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 The purpose of the ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) is to coordinate the assignment of blocks out of the Unicode Private Use Area (E000-F8FF and 000F0000-0010FFFF) to constructed/artificial scripts, including scripts for constructed/artificial languages.
 The Registry is the joint project of John Cowan and Michael Everson. John originated the Registry and did most of the work of collecting information and writing preliminary proposals; Michael has been reviewing and revising these proposals into final registrations. This is a volunteer effort to maintain a Registry of scripts and the codes assigned to them. Information on each script will be available from this page.
 Final registrations are not changed (though they may be enlarged; research into the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, for example, may yield additional Tengwar or Cirth characters).
 What is Unicode? It's a character code standard (also known as ISO/IEC 10646) which is intended to provide character codes for, in principle, all the world's writing systems. Currently, about many scripts have been encoded, with more expected (see the Unicode roadmaps for the current and forecast states).
 A range of 6400 characters has been reserved for "private use"; these codes will never be given standard values, and can be used by anyone for any purpose. In addition, 131,072 additional codes outside the 16-bit codespace, and encoded with two consecutive 16-bit codes (from a reserved area) are also available for private use. Between these two areas, there are more than enough character slots (called codepoints) available for all the constructed scripts ever thought of, without stepping on each others' toes.
 An explanation of how to propose character names in Unicode is available. Additional information on how to write a script registration document and proposing it for inclusion here will be provided; in the meantime, examine the existing documents, especially the Tengwar proposal, which tracks very closely the style of the Unicode Standard.
 The registration process entails 1) the posting of preliminary proposals for comment, and 2) the final registration of a script.
 Version 2.0 differs from Version 1.0 in that a thorough review is being undertaken of those registrations (now called "preliminary proposals"); the revision of 1997-01-22 made changes, major and minor, in many of the preliminary proposals, and further investigation may yield further changes before final registration.
 Mapping tables between Versions 1.0 and 2.0 will be made available for each script as it reaches the final registration stage. Implementation of unfinalized proposals should be undertaken with care.
 The following scripts have currently been assigned to blocks (consecutive runs of codepoints).


Withdrawn from CSUR

 E6D0-E6FFPHAISTOS DISCWithdrawn. Use U+101D0-U+101DF. Mapping table here.
 E700-E72FSHAVIANWithdrawn. Use U+10450-U+1047F. Mapping table here.
 E830-E88F DESERET Withdrawn. Use U+10400-U+1044F. Mapping table here.

CSUR allocations

 A summary Roadmap to the ConScript Unicode Registry is available.

Code RangeScriptStatusCreator
E000-E07FTENGWARProposals 1993-05-09, 1996-09-15; revision 1997-02-27 Still being revised (2001-06-09). Has been proposed for inclusion in the SMP of the UCS.J. R. R. Tolkien
E080-E0FFCIRTHProposals 1993-04-08, 1996-05-06; revision 1997-10-06 Still being revised (2001-06-09). Has been proposed for inclusion in the SMP of the UCS.J. R. R. Tolkien
E100-E14FENGSVANYÁLIRegistered 2001-06-09M. A. R. Barker
E150-E1AFKINYARegistered 2001-01-04; one character name corrected 2002-05-04Maurizio M. Gavoli
E1B0-E1CFILIANORERegistered 1997-02-23Jeff Smith
E1D0-E1FFSYAIProposal 1996-11-25; revision 1997-01-21Brian Lilburn (links broken)
E200-E26FVERDURIANRegistered 1997-01-25Mark Rosenfelder
E280-E29FAUIProposal 1996-12-02; revision 1997-01-21John W. Weilgart
E2A0-E2CFAMMAN-IARProposal 1996-09-15; revision 1997-01-21David Bell (links broken)
E2D0-E2DFSTREICHProposal 1996-09-15; revision 1997-01-21Tommaso Donnarumma (links broken)
E2E0-E2FFXAÎNIProposal 1997-02-14Paul Blake
E300-E33FMIZARIANProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E340-E35FZÍRÍ:NKAProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E360-E37FSARKAIProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E380-E3AFTHELWIKProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E3B0-E3FFOLAETYANProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-02-18Herman Miller
E400-E42FNÍSKLÔZProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E430-E44FKAZAT ?AKKOROUProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E450-E46FKAZVARADProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E470-E48FZARKHÁNDProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E490-E4BFRØZHXHProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E4C0-E4EFSERIVELNAProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E4F0-E4FFKELWATHIProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E500-E51FSAKLORProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E520-E54FRYNNANProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E550-E57FALZETJANProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E580-E59FTELARASSOProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E5A0-E5BFSSÛRAKIProposal 1996-05-28; revision 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E5C0-E5DFGARGOYLERegistered 1997-01-21Herman Miller
E5E0-E5FFOPHIDIANProposal 1997-02-25Unknown
E600-E62FFERENGIProposal 1996-08-01; revision 1997-01-21Timothy Miller
E630-E64FSEUSSIAN LATIN EXTENSIONSRegistered 1997-01-21Theodor Geisel
E680-E6CFEWELLICRegistered 2008-02-18Doug Ewell
E740-E76FUNIFONProposal 1996-06-01; revision 1997-01-21John Malone
E770-E77FSOLRESOLProposal 1996-12-09; revision 1997-01-21, 2002-08-20Jean François Sudre
E780-E7FFVISIBLE SPEECHProposal 1996-12-09; revision 1997-01-21Alexander Melville Bell
E800-E82FMONOFONProposal 1997-02-21Steve T. Bell
F8A0-F8CFAIHAProposal 1997-01-21; revision 2022-09-09Ursula K. Le Guin
F8D0-F8FFKLINGONRegistered 1996-05-09; augmented 1997-02-14Astra Image Corporation
KINYA SYLLABLESRegistered 2001-01-04; Names list corrected 2002-05-04Maurizio M. Gavoli
PIKTOProposal 1996-12-02; revision 1997-01-21John E. Williams
Further information about the CSUR is available from: John Cowan or Michael Everson. Updated 2022-09-09

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