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Grantha, Malayalam, Sinhalese, and Tamil Script Comparison
Unicode Status (Sinhala)

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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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0D82 SINHALA SIGN ANUSVARAYA
0D83 SINHALA SIGN VISARGAYA
0D85 SINHALA LETTER AYANNA
0D86 SINHALA LETTER AAYANNA
0D87 SINHALA LETTER AEYANNA
0D88 SINHALA LETTER AEEYANNA
0D89 SINHALA LETTER IYANNA
0D8A SINHALA LETTER IIYANNA
0D8B SINHALA LETTER UYANNA
0D8C SINHALA LETTER UUYANNA
0D8D SINHALA LETTER IRUYANNA
0D8E SINHALA LETTER IRUUYANNA
0D8F SINHALA LETTER ILUYANNA
0D90 SINHALA LETTER ILUUYANNA
0D91 SINHALA LETTER EYANNA
0D92 SINHALA LETTER EEYANNA
0D93 SINHALA LETTER AIYANNA
0D94 SINHALA LETTER OYANNA
0D95 SINHALA LETTER OOYANNA
0D96 SINHALA LETTER AUYANNA
0D9A SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA KAYANNA
0D9B SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA KAYANNA
0D9C SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA GAYANNA
0D9D SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA GAYANNA
0D9E SINHALA LETTER KANTAJA NAASIKYAYA
0D9F SINHALA LETTER SANYAKA GAYANNA
0DA0 SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA CAYANNA
0DA1 SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA CAYANNA
0DA2 SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA JAYANNA
0DA3 SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA JAYANNA
0DA4 SINHALA LETTER TAALUJA NAASIKYAYA
0DA5 SINHALA LETTER TAALUJA SANYOOGA NAAKSIKYAYA
0DA6 SINHALA LETTER SANYAKA JAYANNA
0DA7 SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA TTAYANNA
0DA8 SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA TTAYANNA
0DA9 SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA DDAYANNA
0DAA SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA DDAYANNA
0DAB SINHALA LETTER MUURDHAJA NAYANNA
0DAC SINHALA LETTER SANYAKA DDAYANNA
0DAD SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA TAYANNA
0DAE SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA TAYANNA
0DAF SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA DAYANNA
0DB0 SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA DAYANNA
0DB1 SINHALA LETTER DANTAJA NAYANNA
0DB3 SINHALA LETTER SANYAKA DAYANNA
0DB4 SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA PAYANNA
0DB5 SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA PAYANNA
0DB6 SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA BAYANNA
0DB7 SINHALA LETTER MAHAAPRAANA BAYANNA
0DB8 SINHALA LETTER MAYANNA
0DB9 SINHALA LETTER AMBA BAYANNA
0DBA SINHALA LETTER YAYANNA
0DBB SINHALA LETTER RAYANNA
0DBD SINHALA LETTER DANTAJA LAYANNA
0DC0 SINHALA LETTER VAYANNA
0DC1 SINHALA LETTER TAALUJA SAYANNA
0DC2 SINHALA LETTER MUURDHAJA SAYANNA
0DC3 SINHALA LETTER DANTAJA SAYANNA
0DC4 SINHALA LETTER HAYANNA
0DC5 SINHALA LETTER MUURDHAJA LAYANNA
0DC6 SINHALA LETTER FAYANNA
0DCA SINHALA SIGN AL-LAKUNA
0DCF SINHALA VOWEL SIGN AELA-PILLA
0DD0 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KETTI AEDA-PILLA
0DD1 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN DIGA AEDA-PILLA
0DD2 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KETTI IS-PILLA
0DD3 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN DIGA IS-PILLA
0DD4 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KETTI PAA-PILLA
0DD6 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN DIGA PAA-PILLA
0DD8 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN GAETTA-PILLA
0DD9 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KOMBUVA
0DDA SINHALA VOWEL SIGN DIGA KOMBUVA
0DDB SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KOMBU DEKA
0DDC SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KOMBUVA HAA AELA-PILLA
0DDD SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KOMBUVA HAA DIGA AELA-PILLA
0DDE SINHALA VOWEL SIGN KOMBUVA HAA GAYANUKITTA
0DDF SINHALA VOWEL SIGN GAYANUKITTA
0DE6 SINHALA LITH DIGIT ZERO
0DE7 SINHALA LITH DIGIT ONE
0DE8 SINHALA LITH DIGIT TWO
0DE9 SINHALA LITH DIGIT THREE
0DEA SINHALA LITH DIGIT FOUR
0DEB SINHALA LITH DIGIT FIVE
0DEC SINHALA LITH DIGIT SIX
0DED SINHALA LITH DIGIT SEVEN
0DEE SINHALA LITH DIGIT EIGHT
0DEF SINHALA LITH DIGIT NINE
0DF2 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN DIGA GAETTA-PILLA
0DF3 SINHALA VOWEL SIGN DIGA GAYANUKITTA
0DF4 SINHALA PUNCTUATION KUNDDALIYA
111E1 𑇡 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT ONE
111E2 𑇢 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT TWO
111E3 𑇣 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT THREE
111E4 𑇤 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT FOUR
111E5 𑇥 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT FIVE
111E6 𑇦 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT SIX
111E7 𑇧 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT SEVEN
111E8 𑇨 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT EIGHT
111E9 𑇩 SINHALA ARCHAIC DIGIT NINE
111EA 𑇪 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER TEN
111EB 𑇫 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER TWENTY
111EC 𑇬 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER THIRTY
111ED 𑇭 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER FORTY
111EE 𑇮 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER FIFTY
111EF 𑇯 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER SIXTY
111F0 𑇰 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER SEVENTY
111F1 𑇱 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER EIGHTY
111F2 𑇲 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER NINETY
111F3 𑇳 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER ONE HUNDRED
111F4 𑇴 SINHALA ARCHAIC NUMBER ONE THOUSAND

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  • A chart showing the similarities and differences between the three historically related scripts Malayalam, Sinhalese, and Tamil, and their common source, Grantha. Latin equivalents are also provided for each letter.

    Source Wikipedia
    Copyright© 2007 OldKnip
    LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Allows modification and redistribution
    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • In The Unicode Standard, Sinhala script implementation is discussed in  Chapter 13 South and Central Asia-II: Other Modern Scripts.

    The Sinhala script was encoded in The Unicode Standard version 3.0. The script is encoded in the following blocks:

    BlocksCharacter RangeAdded in Unicode VersionUnicode Chart
    Sinhala 0D80..0DFF 3.0  U0D80
    Sinhala Archaic Numbers 111E0..111FF 7.0  U111E0

    Subsequent to version 3.0, the following characters have been added to the Sinhala script:

    CharactersUnicode VersionDocumentation
    0DE6..0DEF 7.0  WG2 N3888,  WG2 N3888-a,  WG2 N3888-b,  L2/10-337
    111E1..111F4 7.0  WG2 N3888,  WG2 N3888-a,  WG2 N3888-b,  L2/10-337

    Documentation refers to  ISO Working Group and Unicode proposals

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

    1992-11-03 Unicode Technical Report #2 (Sinhala) — Andy Daniels ( Tr2.html)

    1996-11-15 Sri Lanka standard Sinhala character code for information interchange — SLS (WG2 N1480 (not online), L2/97-019 (not online))

    1997-03-01 Proposal for encoding the Sinhala script in ISO/IEC 10646 (revision 1) — Michael Everson ( (Unofficial HTML version of WG2 N1473), L2/97-018 (not online))

    1997-06-13 Mapping of Sinhala from 10646 to SLS 1134 — Michael Everson (WG2 N1589 (not online), L2/97-145 (not online))

    1997-07-01 Results of Sinhala ad hoc - Sri Lanka, U.S. Ireland, Unicode (WG2 N1613 (not online), L2/97-158 (not online))

    1998-10-23 Part 1:Architecture and Basic Multilingual Plane AMENDMENT 21: Sinhala — WG2 ( WG2 N1896,  WG2 N1896_02n3190_fpdam21_sinhala)

    2004-03-09 Indic scripts collation grouping; CTT suggestion — Kent Karlsson ( WG2 2716.doc,  L2/04-109)

    2004-04-26 Sri Lanka standard: Sinhala character code for information interchange (SLS 1134:2004 – Draft for Public Comments) — Gihan Dias — ( WG2 N2737,  L2/04-131)

    2004-06-07 Comments on draft Sinhala standard (L2/04-131 + L2/04-231) — Eric Muller ( L2/04-235)

    2004-06-09 Sinhala Text Representation — Gihan Dias ( L2/04-231)

    2004-06-10 Comments on L2/04-235 [Sinhala] — Paul Nelson ( L2/04-239)

    2004-06-14 Response to Eric Muller's comments on draft Sinhala standarfd — Gihan Dias ( L2/04-248)

    2007-02-08 Proposal to add archaic numbers for Sinhala to the BMP of the UCS — Michael Everson ( WG2 N3195,  L2/07-002)

    2008-01-07 Inclusion of archaic Sinhala numerals in the Sinhala character code range — ICT / Sri Lanka ( L2/08-007)

    2008-01-28 Archaic Sinhala Numerals — Gihan Dias ( L2/08-068)

    2008-02-05 Observations on the Encoding of Archaic Sinhala Numerals in Unicode/UCS — Sri Lanka N.B. ( L2/08-105)

    2008-03-02 Criteria for the encoding of script-specific dandas — Unicode and US National Body ( WG2 N3457,  L2/08-118)

    2010-05-01 Sinhala Named Sequences — Gihan Dias ( L2/10-164)

    2010-05-03 Preliminary Proposal to Encode Sinhala Digits and Numerals — Gihan Dias ( L2/10-165)

    2010-08-08 Proposal to add archaic numbers for Sinhala to the BMP and SMP of the UCS — Ireland NB ( WG2 N3876,  L2/10-301)

    2010-08-10 Proposal to Encode Sinhala Archaic Numerals and Numbers — Gihan Dias ( L2/10-312)

    2010-09-01 Proposal to include Sinhala Numerals to the BMP and SMP of the UCS — SLSI ( WG2 N3888,  WG2 N3888-a,  WG2 N3888-b,  L2/10-337)

    2010-10-23 Background information on the use of Sinhala Numerals (L2/10-337) — Harsha Wijayawardhana ( L2/10-433)

    2012-07-31 Indic Scripts in Unicode — Eric Muller ( L2/12-289)

    2012-11-02 Issues with Sinhala symbols Rakaaraansaya and Yansaya — Gihan Dias ( L2/12-358)

    2014-02-05 A bag of suggested improvements to Unicode’s provisional Indic properties — Roozbeh Pournader, Behdad Esfahbod ( L2/14-065)

    2014-05-08 Improvements requested for Unicode Indic properties — Roozbeh Pournader ( L2/14-126)

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