Home U+10400 to U+1044F Deseret
Glyph for U+10421
Source: Noto Sans Deseret


U+10421 was added to Unicode in version 3.1 (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. It is related to its lowercase variant Glyph for U+10449 Deseret Small Letter Er.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+10421 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Upper for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Deseret alphabet ( (listen); Deseret: 𐐔𐐯𐑅𐐨𐑉𐐯𐐻 or 𐐔𐐯𐑆𐐲𐑉𐐯𐐻) 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,:β€Š159β€Š as well as being its first serious user.:β€Š12β€Š

In public statements, Young claimed the alphabet was intended to 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, he said, the orthography of which is often less phonetically consistent than those of many other languages.:β€Š65–66β€Š Similar neographies have not been uncommon, the most well-known of which for English is the Shavian alphabet.

The Deseret alphabet was an outgrowth of Young's, and the early LDS Church's, idealism and utopianism. Young and the Mormon pioneers believed "all aspects of life" were in need of reform, and the Deseret alphabet was just one of many ways they sought to bring about a complete "transformation in society".:β€Š142β€Š

Young also prescribed the learning of Deseret to 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."

During the alphabet's heyday between 1854 and 1869, books, newspapers, street signs and correspondence used the new letters, but despite heavy and costly promotion by the early LDS Church, the alphabet never enjoyed prolonged widespread use and has been regarded by historians as a failure.


System Representation
NΒΊ 66593
UTF-8 F0 90 90 A1
UTF-16 D8 01 DC 21
UTF-32 00 01 04 21
URL-Quoted %F0%90%90%A1
HTML-Escape 𐐡
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 𐐑

Related Characters


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 3.1 (2001)
Unicode 1 Name β€”
Block Deseret
General Category Uppercase Letter
Script Deseret
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+10421 Deseret Capital Letter Er
Lowercase ✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+10449 Deseret Small Letter Er
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+10449 Deseret Small Letter Er
Uppercase βœ”
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+10421 Deseret Capital Letter Er
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+10421 Deseret Capital Letter Er
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+10421 Deseret Capital Letter Er
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+10421 Deseret Capital Letter Er
Case Folding Glyph for U+10449 Deseret Small Letter Er
ASCII Hex Digit ✘
Alphabetic βœ”
Bidi Control ✘
Bidi Mirrored ✘
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+10421 Deseret Capital Letter Er
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Cased βœ”
Composition Exclusion ✘
Case Ignorable ✘
Full Composition Exclusion ✘
Changes When Casefolded βœ”
Changes When Casemapped βœ”
Changes When NFKC Casefolded βœ”
Changes When Lowercased βœ”
Changes When Titlecased ✘
Changes When Uppercased ✘
Dash ✘
Deprecated ✘
Default Ignorable Code Point ✘
Diacritic ✘
East Asian Width Neutral
Emoji Modifier Base ✘
Emoji Component ✘
Emoji Modifier ✘
Emoji ✘
Emoji Presentation ✘
Extender ✘
Extended Pictographic ✘
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+10421 Deseret Capital Letter Er
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base βœ”
Grapheme Extend ✘
Grapheme Link ✘
Hex Digit ✘
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
Hyphen ✘
ID Continue βœ”
Ideographic ✘
ID Start βœ”
IDS Binary Operator ✘
IDS Trinary Operator and ✘
Indic Mantra Category β€”
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment β€”
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control ✘
Jamo Short Name β€”
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception ✘
Math ✘
Noncharacter Code Point ✘
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+10449 Deseret Small Letter Er
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic ✘
Other Default Ignorable Code Point ✘
Other Grapheme Extend ✘
Other ID Continue ✘
Other ID Start ✘
Other Lowercase ✘
Other Math ✘
Other Uppercase ✘
Pattern Syntax ✘
Pattern White Space ✘
Prepended Concatenation Mark ✘
Quotation Mark ✘
Radical ✘
Regional Indicator ✘
Sentence Break Upper
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+10449 Deseret Small Letter Er
Script Extension
Soft Dotted ✘
Sentence Terminal ✘
Terminal Punctuation ✘
Unified Ideograph ✘
Vertical Orientation R
Variation Selector ✘
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space ✘
XID Continue βœ”
XID Start βœ”
Expands On NFC ✘
Expands On NFD ✘
Expands On NFKC ✘
Expands On NFKD ✘