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Khojki Vowels
Shadda and Nukta in the Khojki script
Unicode Status (Khojki)

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The following table shows which Unicode characters are uniquely associated with this script. A language which uses the script may use additional symbols not listed here. See individual writing system pages for complete listings.

Characters associated with this script

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11200 𑈀 KHOJKI LETTER A
11201 𑈁 KHOJKI LETTER AA
11202 𑈂 KHOJKI LETTER I
11203 𑈃 KHOJKI LETTER U
11204 𑈄 KHOJKI LETTER E
11205 𑈅 KHOJKI LETTER AI
11206 𑈆 KHOJKI LETTER O
11207 𑈇 KHOJKI LETTER AU
11208 𑈈 KHOJKI LETTER KA
11209 𑈉 KHOJKI LETTER KHA
1120A 𑈊 KHOJKI LETTER GA
1120B 𑈋 KHOJKI LETTER GGA
1120C 𑈌 KHOJKI LETTER GHA
1120D 𑈍 KHOJKI LETTER NGA
1120E 𑈎 KHOJKI LETTER CA
1120F 𑈏 KHOJKI LETTER CHA
11210 𑈐 KHOJKI LETTER JA
11211 𑈑 KHOJKI LETTER JJA
11213 𑈓 KHOJKI LETTER NYA
11214 𑈔 KHOJKI LETTER TTA
11215 𑈕 KHOJKI LETTER TTHA
11216 𑈖 KHOJKI LETTER DDA
11217 𑈗 KHOJKI LETTER DDHA
11218 𑈘 KHOJKI LETTER NNA
11219 𑈙 KHOJKI LETTER TA
1121A 𑈚 KHOJKI LETTER THA
1121B 𑈛 KHOJKI LETTER DA
1121C 𑈜 KHOJKI LETTER DDDA
1121D 𑈝 KHOJKI LETTER DHA
1121E 𑈞 KHOJKI LETTER NA
1121F 𑈟 KHOJKI LETTER PA
11220 𑈠 KHOJKI LETTER PHA
11221 𑈡 KHOJKI LETTER BA
11222 𑈢 KHOJKI LETTER BBA
11223 𑈣 KHOJKI LETTER BHA
11224 𑈤 KHOJKI LETTER MA
11225 𑈥 KHOJKI LETTER YA
11226 𑈦 KHOJKI LETTER RA
11227 𑈧 KHOJKI LETTER LA
11228 𑈨 KHOJKI LETTER VA
11229 𑈩 KHOJKI LETTER SA
1122A 𑈪 KHOJKI LETTER HA
1122B 𑈫 KHOJKI LETTER LLA
1122C 𑈬 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN AA
1122D 𑈭 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN I
1122E 𑈮 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN II
1122F 𑈯 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN U
11230 𑈰 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN E
11231 𑈱 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN AI
11232 𑈲 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN O
11233 𑈳 KHOJKI VOWEL SIGN AU
11234 𑈴 KHOJKI SIGN ANUSVARA
11235 𑈵 KHOJKI SIGN VIRAMA
11236 𑈶 KHOJKI SIGN NUKTA
11237 𑈷 KHOJKI SIGN SHADDA
11238 𑈸 KHOJKI DANDA
11239 𑈹 KHOJKI DOUBLE DANDA
1123A 𑈺 KHOJKI WORD SEPARATOR
1123B 𑈻 KHOJKI SECTION MARK
1123C 𑈼 KHOJKI DOUBLE SECTION MARK
1123D 𑈽 KHOJKI ABBREVIATION SIGN
1123E 𑈾 KHOJKI SIGN SUKUN

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  • The Khokji script is written using thirty-six consonant letters, eight vowel letters, and eight vowel diacritics. Consonant letters contain a consonant followed by an inherent [a] vowel. Vowel diacritics can be added to a consonant letter to change the [a] vowel into something else. For example, the letter ka + the vowel diacritic e represents the sound [ke]. Vowel letters are used for writing vowels which are not preceded by a consonant, i.e. those which are preceded by another vowel, or which are at the start of a word.

    There is a discrepancy as to which sounds are represented by vowel letters, and which are represented by vowel diacritics. Spoken Sindhi distinguishes between long and short vowels. However, only the short [a] and long [a:] are represented by short and long vowel letters, and only the short [i] and long [i:] are represented by short and long vowel diacritics. The other letters and diacritics are used to represent both short and long variants of their respective vowels. This is unusual among Brahmic scripts, which tend to consistently represent vowel length in writing.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • The Shadda character is used for representing geminate (long) consonants. Nukta is used to change the phonetic value of a letter so that it can represent non-native (primarily Arabic) sounds. For example, ja + nukta represents [za]. Both Shadda and Nukta are written above the consonant to which they apply, in which space certain vowel diacritics may also be written. (Nukta may also be written above a vowel.) In the case where more than one sign needs to be written above a consonant, complex positioning must be applied as follows.
    Vowel sign e or ai with shadda -> shadda is written to the right of the vowel sign.
    Nukta with shadda -> shadda is written below nukta.
    Vowel sign e or ai with nukta -> nukta is written to the right of the vowel sign.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • In The Unicode Standard, Khojki script implementation is discussed in  Chapter 15 South and Central Asia-IV: Other Historic Scripts.

    The Khojki script was encoded in The Unicode Standard version 7.0. The script is now encoded in the following block:

    BlocksCharacter RangeAdded in Unicode VersionUnicode chart
    Khojki 11200..1124F 7.0  U11200.pdf

    Subsequent to version 7.0, the following characters have been added to the script:

    CharactersUnicode VersionDocumentation
    1123E 9.0  WG2 N4575,  L2/14-133

    Documentation refers to  ISO Working Group and Unicode proposals

    A number of proposals for its inclusion have been submitted to the Unicode Technical Committee and WG2:

    2008-05-05 Towards an Encoding for the Khojki Script in ISO/IEC 10646 — Anshuman Pandey ( L2/08-201)

    2009-03-25 Proposal to Encode the Khojki Script in ISO/IEC 10646 — Anshuman Pandey ( WG2 N3596,  L2/09-101)

    2010-09-12 Revised Proposal to Encode the Khojki Script in ISO/IEC 10646 — Anshuman Pandey ( WG2 N3883,  L2/10-326)

    2011-01-28 Final Proposal to Encode the Khojki Script in ISO/IEC 10646 — Anshuman Pandey ( WG2 N3978,  L2/11-021)

    2014-05-05 Proposal to Encode the Khojki Sign SUKUN in ISO/IEC 10646 — Anshuman Pandey ( WG2 N4575,  L2/14-133)

    ContributorLorna Evans

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