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Unicode Entity Codes for the Kannada Script

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Use these codes if you need to insert a word or short phrase within a multilingual text. Go to the About the Codes section to see how they are implemented.

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  1. Vowels
  2. Consonants
  3. Kannada Signs (Diacritics/Punctuation)
  4. Symbols and Numerals
  5. About the Codes

These charts show basic characters only. Check the latest Unicode charts to look for any additions to this block.

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Vowels

Kannada Vowel Entity Codes
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
KANNADA LETTER AOption+0C85ALT+3205ಅ
KANNADA LETTER AAOption+0C86ALT+3206ಆ
KANNADA LETTER IOption+0C87ALT+3207ಇ
KANNADA LETTER IIOption+0C88ALT+3208ಈ
KANNADA LETTER UOption+0C89ALT+3209ಉ
KANNADA LETTER UUOption+0C8AALT+3210ಊ
KANNADA LETTER VOCALIC ROption+0C8BALT+3211ಋ
KANNADA LETTER VOCALIC LOption+0C8CALT+3212ಌ
KANNADA LETTER EOption+0C8EALT+3214ಎ
KANNADA LETTER EEOption+0C8FALT+3215ಏ
KANNADA LETTER AIOption+0C90ALT+3216ಐ
KANNADA LETTER OOption+0C92ALT+3218ಒ
KANNADA LETTER OOOption+0C93ALT+3219ಓ
KANNADA LETTER AUOption+0C94ALT+3220ಔ
KANNADA LETTER VOCALIC RROption+0CE0ALT+3296ೠ
KANNADA LETTER VOCALIC LLOption+0CE1ALT+3297ೡ

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Consonants

Kannada Consonants
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
KANNADA LETTER KAOption+0C95ALT+3221ಕ
KANNADA LETTER KHAOption+0C96ALT+3222ಖ
KANNADA LETTER GAOption+0C97ALT+3223ಗ
KANNADA LETTER GHAOption+0C98ALT+3224ಘ
KANNADA LETTER NGAOption+0C99ALT+3225ಙ
KANNADA LETTER CAOption+0C9AALT+3226ಚ
KANNADA LETTER CHAOption+0C9BALT+3227ಛ
KANNADA LETTER JAOption+0C9CALT+3228ಜ
KANNADA LETTER JHAOption+0C9DALT+3229ಝ
KANNADA LETTER NYAOption+0C9EALT+3230ಞ
KANNADA LETTER TTAOption+0C9FALT+3231ಟ
KANNADA LETTER TTHAOption+0CA0ALT+3232ಠ
KANNADA LETTER DDAOption+0CA1ALT+3233ಡ
KANNADA LETTER DDHAOption+0CA2ALT+3234ಢ
KANNADA LETTER NNAOption+0CA3ALT+3235ಣ
KANNADA LETTER TAOption+0CA4ALT+3236ತ
KANNADA LETTER THAOption+0CA5ALT+3237ಥ
KANNADA LETTER DAOption+0CA6ALT+3238ದ
KANNADA LETTER DHAOption+0CA7ALT+3239ಧ
KANNADA LETTER NAOption+0CA8ALT+3240ನ
KANNADA LETTER PAOption+0CAAALT+3242ಪ
KANNADA LETTER PHAOption+0CABALT+3243ಫ
KANNADA LETTER BAOption+0CACALT+3244ಬ
KANNADA LETTER BHAOption+0CADALT+3245ಭ
KANNADA LETTER MAOption+0CAEALT+3246ಮ
KANNADA LETTER YAOption+0CAFALT+3247ಯ
KANNADA LETTER RAOption+0CB0ALT+3248ರ
KANNADA LETTER RRAOption+0CB1ALT+3249ಱ
KANNADA LETTER LAOption+0CB2ALT+3250ಲ
KANNADA LETTER LLAOption+0CB3ALT+3251ಳ
KANNADA LETTER VAOption+0CB5ALT+3253ವ
KANNADA LETTER SHAOption+0CB6ALT+3254ಶ
KANNADA LETTER SSAOption+0CB7ALT+3255ಷ
KANNADA LETTER SAOption+0CB8ALT+3256ಸ
KANNADA LETTER HAOption+0CB9ALT+3257ಹ
KANNADA LETTER FAOption+0CDEALT+3294ೞ

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Kannada Signs and Punctuations

Note: When codes for combining signs are inputted, they are placed on the adjacent letter. The signs are displayed with a supporting

Kannada Signs/Punctuation
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
KANNADA SIGN ANUSVARAಕಂOption+0C82ALT+3202ಂ
KANNADA SIGN VISARGAಕಃOption+0C83ALT+3203ಃ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN AAಕಾOption+0CBEALT+3262ಾ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN IಕಿOption+0CBFALT+3263ಿ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN IIಕೀOption+0CC0ALT+3264ೀ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN UಕುOption+0CC1ALT+3265ು
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN UUಕೂOption+0CC2ALT+3266ೂ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RಕೃOption+0CC3ALT+3267ೃ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RRಕೄOption+0CC4ALT+3268ೄ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN EಕೆOption+0CC6ALT+3270ೆ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN EEಕೇOption+0CC7ALT+3271ೇ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN AIಕೈOption+0CC8ALT+3272ೈ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN OಕೊOption+0CCAALT+3274ೊ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN OOಕೋOption+0CCBALT+3275ೋ
KANNADA VOWEL SIGN AUಕೌOption+0CCCALT+3276ೌ
KANNADA SIGN VIRAMAಕ್Option+0CCDALT+3277್
KANNADA LENGTH MARKಕೕOption+0CD5ALT+3285ೕ
KANNADA AI LENGTH MARKಕೖOption+0CD6ALT+3286ೖ

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Symbols and Numerals

Kannada Symbols and Numerals
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
KANNADA DIGIT ZEROOption+0CE6ALT+3302೦
KANNADA DIGIT ONEOption+0CE7ALT+3303೧
KANNADA DIGIT TWOOption+0CE8ALT+3304೨
KANNADA DIGIT THREEOption+0CE9ALT+3305೩
KANNADA DIGIT FOUROption+0CEAALT+3306೪
KANNADA DIGIT FIVEOption+0CEBALT+3307೫
KANNADA DIGIT SIXOption+0CECALT+3308೬
KANNADA DIGIT SEVENOption+0CEDALT+3309೭
KANNADA DIGIT EIGHTOption+0CEEALT+3310೮
KANNADA DIGIT NINEOption+0CEFALT+3311೯

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About The Codes

Use these codes if you need to insert a word or short phrase within a multilingual text.

Declare Unicode Encoding

The codes listed below are valid for Unicode HTML pages only, and may not work on very old browsers. To make your page a Unicode page, add the following meta tag to the <head> portion of your document.

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
...
<head>

If you forget to include this tag, then some browsers, such as Netscape 4.7, may not display the characters properly.

XHTML

The final close slash must be included after the final quote mark in the encoding header tag if you are using XHTML

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
...
<head>

No Encoding Declared

If no encoding is declared, then the browser uses the default setting, which in the U.S. is typically Latin-1. In that case many Unicode characters could be displayed incorrectly. Also, older browsers such as Netscape 4.7 may not be able to process the entity codes correctly without the "utf-8" declaration.

Using the Entity Codes

The Unicode numeric entity codes can be expressed as either decimal numbers or hexadecimal numbers. When codes for combining signs are inputted, they are placed on the adjacent letter.

For instance, the decimal version of the Kannada /kannaḍa/ (ಕನ್ನಡ) would be
&#3221;&#3243;&#3277;&#3243;&#3233;

The hexadecimal version of Kannada /kannaḍa/ (ಕನ್ನಡ) is
&#x0C95;&#x0CA8;&#x0CCD;&#x0CA8;&#x0CA1;
Note that the hexadecimal numbers include x as part of the code.

Note that there are no specific codes for conjunct consonants. Unicode Kannada fonts and Unicode text editors will theoretically handle the display of conjunct consonants.

Windows Word Numeric Alt Codes

Use ALT plus the decimal version of any code to input it into a Windows document.

Note: These work only in Word 2003+ for Windows. Users with other software or versions of Windows may wish to use the Character Map instead.

OS X Option Codes

If an application supports the Unicode Hex input Keyboard, then use Option plus the hexadecimal number.

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Last Modified: Tuesday, 04-Jun-2013 12:39:59 EDT