogham at the Every Ogham thing on the Web site, and see some Unicode Ogham samples on the TITUS Web site.

Microsoft Windows incorporates support for Ogham Unicode from Windows 7 onwards.

An Ogham keyboard layout for Mac OS X 10 is available from Everson Typography: Ogham Keyboard for Mac OS X.

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 Aboriginal Serif, ALPHABETUM Unicode, BabelStone Ogham, BabelStone Ogham Bound, BabelStone Ogham Fixed, BabelStone Ogham Stemless, Caslon, Code2000, DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Sans Condensed, EversonMono, Fixedsys Excelsior, Marin, Quivira, Segoe UI Symbol (in Windows 7), Sun-ExtA and TITUS Cyberbit Basic; in the Macintosh OS X Unicode fonts Beith-Luis-Nion, Beth-Luis-Nion, Cog, Craobh Ruadh, Crosta, Everson Mono Ogham, Maigh Nuad, Pollach, Ragnarok Ogham and TITUS Ogham; and in the Unix Unicode fonts Caslon and 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/U1680.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
57601680OGHAM SPACE MARK
57611681OGHAM LETTER BEITH
57621682OGHAM LETTER LUIS
57631683OGHAM LETTER FEARN
57641684OGHAM LETTER SAIL
57651685OGHAM LETTER NION
57661686OGHAM LETTER UATH
57671687OGHAM LETTER DAIR
57681688OGHAM LETTER TINNE
57691689OGHAM LETTER COLL
5770168AOGHAM LETTER CEIRT
5771168BOGHAM LETTER MUIN
5772168COGHAM LETTER GORT
5773168DOGHAM LETTER NGEADAL
5774168EOGHAM LETTER STRAIF
5775168FOGHAM LETTER RUIS
57761690OGHAM LETTER AILM
57771691OGHAM LETTER ONN
57781692OGHAM LETTER UR
57791693OGHAM LETTER EADHADH
57801694OGHAM LETTER IODHADH
57811695OGHAM LETTER EABHADH
57821696OGHAM LETTER OR
57831697OGHAM LETTER UILLEANN
57841698OGHAM LETTER IFIN
57851699OGHAM LETTER EAMHANCHOLL
5786169AOGHAM LETTER PEITH
5787169BOGHAM FEATHER MARK
5788169COGHAM REVERSED FEATHER MARK

Copyright © 1999–2009 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–1999 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData-Latest.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 1999.

Created 4th October 1999   Last updated 14th December 2009

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