February 10, 2005

Unicode Characters of Interest to Bible Scholars

The major Unicode character blocks of interest to bible scholars include: Combining Diacritical Marks Greek and Coptic (Coptic has its own range in the next Unicode update) Hebrew Greek Extended Scroll down for a test page for some of the more obscure Unicode characters from other character blocks of interest to bible scholars, including the newly approved GNT Unicode Sigla. The Cardo font and the New Athena font are probably the easiest to obtain that currently has the range of character forms.

TestHexUnique Character Name
U+2E00RIGHT ANGLE SUBSTITUTION MARKER
U+2E01RIGHT ANGLE DOTTED SUBSTITUTION MARKER
U+2E02LEFT SUBSTITUTION BRACKET
U+2E03RIGHT SUBSTITUTION BRACKET
U+2E04LEFT DOTTED SUBSTITUTION BRACKET
U+2E05RIGHT DOTTED SUBSTITUTION BRACKET
U+2E06RAISED INTERPOLATION MARKER
U+2E07RAISED DOTTED INTERPOLATION MARKER
U+2E08DOTTED TRANSPOSITION MARKER
U+2E09LEFT TRANSPOSITION BRACKET
U+2E0ARIGHT TRANSPOSITION BRACKET
U+2E0BRAISED SQUARE
U+2E0CLEFT RAISED OMISSION BRACKET
U+2E0DRIGHT RAISED OMISSION BRACKET
U+2E0EEDITORIAL CORONIS
U+2E0FPARAGRAPHOS
U+2E10FORKED PARAGRAPHOS
U+2E11REVERSED FORKED PARAGRAPHOS
U+2E12HYPODIASTOLE
U+2E13DOTTED OBELOS
U+2E14DOWNWARDS ANCORA
U+2E15UPWARDS ANCORA
U+2E16DOTTED RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE
U+2E17DOUBLE OBLIQUE HYPHEN
U+2135ALEF SYMBOL for Sinaiticus
These last few symbols are from the Plane 1 range. Cardo contains these, but for an ambitious font for more code points in this obscure plain than you can imagine, try the Code2001 font.)
��U+1D459MATHEMATICAL ITALIC SMALL L for lectionary MS
��U+1D516MATHEMATICAL FRAKTUR CAPITAL S for Septuagint
��U+1D510MATHEMATICAL FRAKTUR CAPITAL M for majority text
��U+1D513MATHEMATICAL FRAKTUR CAPITAL P for papyri
��U+1D52DMATHEMATICAL FRAKTUR SMALL P for a small letter papyri

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that I see rectangles in your headline for the accented letters (Windows XP):
φρονεῖς ἑτέρως

So much for Unicode ...
:-)
Best wishes
Wieland

Joe Weaks said...

Hi Wieland,
Any Macintosh since 10.2 displays Greek such as in the title right out of the box. Even the copy and paste you made into the comment renders the extended Greek characters perfectly.
You simply need to know what switch to flip in your browser to allow font substitution. I'll check into whether my font-typface choices stymie Unicode for Windows users. I can't help directly, as I don't have a Windows box here.