Character Set Support
The Abyssinica SIL font contains complete coverage of all the characters defined in Unicode for Ethiopic. The Ethiopic script is used for writing many of the languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Ethiopic (U+1200..U+137F) was added to Unicode 3.0. Ethiopic Supplement (U+1380..U+139F) and Ethiopic Extended (U+2D80..U+2DDF) were added to Unicode 4.1. Ethiopic Extended-A (U+AB00..U+AB2F) was added to Unicode 6.0. Abyssinica SIL supports all Ethiopic characters which are in Unicode including the Unicode 6.0 additions. As far as we are aware, all languages using the Ethiopic script are now fully represented in Unicode.
A utility such as SIL ViewGlyph can be used to examine the exact repertoire of a font.
The following character ranges constitute the list of characters supported by this font:
|Unicode block||Abyssinica SIL support|
|C0 Controls and Basic Latin||U+0020..U+007E|
|C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement||U+00A0..U+00FF|
|Latin Extended-A||U+0131, U+0152..U+0153, U+0160..U+0161, U+0178, U+017D..U+017E|
|Spacing Modifier Letters||U+02C6, U+02C7, U+02D8..U+02DD|
|Combining Diacritical Marks||U+0300..U+0304, U+0307..U+0308, U+030B..U+030C, U+030F|
|General Punctuation||U+2000..U+2015, U+2018..U+201A, U+201C..U+201E, U+2020..U+2022, U+2026..U+2030, U+2039..U+203B, U+2044, U+2060|
|Superscripts and Subscripts||U+2070, U+2074..U+2079|
|Letterlike Symbols||U+2122, U+2126|
|Mathematical Operators||U+2202, U+2205..U+2206, U+220F, U+2211, U+2219..U+221A, U+221E, U+222B, U+2248, U+2260, U+2264..U+2265|
|PUA||U+E021, U+E029, U+E031, U+E039..U+E043, U+E068..U+E06E, U+E070..U+E072, U+E200, U+E202..U+E205, U+E217, U+E227, U+E230..U+E236, U+E24F, U+E257, U+E25F, U+E26F, U+E290..E296, U+E2A8..U+E2AE, U+E2B7, U+E2BF, U+E2D7..U+E2DE, U+E2E7, U+E2F8..U+E2FE, U+E313, U+E318..U+E31F, U+E328..U+E32E, U+E338..U+E33F, U+E343, U+E34F, U+E380..U+E386, U+E400..U+E406, U+E408, U+E410..U+E416, U+E490..U+E494, U+E496, U+E498..U+E49A|
|Alphabetic Presentation Forms||U+FB01..U+FB02|
Private-use (PUA) characters supported by Abyssinica SIL
PUA characters in the font are documented in SILEthiopicPrivateUseAreaBlock.pdf which is included in the font download as well as in a separate download here:
The majority of the PUA characters have now been encoded into Unicode and it should not be necessary to use the PUA codepoints. Some of the PUA codepoints are actually glyph variants of characters already encoded in Unicode. These are now available through Stylistics Sets and Graphite features. See Smart Font Features.