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Unicode 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 has been superseded by the latest version of the Unicode Standard.

The Unicode Standard, Version 1.0, Volume 1 The Unicode Standard, Version 1.0, Volume 2

Version 1.0.1 of the Unicode Standard consists of the core specification, The Unicode Standard, Version 1.0, Volumes 1 and 2, and the code charts for this version. See also the Version 1.0.1 Notice Page.

The core specification gives the general principles, requirements for conformance, and guidelines for implementers. The code charts show representative glyphs for all the Unicode characters. This early version contained no machine-readable files for the Unicode Character Database; instead, the printed standard contained information about character properties and mappings.

A complete specification of the contributory files for Unicode 1.0.1 is found on the page Components for 1.0.1.

Online Edition

This online edition of The Unicode Standard, Version 1.0, Volume 1 (ISBN 0-201-56788-1) and Volume 2 (ISBN 0-201-60845-6), provides a digital archive of this early version of the Unicode Standard, for historical purposes. To view the text, follow the navigation links on this page. Although this version is out of print, normative references to the Unicode Standard, Version 1.0 should continue to use the printed edition.

For this digital archive, both Volume 1 and Volume 2 are presented together. Volume 1 corresponds to Unicode Version 1.0.0. When Volume 2 was published 8 months later, the two volumes together were designated as Unicode Version 1.0.1. Volume 2 made some small changes and corrections to Volume 1. Also, a full set of code charts was not available until the publication of Volume 2, so it does not make much sense to document Version 1.0.0 alone. The less specific version identifier, Unicode 1.0, is generally understood as applying to the Unicode Standard as documented by these two volumes together.

Because the pdf files are scanned from hard copy, they are much larger than the pdf files for later versions, which were produced directly from the editing tools. Sizes of the individual chapters and other files are not individually noted, but most of them are large.


Unicode 1.0 is a major version of the Unicode Standard. It was the first published version of the standard.

The core specification, The Unicode Standard, Version 1.0 contains descriptions and properties for many characters. It was published prior to the publication of ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993.

Unicode 1.0 also contains some early implementation guidelines.