The Oriya script is a North Indian script structurally similar to Devanagari, but with semicircular lines at the top of most letters instead of the straight horizontal bars of Devanagari. The actual shapes of the letters, particularly for vowel signs, shows similarities to Tamil. The Oriya script is used to write the Oriya language, of Orissa state, on the east coast of India, as well as minority languages such as Khondi and Santali.

Oriya is a Syllabic Alphabetic script in the Brahmi language family, and has been used since the 12th Century CE. The Oriya script developed from an early form of the Bengali script, which belongs to the Northern group of South Asian scripts. While the cursive shape of the Oriya letters appear to suggest influences from Southern scripts, it is thought that the cursive shape evolved from the need to write on palm leaves with a pointed stylus.

U+0B57    Oriya au length mark   is provided as an encoding for the right side of the surroundrant vowel U+0B4C    Oriya vowel sign au.

Unicode's Oriya code block reserves the 128 code points from U+0B00 to U+0B7F, of which 84 are currently assigned.

Gujarati <-- Oriya --> Tamil

Number of characters added in each version of the Unicode standard :
Unicode 1.1 : 79
Unicode 4.0 : 2
Unicode 5.1 : 3

Number of characters in each General Category :

Letter, Other            Lo : 53
Mark, Non-Spacing        Mn : 11
Mark, Spacing Combining  Mc :  9
Number, Decimal Digit    Nd : 10
Symbol, Other            So :  1

Number of characters in each Bidirectional Category :

Left To Right       L : 73
Non Spacing Mark  NSM : 11

The columns below should be interpreted as :

  1. The Unicode code for the character
  2. The character in question
  3. The Unicode name for the character
  4. The Unicode General Category for the character
  5. The Unicode Bidirectional Category for the character
  6. The Unicode version when this character was added

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     Based on ISCII 1988

U+0B01   ଁ   Oriya sign candrabindu Mn NSM 1.1
U+0B02   ଂ   Oriya sign anusvara Mc L 1.1
U+0B03   ଃ   Oriya sign visarga Mc L 1.1

     Independent vowels

U+0B05   ଅ   Oriya letter A Lo L 1.1
U+0B06   ଆ   Oriya letter aa Lo L 1.1
U+0B07   ଇ   Oriya letter I Lo L 1.1
U+0B08   ଈ   Oriya letter ii Lo L 1.1
U+0B09   ଉ   Oriya letter U Lo L 1.1
U+0B0A   ଊ   Oriya letter uu Lo L 1.1
U+0B0B   ଋ   Oriya letter vocalic r Lo L 1.1
U+0B0C   ଌ   Oriya letter vocalic l Lo L 1.1
U+0B0F   ଏ   Oriya letter E Lo L 1.1
U+0B10   ଐ   Oriya letter ai Lo L 1.1
U+0B13   ଓ   Oriya letter O Lo L 1.1
U+0B14   ଔ   Oriya letter au Lo L 1.1


U+0B15   କ   Oriya letter ka Lo L 1.1
U+0B16   ଖ   Oriya letter kha Lo L 1.1
U+0B17   ଗ   Oriya letter ga Lo L 1.1
U+0B18   ଘ   Oriya letter gha Lo L 1.1
U+0B19   ଙ   Oriya letter nga Lo L 1.1
U+0B1A   ଚ   Oriya letter ca Lo L 1.1
U+0B1B   ଛ   Oriya letter cha Lo L 1.1
U+0B1C   ଜ   Oriya letter ja Lo L 1.1
U+0B1D   ଝ   Oriya letter jha Lo L 1.1
U+0B1E   ଞ   Oriya letter nya Lo L 1.1
U+0B1F   ଟ   Oriya letter tta Lo L 1.1
U+0B20   ଠ   Oriya letter ttha Lo L 1.1
U+0B21   ଡ   Oriya letter dda Lo L 1.1
U+0B22   ଢ   Oriya letter ddha Lo L 1.1
U+0B23   ଣ   Oriya letter nna Lo L 1.1
U+0B24   ତ   Oriya letter ta Lo L 1.1
U+0B25   ଥ   Oriya letter tha Lo L 1.1
U+0B26   ଦ   Oriya letter da Lo L 1.1
U+0B27   ଧ   Oriya letter dha Lo L 1.1
U+0B28   ନ   Oriya letter na Lo L 1.1
U+0B2A   ପ   Oriya letter pa Lo L 1.1
U+0B2B   ଫ   Oriya letter pha Lo L 1.1
U+0B2C   ବ   Oriya letter ba Lo L 1.1
ref U+0B35   ଵ   Oriya letter va (Oriya)
U+0B2D   ଭ   Oriya letter bha Lo L 1.1
U+0B2E   ମ   Oriya letter ma Lo L 1.1
U+0B2F   ଯ   Oriya letter ya Lo L 1.1
aka ja
U+0B30   ର   Oriya letter ra Lo L 1.1
U+0B32   ଲ   Oriya letter la Lo L 1.1
U+0B33   ଳ   Oriya letter lla Lo L 1.1
U+0B35   ଵ   Oriya letter va Lo L 4.0
ref U+0B2C   ବ   Oriya letter ba (Oriya)
U+0B36   ଶ   Oriya letter sha Lo L 1.1
U+0B37   ଷ   Oriya letter ssa Lo L 1.1
U+0B38   ସ   Oriya letter sa Lo L 1.1
U+0B39   ହ   Oriya letter ha Lo L 1.1

     Various signs

U+0B3C   ଼   Oriya sign nukta Mn NSM 1.1
* for extending the alphabet to new letters
U+0B3D   ଽ   Oriya sign avagraha Lo L 1.1

     Dependent vowel signs

U+0B3E   ା   Oriya vowel sign aa Mc L 1.1
U+0B3F   ି   Oriya vowel sign i Mn NSM 1.1
U+0B40   ୀ   Oriya vowel sign ii Mc L 1.1
U+0B41   ୁ   Oriya vowel sign u Mn NSM 1.1
U+0B42   ୂ   Oriya vowel sign uu Mn NSM 1.1
U+0B43   ୃ   Oriya vowel sign vocalic r Mn NSM 1.1
U+0B44   ୄ   Oriya vowel sign vocalic rr Mn NSM 5.1
U+0B47   େ   Oriya vowel sign e Mc L 1.1
* stands to the left of the consonant
U+0B48   ୈ   Oriya vowel sign ai Mc L 1.1
* pieces left of and above the consonant

     Two-part dependent vowel signs
These vowel signs have glyph pieces which stand on both sides of the consonant; they follow the consonant in logical order, and should be handled as a unit for most processing.

U+0B4B   ୋ   Oriya vowel sign o Mc L 1.1
U+0B4C   ୌ   Oriya vowel sign au Mc L 1.1

     Various signs

U+0B4D   ୍   Oriya sign virama Mn NSM 1.1
U+0B56   ୖ   Oriya ai length mark Mn NSM 1.1
U+0B57   ୗ   Oriya au length mark Mc L 1.1

     Additional consonants

U+0B5C   ଡ଼   Oriya letter rra Lo L 1.1
aka dda
U+0B5D   ଢ଼   Oriya letter rha Lo L 1.1
aka ddha
U+0B5F   ୟ   Oriya letter yya Lo L 1.1
aka ya

     Additional vowels for Sanskrit

U+0B60   ୠ   Oriya letter vocalic rr Lo L 1.1
U+0B61   ୡ   Oriya letter vocalic ll Lo L 1.1

     Dependent vowels

U+0B62   ୢ   Oriya vowel sign vocalic l Mn NSM 5.1
U+0B63   ୣ   Oriya vowel sign vocalic ll Mn NSM 5.1


U+0B66   ୦   Oriya digit zero Nd L 1.1
U+0B67   ୧   Oriya digit one Nd L 1.1
U+0B68   ୨   Oriya digit two Nd L 1.1
U+0B69   ୩   Oriya digit three Nd L 1.1
U+0B6A   ୪   Oriya digit four Nd L 1.1
U+0B6B   ୫   Oriya digit five Nd L 1.1
U+0B6C   ୬   Oriya digit six Nd L 1.1
U+0B6D   ୭   Oriya digit seven Nd L 1.1
U+0B6E   ୮   Oriya digit eight Nd L 1.1
U+0B6F   ୯   Oriya digit nine Nd L 1.1

     Oriya-specific additions

U+0B70   ୰   Oriya isshar So L 1.1
U+0B71   ୱ   Oriya letter wa Lo L 4.0
ref U+0B13   ଓ   Oriya letter O (Oriya)
ref U+0B35   ଵ   Oriya letter va (Oriya)
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