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Old Italic

U+10300 – U+1032F   (66304–66351)

The Old Italic 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 Old Italic script is intended for use with a group of alphabets that were formerly used in what is now Italy. This script is derived from Greek, and is the ancestor of the present-day Latin script.

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 Aegean, ALPHABETUM Unicode, Cardo, Code2001, EversonMono, Free Idg Serif, MPH 2B Damase, New Athena Unicode and Quivira.

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/U10300.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
𐌀66304𐌀10300OLD ITALIC LETTER A
𐌁66305𐌁10301OLD ITALIC LETTER BE
𐌂66306𐌂10302OLD ITALIC LETTER KE
𐌃66307𐌃10303OLD ITALIC LETTER DE
𐌄66308𐌄10304OLD ITALIC LETTER E
𐌅66309𐌅10305OLD ITALIC LETTER VE
𐌆66310𐌆10306OLD ITALIC LETTER ZE
𐌇66311𐌇10307OLD ITALIC LETTER HE
𐌈66312𐌈10308OLD ITALIC LETTER THE
𐌉66313𐌉10309OLD ITALIC LETTER I
𐌊66314𐌊1030AOLD ITALIC LETTER KA
𐌋66315𐌋1030BOLD ITALIC LETTER EL
𐌌66316𐌌1030COLD ITALIC LETTER EM
𐌍66317𐌍1030DOLD ITALIC LETTER EN
𐌎66318𐌎1030EOLD ITALIC LETTER ESH
𐌏66319𐌏1030FOLD ITALIC LETTER O
𐌐66320𐌐10310OLD ITALIC LETTER PE
𐌑66321𐌑10311OLD ITALIC LETTER SHE
𐌒66322𐌒10312OLD ITALIC LETTER KU
𐌓66323𐌓10313OLD ITALIC LETTER ER
𐌔66324𐌔10314OLD ITALIC LETTER ES
𐌕66325𐌕10315OLD ITALIC LETTER TE
𐌖66326𐌖10316OLD ITALIC LETTER U
𐌗66327𐌗10317OLD ITALIC LETTER EKS
𐌘66328𐌘10318OLD ITALIC LETTER PHE
𐌙66329𐌙10319OLD ITALIC LETTER KHE
𐌚66330𐌚1031AOLD ITALIC LETTER EF
𐌛66331𐌛1031BOLD ITALIC LETTER ERS
𐌜66332𐌜1031COLD ITALIC LETTER CHE
𐌝66333𐌝1031DOLD ITALIC LETTER II
𐌞66334𐌞1031EOLD ITALIC LETTER UU
𐌟66335𐌟1031FOLD ITALIC LETTER ESS
𐌠66336𐌠10320OLD ITALIC NUMERAL ONE
𐌡66337𐌡10321OLD ITALIC NUMERAL FIVE
𐌢66338𐌢10322OLD ITALIC NUMERAL TEN
𐌣66339𐌣10323OLD ITALIC NUMERAL FIFTY

Copyright © 2001–2014 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 7.0.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2014 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2014.

Created 27th October 2001   Last updated 29th October 2014

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