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Shavian

U+10450 – U+1047F   (66640–66687)

The Shavian 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 Shavian script is named after George Bernard Shaw, who left money in his will for a competition to produce a new alphabet for the English language. The winner was Kingsley Read, and his script is caseless and has letters that are carefully designed to represent the sounds of spoken English.

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, ESL Gothic Unicode, EversonMono 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/U10450.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
𐑐66640𐑐10450SHAVIAN LETTER PEEP
𐑑66641𐑑10451SHAVIAN LETTER TOT
𐑒66642𐑒10452SHAVIAN LETTER KICK
𐑓66643𐑓10453SHAVIAN LETTER FEE
𐑔66644𐑔10454SHAVIAN LETTER THIGH
𐑕66645𐑕10455SHAVIAN LETTER SO
𐑖66646𐑖10456SHAVIAN LETTER SURE
𐑗66647𐑗10457SHAVIAN LETTER CHURCH
𐑘66648𐑘10458SHAVIAN LETTER YEA
𐑙66649𐑙10459SHAVIAN LETTER HUNG
𐑚66650𐑚1045ASHAVIAN LETTER BIB
𐑛66651𐑛1045BSHAVIAN LETTER DEAD
𐑜66652𐑜1045CSHAVIAN LETTER GAG
𐑝66653𐑝1045DSHAVIAN LETTER VOW
𐑞66654𐑞1045ESHAVIAN LETTER THEY
𐑟66655𐑟1045FSHAVIAN LETTER ZOO
𐑠66656𐑠10460SHAVIAN LETTER MEASURE
𐑡66657𐑡10461SHAVIAN LETTER JUDGE
𐑢66658𐑢10462SHAVIAN LETTER WOE
𐑣66659𐑣10463SHAVIAN LETTER HA-HA
𐑤66660𐑤10464SHAVIAN LETTER LOLL
𐑥66661𐑥10465SHAVIAN LETTER MIME
𐑦66662𐑦10466SHAVIAN LETTER IF
𐑧66663𐑧10467SHAVIAN LETTER EGG
𐑨66664𐑨10468SHAVIAN LETTER ASH
𐑩66665𐑩10469SHAVIAN LETTER ADO
𐑪66666𐑪1046ASHAVIAN LETTER ON
𐑫66667𐑫1046BSHAVIAN LETTER WOOL
𐑬66668𐑬1046CSHAVIAN LETTER OUT
𐑭66669𐑭1046DSHAVIAN LETTER AH
𐑮66670𐑮1046ESHAVIAN LETTER ROAR
𐑯66671𐑯1046FSHAVIAN LETTER NUN
𐑰66672𐑰10470SHAVIAN LETTER EAT
𐑱66673𐑱10471SHAVIAN LETTER AGE
𐑲66674𐑲10472SHAVIAN LETTER ICE
𐑳66675𐑳10473SHAVIAN LETTER UP
𐑴66676𐑴10474SHAVIAN LETTER OAK
𐑵66677𐑵10475SHAVIAN LETTER OOZE
𐑶66678𐑶10476SHAVIAN LETTER OIL
𐑷66679𐑷10477SHAVIAN LETTER AWE
𐑸66680𐑸10478SHAVIAN LETTER ARE
𐑹66681𐑹10479SHAVIAN LETTER OR
𐑺66682𐑺1047ASHAVIAN LETTER AIR
𐑻66683𐑻1047BSHAVIAN LETTER ERR
𐑼66684𐑼1047CSHAVIAN LETTER ARRAY
𐑽66685𐑽1047DSHAVIAN LETTER EAR
𐑾66686𐑾1047ESHAVIAN LETTER IAN
𐑿66687𐑿1047FSHAVIAN LETTER YEW

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 25th November 2009

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