Telugu (Unicode block)

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Range U+0C00..U+0C7F
(128 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Telugu
Major alphabets Telugu
Assigned 97 code points
Unused 31 reserved code points
Source standards ISCII
Unicode version history
1.0.0 80 (+80)
5.1 93 (+13)
7.0 95 (+2)
8.0 96 (+1)
11.0 97 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Telugu is a Unicode block containing characters for the Telugu, Gondi, and Lambadi languages of Andhra Pradesh, India. In its original incarnation, the code points U+0C01..U+0C4D were a direct copy of the Telugu characters A1-ED from the 1988 ISCII standard. The Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam blocks were similarly all based on their ISCII encodings.


Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+0C3x ి
U+0C7x ౿
1.^ As of Unicode version 11.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Telugu block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+0C01..0C03, 0C05..0C0C, 0C0E..0C10, 0C12..0C28, 0C2A..0C33, 0C35..0C39, 0C3E..0C44, 0C46..0C48, 0C4A..0C4D, 0C55..0C56, 0C60..0C61, 0C66..0C6F 80 (to be determined)
L2/01-303 Vikas, Om (2001-07-26), Letter from the Government from India on "Draft for Unicode Standard for Indian Scripts"
L2/01-304 Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0, 2001-08-02
L2/01-305 McGowan, Rick (2001-08-08), Draft UTC Response to L2/01-304, "Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0"
L2/01-430R McGowan, Rick (2001-11-20), UTC Response to L2/01-304, “Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0”
5.1 U+0C3D, 0C58..0C59, 0C62..0C63, 0C78..0C7F 13 L2/03-102 Vikas, Om (2003-03-04), Unicode Standard for Indic Scripts
L2/03-101.9 Proposed Changes in Indic Scripts [Telugu document], 2003-03-04
L2/06-250R[b] N3116R Everson, Michael; Kolichala, Suresh; Venna, Nagarjuna (2006-08-02), Proposal to add eighteen characters for Telugu to the BMP
L2/06-267 Ganesan, Naga (2006-07-31), Comments on L2/06-250, Proposal to add eighteen characters for Telugu to the BMP of the UCS
7.0 U+0C00 1 L2/10-392R2 N3964 Sharma, Shriramana (2010-10-11), Request to encode South Indian CANDRABINDU-s
U+0C34 1 L2/12-015 N4214 Sharma, Shriramana; Kolichala, Suresh; Venna, Nagarjuna; Rajan, Vinodh (2012-01-17), Proposal to encode 0C34 TELUGU LETTER LLLA
L2/12-076 Govt. of Andhra Pradesh's inputs on document no. L2/12-015, 2012-02-01
8.0 U+0C5A 1 L2/12-016 N4215 Sharma, Shriramana; Kolichala, Suresh; Venna, Nagarjuna; Rajan, Vinodh (2012-01-18), Proposal to encode 0C5A TELUGU LETTER RRRA
L2/13-121 Kolichala, Suresh (2013-05-09), Letter from Andhra Pradesh re Telugu RRRA
11.0 U+0C04 1 L2/16-285 N4798 A, Srinidhi; A, Sridatta (2016-10-20), Proposal to encode the TELUGU SIGN COMBINING ANUSVARA ABOVE
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ See also L2/01-303, L2/01-304, L2/01-305, and L2/01-430R


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
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