Adlam (Unicode block)

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Short description: Unicode character block
Adlam
RangeU+1E900..U+1E95F
(96 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsAdlam
Assigned88 code points
Unused8 reserved code points
Unicode version history
9.087 (+87)
12.088 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Adlam is a Unicode block containing characters from the Adlam script, an alphabetic script devised during the late 1980s for writing the Fula language in Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia, and other nearby countries.

History

In June 2016, Adlam was added to the Unicode Standard with the release of version 9.0.[3]

In October 2017, Google released a Noto font that supports the block, Noto Sans Adlam, although it did not handle prenasalized consonants properly.[4]

On 3 October 2018, Microsoft released an updated Ebrima font to support Adlam alphabet to Windows Insiders as part of the Windows 10 version 1903 feature update, starting from build 18252.[5]

Characters

History

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Adlam block:

Version Final code points[lower-alpha 1] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
L2/13-210 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh (2013-10-31), Recommendations to UTC #137 November 2013 on Script Proposals 
L2/14-219R N4628 Everson, Michael (2014-09-23), Proposal for encoding the Adlam script in the SMP of the UCS 
L2/14-268R Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh; Iancu, Laurențiu; Glass, Andrew; Constable, Peter; Suignard, Michel (2014-10-27), Recommendations to UTC #141 October 2014 on Script Proposals 
L2/14-250 Moore, Lisa (2014-11-10), UTC #141 Minutes, "Accept 87 Adlam characters at U+1E900..U+1E95F in block Adlam U+1E900..U+1E95F, with properties as given in L2/14-219R for encoding in a future version of the standard." 
L2/16-052 N4603 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2015-09-01), Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 63 
L2/19-070 Patel, Neil; Jamra, Mark (2019-01-19), Replacement of Adlam Reference Font in Codesheet to Updated Design 
L2/19-119R N5076 Patel, Neil; Jamra, Mark; Cornelius, Craig; Barry, Ibrahima; Barry, Abdoulaye (2019-04-19), Replacement of Adlam Reference Font in Codesheet to Updated Design 
L2/19-173 Anderson, Deborah (2019-04-29), Recommendations to UTC #159 April-May 2019 on Script Proposals 
L2/19-122 Moore, Lisa (2019-05-08), UTC #159 Minutes 
12.0 U+1E94B 1 L2/18-282 Barry, Abdoulaye; Barry, Ibrahima; Constable, Peter; Glass, Andrew (2018-08-26), Proposal to encode ADLAM LETTER APOSTROPHE for ADLaM script 
L2/18-274 McGowan, Rick (2018-09-14), Comments on Public Review Issues (July 24 - Sept 14, 2018) 
L2/18-300 Anderson, Deborah (2018-09-14), Recommendations to UTC #157 on Script Proposals 
L2/18-282R N5022 Barry, Abdoulaye; Barry, Ibrahima; Constable, Peter; Glass, Andrew (2018-11-17), Proposal to encode ADLAMNASALIZATION MARKfor ADLaM script 
L2/18-272 Moore, Lisa (2018-10-29), UTC #157 Minutes 
  1. Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also

References