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Shavian: U+E700 - U+E72F

Registration 1997-02-12; editorial correction 1997-04-15.

In 1950 the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw left most of his estate for the purpose of creating a better orthography for English. The script encoded here, usually called the "Shaw Alphabet", is the result of that process; it represents a blending of four systems proposed by people trying to claim the money, and is attributed to Mr Kingsley Read.

The letter names are the words chosen by the system designers to indicate the sounds of the letters; thus SHAVIAN LETTER PEEP represents the sound /p/.

Numerals and punctuation are those of the Latin alphabet. The character U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT is recommended to represent the SHAVIAN MODIFIER LETTER NAMER DOT which was part of the initial ConScript proposal for Shavian.

A proposal to encode Shavian in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646 has been prepared by John Jenkins (jenkins@apple.com).


U+E700	SHAVIAN LETTER PEEP
U+E701	SHAVIAN LETTER TOT
U+E702	SHAVIAN LETTER KICK
U+E703	SHAVIAN LETTER FEE
U+E704	SHAVIAN LETTER THIGH
U+E705	SHAVIAN LETTER SO
U+E706	SHAVIAN LETTER SURE
U+E707	SHAVIAN LETTER CHURCH
U+E708	SHAVIAN LETTER YEA
U+E709	SHAVIAN LETTER HUNG
U+E70A	SHAVIAN LETTER BIB
U+E70B	SHAVIAN LETTER DEAD
U+E70C	SHAVIAN LETTER GAG
U+E70D	SHAVIAN LETTER VOW
U+E70E	SHAVIAN LETTER THEY
U+E70F	SHAVIAN LETTER ZOO
U+E710	SHAVIAN LETTER MEASURE
U+E711	SHAVIAN LETTER JUDGE
U+E712	SHAVIAN LETTER WOE
U+E713	SHAVIAN LETTER HA-HA
U+E714	SHAVIAN LETTER LOLL
U+E715	SHAVIAN LETTER MIME
U+E716	SHAVIAN LETTER IF
U+E717	SHAVIAN LETTER EGG
U+E718	SHAVIAN LETTER ASH
U+E719	SHAVIAN LETTER ADO
U+E71A	SHAVIAN LETTER ON
U+E71B	SHAVIAN LETTER WOOL
U+E71C	SHAVIAN LETTER OUT
U+E71D	SHAVIAN LETTER AH
U+E71E	SHAVIAN LETTER ROAR
U+E71F	SHAVIAN LETTER RUN
U+E720	SHAVIAN LETTER EAT
U+E721	SHAVIAN LETTER AGE
U+E722	SHAVIAN LETTER ICE
U+E723	SHAVIAN LETTER UP
U+E724	SHAVIAN LETTER OAK
U+E725	SHAVIAN LETTER OOZE
U+E726	SHAVIAN LETTER OIL
U+E727	SHAVIAN LETTER AWE
U+E728	SHAVIAN LETTER ARE
U+E729	SHAVIAN LETTER OR
U+E72A	SHAVIAN LETTER AIR
U+E72B	SHAVIAN LETTER ERR
U+E72C	SHAVIAN LETTER ARRAY
U+E72D	SHAVIAN LETTER EAR
U+E72E	SHAVIAN LETTER IAN
U+E72F	SHAVIAN LETTER YEW

Here are the glyphs in the form included with the Shavian-alphabet edition of Shaw's play Androcles and the Lion. In addition, the alphabet is shown a second time here, in an order suitable for use by those learning to write it. The following text refers to this gif:
Double lines between pairs of letters show the relative height of Talls, Deeps, and Shorts. Wherever possible, finish letters rightwards: those starred * will be written upwards.

Further information about Shavian can be found at: http://www.demeyere.com/Shavian/info.html
 
HTML Michael Everson, Evertype, Cnoc na Sceiche, Leac an Anfa, Cathair na Mart, Co. Mhaigh Eo, √Čire, 2006-05-28

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