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Unicode Entity Codes for the Baybayin (Tagalog) 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. Consonants
  2. Vowels and Vowel Signs
  3. 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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Consonants

These symbols represent the consonant plus the vowel /a/. To change the following vowel, use one of the vowel signs.

Baybayin Consonant Entity Codes
Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
TAGALOG LETTER KAᜃ
TAGALOG LETTER GAᜄ
TAGALOG LETTER NGAᜅ
TAGALOG LETTER TAᜆ
TAGALOG LETTER DAᜇ
TAGALOG LETTER NAᜊ
TAGALOG LETTER PAᜉ
TAGALOG LETTER BAᜊ
TAGALOG LETTER MAᜋ
TAGALOG LETTER YAᜌ
TAGALOG LETTER LAᜎ
TAGALOG LETTER WAᜏ
TAGALOG LETTER SAᜐ
TAGALOG LETTER HAᜑ

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Baybayin Vowel Signs

 

Baybayin Vowels
Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
TAGALOG LETTER A ᜀ
TAGALOG LETTER I/E ᜁ
TAGALOG LETTER U/O ᜂ

 

Use the vowel sign to indicate when the vowel after a consonant is something other than /a/. Use the virama to indicate that the consonant is not followed by a vowel.

Note: When codes for vowel signs are inputted, they are placed on the adjacent letter. For the vowel signs at the end, the ka sign is used as an "empty consonant" to host vowel signs

Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
Baybayin Vowel Signs
TAGALOG VOWEL SIGN Iᜃᜒᜒ
TAGALOG VOWEL SIGN Uᜃᜓᜓ
TAGALOG SIGN VIRAMAᜃ᜔᜔

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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.

 

ᜎᜅᜒ   /la.ŋgi/

&#5902;&#5893;&#5906;

 

The hexadecimal version of Baybayin /la.ŋgi/ ᜅᜎᜒ would be:
&#x1705;&#x170E;&#x1712;
Note that the hexadecimal numbers include x as part of the code.

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 12:40:06 EDT