ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 N_____
NSAI/AGITS/WG6 N36
Date: 1997-05-30

Title: Results of National Enquiry on Ogham

Source: Michael Everson
Status: Expert Contribution
Action: For consideration by JTC1/SC2/WG2 & NSAI/AGITS/WG6

In April 1997, a questionnaire was sent out by NSAI/AGITS/WG6, to elicit expert opinions as to the character names and repertoire for an 8-bit specification for the encoding of Ogham (to become Irish Standard 434:1999), and for a 16-bit specification to become a part of ISO/IEC 10646-1 and Unicode.

This document reflects the consensus achieved by the responses made to the Ogham Standardization questionnaire, and gives some comments on the rationale for several of the changes made to the original repertoire based on the answers received.

The current repertoire and names for I.S. 434 and ISO/IEC 10646 are given in the table below. Note that the 10646 allocations are only provisional.

 43410646English nameAinm Gaeilge
A000A0NO-BREAK SPACE (434) /
(This position shall not be used) (10646)
SPÁS DOBHRISTE (434) /
(Ná húsáidtear an suíomh seo) (10646)
A11681OGHAM LETTER BEITHLITIR OGHAIM BEITH
A21682OGHAM LETTER LUISLITIR OGHAIM LUIS
A31683OGHAM LETTER FEARNLITIR OGHAIM FEARN
A41684OGHAM LETTER SAILLITIR OGHAIM SAIL
A51685OGHAM LETTER NIONLITIR OGHAIM NION
A61686OGHAM LETTER UATH LITIR OGHAIM UATH
A71687OGHAM LETTER DAIRLITIR OGHAIM DAIR
A81688OGHAM LETTER TINNELITIR OGHAIM TINNE
A91689OGHAM LETTER COLLLITIR OGHAIM COLL
AA168AOGHAM LETTER CEIRTLITIR OGHAIM CEIRT
AB168BOGHAM LETTER MUINLITIR OGHAIM MUIN
AC168COGHAM LETTER GORTLITIR OGHAIM GORT
AD168DOGHAM LETTER NGEADALLITIR OGHAIM nGÉADAL
AE168EOGHAM LETTER STRAIFLITIR OGHAIM STRAIF
AF168FOGHAM LETTER RUISLITIR OGHAIM RUIS
B01690OGHAM LETTER AILMLITIR OGHAIM AILM
B11691OGHAM LETTER ONNLITIR OGHAIM ONN
B21692OGHAM LETTER URLITIR OGHAIM ÚR
B31693OGHAM LETTER EADHADHLITIR OGHAIM EADHADH
B41694OGHAM LETTER IODHADHLITIR OGHAIM IODHADH
B51695OGHAM LETTER EABHADHLITIR OGHAIM ÉABHADH
B61696OGHAM LETTER OR LITIR OGHAIM ÓR
B71697OGHAM LETTER UILLEANNLITIR OGHAIM UILLEANN
B81698OGHAM LETTER IFINLITIR OGHAIM IFÍN
B91699OGHAM LETTER EAMHANCHOLLLITIR OGHAIM EAMHANCHOLL
BA169AOGHAM LETTER PEITHLITIR OGHAIM PEITH
BB169BOGHAM FEATHER MARKCOMHARTHA OGHAIM EITE
BC169COGHAM SPACE MARKCOMHARTHA OGHAIM SPÁS
BE169EOGHAM REVERSED FEATHER MARKCOMHARTHA OGHAIM EITE THUATHAIL
BD169DOGHAM LACUNA MARKCOMHARTHA OGHAIM BEARNA
BF169F(This position shall not be used)(Ná húsáidtear an suíomh seo)


Disposition of Comments

Comments on the Ogham character names


Comments on the Ogham character repertoire

Three characters have been added to the repertoire.


Michael Everson, Evertype, Dublin, 2001-11-09