Vithkuqi Unicode Block
The Vithkuqi block, also known as the "Bithkuq block," is a Unicode block designated for encoding the characters of the Vithkuqi script, an historically important but relatively obscure Albanian script. This script was created in the early 19th century by Naum Veqilharxhi, an Albanian scholar and educator, to facilitate the writing of Albanian using the Latin alphabet. The Vithkuqi script features unique characters to represent Albanian sounds that are not present in other Latin-based scripts. The Unicode Vithkuqi block contains a range of characters used in the Vithkuqi script, including letters, diacritics, and punctuation marks. This encoding allows for the digital representation of texts written in the Vithkuqi script, preserving this aspect of Albanian linguistic and cultural heritage. While the Vithkuqi script is not commonly used today, its inclusion in Unicode ensures that it can be studied, preserved, and accessed for historical and scholarly purposes.
View a range of fonts that support the Vithkuqi block.
Below you will find all the characters that are in the Vithkuqi unicode block. Currently there are 70 characters in this block.