Script Encoding Initiative

Department of Linguistics

U. C. Berkeley

Alphabetical List of Scripts Not Yet Encoded


Below is a list of scripts that are not yet officially encoded in the Unicode Standard (and ISO/IEC 10646). (For a list of scripts that have successfully been encoded with assistance from SEI, see the Completed Scripts page.)

The Type field indicates the basic script type (A) alphabets & abjads, (A-S) alphasyllabary, (G) abugidas, (L) logosyllabaries, (I) ideographic systems, (N) numeric, (Lg) logographs, and (S) syllabaries.

The type values in the HMA field are "h" for historical scripts,  "m" for living minority scripts (including those in liturgical use and categorized as "near-modern"), and "a" for artificial scripts.

The Plane field indicates whether the proposal is suggested for encoding on the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), noted by "0", the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (SMP), identified by "1", or on the Tertiary Ideographic Plane (TIP), shown by a "3". A representation of the planes can be found on the Roadmap pages.

The Proposal field indicates whether a proposal has been written, denoted either with a "Y" (for "Yes") or "Approved" (if the proposal has been approved by the Unicode Technical Committee). Those scripts marked "Approved (Unicode 7.0)" are scheduled to be published in the next major release of Unicode (7.0). All others marked "Approved" are still in an earlier balloting stage. A link is made to the most current proposal, if available. In some cases the proposals are only preliminary, and may include just a code chart and a list of names. Not all scripts listed will necessarily be encoded. Those proposals which have received assistance from SEI are marked with an asterisk (*).

The Contact field is the name of the central contact person in charge of coordinating activities related to the script proposal. "Everson" is Michael Everson and "Pandey" is Anshuman Pandey.

Note: For basic questions that need to be answered on specific proposals, please see the ProposalQuestions.html webpage.

 

Script Name Type  HMA  Plane  Proposal Contact name
Afáka (Ndjuka) S m 1 Y* Everson
Ahom G m 1 Approved Hosken & Morey
Alpine (North Italic) (see note 1) A h      
Anatolian Hieroglyphs L h 1 Approved* Everson
Archaic Miao Square script S h    
Aztec Pictograms I h 1  
Badaga   m      
Bagam (Eghap) S h 1 Y* Everson
Balti (Balti-A) G h 1 Y* Pandey
Balti-B G h 1 Y* Pandey
Bassa Vah A m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson & Riley
Beria G m 1 Y Priest
Bété S m 1    
Bhaiksuki G h 1 Y* Pandey & Dimitrov
Blissymbols I m 1 Y Everson
Book Pahlavi A h 1 Y* Pournader
Byblos A h 1  
Caucasian Albanian A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.)* Everson & Gippert
Chalukya (Box-Headed; see note 2) G h 1  
Chinook (see Duployan)          
Chola G h 1  
Cirth A a 1 Y Everson
Coorgi-Cox A m   Y* Pandey
Coptic Epact Numbers N h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Cuneiform (additions) L h 1 Approved* Everson & Tinney
Cypro-Minoan L h 1  
Dhimal A-S m   Y Pandey
Dhives Akuru S h 1 Y* Pandey
Dogra G m 1   Pandey
Duployan A m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* V. Anderson
Early Dynastic Cuneiform L h 1 Approved* Crisostomo & Everson
Elbasan A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Elymaic A h 1  
Ersu Shaba I? h    
Fula-1 (Fula Dita) A      
Fula-2 (Ba) A      
Gangga Malayu (see note 3) G h   Y* Pandey
Garay (Wolof) A m 1 Y* Pandey
Gondi G m 1 Y* Pandey
Grantha A m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0) Government of India
HamNoSys I a      
Hatran A h 1 Approved* Everson
Hausa-1 (Salifou Hausa) A     Y  
Hausa-2 (Raina Kama)       Y  
Hausa-3 (Tafi) A        
Iberian A h 1   Comes & Moncunill
Indus Valley Script L h 1 Y Everson
Jenticha A, A-S m 1 Y* Pandey
Jing I? m?      
Jurchen I h 1 Y Chinese NB
Kaida I, N h     M. Rosa
Karani h    
Kawi G h 1 Y* Pandey & Miller
Khambu Rai A-S m 1 Y* Pandey
Khamti (revision of old script)   m      
Khatt-i Baburi   h   Y Pandey
Khema A-S m 1 Y* Pandey
Khojki G m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Khotanese (see note 2) G h 1  
Khudawadi G h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Kirat Rai G h 1 Y* Pandey
Khe Prih (Gurung)   m 1  
Khitan Large Script I h 1  
Khitan Small Script I h 1 Y Chinese NB
Kpelle S m 1 Y* Everson & Riley
Landa G h 1 Y* Pandey
Leke G m 1 Y Hosken & Fickle
Linear A L h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson & Younger
Loma S m 1 Y* Everson
Luvian (see Anatolian Hieroglyphs)          
Magar Akkha G m   Y* Pandey
Mahajani G m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Maithili (see Tirhuta)          
Mandombe A m     CENA
Manichaean A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Marchen G m 1 Approved West
Marchung G h      
Masaba S m      
Mayan Hieroglyphs I h 1    
Mende Kikakui S m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Meroitic Cursive and Meroitic Hieroglyphic A h 1 Approved* Everson
Micmac Hieroglyphs Lg h 1    
Modi G m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Mongolian Square Script (see Zanabazar Square)          
Moon A m 1 Y Everson
Mro A m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0) Hosken & Everson
Multani A m 1 Approved*

Pandey

Mwangwego G m 1 Y* Everson
Nabataean A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Nandinagari G h 1 Y* Pandey
Naxi Geba S h 1 Y Everson
Naxi Dongba I h 1 Y China NB
Newar (Prachalit Nepal) G m 1 Y* Pandey
Numidian A h 1    
Nüshu I m 1 Y Chinese NB
Oberi Okaime A h      
Old Hanzi I h 3    
Old Hungarian A h 1 Approved* Everson & Szelp
Old North Arabian A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Old Permic A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Old Udi (see Caucasian Albanian)        
Old Uyghur A h 1 Y  
Pahawh Hmong S m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Palmyrene A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Everson
Pau Cin Hau A m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Pau Cin Hau Syllabary Lg m 1 Y* Pandey
Proto-Cuneiform Lg h 1    
Proto-Elamite   h 1    
Psalter Pahlavi A h 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)*  
Pungchen G h      
Pungchung G h      
Pyu (Tircul) G h 1 Y* Pandey
Rañjana G m 1 Pandey
Rohingya (Hanifi) A m 1 Y* Pandey
Rongo Rongo L h 1 Y Everson
Satavahana (see note 2) G h 1    
Shavian Quikscript A h 1 Y Everson
Shui Ideographs I h      
Siddham G m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Sidetic A h      
SignWriting I m 1 Approved Everson, Slevinski, & Sutton
Siyaq (Diwani) N h 1 Y* Pandey
Siyaq (Indic) N h 1 Y* Pandey
Siyaq (Ottoman) N h 1 Y* Pandey
Siyaq (Persian) N h 1 Y* Pandey
Sogdian A h 1    
Soyombo G m 1 Y* Pandey
Stokoe (Stokoe Notation) A m 1   Priest
Tangut (Xixia) I h 1 Approved* UK et al.
Tani A m 1 Y* Pandey
Tengwar A a 1 Y Everson
Tikamuli A m 1 Y* Pandey
Tirhuta (Maithili) G m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0)* Pandey
Todhri A h 1    
Tolong Siki A m 1 Y* Pandey
Tulu G h 1 Y V. Murthy
Turkestani (see note 2) G h 1    
Unifon (additions to Latin) A m 1 Y* Everson
Veqilharxha A h 1    
Veso Bey A h      
Visible Speech A m      
Warang Citi G m 1 Approved (Unicode 7.0) Everson
Woleai (Caroline Islands script) S h 1 Y* Everson
Yezidi (see note 4)   m      
Yi Extensions L m   Y Chinese NB
Yi: Chuxiong Yi L m  
Yi: Sani Yi L m  
Zanabazar Square A-S h 1 Approved* Pandey
Zhuang Square I h      
Znamenny Chant notation - m 1 Y Andreev & Shardt
Zou A-S m 1 Y* Pandey

Note 1: "Alpine" (or North Italic) block includes the ancient Raetic, Venetic, and Cisalpine Celtic "alphabets". The question of whether the Alpine script should be unified with the Old Italic block has not yet been settled and is still under discussion.

Note 2: The following unencoded scripts may be covered by a unified Brahmi encoding: Chalukya, Khotanese, Satavahana, and Turkestani. However, the Brahmic encoding model needs to be worked through before a decision is made to unify or encode separately.

Note 3: Withdrawn pending further info.

Note 4: May be a cipher or shorthand, not to be encoded. However, investigation is necessary to determine its status.

 

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Sources: Roadmap BMP 6.3.1, SMP 6.3.1

Last updated: April 15, 2014