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Revised proposal for encoding the Mende script in the SMP of the UCS


This is a proposal to encode the Mende Kikakui script in the international character encoding standard Unicode. This script was published in Unicode Standard version 7.0 in June 2014. Mende Kikakui is used to write the Mende language, which is spoken in Sierra Leone. The script was largely replaced by a Latin-based writing system in the 1940s. The Mende numbers were separately proposed, see: . Users should refer to the code charts for the finalized version, which is accessible from: .

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