The Old South Arabian range was introduced with version 5.2.0 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 Old South Arabian script (also known as Hadramite, Qatabani or Sabaean) was used before the Islamic era throughout the Arabian Peninsula for languages including Hadramitic, Minaeic (or Madhabic), Qatabanic and Sabaic. It was normally written right-to-left, but sometimes in alternating directions.
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 Qataban and Quivira.
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/U10A60.pdf.
|𐩠||68192||𐩠||10A60||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER HE|
|𐩡||68193||𐩡||10A61||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER LAMEDH|
|𐩢||68194||𐩢||10A62||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER HETH|
|𐩣||68195||𐩣||10A63||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER MEM|
|𐩤||68196||𐩤||10A64||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER QOPH|
|𐩥||68197||𐩥||10A65||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER WAW|
|𐩦||68198||𐩦||10A66||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SHIN|
|𐩧||68199||𐩧||10A67||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER RESH|
|𐩨||68200||𐩨||10A68||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER BETH|
|𐩩||68201||𐩩||10A69||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER TAW|
|𐩪||68202||𐩪||10A6A||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SAT|
|𐩫||68203||𐩫||10A6B||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER KAPH|
|𐩬||68204||𐩬||10A6C||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER NUN|
|𐩭||68205||𐩭||10A6D||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER KHETH|
|𐩮||68206||𐩮||10A6E||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SADHE|
|𐩯||68207||𐩯||10A6F||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER SAMEKH|
|𐩰||68208||𐩰||10A70||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER FE|
|𐩱||68209||𐩱||10A71||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER ALEF|
|𐩲||68210||𐩲||10A72||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER AYN|
|𐩳||68211||𐩳||10A73||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER DHADHE|
|𐩴||68212||𐩴||10A74||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER GIMEL|
|𐩵||68213||𐩵||10A75||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER DALETH|
|𐩶||68214||𐩶||10A76||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER GHAYN|
|𐩷||68215||𐩷||10A77||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER TETH|
|𐩸||68216||𐩸||10A78||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER ZAYN|
|𐩹||68217||𐩹||10A79||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER DHALETH|
|𐩺||68218||𐩺||10A7A||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER YODH|
|𐩻||68219||𐩻||10A7B||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER THAW|
|𐩼||68220||𐩼||10A7C||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN LETTER THETH|
|𐩽||68221||𐩽||10A7D||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN NUMBER ONE|
|𐩾||68222||𐩾||10A7E||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN NUMBER FIFTY|
|𐩿||68223||𐩿||10A7F||OLD SOUTH ARABIAN NUMERIC INDICATOR|
Copyright © 2009–2010 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 5.2.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2009 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2009.
Created 7th October 2009 Last updated 19th September 2010
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