Re: Amharic / Ethiopian

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed May 08 1996 - 14:13:11 EDT

At 10:16 1996-05-08, unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
>The Ethiopian script includes about 300 syllables, each represented with
>a distinct glyph. I have assumed that any of the languages which use
>this script would include all or most of these syllables. Does anyone know
>whether that is in fact the case? Or do some languages include only a
>subset of these syllable glyphs? I am especially wondering about AMHARIC.

SC2/WG2 and Unicode experts have a proposal for encoding the Ethiopic
script which is very mature and will, I expect, be discussed at the WG2
meeting in August in Québec.

Some more information can be found at

Michael Everson, Everson Gunn Teoranta
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