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UDHR in Unicode

The goal of the UDHR in Unicode project is to demonstrate the use of Unicode for a wide variety of languages, using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a representative text. The UDHR was selected because it is available in a large number of languages, in particular from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/.

You can access the translations by the map below (HTML version only) or by the table of translations (XML, plain text, HTML, etc.) You can also access some aggregate documents showing all or part of the translations. Or you can consult the underlying Github repository unicode-org/udhr.

You are encouraged to contribute to this project by reviewing existing translations or by providing new ones. Many thanks to those who already contributed!

You may also enjoy the video and audio recordings at http://udhr.video.

Recent updates

January 28, 2023: The Spanish [spa] translation now matches the text at https://www.un.org/es/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights. The new Spanish (resolution) [042] translation matches the text of the resolution adopting the declaration. Thanks to Vincent Chen for pointing out the differences.

January 11, 2023: An newer Latvian translation, Lativan (2) [041], found by Vincent Chen on the Latvia government site.

January 11, 2023: Fixes to the Hebrew [heb] translation thanks to Boaz Brickner.

December 29, 2022: The (Bizisa) [012] translation is a duplicate of the (Bizisa) [025] translation; retiring it. Thanks for Doug Ewell for noticing this.

December 28, 2022: New translations on the OHCHR site, converted to Unicode: Gumuz [027], Kafa [028], Sidamo [029], Kituba (2) [030], South Azerbaijani[032].

December 28, 2022: New translations on the OHCHR site, not yet converted to Unicode: Southern Kurdish [031], Sumerian [033], Gurani [034], Avestan [035], Mandaic [036], Shabak [037], (Bahdidan) [038], Krung [039], Tampuan [040].

December 27, 2022: Fixes to the Chuvash [chv] translation, thanks to Konstantin “Thabit” Filimonov.

December 12, 2022: Fixes to the Bulgarian [bul] translation, thanks to Ivan Derzhanski.

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