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 upcoming Unicode 14.0 additions (Ethiopic Extended-B U+1E7E0..U+1E7FF). 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+02D0, U+02D8..U+02DD|
|Combining Diacritical Marks||U+0300..U+0304, U+0307..U+0308, U+030B..U+030C, U+030F, U+034F|
|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|
|Geometric Shapes||U+25CA, U+25CC|
|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
Because the majority of the PUA characters have now been encoded into Unicode, or they were considered glyph variants, all PUA characters in the font have been removed with the exception of U+E494 () and U+E496 (). Some of the PUA codepoints were actually glyph variants of characters already encoded in Unicode. These are now available through OpenType Character Variants, Graphite features, or TypeTuned fonts. See Smart Font Features.
PUA characters that were previously in the font are documented here: