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Osmanya

U+10480 – U+104AF   (66688–66735)

The Osmanya range was introduced with version 4.0 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 Osmanya script was used for the Somali language, and is also known as Cismaanya and Osmania. The script was devised in the early 1920’s by Osman Yusuf Keenadiid, and co-existed with a Latin-based system for several years, until the Latin system was officially adopted in 1973.

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

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 font Andagii, Code2001, Ebrima (in Windows 7) and MPH 2B Damase.

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/U10480.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
𐒀66688𐒀10480OSMANYA LETTER ALEF
𐒁66689𐒁10481OSMANYA LETTER BA
𐒂66690𐒂10482OSMANYA LETTER TA
𐒃66691𐒃10483OSMANYA LETTER JA
𐒄66692𐒄10484OSMANYA LETTER XA
𐒅66693𐒅10485OSMANYA LETTER KHA
𐒆66694𐒆10486OSMANYA LETTER DEEL
𐒇66695𐒇10487OSMANYA LETTER RA
𐒈66696𐒈10488OSMANYA LETTER SA
𐒉66697𐒉10489OSMANYA LETTER SHIIN
𐒊66698𐒊1048AOSMANYA LETTER DHA
𐒋66699𐒋1048BOSMANYA LETTER CAYN
𐒌66700𐒌1048COSMANYA LETTER GA
𐒍66701𐒍1048DOSMANYA LETTER FA
𐒎66702𐒎1048EOSMANYA LETTER QAAF
𐒏66703𐒏1048FOSMANYA LETTER KAAF
𐒐66704𐒐10490OSMANYA LETTER LAAN
𐒑66705𐒑10491OSMANYA LETTER MIIN
𐒒66706𐒒10492OSMANYA LETTER NUUN
𐒓66707𐒓10493OSMANYA LETTER WAW
𐒔66708𐒔10494OSMANYA LETTER HA
𐒕66709𐒕10495OSMANYA LETTER YA
𐒖66710𐒖10496OSMANYA LETTER A
𐒗66711𐒗10497OSMANYA LETTER E
𐒘66712𐒘10498OSMANYA LETTER I
𐒙66713𐒙10499OSMANYA LETTER O
𐒚66714𐒚1049AOSMANYA LETTER U
𐒛66715𐒛1049BOSMANYA LETTER AA
𐒜66716𐒜1049COSMANYA LETTER EE
𐒝66717𐒝1049DOSMANYA LETTER OO
𐒠66720𐒠104A0OSMANYA DIGIT ZERO
𐒡66721𐒡104A1OSMANYA DIGIT ONE
𐒢66722𐒢104A2OSMANYA DIGIT TWO
𐒣66723𐒣104A3OSMANYA DIGIT THREE
𐒤66724𐒤104A4OSMANYA DIGIT FOUR
𐒥66725𐒥104A5OSMANYA DIGIT FIVE
𐒦66726𐒦104A6OSMANYA DIGIT SIX
𐒧66727𐒧104A7OSMANYA DIGIT SEVEN
𐒨66728𐒨104A8OSMANYA DIGIT EIGHT
𐒩66729𐒩104A9OSMANYA DIGIT NINE

Copyright © 2003–2009 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 4.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2003 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in June 2003.

Created 21st July 2003   Last updated 30th November 2009

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