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Syloti Nagri

Sylheti Nagari
Silôṭi Nagri
Type Abugida
Languages Sylheti, Bengali
Time period 16th-20th Century
ISO 15924 Template:ISO 15924 code, Template:ISO 15924 number
Direction Template:ISO 15924 direction
Unicode alias Template:ISO 15924 alias
Unicode range U+A800–U+A82F
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Sylheti Nagari or Syloti Nagri (Silôṭi Nagôri) is the original script used for writing the Sylheti language. It is an almost extinct script, this is because the Sylheti Language itself was reduced to only dialect status after Bangladesh gained independence and because it did not make sense for a dialect to have its own script, its use was heavily discouraged. The government of the newly formed Bangladesh did so to promote a greater "Bengali" identity. This led to the informal adoption of the Eastern Nagari script also used for Bengali and Assamese. It is also known as Jalalabadi Nagri, Mosolmani Nagri, Ful Nagri etc.

Sylheti symbols

Vowels

  • 5 independent vowels
  • 5 dependent vowel signs attached to a consonant letter

Modifiers

Consonants

  • 27 consonants

Digits

Unicode

Main article: Syloti Nagri (Unicode block)

Sylheti Nagari was added to the Unicode Standard in March, 2005 with the release of version 4.1.

The Unicode block for Sylheti Nagari is U+A800–U+A82F. Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points:

Syloti NagriUnicode.org chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+A80x
U+A81x
U+A82x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 6.3

Sample Text


References

External links

  • A full archive
  • Omniglot
  • Description of the script


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