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Proposal for encoding the Meroitic Hieroglyphic and the Meroitic Cursive scripts in the SMP of the UCS


This is a proposal to encode Meroitic cursive and Meroitic hieroglyphs in the international character encoding standard Unicode. These scripts were published in Unicode Standard version 6.1 in January 2012. Meroitic hieroglyphs and Meroitic cursive were used to write the Meroitic language of the Nile valley from about the 2c BCE to the 4c CE. The cursive script was in general use, and the hieroglyphs appeared in inscriptions on temples and monuments. Meroitic numbers were separately proposed in and were approved. Users should check the latest code charts for the repertoire, which is accessible at:.

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