Dogri script
𑠝𑠢𑠳𑠷 𑠖𑠵𑠌𑠤𑠬 𑠀𑠊𑠹𑠋𑠤
Name Dogra Akkhar.png
Script type
Directionleft-to-right Edit this on Wikidata
RegionJammu
LanguagesDogri
Related scripts
Parent systems
Sister systems
Takri, Gurmukhī
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Dogr (328), ​Dogra
Unicode
Unicode alias
Dogra
U+11800–U+1184F
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Alphabet table in Dogra script
Alphabet table in Dogra script

The Dogri script, also known as the Dogra Akkhar script (Dogri: नमें डोगरा अक्खर, ISO: Namēṁ Ḍōgrā Akkhar, Dogri pronunciation: [nəmẽː ɖoːgɾaː əkːʱəɾ]) is a writing system originally used for writing the Dogri language in Jammu and Kashmir in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.[1]

History

Name Dogra Akkhar was created by the order of Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir.[2] It is a modified version of the old Dogra Akkhar script, which in turn was a Jammu variant of the Takri script.

Dogra script specimen
Dogra script specimen

Efforts of revival

Signboards in Name Dogra Akkhar were erected at Jammu Tawi railway station.[3] However, the script is functionally extinct, with Devanagari being used to write Dogri now.

Unicode

Main article: Dogra (Unicode block)

Name Dogra Akkhar was added as a Unicode block to the Unicode Standard in June, 2018 (version 11.0).[4]

The Unicode block is named Dogra, at U+11800–U+1184F, and contains 60 characters:

Dogra[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1180x 𑠀 𑠁 𑠂 𑠃 𑠄 𑠅 𑠆 𑠇 𑠈 𑠉 𑠊 𑠋 𑠌 𑠍 𑠎 𑠏
U+1181x 𑠐 𑠑 𑠒 𑠓 𑠔 𑠕 𑠖 𑠗 𑠘 𑠙 𑠚 𑠛 𑠜 𑠝 𑠞 𑠟
U+1182x 𑠠 𑠡 𑠢 𑠣 𑠤 𑠥 𑠦 𑠧 𑠨 𑠩 𑠪 𑠫 𑠬 𑠭 𑠮 𑠯
U+1183x 𑠰 𑠱 𑠲 𑠳 𑠴 𑠵 𑠶 𑠷 𑠸 𑠹 𑠺 𑠻
U+1184x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 15.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

References

  1. ^ Pandey, Anshuman (2015-11-04). "L2/15-234R: Proposal to encode the Dogra script" (PDF).
  2. ^ Gupta, Veena (2020). Dogri Vyakaran (in Dogri) (5th ed.). Bari Brahmana, Jammu: J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages.
  3. ^ SNS (2018-05-04). "Dogri script finds place on signposts at Jammu railway station". The Statesman. Retrieved 2022-10-20.
  4. ^ "Unicode 11.0.0". Unicode Consortium. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.