Dogri script
Script type
Directionleft-to-right Edit this on Wikidata
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Parent systems
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ISO 15924
ISO 15924Dogr, 328 Edit this on Wikidata, ​Dogra
Unicode alias
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(80 code points)
Major alphabetsDogra
Assigned60 code points
Unused20 reserved code points
Unicode version history
11.0 (2018)60 (+60)
Note: [1][2]
Alphabet table in Dogra script
Alphabet table in Dogra script

The Dogri script (also known as Dogra Akkhar script) is a writing system originally used for writing the Dogri language in Jammu and Kashmir in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.[3] The Takri script version of Jammu is known as Dogra Akkhar[4]

Dogra written in Dogra script
Dogra written in Dogra script
Dogra script specimen
Dogra script specimen

Efforts of revival

Dogri was included on the signboards at Jammu Tawi railway station. This triggered enthusiasm among particularly the youngsters who were in large numbers sharing it on the social media.

Although the language has been given recognition at the central level, but there were allegations of the Jammu and Kashmir government giving it “step-motherly” treatment. Adequate steps were not being taken to teach the language at the school and college levels.[5]


This article contains Dogri Unicode characters. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of the intended characters.

The Dogri script was added as a Unicode block to the Unicode Standard in June, 2018 with the release of version 11.0.[6]

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

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 𑠰 𑠱 𑠲 𑠳 𑠴 𑠵 𑠶 𑠷 𑠸 𑠹 𑠺 𑠻
1.^ As of Unicode version 14.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Dogra block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
11.0 U+11800..1183B 60 L2/15-213 Pandey, Anshuman (2015-07-30), Preliminary proposal to encode the Dogra script
L2/15-312 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2015-11-01), "1. Dogra", Recommendations to UTC #145 November 2015 on Script Proposals
L2/15-234R Pandey, Anshuman (2015-11-04), Proposal to encode the Dogra script
L2/15-254 Moore, Lisa (2015-11-16), "D.5", UTC #145 Minutes
L2/17-201 N4862 A, Srinidhi; A, Sridatta (2017-06-25), Proposal to encode the DOGRA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RR
L2/17-255 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Moore, Lisa; Liang, Hai (2017-07-28), "16. Dogra", Recommendations to UTC #152 July-August 2017 on Script Proposals
L2/17-222 Moore, Lisa (2017-08-11), "D.14", UTC #152 Minutes
N4953 (pdf, doc) "M66.04", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 66, 2018-03-23
L2/17-353 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken (2017-10-02), "C. Dogra", WG2 Consent Docket
L2/17-362 Moore, Lisa (2018-02-02), "Consensus 153-C4", UTC #153 Minutes
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  3. ^ Pandey, Anshuman (2015-11-04). "L2/15-234R: Proposal to encode the Dogra script" (PDF).
  4. ^ Ireland, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and (1834). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society.
  5. ^ "Dogri script finds place on signposts at Jammu railway station". The Statesman. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  6. ^ "Unicode 11.0.0". Unicode Consortium. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.