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Syriac (Unicode block)

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Plane  BMP
Assigned  77 code points
Scripts  Syriac
Unused  3 reserved code points
Range  U+0700..U+074F (80 code points)
Major alphabets  Estrangela Serto or West Syriac Eastern Syriac Garshuni (Arabic) Neo-Aramaic

Syriac is a Unicode block containing characters for all forms of the Syriac script, including the Estrangela, Serto, Eastern Syriac, and the Christian Palestinian Aramaic variants. It is used in Literary Syriac, Neo-Aramaic, and Arabic among Syriac-speaking Christians. It was used historically to write Armenian, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, and Malayalam.

History

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

References

Syriac (Unicode block) Wikipedia


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