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Glyph for U+10406
Source: Noto Sans Deseret

U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I

U+10406 was added in Unicode version 3.1 in 2001. It belongs to the block U+10400 to U+1044F Deseret in the U+10000 to U+1FFFF Supplementary Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Uppercase Letter and is mainly used in the Deseret script. Its lowercase variant is Glyph for U+1042E Deseret Small Letter Short I.

The glyph is not a composition. It has no designated width in East Asian texts. In bidirectional text it is written from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. The word that U+10406 forms with similar adjacent characters prevents a line break inside it.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Deseret alphabet ( ; Deseret: ๐”๐ฏ๐‘…๐จ๐‘‰๐ฏ๐ป or ๐”๐ฏ๐‘†๐ฒ๐‘‰๐ฏ๐ป) is a phonemic English-language spelling reform developed between 1847 and 1854 by the board of regents of the University of Deseret under the leadership of Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). George D. Watt is reported to have been the most actively involved in the development of the script's novel characters,:โ€Š159โ€Š which were used to replace those of Isaac Pitman's English phonotypic alphabet. He was also the "New Alphabet's" first serious user.:โ€Š12โ€Š The script gets its name from the word deseret, a hapax legomenon in the Book of Mormon, which is said to mean "honeybee" in the only verse it is used in.

The Deseret alphabet was an outgrowth of the idealism and utopianism of Young and the early LDS Church. Young and the Mormon pioneers believed "all aspects of life" were in need of reform for the imminent millennium, and the Deseret alphabet was just one of many ways in which they sought to bring about a complete "transformation in society,":โ€Š142โ€Š in anticipation of the Second Coming of Jesus. Young wrote of the reform that "it would represent every sound used in the construction of any known language; and, in fact, a step and partial return to a pure language which has been promised unto us in the latter days", which meant the pure Adamic language spoken before the Tower of Babel.

In public statements, Young claimed the alphabet would replace the traditional Latin alphabet with an alternative, more phonetically accurate alphabet for the English language. This would offer immigrants an opportunity to learn to read and write English, the orthography of which, he said, is often less phonetically consistent than those of many other languages.:โ€Š65โ€“66โ€Š Young also proposed teaching the alphabet in the school system, stating "It will be the means of introducing uniformity in our orthography, and the years that are now required to learn to read and spell can be devoted to other studies."

Between 1854 and 1869, the alphabet was used in scriptural newspaper passages, selected church records, a few diaries, and some correspondence. Occasional street signs and posters used the new letters. In 1860 a $5 gold coin was embossed ๐๐ฌ๐‘Š๐จ๐‘Œ๐ฎ๐‘… ๐ป๐ญ ๐‘„ ๐ข๐ซ๐‘‰๐ผ (Holiness to the Lord). In 1868-9, after much difficulty creating suitable fonts, four books were printed: two school primers, the full Book of Mormon, and a first portion of it, intended as a third school reader.

Despite repeated and costly promotion by the early LDS Church, the alphabet never enjoyed widespread use, and it has been regarded by historians as a failure. However, in recent years, aided by digital typography, the Deseret alphabet has been revived as a cultural heirloom.

Similar neographies have been attempted, the most well-known of which for English is the Shavian alphabet.


System Representation
Nยบ 66566
UTF-8 F0 90 90 86
UTF-16 D8 01 DC 06
UTF-32 00 01 04 06
URL-Quoted %F0%90%90%86
HTML hex reference 𐐆
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake รฐยยโ€ 

Related Characters


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 3.1 (2001)
Unicode 1 Name (na1) โ€”
Block (blk) Deseret
General Category (gc) Uppercase Letter
Script (sc) Deseret
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I
Lowercase (Lower) โœ˜
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+1042E Deseret Small Letter Short I
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+1042E Deseret Small Letter Short I
Uppercase (Upper) โœ”
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+1042E Deseret Small Letter Short I
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) โœ˜
Alphabetic (Alpha) โœ”
Bidi Control (Bidi_C) โœ˜
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) โœ˜
Composition Exclusion (CE) โœ˜
Case Ignorable (CI) โœ˜
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) โœ”
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) โœ”
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) โœ”
Changes When Lowercased (CWL) โœ”
Changes When Titlecased (CWT) โœ˜
Changes When Uppercased (CWU) โœ˜
Cased (Cased) โœ”
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) โœ˜
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) โœ˜
Dash (Dash) โœ˜
Deprecated (Dep) โœ˜
Diacritic (Dia) โœ˜
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase) โœ˜
Emoji Component (EComp) โœ˜
Emoji Modifier (EMod) โœ˜
Emoji Presentation (EPres) โœ˜
Emoji (Emoji) โœ˜
Extender (Ext) โœ˜
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict) โœ˜
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) โœ”
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) โœ˜
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link) โœ˜
Hex Digit (Hex) โœ˜
Hyphen (Hyphen) โœ˜
ID Continue (IDC) โœ”
ID Start (IDS) โœ”
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) โœ˜
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) โœ˜
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo) โœ˜
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC) โ€”
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN) โ€”
Join Control (Join_C) โœ˜
Logical Order Exception (LOE) โœ˜
Math (Math) โœ˜
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) โœ˜
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+1042E Deseret Small Letter Short I
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+1042E Deseret Small Letter Short I
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) โœ˜
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) โœ˜
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) โœ˜
Other ID Continue (OIDC) โœ˜
Other ID Start (OIDS) โœ˜
Other Lowercase (OLower) โœ˜
Other Math (OMath) โœ˜
Other Uppercase (OUpper) โœ˜
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM) โœ˜
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) โœ˜
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) โœ˜
Quotation Mark (QMark) โœ˜
Regional Indicator (RI) โœ˜
Radical (Radical) โœ˜
Sentence Break (SB) Upper
Soft Dotted (SD) โœ˜
Sentence Terminal (STerm) โœ˜
Terminal Punctuation (Term) โœ˜
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) โœ˜
Variation Selector (VS) โœ˜
Word Break (WB) Alphabetic Letter
White Space (WSpace) โœ˜
XID Continue (XIDC) โœ”
XID Start (XIDS) โœ”
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) โœ˜
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) โœ˜
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) โœ˜
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) โœ˜
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+10406 Deseret Capital Letter Short I
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) neutral
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc) โ€”
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Alphabetic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+1042E Deseret Small Letter Short I
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) R