Unicode for Assyriologists

Aleksi Sahala 2010
University of Helsinki



In HTML use &# before decimal value, e.g. diĝir for diĝir. Please note that the initial zero is optional.

Some characters (with breves or dots such as ḫ, ṣ, ṭ) are typographically incompatible with non Arial style fonts. If any other font family such as Times New Roman is used, using variants with cedillas (ţ, ş) is recommended.

Compare Arial: işşabat, iṣṣabat vs. Times New Roman: işşabat, iṣṣabat

Sumerian, Akkadian and Assyrian transcription

Character Dec Hex Note
ā 0257 0101
â 0226 00E2
ē 0275 0113
ê 0234 00EA
ī 0299 012B
î 0238 00EE
ū 0363 016B
û 0251 00FB
ʾ 0702 02BE aleph variant 1
7507 1D53 aleph variant 2
ĝ 0285 011D
7723 1E2B arial only
ķ 0311 0137
7731 1E33 arial only
7779 1E63 arial only
ş 0351 015F
š 0154 009A
ś 0347 015B arial only
7789 1E6D arial only
ţ 0355 0163

Character Dec Hex Note
Ā 0256 0100
 0194 00C2
Ē 0274 0112
Ê 0202 00CA
Ī 0298 012A
Î 0206 00CE
Ū 0362 016A
Û 0219 00DB
Ĝ 0284 011C
7722 1E2A arial only
7730 1E32 arial only
Ķ 0310 0136
7778 1E62 arial only
Ş 0350 015E
Š 0138 008A
Ś 0346 015A arial only
7788 1E6C arial only
Ţ 0354 0162

Transliteration and cuneiform notation

Character Dec Hex Note
á 0255
à 0254
é 0233
è 0232
í 0237
ì 0255
ú 0250
ù 0249
Á 0193
À 0192
É 0201
È 0200
Í 0205
Ì 0204
Ú 0218
Ù 0217
8211 2013 logogram dash
× 0215 00D7 inside
< 0060 003C damaged sign 1
> 0062 003E "
8234 202A damaged sign 2
8235 202B "
8968 2308 damaged sign 3
8969 2039 "

Proto-Semitic

Character Dec Hex Note
7580 1D9C
7695 1E0F arial only
7693 1E0C arial only
ġ 0289 0121
7717 1E25 arial only
7830 1E96 arial only
7791 1E6F arial only


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