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Font Contributors Acknowledgements

The Unicode Consortium currently uses over 390 different fonts to publish the code charts and figures for The Unicode Standard. The overwhelming majority of these fonts are specially tailored for this purpose and have been donated to the Consortium with a restricted license for use in documenting the standard.

The Consortium would like to acknowledge the contributions made since the publication of the first version of the Unicode Standard by numerous font designers and font vendors listed below.

Contributing Font Vendors

Individual Font Contributors

  • Adlam: Michael Everson
  • Ahom: Stephen Morey
  • Ahom additions: Martin Hosken
  • Anatolian Hieroglyphs: Michael Everson
  • Ancient Greek number additions: Donald Mastronarde
  • Arabic Extended-A: Lorna Evans, Roozbeh Pournader and Tom Milo
  • Arabic additions: Sarmad Hussain, Kamal Mansour, Lorna Evans, Michael Everson, Jonathan Kew, and Anshuman Pandey
  • Arabic additions for Arwi: Roozbeh Pournader and Tom Milo
  • Arabic math and symbols: Azzeddine Lazrek
  • Arabic Naskh-style: Tom Milo
  • Armenian additions: Michael Stone, Michael Everson, and Luc Baronian
  • Archaic Roman additions: David Perry
  • Astrological symbol additions: David Faulks
  • Avestan: Michael Everson
  • Balinese: Yayasan Bali Simbar, I Made Suatjana, and Jason Glavy
  • Bamum: Michael Everson and Jason Glavy
  • Bassa Vah: Jason Glavy and Michael Everson
  • Batak: Michael Everson
  • Bidi additions: Roozbeh Pournader
  • Bengali additions: Anshuman Pandey, Shriramana Sharma, Sridatta A, and Srinidhi A
  • Bhaiksuki: Anshuman Pandey
  • Bopomofo additions: Michael Everson and Andrew West
  • Brahmi: Michael Everson and Andrew Glass
  • Brahmi additions: Andrew Glass
  • Braille: Cora Chang
  • Canadian Syllabics additions: Michael Everson
  • Carian: Michael Everson
  • Caucasian Albanian: Michael Everson and Andreas Stötzner
  • Chakma: Hangendra Chakma and Michael Everson
  • Chakma additions: Bivuti Chakma and Andrew Glass
  • Cham: Michael Everson
  • Cherokee: Mark Jamra
  • Cherokee additions: Michael Everson
  • Chinese Folk Religion symbols: Shervin Afshar
  • CJK compatibility ideographs: Michel Suignard
  • CJK for Slavonic transcriptions: Yuri Shardt and Mitrophan Chin
  • Common Indic Number Forms: Anshuman Pandey
  • Combining Diacritical Marks: Michael Everson
  • Combining Diacritical Marks for Caucasian Albanian: Andreas Stötzner
  • Coptic additions and Coptic Epact numbers: Dirk VanDamme, Anshuman Pandey, and Michael Everson
  • Cuneiform: Steve Tinney and Michael Everson
  • Cuneiform additions: Michael Everson
  • Cyrillic additions: Ralph Clemison, Alexey Kryukov, Yuri Shardt, Aleksandr Andreev, Michael Everson, and SIL International
  • Cyrillic additions for Orok: Karl Pentzlin and Michael Everson
  • Cyrillic additions for Komi and Ossetian: Michael Everson
  • Cyrillic additions for Khanty and Nenets: Tapani Salminen and Michael Everson
  • Devanagari additions: CDAC Mumbai, Michael Everson, Jonathan Kew, Anshuman Pandey, and Shriramana Sharma
  • Diacritical Marks: Mindaugas Strockis, SIL International, and Vilnius University
  • Half Diacritical Marks: Michael Everson
  • Dogra: Anshuman Pandey
  • Duployan: Van Anderson
  • Early Dynastic Cuneiform: Michael Everson
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Michael Everson and Bob Richmond
  • Elbasan: Michael Everson
  • Emoji black and white glyphs: Paul Hunt
  • Ethiopic: SIL International
  • European alphabetic scripts: John Fiscella
  • Georgian: Anton Dumbadze and Irakli Garibashvili
  • Georgian additions for Ossetian and Abkhaz: Michael Everson
  • Georgian Mtavruli capital letters: Michael Everson
  • Georgian lari currency sign: Michael Everson
  • Glagolitic: Sebastian Kempgen
  • Gothic: Robert Pfeffer
  • Grantha: Elmar Kniprath
  • Grantha additions: Shriramana Sharma, Martin Hosken, and Elmar Kniprath
  • Greek: Yannis Haralambous, Michael Everson, James Kass, Raymond Mercier, and David Perry
  • Gujarati additions: Vinodh Rajan, Ansuhman Pandey
  • Gunjala Gondi: Sidar Murthy, Anshuman Pandey; and the Centre for Dalit and Adivasi Studies (CDAST), University of Hyderabad, India
  • Gurmukhi additions: Kulbir Thind, Sridatta A, and Srinidhi A
  • Hangul Jamo additions: Dae Hyuk Ahn
  • Hanifi Rohingya: Anshuman Pandey
  • Hatran: Ulrich Seeger and Michael Everson
  • Hebrew addtions: Mark Shoulson
  • Hentaigana: ITSCJ SC2 Committee, IPSJ, JAPAN
  • Ideographic tally marks: Ken Lunde
  • Imperial Aramaic: Michael Everson
  • Indic siyaq numbers: Anshuman Pandey
  • Inscriptional Pahlavi: Michael Everson
  • Inscriptional Parthian: Michael Everson
  • Javanese: Michael Everson and Jason Glavy
  • Kaithi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Kaithi additions: Benjamin Yang
  • Kana additions: Nozomu Katō and Japan NB
  • KangXi and CJK radicals: John Jenkins
  • Kannada additions: Sridatta A and Srinidhi A
  • Kayah Li: Michael Everson
  • Kharoshthi: Andrew Glass
  • Kharoshthi additions: Anderw Glass and Stefan Baums
  • Khojki: Pyarali Jiwa and Anshuman Pandey
  • Khudawadi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Kievan musical symbols: Jopi Harri
  • Lao: Ngakham Southichack
  • Lao additions: SIL International
  • Latin Additions: Karl Pentzlin, Andreas Stötzner, Michael Everson, and SIL International
  • Latin Extended-D additions: Michael Everson and, Lorna Priest
  • Lepcha: Jason Glavy and Ka‘ōnohi Kai
  • Letterlike symbols: Tiro Typeworks
  • Limbu: K. Yarang, J. R. Pandhak, Y. Lawoti, and Y. P. Yakwa
  • Limbu additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Linear A: George Douros and Michael Everson
  • Linear B: Michael Everson
  • Lithuanian dialectology: Michael Everson
  • Lisu: David Morse
  • Lycian: Michael Everson
  • Lydian: Michael Everson
  • Mahajani: Anshuman Pandey
  • Malayalam additions: Michael Everson and Shriramana Sharma
  • Mandaic: Michael Everson and Brian Mubaraki
  • Manichaean: Michael Everson
  • Makasar: Anshuman Pandey
  • Marchen: Andrew West
  • Masaram Gondi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Mathematical and symbol additions: the STI Pub Companies, the STIX Project, and Karl Pentzlin
  • Mayan numerals: Jameson Quinn
  • Medefaidrin: Andrij Rovenchak
  • Medieval punctuation additions: Michael Everson and Andrew West
  • Meetei Mayek and extensions: Michael Everson
  • Mende Kikakui: Jason Glavy and Michael Everson
  • Meroitic: Michael Everson and Oliver Cabon
  • Meroitic additions: Michael Everson
  • Meroitic cursive: Michael Everson
  • Miao: David Morse and Michael Everson
  • Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A: Laurențiu Iancu, and Murray Sargent
  • Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs: Yuri Shardt
  • Modi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Mongolian additions: Andrew West
  • Mro: Riyen, Martin Hosken, and Michael Everson
  • Multani: Anshuman Pandey
  • Myanmar Extended-A: SIL International
  • Myanmar Extended-B: SIL International and Michael Everson
  • Myanmar additions for Khamti Shan and Aiton: SIL International
  • Nabataean: Michael Everson
  • New Tai Lue: Victor Gaultney, Michael Everson, and SIL International
  • Newa: Anshuman Pandey
  • Newa additions: Sridatta A and Srinidhi A
  • N'Ko: Michael Everson
  • N'ko additions: Andrij Rovenchak and Michael Everson
  • Nordic currency sign: Andreas Stötzner
  • Nushu: Michael Everson
  • Observer Eye Symbol: Simon Griffee
  • Ogham: Michael Everson
  • Ol Chiki: Michael Everson
  • Old Hungarian: André Szabolcs Szelp and Michael Everson
  • Old Hungarian punctuation: Michael Everson
  • Old Italic additions: Michael Everson
  • Old North Arabian: Michael Everson
  • Old Permic: Michael Everson
  • Old Persian: Michael Everson
  • Old Sogdian: Anshuman Pandey
  • Old South Arabian: Sultan Maktari
  • Old Turkic: Michael Everson and Wushour Silamu
  • Oriya additions: Michael Everson and Anshuman Pandey
  • Osage: MIchael Everson
  • Osmanya: Michael Everson
  • Pahawh Hmong: Jason Glavy and Michael Everson
  • Palmyrene: Michael Everson
  • Pau Cin Hau: Anshuman Pandey
  • Phags-pa: Andrew West
  • Phaistos Disc: Michael Everson
  • Philippine scripts: Hector Santos
  • Phonetic additions: Juhani Lehtirant and Peter Martin
  • Playing card additions: Michael Everson
  • Psalter Pahlavi: Michael Everson
  • Punctuation: David Perry
  • Rejang: Michael Everson
  • Rumi numerals: Jim DeLaHunt and Azzeddine Lazrek
  • Runic: Svante Lagman and Michael Everson
  • Samaritan: Michael Everson
  • Saurashtra: Jeyakumar Chinnakkonda Krishnamoorty and Michael Everson
  • Sharada and Sharada additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Shorthand Format Controls: Van Anderson
  • Siddham and Siddham additions: Shingon Buddhist International Institute, Lee Collins, Peter Lofting, and Anshuman Pandey
  • Sindhi/Urdu numbers: Sarmad Hussain and Paul Nelson
  • Sinhala additions: Harsha Wijayawardhana
  • Sogdian: Anshuman Pandey
  • Sora Sompeng: Michael Everson
  • Soyombo: Oliver Corff, Jason Glavy, and Anshuman Pandey
  • Soyombo additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Sundanese Supplement: Michael Everson, Tim "Unicode" Aksara Sunda, and Dian Nugraha
  • Syriac additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Supplemental Punctuation: Van Anderson, Karl Pentzlin, and Michael Everson
  • Sutton SignWriting: Michael Everson, Martin Hosken, Stephen Slevinski, Adam Frost, and Valerie Sutton
  • Symbol additions: Patrick Andries, Leonid Broukhis, Michael Everson, David Faulks, Asmus Freytag, Wallace Hooper, Laurențiu Iancu, Azzeddine Lazrek, Karl Pentzlin, Michel Suignard, Andrew West, India, MIT, Apple Inc, and University of Virginia Press
  • Syriac: Yannis Haralambous, Sarmad Hussain, George Kiraz, and Paul Nelson
  • Tai Le: Stephen Morey and Michael Everson
  • Tai Tham: Michael Everson
  • Tai Viet: Lo Mai Cương, James Đỗ, and Ngô Trung Việt
  • Takri: Anshuman Pandey
  • Tally marks: Ken Lunde
  • Tamil additions: Muthu Nedumara
  • Tangut and Tangut Components: Jing Yongshi and Michael Everson
  • Tangut additions: Andrew West
  • Telegu additions: Shriramana Sharma, K Desikachary, Sridatta A, and Srinidhi A
  • Thai: Yannis Haralambous
  • Tibetan additions: Chris Fynn, Michael Everson, and Andrew West
  • Tifinagh: Patrick Andries and SIL International
  • Tirhuta: Anshuman Pandey
  • Teuthonista phonetic characters: Michael Everson
  • Turkish lira currency sign: Michael Everson
  • Typicon symbols: Aleksandr Andreev and Nikita Simmons
  • Vai: Jason Glavy and Michael Everson
  • Vedic extensions: Michael Everson, CDAC Mumbai, and Shriramana Sharma
  • Warang Citi: Michael Everson
  • Webdings: Vincent Connare, Sue Lightfoot, Ian Patterson, Geraldine Wade, and Michel Suignard
  • Wingdings: Kris Holmes, Charles Bigelow, and Michel Suignard
  • Xiangqi game symbols: Andrew West
  • Yi: Oliver Corff
  • Zanabazar Square: Oliver Corff and Anshuman Pandey

CJK Font Information

The fonts for CJK Extensions A and B were designed by Technical Supervisor Zheng Long and Hua Weicang of Zhong Yi Electronic Co. Yang Song Jin of the Pyongyang Informatics Centre (DPR of Korea) provided the CJK compatibility symbols. The fonts for Extension C were provided by Founder Corporation and CMEX and IMC, DGBAS Executive Yuan. The fonts for Extension D were provided by Founder Corporation.

To publish the multi-column Han charts for Unicode Version 6.0, 33 separate fonts were provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, Apple Inc., IBM, Microsoft, and by the following entities on behalf of the respective members of the JTC1/SC2/WG2 Ideographic Rapporteur Group (IRG):

  • China: Founder Corporation and Chinese Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
  • Hong Kong SAR: DynaComware and HKSARG
  • Japan: RYOBI Limited
  • Korea (DPRK): PIC
  • Korea (ROK): Seoul System Co
  • Macao SAR: Founder Corporation
  • Taiwan Computing Association: Chinese Foundation for Digitization Technology
  • (CMEX) and IMC, DGBAS Executive Yuan
  • Vietnam: VNPF Nom Na Group

The font used in Appendix F "Documentation of CJK Strokes" was provided by Tom Bishop and Richard Cook using Wenlin Software.

Additional Information

Critical comments and work on fonts are due to Barbara Beeton and Patrick Ion (Mathematical Symbols), Dr. Sarmad Hussain (Urdu), Heidi Jenkins, Roozbeh Pournader (Farsi), Dr. Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Thai), and many others.

Michel Suignard worked to acquire and organize the most recent font collection with support from Michael Everson and Rick McGowan, who manages the consortium's font repository. They have further developed the prior collections of fonts assembled by Asmus Freytag and John Jenkins.

More fonts were donated than are used in the most recent version of the character code charts. Some fonts are used for examples and tables in the text of the Standard. Many individuals and organizations provided fonts used during development of the standard, especially for drafts of new character additions.

In case of changes in corporate name or affiliation, the most recently available information is shown, even if it differs from the information at time of font contribution.

This document is continually updated and acknowledges font contributions independently of the corresponding version of the code charts.