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Font Contributors Acknowledgements

The Unicode Consortium currently uses over 390 different fonts to publish the code charts and figures for The Unicode Standard. The overwhelming majority of these fonts are specially tailored for this purpose and have been donated to the Consortium with a restricted license for use in documenting the standard.

The Consortium would like to acknowledge the contributions made since the publication of the first version of the Unicode Standard by numerous font designers and font vendors listed below.

Contributing Font Vendors

Individual Font Contributors

  • Adlam: Michael Everson
  • Adlam additions: Michel Suignard
  • Ahom: Stephen Morey
  • Ahom additions: Martin Hosken
  • Anatolian Hieroglyphs: Michael Everson
  • Ancient Greek number additions: Donald Mastronarde
  • Arabic Extended-A: Lorna Evans, Roozbeh Pournader, Tom Milo
  • Arabic additions: Sarmad Hussain, Kamal Mansour, Lorna Evans, Michael Everson, Jonathan Kew, Anshuman Pandey, Lateef Sagar Shaikh, Jamra Patel, SIL International
  • Arabic additions for Arwi: Roozbeh Pournader, Tom Milo
  • Arabic math and symbols: Azzeddine Lazrek
  • Arabic Naskh-style: Tom Milo
  • Armenian additions: Michael Stone, Michael Everson, Luc Baronian
  • Archaic Roman additions: David Perry
  • Astrological symbol additions: David Faulks
  • Avestan: Michael Everson
  • Balinese: Yayasan Bali Simbar, I Made Suatjana, Jason Glavy
  • Bamum: Michael Everson, Jason Glavy
  • Bassa Vah: Jason Glavy, Michael Everson
  • Batak: Michael Everson
  • Bidi additions: Roozbeh Pournader
  • Bengali additions: Anshuman Pandey, Shriramana Sharma, Sridatta A, and Srinidhi A
  • Bhaiksuki: Anshuman Pandey
  • Bopomofo: But Ko, Ben Yang
  • Brahmi: Michael Everson and Andrew Glass
  • Brahmi additions: Andrew Glass
  • Braille: Cora Chang
  • Canadian Syllabics additions: Michael Everson
  • Carian: Michael Everson
  • Caucasian Albanian: Michael Everson, Andreas Stötzner
  • Chakma: Hangendra Chakma, Michael Everson
  • Chakma additions: Bivuti Chakma, Andrew Glass, Zachary Scheuren
  • Cham: Michael Everson
  • Chess symbols: Michael Everson
  • Cherokee: Mark Jamra
  • Cherokee additions: Michael Everson
  • Chinese Folk Religion symbols: Shervin Afshar
  • Chinese hook mark and iteration mark: Andrew West
  • Chorasmian: Anshuman Pandey
  • CJK: China, ROK, Taiwan, UK, Unicode Consortium, USAT, Michel Suignard
  • CJK compatibility ideographs: Michel Suignard
  • CJK for Slavonic transcriptions: Yuri Shardt, Mitrophan Chin
  • Common Indic Number Forms: Anshuman Pandey
  • Combining Diacritical Marks: Michael Everson
  • Combining Diacritical Marks for Caucasian Albanian: Andreas Stötzner
  • Coptic additions and Coptic Epact numbers: Dirk VanDamme, Anshuman Pandey, Michael Everson
  • Cornish verse divider: Michael Everson
  • Cuneiform: Steve Tinney, Michael Everson
  • Cuneiform additions: Michael Everson
  • Cyrillic additions: Ralph Clemison, Alexey Kryukov, Yuri Shardt, Aleksandr Andreev, Michael Everson, SIL International
  • Cyrillic additions for Orok: Karl Pentzlin and Michael Everson
  • Cyrillic additions for Komi and Ossetian: Michael Everson
  • Cyrillic additions for Khanty and Nenets: Tapani Salminen,Michael Everson
  • Devanagari additions: CDAC Mumbai, Michael Everson, Jonathan Kew, Anshuman Pandey, Shriramana Sharma
  • Diacritical Marks: Mindaugas Strockis, SIL International, Vilnius University
  • Half Diacritical Marks: Michael Everson
  • Dives Akuru: Anshuman Pandey
  • Dogra: Anshuman Pandey
  • Duployan: Van Anderson
  • Early Dynastic Cuneiform: Michael Everson
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Michael Everson, Bob Richmond, Michel Suignard
  • Egyptian Hieroglyph format controls: Michel Suignard
  • Elbasan: Michael Everson
  • Elymaic: Anshuman Pandey
  • Emoji black and white glyphs: Paul Hunt, Charles Carson, Michel Suignard
  • Ethiopic: SIL International
  • European alphabetic scripts: John Fiscella
  • Georgian: Anton Dumbadze and Irakli Garibashvili
  • Georgian additions for Ossetian and Abkhaz: Michael Everson
  • Georgian Mtavruli capital letters: Michael Everson
  • Georgian lari currency sign: Michael Everson
  • Glagolitic: Sebastian Kempgen
  • Gothic: Robert Pfeffer
  • Grantha: Elmar Kniprath
  • Grantha additions: Shriramana Sharma, Martin Hosken, Elmar Kniprath
  • Greek: Yannis Haralambous, Michael Everson, James Kass, Raymond Mercier, David Perry
  • Gujarati additions: Vinodh Rajan, Ansuhman Pandey
  • Gunjala Gondi: Sidar Murthy, Anshuman Pandey; the Centre for Dalit and Adivasi Studies (CDAST), University of Hyderabad, India
  • Gurmukhi additions: Kulbir Thind, Sridatta A, Srinidhi A
  • Hangul Jamo additions: Dae Hyuk Ahn
  • Hanifi Rohingya: Anshuman Pandey
  • Hatran: Ulrich Seeger, Michael Everson
  • Hebrew addtions: Mark Shoulson
  • Hellschreiber pause symbol: Frank Dörenberg
  • Hentaigana: ITSCJ SC2 Committee, IPSJ, JAPAN
  • Ideographic tally marks: Ken Lunde
  • Imperial Aramaic: Michael Everson
  • Indic siyaq numbers: Anshuman Pandey
  • Inscriptional Pahlavi: Michael Everson
  • Inscriptional Parthian: Michael Everson
  • Javanese: Michael Everson, Jason Glavy
  • Kaithi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Kaithi additions: Benjamin Yang
  • Kana additions: Nozomu Katō, Japan NB
  • KangXi and CJK radicals: John Jenkins
  • Kannada additions: Sridatta A, Srinidhi A
  • Kayah Li: Michael Everson
  • Kharoshthi: Andrew Glass
  • Kharoshthi additions: Anderw Glass, Stefan Baums
  • Khitan Small Script: Wu Yingzhe, Michael Everson, Menksoft Software Co., Ltd.
  • Khojki: Pyarali Jiwa, Anshuman Pandey
  • Khudawadi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Kievan musical symbols: Jopi Harri
  • Lao: Ngakham Southichack
  • Lao additions: SIL International
  • Lao Pali extensions: Ben Mitchell
  • Latin Additions: Karl Pentzlin, Andreas Stötzner, Michael Everson, SIL International, Andrew West
  • Latin Extended-D additions: Michael Everson, Lorna Priest
  • Lepcha: Jason Glavy, Ka‘ōnohi Kai
  • Letterlike symbols: Tiro Typeworks
  • Limbu: K. Yarang, J. R. Pandhak, Y. Lawoti, Y. P. Yakwa
  • Limbu additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Linear A: George Douros, Michael Everson
  • Linear B: Michael Everson
  • Lithuanian dialectology: Michael Everson
  • Lisu: David Morse
  • Lisu addition: Michael Everson
  • Lycian: Michael Everson
  • Lydian: Michael Everson
  • Mahajani: Anshuman Pandey
  • Makasar: Anshuman Pandey
  • Malayalam additions: Shrinidhi A, Michael Everson, Shriramana Sharma
  • Mandaic: Michael Everson, Brian Mubaraki
  • Manichaean: Michael Everson
  • Marchen: Andrew West
  • Masaram Gondi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Mathematical and symbol additions: the STI Pub Companies, the STIX Project, Karl Pentzlin
  • Mayan numerals: Jameson Quinn
  • Medefaidrin: Andrij Rovenchak
  • Medieval punctuation additions: Michael Everson, Andrew West
  • Meetei Mayek and extensions: Michael Everson
  • Mende Kikakui: Jason Glavy, Michael Everson
  • Meroitic: Michael Everson, Oliver Cabon
  • Meroitic additions: Michael Everson
  • Meroitic cursive: Michael Everson
  • Miao: David Morse, Michael Everson
  • Miao additions: Adrian Cheuk, Michael Everson
  • Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A: Laurențiu Iancu, Murray Sargent
  • Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs: Yuri Shardt
  • Modi: Anshuman Pandey
  • Mongolian additions: Andrew West
  • Mro: Riyen, Martin Hosken, Michael Everson
  • Multani: Anshuman Pandey
  • Myanmar Extended-A: SIL International
  • Myanmar Extended-B: SIL International, Michael Everson
  • Myanmar additions for Khamti Shan and Aiton: SIL International
  • Nabataean: Michael Everson
  • Nandinagari: Anshuman Pandey
  • New Tai Lue: Victor Gaultney, Michael Everson, SIL International
  • Newa: Anshuman Pandey
  • Newa additions: Srinidhi A
  • Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong: Mong Cn.
  • N'Ko: Michael Everson
  • N'ko additions: Andrij Rovenchak, Michael Everson
  • Nordic currency sign: Andreas Stötzner
  • Nushu: Michael Everson
  • Observer Eye Symbol: Simon Griffee
  • Ogham: Michael Everson
  • Ol Chiki: Michael Everson
  • Old Hungarian: André Szabolcs Szelp, Michael Everson
  • Old Hungarian punctuation: Michael Everson
  • Old Italic additions: Michael Everson
  • Old North Arabian: Michael Everson
  • Old Permic: Michael Everson
  • Old Persian: Michael Everson
  • Old Sogdian: Anshuman Pandey
  • Old South Arabian: Sultan Maktari
  • Old Turkic: Michael Everson, Wushour Silamu
  • Oriya additions: Michael Everson, Anshuman Pandey
  • Osage: MIchael Everson
  • Osmanya: Michael Everson
  • Ottoman Siyaq numbers: Anshuman Pandey
  • Pahawh Hmong: Jason Glavy, Michael Everson
  • Palmyrene: Michael Everson
  • Pau Cin Hau: Anshuman Pandey
  • Phags-pa: Andrew West
  • Phaistos Disc: Michael Everson
  • Philippine scripts: Hector Santos
  • Phonetic additions: Juhani Lehtirant and Peter Martin
  • Playing card additions: Michael Everson
  • Psalter Pahlavi: Michael Everson
  • Punctuation: Michael Everson, David Perry
  • Rejang: Michael Everson
  • Rumi numerals: Jim DeLaHunt and Azzeddine Lazrek
  • Runic: Svante Lagman and Michael Everson
  • Samaritan: Michael Everson
  • Saurashtra: Jeyakumar Chinnakkonda Krishnamoorty and Michael Everson
  • Sharada and Sharada additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Shorthand Format Controls: Van Anderson
  • Siddham and Siddham additions: Shingon Buddhist International Institute, Lee Collins, Peter Lofting, Anshuman Pandey
  • Sindhi/Urdu numbers: Sarmad Hussain Paul Nelson
  • Sinhala additions: Harsha Wijayawardhana
  • Small Kana Extension: Ken Lunde
  • Sogdian: Anshuman Pandey
  • Sora Sompeng: Michael Everson
  • Soyombo: Oliver Corff, Jason Glavy, Anshuman Pandey
  • Soyombo additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Sundanese Supplement: Michael Everson, Tim "Unicode" Aksara Sunda, Dian Nugraha
  • Syriac additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Supplemental Punctuation: Van Anderson, Karl Pentzlin, Michael Everson
  • Sutton SignWriting: Michael Everson, Martin Hosken, Stephen Slevinski, Adam Frost, Valerie Sutton
  • Symbol additions: Patrick Andries, Rebecca Bettencourt, Leonid Broukhis, Michael Everson, David Faulks, Asmus Freytag, Wallace Hooper, Laurențiu Iancu, Azzeddine Lazrek, Karl Pentzlin, Ken Shirriff, Michel Suignard, Andrew West, India, MIT, Apple Inc, Creative Commons Corporation, University of Virginia Press
  • Syriac: Yannis Haralambous, Sarmad Hussain, George Kiraz, Paul Nelson
  • Tai Le: Stephen Morey, Michael Everson
  • Tai Tham: Michael Everson
  • Tai Viet: Lo Mai Cương, James Đỗ, Ngô Trung Việt
  • Takri: Anshuman Pandey
  • Takri additions: Anshuman Pandey
  • Tally marks: Ken Lunde
  • Tangut additions: Andrew West, Jing Yongshi
  • Tamil additions: Muthu Nedumara
  • Tamil historic fractions and symbols: Shriramana Sharma
  • Tamil Supplement: Shriramana Sharma
  • Tangut and Tangut Components: Jing Yongshi, Michael Everson
  • Tangut additions: Andrew West
  • Telegu additions: Shriramana Sharma, K Desikachary, Sridatta A, Srinidhi A
  • Thai: Yannis Haralambous
  • Tibetan additions: Chris Fynn, Michael Everson, Andrew West
  • Tifinagh: Patrick Andries, SIL International
  • Tirhuta: Anshuman Pandey
  • Teuthonista phonetic characters: Michael Everson
  • Turkish lira currency sign: Michael Everson
  • Typicon symbols: Aleksandr Andreev, Nikita Simmons
  • Vai: Jason Glavy and Michael Everson
  • Vedic extensions: Michael Everson, Shriramana Sharma, CDAC Mumbai
  • Vietnamese additions: Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation
  • Wancho: Dipangkar Baruah, Banwang Losu
  • Warang Citi: Michael Everson
  • Webdings: Vincent Connare, Sue Lightfoot, Ian Patterson, Michel Suignard, Geraldine Wade
  • Wingdings: Kris Holmes, Charles Bigelow, Michel Suignard
  • Yezidi: Dmitri Pirbari
  • Xiangqi game symbols: Andrew West
  • Yi: Oliver Corff
  • Zanabazar Square: Oliver Corff, Anshuman Pandey

CJK Font Information

The fonts for CJK Extensions A and B were designed by Technical Supervisor Zheng Long and Hua Weicang of Zhong Yi Electronic Co. Yang Song Jin of the Pyongyang Informatics Centre (DPR of Korea) provided the CJK compatibility symbols. The fonts for Extension C were provided by Founder Corporation and CMEX and IMC, DGBAS Executive Yuan. The fonts for Extension D were provided by Founder Corporation.

To publish the multi-column Han charts for Unicode Version 6.0, 33 separate fonts were provided by Adobe Inc., Apple Inc., IBM, Microsoft, and by the following entities on behalf of the respective members of the JTC1/SC2/WG2 Ideographic Rapporteur Group (IRG):

  • China: Founder Corporation and Chinese Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
  • Hong Kong SAR: DynaComware and HKSARG
  • Japan: RYOBI Limited
  • Korea (DPRK): PIC
  • Korea (ROK): Seoul System Co
  • Macao SAR: Founder Corporation
  • Taiwan Computing Association: Chinese Foundation for Digitization Technology
  • (CMEX) and IMC, DGBAS Executive Yuan
  • Vietnam: VNPF Nom Na Group

The font used in Appendix F "Documentation of CJK Strokes" was provided by Tom Bishop and Richard Cook using Wenlin Software.

Additional Information

Critical comments and work on fonts are due to Barbara Beeton and Patrick Ion (Mathematical Symbols), Dr. Sarmad Hussain (Urdu), Heidi Jenkins, Roozbeh Pournader (Farsi), Dr. Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Thai), and many others.

Michel Suignard worked to acquire and organize the most recent font collection with support from Michael Everson and Rick McGowan, who manages the consortium's font repository. They have further developed the prior collections of fonts assembled by Asmus Freytag and John Jenkins.

More fonts were donated than are used in the most recent version of the character code charts. Some fonts are used for examples and tables in the text of the Standard. Many individuals and organizations provided fonts used during development of the standard, especially for drafts of new character additions.

In case of changes in corporate name or affiliation, the most recently available information is shown, even if it differs from the information at time of font contribution.

This document is continually updated and acknowledges font contributions independently of the corresponding version of the code charts.