Hanifi Rohingya script

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Languages Rohingya language
Direction Right-to-left
ISO 15924 Rohg, 167
Unicode alias
Hanifi Rohingya

The Hanifi Rohingya script is a unified script for the Rohingya language. Rohingya was first written in the 19th century with a version of the Perso-Arabic script. In 1975, an orthographic Arabic script was developed, based on the Urdu alphabet.

In the 1980s, (Maolana) Mohammad Hanif and his colleagues created the suitable phonetic script based on Arabic letters; it has been compared to the N’ko script. The script also includes a set of decimal numbers.[1][2]


Proposals to include Hanifi Rohingya script in Unicode were written by linguist Anshuman Pandey.[3] [4].

It was added to the Unicode Standard in June, 2018 with the release of version 11.0.

The Unicode block for Hanifi Rohingya is U+10D00–U+10D3F and contains 50 characters:[5]

Hanifi Rohingya[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+10D0x 𐴀 𐴁 𐴂 𐴃 𐴄 𐴅 𐴆 𐴇 𐴈 𐴉 𐴊 𐴋 𐴌 𐴍 𐴎 𐴏
U+10D1x 𐴐 𐴑 𐴒 𐴓 𐴔 𐴕 𐴖 𐴗 𐴘 𐴙 𐴚 𐴛 𐴜 𐴝 𐴞 𐴟
U+10D2x 𐴠 𐴡 𐴢 𐴣 𐴤 𐴥 𐴦 𐴧
U+10D3x 𐴰 𐴱 𐴲 𐴳 𐴴 𐴵 𐴶 𐴷 𐴸 𐴹
1.^ As of Unicode version 11.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


  1. ^ "Rohingya alphabets, pronunciation and language". Omniglot. Simon Ager. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  2. ^ James, Ian (5 July 2012). "Hanifi alphabet for Rohingya". Sky Knowledge. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Pandey, Anshuman (27 October 2015). "Proposal to encode the Hanifi Rohingya script in Unicode" (PDF). The Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Erard, Michael (2017-10-18). "How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World's Alphabets". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Unicode 11.0.0". Unicode Consortium. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.