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Phoenician

U+10900 – U+1091F   (67840–67871)

The Phoenician range was introduced with version 5.0.0 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 Phoenician script was used for the Phoenician language, in the region then known as Canaan, Phoenicia or Put. Phoenician is a Semitic language, related to Hebrew and Aramaic. The Phoenician alphabet is consonantal, with no symbols for vowel sounds. It was normally written horizontally from right to left, but a few texts were written with consecutive lines in alternate directions.

Firefox 3.6 can display these characters.

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, Aramaic Early Br Rkb, Code2001, Free Sans, Hebrew Paleo Gezer, Hebrew Paleo Lachish, Hebrew Paleo Mesha, Hebrew Paleo Qumran, Hebrew Paleo Siloam, MPH 2B Damase and Phoenician Ahiram.

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/U10900.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
𐤀67840𐤀10900PHOENICIAN LETTER ALF
𐤁67841𐤁10901PHOENICIAN LETTER BET
𐤂67842𐤂10902PHOENICIAN LETTER GAML
𐤃67843𐤃10903PHOENICIAN LETTER DELT
𐤄67844𐤄10904PHOENICIAN LETTER HE
𐤅67845𐤅10905PHOENICIAN LETTER WAU
𐤆67846𐤆10906PHOENICIAN LETTER ZAI
𐤇67847𐤇10907PHOENICIAN LETTER HET
𐤈67848𐤈10908PHOENICIAN LETTER TET
𐤉67849𐤉10909PHOENICIAN LETTER YOD
𐤊67850𐤊1090APHOENICIAN LETTER KAF
𐤋67851𐤋1090BPHOENICIAN LETTER LAMD
𐤌67852𐤌1090CPHOENICIAN LETTER MEM
𐤍67853𐤍1090DPHOENICIAN LETTER NUN
𐤎67854𐤎1090EPHOENICIAN LETTER SEMK
𐤏67855𐤏1090FPHOENICIAN LETTER AIN
𐤐67856𐤐10910PHOENICIAN LETTER PE
𐤑67857𐤑10911PHOENICIAN LETTER SADE
𐤒67858𐤒10912PHOENICIAN LETTER QOF
𐤓67859𐤓10913PHOENICIAN LETTER ROSH
𐤔67860𐤔10914PHOENICIAN LETTER SHIN
𐤕67861𐤕10915PHOENICIAN LETTER TAU
𐤖67862𐤖10916PHOENICIAN NUMBER ONE
𐤗67863𐤗10917PHOENICIAN NUMBER TEN
𐤘67864𐤘10918PHOENICIAN NUMBER TWENTY
𐤙67865𐤙10919PHOENICIAN NUMBER ONE HUNDRED
𐤚67866𐤚1091APHOENICIAN NUMBER TWO
𐤛67867𐤛1091BPHOENICIAN NUMBER THREE
𐤟67871𐤟1091FPHOENICIAN WORD SEPARATOR

Copyright © 2006–2010 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 5.2.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2006 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2009.

Created 25th July 2006   Last updated 22nd March 2010

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