Re: Ethiopian glyphs

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Oct 12 1999 - 09:37:37 EDT

Ar 05:21 -0700 1999-10-12, scríobh Birger Langkjer:
>I've been looking at the Admas ethiopic bdf-font
>and I noticed that there are some glyphs that have been
>removed from the latest Unicode 3.0 proposal and replaced by canadian
>and arab in the ranges 1380-13BC and FDF0-FDFF. This is rather
>confusing. Have these ethiopian glyphs been removed from unicode or will
>they be relocated to a different location? Does anyone know the story
>behind this?

I have not seen the Admas font, but Unicode 3.0 is no longer a proposal,
and I suspect that the Admas font is an early implementation that didn't
keep up with the standardization process. See for the
amendment which added Ethiopic to ISO/IEC 10646, and for
a proposal to extend the set.

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