Mongolian shape index

Updated Fri 7 Aug 2015 • tags mongolian, scriptnotes

This document lists shapes used to represent characters in the Mongolian script and how they are mapped to the characters and contexts in which they are used. The document doesn't show you where a glyph shape would be produced by OpenType rules in a font. Just the standard positional shapes and those produced by variant selectors.

The data is based on DS01, an update to the Jan 2014 L2/14-031 proposal, which is not currently publicly available, and is still a moving target. The information was supplied by Greg Eck, and developed by him, Aaron Bell, and Andrew Glass.

how to use the table

Each possible shape is listed in the left-most column. An attempt is made to arrange similar shapes together.

In the middle column you find Unicode code point numbers for characters that use that shape in ordinary positional contexts. The code point is immediately followed by s, i, m or f, indicating isolated, initial, medial or final, respectively.

Code points are colour-coded as follows: Mongolian, black; Todo, brown; Sibe, green; Manchu, violet; Ali Gali, blue.

If you mouse over the code point number, the tooltip shows the name of the character. If you click on the code point number, it takes you to another document containing a list of the various shapes for that character, and how the character in that context is displayed in major fonts.

The third column works in the same way as the second, except that code points are also followed by a number, which indicates that the character has to be used with FVS1, FVS2 or FVS3 to produce that shape.

The table

Shape Used for position Used with FVS
1820s 1820s
1820f 1821f 1828f 185Df1
  1828f1
1863s 1863f  
185Ds 185Df  
185Ff  
182Cf 182Df 182Df1
1874s 1874f 182Cf1 182Df3
184Ef  
1867f  
1829s 1829i 1829m 184Ai 184Am 1862i 1862m  
188Am 188Af  
  1873f3
1820s 1820s1 185Ds1
  182Df2
  1887s1
1862s 1862f  
1829f  
184As 184Af  
184Bs 184Bf 182Af1
1843f  
  1820f1, 1821f1 1887f2
1821i 185Di 1820i1 1828i1
1828s 1828i  
189Bs 189Bi  
1820i 1820i1
184Ds 184Di  
184Es 184Ei  
1822i 185Ei 1873i 1888i  
1820m 1821m 1828m 185Dm1
  1828m1 1828m3
  1863m1
185Dm  
189Bm 189Bf  
185Fs 185Fi 185Fm  
1822m 1835s 1835i 1836m 1855s 1855i 1855m 1855f 185Em 186Ai 1873m 1888m 1822m2 1836i1 185Em2 1873m3 1888m1
1872i 1877s 1877i  
189Fs 189Fi  
1836s 1836i 186As 186Am 186Af 1836m1
1872s 1872m 1872f  
1837s 1837i 1837m 1875i 1875m  
18A3s 18A3i  
189Es 189Ei  
1832m 1833s 1856s 1856i 1856m 1833i1 1833m1 1868m1
  1876i1 1876m1
  1869m1
18A1m 18A1f  
1856f 1833f1
1868m  
1869m 1869f  
  18A1m1
  185Ef1 1873f1
1875s 1875f  
  185Ef2 1873f2 1888f1
182Cm 182Dm 1863m 1874m 1820m1 182Dm2
184Dm 1820m1 182Cm1 182Dm1 1874m1
184Em  
1865m 1865f  
189Am 189Af  
  184Em1
1864m 1864f  
185Es 1822m1 185Em1 1873m1
1873s 1822m3 1873m2
1889s 1889i 1889m 182Cs1 182Ds2 182Di2 184Es1 1863s1
  182Cs2 182Ds1
  1864s1
  1865s1
1822f 1836f 185Ef 1873f 1889f 182Dm3 1835f1 1874s1 1874m2
1888f  
  1874m3
1837f 183As 183Ai 183Am  
186Cs 186Ci 186Cm 186Cf  
186Ds 186Di 186Dm 186Df  
1857s 1857i 1857m  
1858s 1858i 1858m 1858f  
183Bs 183Bi 183Bm 184Ds1
184Cs 184Ci 184Cm  
182Cs 182Ci 182Di1 1863i 1874i  
182Ci1 182Ds 182Di  
1864s 1864i  
1865s 1865i  
189As 189Ai  
182Bs 182Bi 182Bm  
182Bf  
  1874f1
  1874f2
183Af  
1857f  
183Bf 184Df  
184Cf  
1822s 185Es1 1873s1
1888s  
188As 188Ai  
  188Ai1
  188Am1
1849s 1826s2
1847s  
1823m 1824m 1825m 1826m 1838m 1849m 1823f1 1824f1 1847m2 1860m1
18A6a  
1847m  
1860m 1860f2  
1846m 1846f  
1848m 1848f  
1823f 1824f 1825f 1826f 182As 182Ai 182Am 1838f 1849f 184Bi 184Bm 1847f1 1860f1
1839s 1839i 1839m  
1847f  
1860f  
18A8a  
1899a  
182Af  
1839f  
185As 185Ai 185Am 185Af  
1866s 1866i 1866m 1866f  
1833f 1868f  
1823s 1823i 1824s 1824i 1849i 1824s1 1849s1
1846s 1846i  
1847i 1847s1
1860s 1860i  
1848s 1848i  
1825s 1826s1 1861s1
1825i 1826s 1826i 1861i  
  1846m1 1849m1
  1823m1 1824m1
  1847m1
  1848m1
  1825m2 1826m2
1861s 1861m 1825m1 1826m1
1833m 1868m2
1861f 1825f1 1826f1
1844m 1844f  
1827m 1838s 1838i 1838m1
188Fs 188Fi 188Fm 188Ff  
1827f 1838f1
185Bs 185Bi 185Bm 185Bf  
188Es 188Ei 188Em 188Ef  
  1844m1
1844s 1844i  
1827i  
1827s  
182Es 182Ei 184Fi  
182Fs 182Fi  
18AAs 18AAi  
182Em 184Fm  
182Fm  
18AAm 18AAf  
184Fs 184Ff  
182Ef  
182Ff  
1830s 1830i  
18A5s 18A5i  
1831s 1831i  
18A2s 18A2i  
1867s 1867i  
18A4s 18A4i  
189Ds 189Di  
189Cs 189Ci  
186Es 186Ei  
186Fs 186Fi  
  186Fi1
1830m  
18A5m 18A5f  
1831m  
18A2m 18A2f  
1894s 1894i 1894m 1894f  
18A4m 18A4f  
189Dm 189Df  
189Cm 189Cf  
186Em 186Ef  
186Fm  
  186Fm1
1867m  
  1830f2
186Ff  
1830f  
1831f  
  1830f1
  1887f1
1832s 1832i 1833i 1832m1 1868i1
1869s 1869i  
18A1s 18A1i  
1832f  
1868s 1868i  
  1869i1
  18A1i1
1835m 1854s 1854i 1854m  
18A3m 18A3f  
189Em 189Ef  
1835f 1854f  
1877m 1877f  
189Fm 189Ff  
1834s 1834i 1834m  
1834f  
183Cs 183Ci 183Cm  
183Cf  
1871s 1871i 1871m 1871f  
183Ds 183Di 183Dm  
183Df  
1852s 1852i 1852m  
1852f  
1853s 1853i 1853m  
1853f  
185Cs 185Ci 185Cm  
1896a  
185Cf  
188Ba  
1892a  
1893a  
1890a  
1891a  
1851a  
18A0a  
  18A0m1
1898  
188Ca  
183Em 1841s 1841i 1841m  
183Ef 1841f  
1859m  
1859i 1859f  
183Es 183Ei 1859i  
1840s 1840i 1840m  
1840f  
1850s 1850i 1850m  
1850f  
1897a  
1895a  
183Fs 183Fi 183Fm  
183Ff  
1842s 1842i 1842m 1842f  
188Da  
1843s 1843i 1843m  
1870a  
18A7a  
1845f  
1845s  
1845m  
  1845m1
1845i  
186Bs 186Bi 186Bm 186Bf 1876s 1876i 1876m 1876f  
1887s 1887i 1887m  
1887f  
  1887f3

Further reading

  1. Quejingzhabu, 蒙古文编码
  2. Bell, Eck, Glass, Proposal to update the code charts for Mongolian.
  3. Unicode Consortium, Standardized Variants.
First published 21 Sep 2014. This version 2015-08-07 13:19 GMT.  •  Copyright r12a@w3.org. Licence CC-By.