Language Coverage

Indices : Technical Info : Language Coverage

This article is designed to list which languages are supported by corresponding Unicode blocks. The rule used here to list languages is to list under scripts that have either official status or are still in popular usage, ie. Azerbaijani officially uses the Latin script, but many Azerbaijanis still use Cyrillic extensively.

Latin-1:

Albanian
Danish
Dutch
English
Faroese
Finnish
Flemish
German
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Malay
Norwegian
Portuguese
Scottish Gaelic
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog

Latin Extended-A:*

Afrikaans
Basque
Bosnian
Breton
Catalan
Chichewa
Cornish
Croatian
Czech
Esperanto
Estonian
Fijian
French
Frisian
Greenlandic
Hawaiian
Hungarian
Latin
Latvian
Lithuanian
Maltese
Maori
Moldavian
Navajo (Also requires some Combining Diacritcal Marks)
Polish
Provençal
Rhaeto-Romanic
Romanian
Romany
Sámi, Inari
Sámi, Lule
Sámi, Northern
Sámi, Southern
Samoan
Serbian
Slovak
Slovenian
Sorbian
Turkish
Welsh

Latin Extended-B:*

Azerbaijani (also requires some glyphs from Latin Extended-A)
Croatian
Livonian
Pinyin (Mandarin Romanization)
Sámi, Skolt

Latin Extended Additional:*

Coast Tsimshian
Guarani (Also requires some Combining Diacritical Marks)
Kwakʼwala (Also requires some Combining Diacritical Marks)
Nisghaʼa
Sanskrit Transliteration
Tlingit (Also requires some Combining Diacritical Marks)
Vietnamese
Welsh

IPA Extensions:

International Phonetic Alphabet

Greek:

Greek, Monotonic

Greek Extended:**

Greek, Polytonic

Cyrillic:

Abaza
Abkhaz
Adyghe
Altay
Azerbaijani
Avar
Balkar
Bashkir
Belorussian
Bulgarian
Buryat
Central Siberian Yupik
Chechen
Chuvash
Chukchi
Dargwa
Dungan
Erzya
Evenk
Kabardian
Kalmyk
Karachay
Kazakh
Khakas
Khalka
Khanty
Koryak
Kumyk
Kyrgyz
Lak
Lezgian
Macedonian
Mansi
Mari
Moksha
Moldavian
Mongolian
Nanai
Nenets
Nogai
Old Church Slavonic
Ossetian
Russian
Rusyn
Sámi, Kildin
Selkup
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Tabassaran
Tatar
Tajik
Turkmen
Tuvan
Udihe
Udmurt
Ukrainian
Uzbek
Yakut

Cyrillic Supplement:

Aleut
Chukchi
Chuvash
Enets
Itelmen
Khanty
Komi
Kurdish
Mordvin
Tlingit

Phonetic Extensions:

Uralic Phonetic Alphabet

Phonetic Extensions Supplement:

Uralic Phonetic Alphabet

Cyrillic Extended-A:§

Russian combining marks

Cyrillic Extended-B:

Old Church Slavonic

Hiragana & Katakana:

Japanese

CJK Unified Ideographs:¨

Chinese
Japanese
Korean

Notes:
* Also requires Latin-1.
** Also require Greek.
† Also require Latin-1 & Greek.
‡ Also require Cyrillic.
¶ Also require IPA.
§ Also require Cyrillic Extended-B.
¨ Also require Hiragana & Katakana.

Sources:
Unicode 4.0.0, Chapter 7: European Alphabetic Scripts
Wikipedia: List of languages by writing system
Wikipedia: Languages using Cyrillic
Typblography: Extending Cyrillic character sets
Monotype: Non Latin Font Listing

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