Unicode refers to is a coding system for all the world's writing systems, and also includes guidelines for implementation. It also refers to the Unicode Consortium, which manages and promotes the standard.

The characters in Unicode standard (version 5.0 as of late 2006) are also included in the ISO-10646 standard (the characters encoded in Unicode and ISO 10646 are sometimes called "Universal Character Set."

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Writing systems used in Africa and Unicode

The following writing systems that are used in Africa are encoded in Unicode:

The following are not yet encoded:

Information on fonts encoded in Unicode


See also