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Eskaya Abidiha (Alphabet Chart)
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  • This is an Abidiha - a chart showing the relationship between Eskaya characters and the parts or arrangements of the body that that are derived from. The Eskaya alphabet is generally divided into up to fifty-six sets of letters; this chart shows the first set.


    Piers Kelly, A description of the Eskayan alphasyllabary of the Philippines: the form, function and origins of a post-colonial writing system. Image used with permission.

    Copyright© 2014 Piers Kelly
    LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Allows modification and redistribution
    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • The Eskaya script is not yet in Unicode. The script has a tentative allocation at U+1A300..U+1A75F in the  Roadmap to the SMP for the Unicode Standard.

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

    2000-02-22 Philippino characters (status report) — Takayuki K. Sato ( WG2 N2194.doc,  L2/00-097)

    2011-03-03 Indonesian and Philippine Scripts and extensions not yet encoded or proposed for encoding in Unicode — Christopher Miller ( L2/11-091)

    2013-11-08 Additional Information on the Eskaya Script of the Philippines — Anshuman Pandey ( WG2 N4499,  L2/13-229)

    ContributorLorna Evans



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