Ugaritic Unicode Block
The Unicode Ugaritic block is a section within the Unicode Standard, a global character encoding standard used for representing text from various writing systems around the world. The Ugaritic block specifically encompasses characters used in the Ugaritic script, which was an ancient writing system employed in the ancient city of Ugarit, located in what is now modern-day Syria. The Ugaritic script dates back to the second millennium BCE and was primarily used for writing the Ugaritic language, which is an extinct Northwest Semitic language. The script consists of cuneiform-like characters and is written from left to right. It was deciphered in the early 20th century, shedding light on the history and culture of the Ugaritic civilization. The Unicode Ugaritic block includes a range of characters necessary for accurately representing text in the Ugaritic script, making it possible to digitally encode and display Ugaritic inscriptions and texts for scholarly and historical purposes. This encoding ensures the preservation and accessibility of Ugaritic writings in the digital age.
View a range of fonts that support the Ugaritic block.
Below you will find all the characters that are in the Ugaritic unicode block. Currently there are 31 characters in this block.