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Tifinagh (Berber)Tfng

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Character list for Tawallammat Tamajaq written with Tifinagh (Berber
Common Tifinagh Abbreviations
Unicode Status (Combining marks)
Unicode Status (Tifinagh)

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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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2D30 TIFINAGH LETTER YA
2D31 TIFINAGH LETTER YAB
2D32 TIFINAGH LETTER YABH
2D33 TIFINAGH LETTER YAG
2D34 TIFINAGH LETTER YAGHH
2D35 TIFINAGH LETTER BERBER ACADEMY YAJ
2D36 TIFINAGH LETTER YAJ
2D37 TIFINAGH LETTER YAD
2D38 TIFINAGH LETTER YADH
2D39 TIFINAGH LETTER YADD
2D3A TIFINAGH LETTER YADDH
2D3B TIFINAGH LETTER YEY
2D3C TIFINAGH LETTER YAF
2D3D TIFINAGH LETTER YAK
2D3E TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YAK
2D3F ⴿ TIFINAGH LETTER YAKHH
2D40 TIFINAGH LETTER YAH
2D41 TIFINAGH LETTER BERBER ACADEMY YAH
2D42 TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YAH
2D43 TIFINAGH LETTER YAHH
2D44 TIFINAGH LETTER YAA
2D45 TIFINAGH LETTER YAKH
2D46 TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YAKH
2D47 TIFINAGH LETTER YAQ
2D48 TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YAQ
2D49 TIFINAGH LETTER YI
2D4A TIFINAGH LETTER YAZH
2D4B TIFINAGH LETTER AHAGGAR YAZH
2D4C TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YAZH
2D4D TIFINAGH LETTER YAL
2D4E TIFINAGH LETTER YAM
2D4F TIFINAGH LETTER YAN
2D50 TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YAGN
2D51 TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YANG
2D52 TIFINAGH LETTER YAP
2D53 TIFINAGH LETTER YU
2D54 TIFINAGH LETTER YAR
2D55 TIFINAGH LETTER YARR
2D56 TIFINAGH LETTER YAGH
2D57 TIFINAGH LETTER TUAREG YAGH
2D58 TIFINAGH LETTER AYER YAGH
2D59 TIFINAGH LETTER YAS
2D5A TIFINAGH LETTER YASS
2D5B TIFINAGH LETTER YASH
2D5C TIFINAGH LETTER YAT
2D5D TIFINAGH LETTER YATH
2D5E TIFINAGH LETTER YACH
2D5F TIFINAGH LETTER YATT
2D60 TIFINAGH LETTER YAV
2D61 TIFINAGH LETTER YAW
2D62 TIFINAGH LETTER YAY
2D63 TIFINAGH LETTER YAZ
2D64 TIFINAGH LETTER TAWELLEMET YAZ
2D65 TIFINAGH LETTER YAZZ
2D66 TIFINAGH LETTER YE
2D67 TIFINAGH LETTER YO
2D6F TIFINAGH MODIFIER LETTER LABIALIZATION MARK
2D70 TIFINAGH SEPARATOR MARK
2D7F ⵿ TIFINAGH CONSONANT JOINER

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  • Main characters

    [ ⵀ ⵗ ⴹ ⴼ ⴶ ⵂ ⵌ ⴾ ⵍ ⵎ ⵏ ⵑ ⵆ ⵔ ⵙ ⵛ ⵜ ⵓ ⵈ ⵢ ⵉ ⵤ ⴰ ]

    Auxiliary characters

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    Index characters

    Punctuation characters

    Numbering system

  • A list of common Tifinagh abbreviations / ligatures, taken from Grammaire, Dialogues et Dictionnaire Touaregs by A. de Motylinski. The characters in the left-most column represent the combination of the characters in the middle and right-most columns.
    The full text of de Motylinski's booklet is available courtesy of  Andries Brouwer's page at Eindhoven University of Technology.

    Source

    A. de Motylinski, Grammaire, Dialogues et Dictionnaire Touaregs, René Basset, Algiers, 1908

    CopyrightExpired
    LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Allows modification and redistribution
    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • In The Unicode Standard, Combining marks implementation is discussed in  Chapter 7 Europe-I: Modern and Liturgical Scripts. In general, combining marks inherit script properties from the script being used. They are used in Latin, Cyrillic, Greek and have even been used in Tifinagh, Coptic, Newa and Caucasian Albanian. Other scripts, such as Arabic or most of the Indic scripts, have combining marks which are specific to that script.

    The Combining marks were first encoded in The Unicode Standard version 1.0. Since that time a number of other combining marks have been encoded. Combining marks are now encoded in the following blocks:

    ContributorLorna Evans
  • In The Unicode Standard, Tifinagh script implementation is discussed in  Chapter 19 Africa.

    The Tifinagh script was encoded in The Unicode Standard version 4.1. The script is encoded in the following block:

    BlocksCharacter RangeAdded in Unicode VersionUnicode Chart
    Tifinagh 2D30..2D7F 4.1  U2D30.pdf

    Subsequent to version 4.1, the following characters have been added to the Tifinagh script:

    CharactersUnicode VersionDocumentation
    2D66..2D67 6.1  n3870.pdf  L2/10-270
    2D70 6.0  n3482.pdf  L2/08-198
    2D7F 6.0  n3482.pdf  L2/08-198

    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:

    1992-10-23 Tifinagh, Numidian — Rick McGowan ( Unicode Technical Report #3 R2)

    1998-05-04 Encoding the Tifinagh script — Michael Everson ( WG2 N1757,  L2/98-219)

    2003-02-07 Revised Proposal for encoding the Tifinagh Scripts in the UCS — Madi Mohammed ( L2/03-083)

    2003-02-28 Tifinagh Background Info: Discussion — Madi Mohammed ( L2/03-076)

    2003-02-28 Tifinagh Background Info: Examples — Madi Mohammed ( L2/03-077)

    2003-02-28 Tifinagh Background Info: Photographs — Madi Mohammed ( L2/03-078)

    2003-03-05 Comments on Tifinagh Proposal Documents L2/03-076-078, 03-083 — Geoffrey Hunt ( L2/03-110)

    2003-05-02 Tifinagh Unicode Propositions (script samples) — Andrew Savage ( L2/03-143)

    2003-05-09 Request for Tifinagh Characters for Inclusion in the Unicode Font — Andrew Savage ( L2/03-150)

    2004-01-26 Proposal to add the Tifinagh script — Patrick Andries, François Yergeau, Alain LaBonté ( L2/04-061)

    2004-06-06 Proposal to add the Tifinagh script — Morocco-Canada-France ( WG2 n2739.pdf,  WG2 N2739-1,  L2/04-142)

    2004-06-07 Projet de norme marocaine; Jeux de caractères, Alphabet tifinaghe — Patrick Andries ( L2/04-195)

    2004-06-22 Report of the ad-hoc committee on Tifinagh — Patrick Andries ( WG2 N2828.doc),  L2/04-274)

    2005-01-26 Tifinagh Name Annotations — Michel Suignard ( WG2 N2926)

    2008-07-11 Proposal to encode additional Tifinagh characters — Lorna Priest, Jon Coblentz, Andrew Savage ( WG2 N3482,  L2/08-198)

    2009-04-22 Report to JTC1 Chair and JTC1/SC2 Chair Regarding Resolution 34 on African Languages — Deborah Anderson ( WG2 N3641,  L2/09-285)

    2010-04-07 Unification of the Tifinagh script - considerations — Paul Anderson ( L2/10-113)

    2010-04-15 Proposal to add two Tifinagh characters for vowels in Tuareg language variants — Paul Anderson ( L2/10-096)

    2010-04-27 Letter in support: L2/10-096 Proposal to add two Tifinagh characters — Lorna Priest, Jon Coblentz ( L2/10-147)

    2010-07-30 Proposal to add two Tifinagh characters for vowels in Tuareg language variants — Paul Anderson ( WG2 N3870,  L2/10-270)

    2010-08-02 Evolution of the Tifinagh script in Unicode — Paul Anderson ( L2/10-278)

    2010-08-08 Tifinagh Summary Document (based on L2/10‐278 by Paul Anderson) — Deborah Anderson ( L2/10-313)

    2011-04-20 Documenting a fallback glyph for Tifinagh Consonant Joiner — Lorna Priest, Jon Coblentz ( WG2 N4069,  L2/11-112)

    ContributorLorna Evans

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