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GNU Unifont is part of the GNU Project. This page contains the latest release of GNU Unifont, with glyphs for every printable code point in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP). The BMP occupies the first 65,536 code points of the Unicode space, denoted as U+0000..U+FFFF. There is also growing coverage of the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (SMP), in the range U+010000..U+01FFFF, and of Michael Everson's ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) with Rebecca Bettencourt's Under-CSUR additions.

Commercial Use

A user has asked if GNU Unifont can be used with commercial (non-free) software. The answer is yes. The GNU Font Embedding Exception and the SIL OFL allow for that. See the next section for details. The main purpose of the licensing is to require derivative fonts that others create to be released to the public under the same licensing terms, not to prohibit the use of those fonts with certain software. Thus, preserving the license terms in derivative fonts provides a public benefit. The licenses also provide acknowledgement of previous Unifont contributors for their volunteer work.

Copyright, Derivative Works, and License

Thousands of Unifont glyphs are creations of individual Unifont contributors; those glyphs enjoy copyright protections of various degrees. Some of those contributions are letter forms of established alphabets while others are icon (symbol) designs such as the many animal icons which, as artistic designs, have even stronger international protections. See for example this memorandum of applicable laws of Berne Union member country Germany (where Unifont was created): Unifont Copyright Protections.

Derivative variants of Unifont are permitted under the terms of the dual license: GNU GPLv2+ with the GNU Font Embedding Exception and the SIL Open Font License version 1.1. These are free licenses. The remainder of this section provides details.

These font files are licensed under the GNU General Public License, either Version 2 or (at your option) a later version, with the exception that embedding the font in a document does not in itself constitute a violation of the GNU GPL. The full terms of the license are in LICENSE.txt.

As of Unifont version 13.0.04, the fonts are dual-licensed under the SIL Open Font License (OFL) version 1.1 and the GNU GPL 2+ with the GNU font embedding exception. The SIL OFL is available at OFL-1.1.txt.

Font Downloads

The standard font build — with and without the ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) / Under-CSUR Private Use Area (PUA) glyphs. Download in your favorite format:

Specialized versions — built by request:

On Windows or Mac OS X, unzip the .ttf.zip file or download the uncompressed .ttf file and copy the font to your Fonts folder. On Microsoft Windows, this folder is located under the Windows folder on your main disk. On a Mac, this is located under the Library folder on your main disk.

For best appearance on a Mac in a Terminal window, select Terminal from the menu, then Preferences. A Settings window will appear. Make sure that you're on the Text tab in that window. Then make sure that the "Antialias text" box is checked. The TrueType version of the font should then look fine at point sizes of 12pt and larger. The font won't look very legible in a Mac Terminal window unless you select this antialias option.

Note: BDF, PCF, and TrueType files contain dimension and spacing information for each glyph in a font. Some font rendering engines ignore this glyph information that the font file provides. This is especially true of rendering engines designed to handle monospace fonts. Unifont will not display all glyphs correctly with such software. The BDF font follows BDF version 2.1 (not version 2.2) because the the X Window System standardized on version 2.1. The PSF 1 version of Unifont is a monospace font but is limited to 512 glyphs, and is only of use with font rendering engines that support more than 256 glyphs in a console frame buffer font.

All unifont.hex sources are in the full Unifont Utilities download page.

Unifont Limitations

Unifont only stores one glyph per printable Unicode code point. This means that complex scripts with special forms for letter combinations including consonant combinations and floating vowel marks such as with Indic scripts (Devanagari, Bengali, Tamil, etc.) or letters that change shape depending upon their position in a word (Indic and Arabic scripts) will not render well in Unifont. In those cases, Unifont is only suitable as a font of last resort. Users wishing to properly render such complex scripts should use full OpenType fonts that faithfully display such alternate forms.

Release Notes

This latest release is part of the GNU Project. You can view the GNU Project Unifont Page on Savannah.

The theoretical maximum number of printable glyphs in the Unicode Plane 0 range is 65,536 code points minus the 2,048 surrogate pair code points, minus the 6,400 Private Use Area code points, minus the two noncharacters (U+FFFE and U+FFFF). This amounts to 57,086 assignable code points apart from the Private Use Area.

The theoretical maximum number of printable glyphs in the higher Unicode planes is 65,534; the last two code points in each plane are reserved as noncharacters.

Change from TrueType to OpenType

Unifont 14.0.03 introduced OpenType fonts produced using the hex2otf program by 何志翔 (He Zhixiang). The OpenType versions are built but not installed by default in Unifont 14.0.03 and Unifont 15.0.01.

Unifont 15.0.01 installs OpenType fonts alongside the TrueType fonts that are installed in Unifont 14.0.x and previous releases. The current plan is for Unifont 16.0.01 to no longer install TrueType fonts that have OpenType equivalents. This will allow a period of approximately one year for Unifont users to switch from TrueType to OpenType files.

Unifont 15.0

Unifont 14.0

As of Unicode 14.0.0, only one unassigned range remains in the Basic Multilingual Plane (Plane 0), with only 16 code points: U+2FE0..U+2FEF.

Unifont 13.0

Earlier Releases

See the Archive link at the top of this page for information on earlier Unifont releases.

Unifont Glyphs

Click on each link in the table below to show its corresponding 256-code point range.

The table below links to the glyphs in the Plane 0 (Basic Multilingual Plane) unifont font files.

GNU Unifont Glyphs
Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2F
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5F
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F
A0 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 AA AB AC AD AE AF
B0 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 BA BB BC BD BE BF
C0 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 CA CB CC CD CE CF
D0 D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 Surrogate Pairs
Private Use Area
Private Use Area F9 FA FB FC FD FE FF

The table below links to the glyphs in the Plane 0 (Basic Multilingual Plane) unifont_jp Japanese variant font files. See also the Plane 2 glyphs further down, which are only included in the unifont_jp TrueType font file.

GNU Unifont Glyphs — Japanese Version
with Page Coverage for Plane 0
(Green=100%, Red=0%)
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2F
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5F
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F
A0 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 AA AB AC AD AE AF
B0 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 BA BB BC BD BE BF
C0 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 CA CB CC CD CE CF
D0 D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 Surrogate Pairs
Private Use Area
Private Use Area F9 FA FB FC FD FE FF

The next two tables link to glyphs in the Plane 1 (Supplementary Multilingual Plane) and Plane E (Tags and Variation Selector Supplement) that appear in the unifont_upper TrueType font file.

GNU Unifont Glyphs
with Page Coverage for Plane 1
(Green=100%, Red=0%)
0100 0101 0102 0103 0104 0105 0106 0107 0108 0109 010A 010B 010C 010D 010E 010F
0110 0111 0112 0113 0114 0115 0116 0117 0118 0119 011A 011B 011C 011D 011E 011F
0120 0121 0122 0123 0124 0125 0126 0127 0128 0129 012A 012B 012C 012D 012E 012F
0130 0131 0132 0133 0134 0135 0136 0137 0138 0139 013A 013B 013C 013D 013E 013F
0140 0141 0142 0143 0144 0145 0146 0147 0148 0149 014A 014B 014C 014D 014E 014F
0150 0151 0152 0153 0154 0155 0156 0157 0158 0159 015A 015B 015C 015D 015E 015F
0160 0161 0162 0163 0164 0165 0166 0167 0168 0169 016A 016B 016C 016D 016E 016F
0170 0171 0172 0173 0174 0175 0176 0177 0178 0179 017A 017B 017C 017D 017E 017F
0180 0181 0182 0183 0184 0185 0186 0187 0188 0189 018A 018B 018C 018D 018E 018F
0190 0191 0192 0193 0194 0195 0196 0197 0198 0199 019A 019B 019C 019D 019E 019F
01A0 01A1 01A2 01A3 01A4 01A5 01A6 01A7 01A8 01A9 01AA 01AB 01AC 01AD 01AE 01AF
01B0 01B1 01B2 01B3 01B4 01B5 01B6 01B7 01B8 01B9 01BA 01BB 01BC 01BD 01BE 01BF
01C0 01C1 01C2 01C3 01C4 01C5 01C6 01C7 01C8 01C9 01CA 01CB 01CC 01CD 01CE 01CF
01D0 01D1 01D2 01D3 01D4 01D5 01D6 01D7 01D8 01D9 01DA 01DB 01DC 01DD 01DE 01DF
01E0 01E1 01E2 01E3 01E4 01E5 01E6 01E7 01E8 01E9 01EA 01EB 01EC 01ED 01EE 01EF
01F0 01F1 01F2 01F3 01F4 01F5 01F6 01F7 01F8 01F9 01FA 01FB 01FC 01FD 01FE 01FF
GNU Unifont Glyphs
Unicode Plane 14
0E00 0E01

The table below links to the glyphs in Plane 2 (Supplementary Ideographic Plane), contained only in the unifont_jp TrueType font file. Note: Those Plane 2 glyphs that exist provide complete coverage for the JIS X 0213 standard in Unicode. Only 303 glyphs appear in the files below. There are no plans to add any other Unicode Plane 2 glyphs. Files with no glyphs appear with a gray background.

GNU Unifont Glyphs — Japanese Version
with Page Coverage for Plane 2
0200 0201 0202 0203 0204 0205 0206 0207 0208 0209 020A 020B 020C 020D 020E 020F
0210 0211 0212 0213 0214 0215 0216 0217 0218 0219 021A 021B 021C 021D 021E 021F
0220 0221 0222 0223 0224 0225 0226 0227 0228 0229 022A 022B 022C 022D 022E 022F
0230 0231 0232 0233 0234 0235 0236 0237 0238 0239 023A 023B 023C 023D 023E 023F
0240 0241 0242 0243 0244 0245 0246 0247 0248 0249 024A 024B 024C 024D 024E 024F
0250 0251 0252 0253 0254 0255 0256 0257 0258 0259 025A 025B 025C 025D 025E 025F
0260 0261 0262 0263 0264 0265 0266 0267 0268 0269 026A 026B 026C 026D 026E 026F
0270 0271 0272 0273 0274 0275 0276 0277 0278 0279 027A 027B 027C 027D 027E 027F
0280 0281 0282 0283 0284 0285 0286 0287 0288 0289 028A 028B 028C 028D 028E 028F
0290 0291 0292 0293 0294 0295 0296 0297 0298 0299 029A 029B 029C 029D 029E 029F
02A0 02A1 02A2 02A3 02A4 02A5 02A6 02A7 02A8 02A9 02AA 02AB 02AC 02AD 02AE 02AF
02B0 02B1 02B2 02B3 02B4 02B5 02B6 02B7 02B8 02B9 02BA 02BB 02BC 02BD 02BE 02BF
02C0 02C1 02C2 02C3 02C4 02C5 02C6 02C7 02C8 02C9 02CA 02CB 02CC 02CD 02CE 02CF
02D0 02D1 02D2 02D3 02D4 02D5 02D6 02D7 02D8 02D9 02DA 02DB 02DC 02DD 02DE 02DF
02E0 02E1 02E2 02E3 02E4 02E5 02E6 02E7 02E8 02E9 02EA 02EB 02EC 02ED 02EE 02EF
02F0 02F1 02F2 02F3 02F4 02F5 02F6 02F7 02F8 02F9 02FA 02FB 02FC 02FD 02FE 02FF

Finally, this last glyph table shows ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) and Under CSUR glyphs that appear in the unifont_csur TrueType font file. Not all of the Plane 0 CSUR and UCSUR scripts have been drawn, but given the esoteric nature of some CSUR and UCSUR scripts (including the unavailability of glyph samples for many of the more obscure constructed scripts), the boxes in the table all have a green background color even if not at 100% coverage.

GNU Unifont Glyphs
Private Use Area, Planes 0 and 15 — ConScript Unicode Registry
E0 E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 EA EB EC ED EE EF
F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 Unicode Assigned Code Points
0F00 0F01 0F02 0F03 0F04 0F05 0F06 0F07 0F08 0F09 0F0A 0F0B 0F0C 0F0D 0F0E 0F0F
0F10 0F11 0F12 0F13 0F14 0F15 0F16 0F17 0F18 0F19 0F1A 0F1B 0F1C 0F1D 0F1E 0F1F

Contributing Glyphs

16 by 16 pixel sample grid

If you would like to contribute glyphs to the GNU Unifont effort, you can download the associated PNG file from the tables above (SMP and CSUR need additions). Then draw new glyphs in the 16-by-16 pixel area that is inside the inner box you see in the image on the left.

When done, erase the surrounding inner box and ruler lines around the inner box. You can then save the file as a monochrome bitmap image. Then convert the .png file into a .hex file with the unipng2hex utility in the source tarball. Or you can just email the .png file to me as a contribution to this effort and I will do the conversion.

Q: Why is the outer grid so much larger than the 16-by-16 pixel inner box?

A: Because in a future version, unipng2hex, unihex2png, and other utilities should be able to handle larger glyphs.

The table below shows the current state of completion of the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (Plane 1). Any range in the table that doesn't have a green background has missing glyphs. To see which scripts are in a particular range, consult the "Supplementary Multilingual Plane" list in the Current Coverage section below. The more red a range appears in the table below, the more glyphs are missing from that range.

Current Coverage

Links in this section reference the first block of 256 glyphs where a script begins.

The list below shows the scripts that are in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane, with coverage in this release of Unifont.

      Covered      Range       Script
      -------      -----       ------
       100.0%  U+0000..U+007F  C0 Controls and Basic Latin
       100.0%  U+0080..U+00FF  C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement
       100.0%  U+0100..U+017F  Latin Extended-A
       100.0%  U+0180..U+024F  Latin Extended-B
       100.0%  U+0250..U+02AF  IPA Extensions
       100.0%  U+02B0..U+02FF  Spacing Modifier Letters
       100.0%  U+0300..U+036F  Combining Diacritical Marks
       100.0%  U+0370..U+03FF  Greek and Coptic
       100.0%  U+0400..U+04FF  Cyrillic
       100.0%  U+0500..U+052F  Cyrillic Supplement
       100.0%  U+0530..U+058F  Armenian
       100.0%  U+0590..U+05FF  Hebrew
       100.0%  U+0600..U+06FF  Arabic
       100.0%  U+0700..U+074F  Syriac
       100.0%  U+0750..U+077F  Arabic Supplement
       100.0%  U+0780..U+07BF  Thaana
       100.0%  U+07C0..U+07FF  N'Ko
       100.0%  U+0800..U+083F  Samaritan
       100.0%  U+0840..U+085F  Mandaic
       100.0%  U+0860..U+086F  Syriac Supplement
       100.0%  U+0870..U+089F  Arabic Extended-B
       100.0%  U+08A0..U+08FF  Arabic Extended-A
       100.0%  U+0900..U+097F  Devanagari
       100.0%  U+0980..U+09FF  Bengali
       100.0%  U+0A00..U+0A7F  Gurmukhi
       100.0%  U+0A80..U+0AFF  Gujarati
       100.0%  U+0B00..U+0B7F  Oriya
       100.0%  U+0B80..U+0BFF  Tamil
       100.0%  U+0C00..U+0C7F  Telugu
       100.0%  U+0C80..U+0CFF  Kannada
       100.0%  U+0D00..U+0D7F  Malayalam
       100.0%  U+0D80..U+0DFF  Sinhala
       100.0%  U+0E00..U+0E7F  Thai
       100.0%  U+0E80..U+0EFF  Lao
       100.0%  U+0F00..U+0FFF  Tibetan
       100.0%  U+1000..U+109F  Myanmar
       100.0%  U+10A0..U+10FF  Georgian
       100.0%  U+1100..U+11FF  Hangul Jamo
       100.0%  U+1200..U+137F  Ethiopic
       100.0%  U+1380..U+139F  Ethiopic Supplement
       100.0%  U+13A0..U+13FF  Cherokee
       100.0%  U+1400..U+167F  Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
       100.0%  U+1680..U+169F  Ogham
       100.0%  U+16A0..U+16FF  Runic
       100.0%  U+1700..U+171F  Tagalog
       100.0%  U+1720..U+173F  Hanunoo
       100.0%  U+1740..U+175F  Buhid
       100.0%  U+1760..U+177F  Tagbanwa
       100.0%  U+1780..U+17FF  Khmer
       100.0%  U+1800..U+18AF  Mongolian
       100.0%  U+18B0..U+18FF  Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended
       100.0%  U+1900..U+194F  Limbu
       100.0%  U+1950..U+197F  Tai Le
       100.0%  U+1980..U+19DF  New Tai Lue
       100.0%  U+19E0..U+19FF  Khmer Symbols
       100.0%  U+1A00..U+1A1F  Buginese
       100.0%  U+1A20..U+1AAF  Tai Tham
       100.0%  U+1AB0..U+1AFF  Combining Diacritical Marks Extended
       100.0%  U+1B00..U+1B7F  Balinese
       100.0%  U+1B80..U+1BBF  Sundanese
       100.0%  U+1BC0..U+1BFF  Batak
       100.0%  U+1C00..U+1C4F  Lepcha
       100.0%  U+1C50..U+1C7F  Ol Chiki
       100.0%  U+1C80..U+1C8F  Cyrillic Extended-C
       100.0%  U+1C90..U+1CBF  Georgian Extended
       100.0%  U+1CC0..U+1CCF  Sundanese Supplement
       100.0%  U+1CD0..U+1CFF  Vedic Extensions
       100.0%  U+1D00..U+1D7F  Phonetic Extensions
       100.0%  U+1D80..U+1DBF  Phonetic Extensions Supplement
       100.0%  U+1DC0..U+1DFF  Combining Diacritical Marks Supplement
       100.0%  U+1E00..U+1EFF  Latin Extended Additional
       100.0%  U+1F00..U+1FFF  Greek Extended
       100.0%  U+2000..U+206F  General Punctuation
       100.0%  U+2070..U+209F  Superscripts and Subscripts
       100.0%  U+20A0..U+20CF  Currency Symbols
       100.0%  U+20D0..U+20FF  Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols
       100.0%  U+2100..U+214F  Letterlike Symbols
       100.0%  U+2150..U+218F  Number Forms
       100.0%  U+2190..U+21FF  Arrows
       100.0%  U+2200..U+22FF  Mathematical Operators
       100.0%  U+2300..U+23FF  Miscellaneous Technical
       100.0%  U+2400..U+243F  Control Pictures
       100.0%  U+2440..U+245F  Optical Character Recognition
       100.0%  U+2460..U+24FF  Enclosed Alphanumerics
       100.0%  U+2500..U+257F  Box Drawing
       100.0%  U+2580..U+259F  Block Elements
       100.0%  U+25A0..U+25FF  Geometric Shapes
       100.0%  U+2600..U+26FF  Miscellaneous Symbols
       100.0%  U+2700..U+27BF  Dingbats
       100.0%  U+27C0..U+27EF  Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A
       100.0%  U+27F0..U+27FF  Supplemental Arrows-A
       100.0%  U+2800..U+28FF  Braille Patterns
       100.0%  U+2900..U+297F  Supplemental Arrows-B
       100.0%  U+2980..U+29FF  Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B
       100.0%  U+2A00..U+2AFF  Supplemental Mathematical Operators
       100.0%  U+2B00..U+2BFF  Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
       100.0%  U+2C00..U+2C5F  Glagolithic
       100.0%  U+2C60..U+2C7F  Latin Extended-C
       100.0%  U+2C80..U+2CFF  Coptic
       100.0%  U+2D00..U+2D2F  Georgian Supplement
       100.0%  U+2D30..U+2D7F  Tifinagh
       100.0%  U+2D80..U+2DDF  Ethiopic Extended
       100.0%  U+2DE0..U+2DFF  Cyrillic Extended-A
       100.0%  U+2E00..U+2E7F  Supplemental Punctuation
       100.0%  U+2E80..U+2EFF  CJK Radicals Supplement
       100.0%  U+2F00..U+2FDF  Kangxi Radicals
       100.0%  U+2FE0..U+2FEF  Unassigned
       100.0%  U+2FF0..U+2FFF  Ideographic Description Characters
       100.0%  U+3000..U+303F  CJK Symbols and Punctuation
       100.0%  U+3040..U+309F  Hiragana
       100.0%  U+30A0..U+30FF  Katakana
       100.0%  U+3100..U+312F  Bopomofo
       100.0%  U+3130..U+318F  Hangul Compatibility Jamo
       100.0%  U+3190..U+319F  Kanbun
       100.0%  U+31A0..U+31BF  Bopomofo Extended
       100.0%  U+31C0..U+31EF  CJK Strokes
       100.0%  U+31F0..U+31FF  Katakana Phonetic Extensions
       100.0%  U+3200..U+32FF  Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
       100.0%  U+3300..U+33FF  CJK Compatibility
       100.0%  U+3400..U+4DBF  CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A
       100.0%  U+4DC0..U+4DFF  Yijing Hexagram Symbols
       100.0%  U+4E00..U+9FFF  CJK Unified Ideographs
       100.0%  U+A000..U+A48F  Yi Syllables
       100.0%  U+A490..U+A4CF  Yi Radicals
       100.0%  U+A4D0..U+A4FF  Lisu
       100.0%  U+A500..U+A63F  Vai
       100.0%  U+A640..U+A69F  Cyrillic Extended-B
       100.0%  U+A6A0..U+A6FF  Bamum
       100.0%  U+A700..U+A71F  Modifier Tone Letters
       100.0%  U+A720..U+A7FF  Latin Extended-D
       100.0%  U+A800..U+A82F  Syloti Nagri
       100.0%  U+A830..U+A83F  Common Indic Number Forms
       100.0%  U+A840..U+A87F  Phags-pa
       100.0%  U+A880..U+A8DF  Saurashtra
       100.0%  U+A8E0..U+A8FF  Devanagari Extended
       100.0%  U+A900..U+A92F  Kayah Li
       100.0%  U+A930..U+A95F  Rejang
       100.0%  U+A960..U+A97F  Hangul Jamo Extended-A
       100.0%  U+A980..U+A9DF  Javanese
       100.0%  U+A9E0..U+A9FF  Myanmar Extended-B
       100.0%  U+AA00..U+AA5F  Cham
       100.0%  U+AA60..U+AA7F  Myanmar Extended-A
       100.0%  U+AA80..U+AADF  Tai Viet
       100.0%  U+AAE0..U+AAFF  Meetei Mayek Extensions
       100.0%  U+AB00..U+AB2F  Ethiopic Extended-A
       100.0%  U+AB30..U+AB6F  Latin Extended-E
       100.0%  U+AB70..U+ABBF  Cherokee Supplement
       100.0%  U+ABC0..U+ABFF  Meetei Mayek
       100.0%  U+AC00..U+D7AF  Hangul Syllables
       100.0%  U+D7B0..U+D7FF  Hangul Jamo Extended-B
         0.0%  U+D800..U+DFFF  Surrogate Pairs - Not Used
         0.0%  U+E000..U+F8FF  Private Use Area - drawn but not included
       100.0%  U+F900..U+FAFF  CJK Compatibility Ideographs
       100.0%  U+FB00..U+FB4F  Alphabetic Presentation Forms
       100.0%  U+FB50..U+FDFF  Arabic Presentation Forms-A
       100.0%  U+FE00..U+FE0F  Variation Selectors
       100.0%  U+FE10..U+FE1F  Vertical Forms
       100.0%  U+FE20..U+FE2F  Combining Half Marks
       100.0%  U+FE30..U+FE4F  CJK Compatibility Forms
       100.0%  U+FE50..U+FE6F  Small Form Variants
       100.0%  U+FE70..U+FEFF  Arabic Presentation Forms-B
       100.0%  U+FF00..U+FFEF  Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
       100.0%  U+FFF0..U+FFFF  Specials

The list below shows the scripts that are in the Unicode Supplementary Multilingual Plane, with coverage in this release of Unifont. Scripts labeled "(Pending)" are being drawn currently.

      Covered        Range         Script
      -------        -----         ------
       100.0%  U+010000..U+01007F  Linear B Syllabary
       100.0%  U+010080..U+0100FF  Linear B Ideograms
       100.0%  U+010100..U+01013F  Aegean Numbers
       100.0%  U+010140..U+01018F  Ancient Greek Numbers
       100.0%  U+010190..U+0101CF  Ancient Symbols
       100.0%  U+0101D0..U+0101FF  Phaistos Disc
       100.0%  U+010280..U+01029F  Lycian
       100.0%  U+0102A0..U+0102DF  Carian
       100.0%  U+0102E0..U+0102FF  Coptic Epact Numbers
       100.0%  U+010300..U+01032F  Old Italic
       100.0%  U+010330..U+01034F  Gothic
       100.0%  U+010350..U+01037F  Old Permic
       100.0%  U+010380..U+01039F  Ugaritic
       100.0%  U+0103A0..U+0103DF  Old Persian
       100.0%  U+010400..U+01044F  Deseret
       100.0%  U+010450..U+01047F  Shavian
       100.0%  U+010480..U+0104AF  Osmanya
       100.0%  U+0104B0..U+0104FF  Osage
       100.0%  U+010500..U+01052F  Elbasan
       100.0%  U+010530..U+01056F  Caucasian Albanian
       100.0%  U+010570..U+0105BF  Vithkuqi
       100.0%  U+010600..U+01077F  Linear A
       100.0%  U+010780..U+0107BF  Latin Extended-F
       100.0%  U+010800..U+01083F  Cypriot Syllabary
       100.0%  U+010840..U+01085F  Imperial Aramaic
       100.0%  U+010860..U+01087F  Palmyrene
       100.0%  U+010880..U+0108AF  Nabataean
       100.0%  U+0108E0..U+0108FF  Hatran
       100.0%  U+010900..U+01091F  Phoenecian
       100.0%  U+010920..U+01093F  Lydian
       100.0%  U+010980..U+01099F  Meroitic Hieroglyphs
       100.0%  U+0109A0..U+0109FF  Meroitic Cursive
       100.0%  U+010A00..U+010A5F  Kharoshthi
       100.0%  U+010A60..U+010A7F  Old South Arabian
       100.0%  U+010A80..U+010A9F  Old North Arabian
       100.0%  U+010AC0..U+010AFF  Manichaean
       100.0%  U+010B00..U+010B3F  Avestan
       100.0%  U+010B40..U+010B5F  Inscriptional Parthian
       100.0%  U+010B60..U+010B7F  Inscriptional Pahlavi
       100.0%  U+010B80..U+010BAF  Psalter Pahlavi
       100.0%  U+010C00..U+010C4F  Old Turkic
       100.0%  U+010C80..U+010CFF  Old Hungarian
       100.0%  U+010D00..U+010D3F  Hanifi Rohingya
       100.0%  U+010E60..U+010E7F  Rumi Numeral Symbols
       100.0%  U+010E80..U+010EBF  Yezidi
       100.0%  U+010F00..U+010F2F  Old Sogdian
       100.0%  U+010F30..U+010F6F  Sogdian
       100.0%  U+010F70..U+010FAF  Old Uyghur
       100.0%  U+010FB0..U+010FDF  Chorasmian
       100.0%  U+010FE0..U+010FFF  Elymaic
       100.0%  U+011000..U+01107F  Brahmi
       100.0%  U+011080..U+0110CF  Kaithi
       100.0%  U+0110D0..U+0110FF  Sora Sompeng
       100.0%  U+011100..U+01114F  Chakma
       100.0%  U+011150..U+01117F  Mahajani
       100.0%  U+011180..U+0111DF  Sharada
       100.0%  U+0111E0..U+0111FF  Sinhala Archaic Numbers
       100.0%  U+011200..U+01124F  Khojki
       100.0%  U+011280..U+0112AF  Multani
       100.0%  U+0112B0..U+0112FF  Khudawadi
       100.0%  U+011300..U+01137F  Grantha
       100.0%  U+011400..U+01147F  Newa
       100.0%  U+011480..U+0114DF  Tirhuta
       100.0%  U+011580..U+0115FF  Siddham
       100.0%  U+011600..U+01165F  Modi
       100.0%  U+011660..U+01167F  Mongolian Supplement
       100.0%  U+011680..U+0116CF  Takri
       100.0%  U+011700..U+01174F  Ahom
       100.0%  U+011800..U+01184F  Dogra
       100.0%  U+0118A0..U+0118FF  Warang Citi
       100.0%  U+011900..U+01195F  Dives Akuru
       100.0%  U+0119A0..U+0119FF  Nandinagari
       100.0%  U+011A00..U+011A4F  Zanabazar Square
       100.0%  U+011A50..U+011AAF  Soyombo
       100.0%  U+011AB0..U+011ABF  Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended-A
       100.0%  U+011AC0..U+011AFF  Pau Cin Hau
       100.0%  U+011C00..U+011C6F  Bhaiksuki
       100.0%  U+011C70..U+011CBF  Marchen
       100.0%  U+011D00..U+011D5F  Masaram Gondi
       100.0%  U+011D60..U+011DAF  Gunjala Gondi
       100.0%  U+011EE0..U+011EFF  Makasar
       100.0%  U+011FC0..U+011FFF  Tamil Supplement
         0.0%  U+012000..U+0123FF  Cuneiform*
         0.0%  U+012400..U+01247F  Cuneiform Numbers and Punctuation*
         0.0%  U+012480..U+01254F  Early Dynastic Cuneiform*
       100.0%  U+012F90..U+012FFF  Cypro-Minoan
         0.0%  U+013000..U+01342F  Egyptian Hieroglyphs*
       100.0%  U+013430..U+01343F  Egyptian Hieroglyph Format Controls
         0.0%  U+014400..U+01467F  Anatolian Hieroglyphs*
         0.0%  U+016800..U+0168BF  Bamum Supplement*
       100.0%  U+016A40..U+016A6F  Mro
       100.0%  U+016A70..U+016ACF  Tangsa
       100.0%  U+016AD0..U+016AFF  Bassa Vah
       100.0%  U+016B00..U+016B8F  Pahawh Hmong
       100.0%  U+016E40..U+016E9F  Medefaidrin
       100.0%  U+016F00..U+016F9F  Miao
       100.0%  U+016FE0..U+016FFF  Ideographic Symbols and Punctuation
         0.0%  U+017000..U+0187FF  Tangut
         0.0%  U+018800..U+018AFF  Tangut Components
       100.0%  U+018B00..U+018CFF  Khitan Small Script
         0.0%  U+018D00..U+018D7F  Tangut Supplement
       100.0%  U+01AFF0..U+01AFFF  Kana Extended-B
       100.0%  U+01B000..U+01B0FF  Kana Supplement
       100.0%  U+01B100..U+01B12F  Kana Extended-A
       100.0%  U+01B130..U+01B16F  Small Kana Extension
       100.0%  U+01B170..U+01B2FF  Nushu
       100.0%  U+01BC00..U+01BC9F  Duployan
       100.0%  U+01BCA0..U+01BCAF  Shorthand Format Controls
       100.0%  U+01CF00..U+01CFCF  Znamenny Musical Notation
       100.0%  U+01D000..U+01D0FF  Byzantine Musical Symbols
       100.0%  U+01D100..U+01D1FF  Musical Symbols
       100.0%  U+01D200..U+01D24F  Ancient Greek Musical Notation
       100.0%  U+01D2E0..U+01D2FF  Mayan Numerals
       100.0%  U+01D300..U+01D35F  Tai Xuan Jing Symbols
       100.0%  U+01D360..U+01D37F  Counting Rod Numerals
       100.0%  U+01D400..U+01D7FF  Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols
       100.0%  U+01D800..U+01DAAF  Sutton SignWriting
       100.0%  U+01DF00..U+01DFFF  Latin Extended-G
       100.0%  U+01E000..U+01E02F  Glagolitic Supplement
       100.0%  U+01E100..U+01E14F  Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong
       100.0%  U+01E290..U+01E2BF  Toto
       100.0%  U+01E2C0..U+01E2FF  Wancho
       100.0%  U+01E7E0..U+01E7FF  Ethiopic Extended-B
       100.0%  U+01E800..U+01E8DF  Mende Kikakui
       100.0%  U+01E900..U+01E95F  Adlam
       100.0%  U+01EC70..U+01ECBF  Indic Siyaq Numbers
       100.0%  U+01ED00..U+01ED4F  Ottoman Siyaq Numbers
       100.0%  U+01EE00..U+01EEFF  Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols
       100.0%  U+01F000..U+01F02F  Mahjong Tiles
       100.0%  U+01F030..U+01F09F  Domino Tiles
       100.0%  U+01F0A0..U+01F0FF  Playing Cards
       100.0%  U+01F100..U+01F1FF  Enclosed Alphanumeric Supplement
       100.0%  U+01F200..U+01F2FF  Enclosed Ideographic Supplement
       100.0%  U+01F300..U+01F5FF  Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
       100.0%  U+01F600..U+01F64F  Emoticons
       100.0%  U+01F650..U+01F67F  Ornamental Dingbats
       100.0%  U+01F680..U+01F6FF  Transport and Map Symbols
       100.0%  U+01F700..U+01F77F  Alchemical Symbols
       100.0%  U+01F780..U+01F7FF  Geometric Shapes Extended
       100.0%  U+01F800..U+01F8FF  Supplemental Arrows-C
       100.0%  U+01F900..U+01F9FF  Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs
       100.0%  U+01FA00..U+01FA6F  Chess Symbols
       100.0%  U+01FA70..U+01FAFF  Symbols and Pictographs Extended-A
       100.0%  U+01FB00..U+01FBFF  Symbols for Legacy Computing

*Note: Scripts such as Cuneiform, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and Bamum Supplement will not be drawn on a 16-by-16 pixel grid. There are plans to draw these scripts on a 32-by-32 pixel grid in the future.

Plane 14 has two scripts, both of which Unifont covers:

GNU Unifont Glyphs
Plane 14
Range Script
U+0E0000..U+0E007F Tags
U+0E0100..U+0E01EF Variations Selectors Supplement

The list below shows the scripts that are in Michael Everson's ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) and Rebecca Bettencourt's Under-CSUR that have coverage in this release of Unifont:

GNU Unifont Glyphs
Private Use Area, Planes 0 and 15 — ConScript Unicode Registry
Range Script
U+E000..U+E07F Tengwar
U+E080..U+E0FF Cirth
U+E150..U+E1AF Kinya
U+E1B0..U+E1CF Ilianóre
U+E1D0..U+E1FF Syai (Pending)
U+E200..U+E26F Verdurian
U+E280...U+E29F aUI
U+E2A0...U+E2CF Amman-iar
U+E2D0...U+E2FF Xaîni
U+E300...U+E33F Mizarian
U+E340...U+E35F Zíirí:nka
U+E3B0...U+E3FF Olaetyan
U+E5C0..U+E5DF Gargoyle
U+E5E0..U+E5FF Ophidian
U+E630..U+E64F Seussian Latin Extensions
U+E650..U+E67F Sylabica
U+E680..U+E6CF Ewellic
U+E6F0..U+E6FF Unifon Extended
U+E740..U+E76F Unifon
U+E770..U+E77F Solresol
U+E780..U+E7FF Visible Speech
U+E800..U+E82F Monofon
U+E830..U+E88F D'ni
U+E890..U+E8DF Aurebesh
U+E8E0..U+E8FF Tonal
U+E900..U+E97F Glaitha-A
U+E980..U+E9FF Glaitha-B
U+EAA0..U+EAFF Wanya
U+EB00..U+EB3F Orokin
U+EB40..U+EB5F Standard Galactic
U+EB60..U+EB9F Braille Extended
U+EBA0..U+EBDF Cistercian Numerals
U+ED00..U+ED3F Deini
U+ED40..U+ED5F Niji
U+F4C0..U+F4EF Ath
U+F8A0..U+F8CF Aiha
U+F8D0..U+F8FF Klingon
Kinya Syllables
Sitelen Pona

Initially I just posted my additions to Roman Czyborra's original unifont.hex file. Then in mid-January 2008, his website went down. So I started posting font updates here. Roman has encouraged me to continue with my additions.

Roman's website is now back online, and you can read his Unifont description and motivation for its creation on his website, along with his archive of Unifont's changes: http://czyborra.com/unifont.

TrueType Font Generation

Luis Alejandro González Miranda wrote a cool combination of scripts to convert GNU Unifont from .hex format into FontForge .sfd format, then to have FontForge convert this to a TrueType outline font (see the Unicode Utilities web page on this site for more information). Pixels are drawn as outlined squares, so they scale to all point sizes. This works well with GNOME; I haven't tried it with any other Unix windowing environment. I've removed the OpenType SBIT font link from this page because the outline font is much more flexible.

Luis has given me permission to modify his scripts to convert the latest GNU Unifont versions to TrueType. I've modified his original scripts to handle Unicode combining characters.

JIS X 0213 Kanji


Unifont 12.1.02 added Japanese BDF and TrueType versions, unifont_jp. This replaced over 10,000 ideographs in the default Unifont font with Japanese kanji from the 16 × 16 pixel Jiskan 16 font. The font is available in two files, corresponding to the two planes in JIS X 0213. Both files are in the public domain.

The comments in the BDF source font files (downloadable from the Japanese Fonts page) credit the following contributors (in order): Toshiyuki Imamura, HANATAKA Shinya, Taichi Kawabata, Koichi Yasuoka, TOYOSHIMA Masayuki, Kazuo Koike, and SATO Yasunao.

For the Unifont release, the glyphs from the two JIS X 0213 planes were converted into Unifont .hex files and mapped to code points in Unicode's Plane 0 and Plane 2 for Unifont. The result provides complete representation of the kanji in JIS X 0213 in a free Unicode font.


Unifont 12.1.03 replaced the Jiskan16 glyphs with the public domain Izumi16 glyphs. These provide improvements on the earlier Jiskan16 glyphs.

Wen Quan Yi: Spring of Letters (文泉驛 / 文泉驿)

The original Unifont CJK glyphs were replaced by new CJK glyphs from version 1.1 of Qianqian Fang's Unibit font. The Unibit font began as a combination of the original GNU Unifont glyphs and a basic CJK bitmap font placed in the public domain by the People's Republic of China. It adopted GNU Unifont's scheme of 8x16 and 16x16 glyphs. Qianqian Fang and many others then added about 10,000 more glyphs.

Qianqian states in the Unibit distribution: "The entire CJK Unified Ideographics (U4E00-U9FA5) and CJK Unified Ideographics Extension A(U3400-U4DB5) blocks were replaced by high-quality glyphs from China National Standard GB19966-2005 (public domain)." Qianqian also drew the new 22 CJK ideographs in the range U+9FA6..U+9FBB that appear in GNU Unifont.

Wen Quan Yi (WQY) means "spring of letters," as in a spring of water. This is an interesting choice of words, as the British spelling of "font" is "fount" (but still pronounced "font"). See his website for more details: http://wqy.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/enindex.cgi, or in Chinese at http://wenq.org/wqy2/index.cgi.

The following code points in the latest unifont.hex file are taken from the WQY Unibit font (with my additions to complete the U+3000..U+33FF range, particularly the missing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji):

Qianqian has given his okay to add these CJK glyphs into GNU Unifont. Likewise, I've told him to incorporate any glyphs he wants from my contributions to GNU Unifont into his Unibit font. In October 2020, Qianqian Fang also granted permission to apply the SIL Open Font License version 1.1 to Wen Quan Yi glyphs in Unifont as a dual license.

What's Next?

All of the glyphs in the Supplementary Multilingual Plane that could easily be drawn in a 16-by-16 pixel grid have been drawn as of the Unifont 9.0.01 release. There are no plans to draw Tangut. A number of ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) scripts remain to be drawn. If you are interested in contributing glyphs to this effort, please contact me. All new contributions must be licensed under the same license as the rest of Unifont (in a nutshell, GPL 2+ with the GNU font embedding exception and the SIL OFL 1.1).

With the great work done by contributors in providing ConScript Unicode Registry (CSUR) glyphs, they are available in font files that have "_csur" in their name.

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