Psalter Pahlavi

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Psalter Pahlavi
Cross of Herat - Psalter Pahlavi Inscription.png
Sample of text taken from the Cross of Herat
Type
Languages Middle Persian
Time period
Mid-6th to 7th century CE
Parent systems
Direction Right-to-left
ISO 15924 Phlp, 132
Unicode alias
Psalter Pahlavi
U+10B80–U+10BAF

Psalter Pahlavi is an abjad which was used for writing Middle Persian on paper, it is thus described as one of the Pahlavi scripts.[1][2] It was written right to left with dots for word division.[3]

It takes its name from the Pahlavi Psalter, part of the Psalms translated from Syriac to Middle Persian and found in what is now western China.[4]

Characters[edit]

Unicode block[edit]

Psalter Pahlavi script was added to the Unicode Standard in June, 2014 with the release of version 7.0.

The Unicode block is U+10B80–U+10BAF:

Psalter Pahlavi[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+10B8x 𐮀 𐮁 𐮂 𐮃 𐮄 𐮅 𐮆 𐮇 𐮈 𐮉 𐮊 𐮋 𐮌 𐮍 𐮎 𐮏
U+10B9x 𐮐 𐮑 𐮙 𐮚 𐮛 𐮜
U+10BAx 𐮩 𐮪 𐮫 𐮬 𐮭 𐮮 𐮯
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The names are based on the corresponding Imperial Aramaic characters

References[edit]