Pracalit script


Prachalit Nepal script is a type of abugida script developed from the Nepalese scripts, which are a part of the family of Brahmic scripts descended from Brahmi script. It is used to write Nepal Bhasa, Sanskrit and Pali. Various publications are still published in this script including the Sikkim Herald the bulletin of the Sikkim government (Newari edition).[1]

Prachalit Nepal
𑐥𑑂𑐬𑐔𑐮𑐶𑐟 𑐣𑐾𑐥𑐵𑐮[1]
Shukla Prachalit Nepal.svg
The word 'Prachalit Nepal' in Prcachalit Nepal script
Script type
Directionleft-to-right Edit this on Wikidata
LanguagesNepal Bhasa, Sanskrit, Pali
Related scripts
Parent systems
Sister systems
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Newa, 333 Edit this on Wikidata, ​Newa, Newar, Newari, Nepāla lipi
Unicode alias
Nepal script used on letterhead of Nepalese business house in Lhasa dated 1958.
Letter in Nepal Bhasa and Nepal script dated 7 May 1924 sent from Lhasa to Kathmandu.










Prachalit Nepal script was added to the Unicode Standard in June, 2016 with the release of version 9.0.

The Unicode block for Prachalit Nepal, called Newa, is U+11400–U+1147F:

Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1140x 𑐀 𑐁 𑐂 𑐃 𑐄 𑐅 𑐆 𑐇 𑐈 𑐉 𑐊 𑐋 𑐌 𑐍 𑐎 𑐏
U+1141x 𑐐 𑐑 𑐒 𑐓 𑐔 𑐕 𑐖 𑐗 𑐘 𑐙 𑐚 𑐛 𑐜 𑐝 𑐞 𑐟
U+1142x 𑐠 𑐡 𑐢 𑐣 𑐤 𑐥 𑐦 𑐧 𑐨 𑐩 𑐪 𑐫 𑐬 𑐭 𑐮 𑐯
U+1143x 𑐰 𑐱 𑐲 𑐳 𑐴 𑐵 𑐶 𑐷 𑐸 𑐹 𑐺 𑐻 𑐼 𑐽 𑐾 𑐿
U+1144x 𑑀 𑑁 𑑂 𑑃 𑑄 𑑅 𑑆 𑑇 𑑈 𑑉 𑑊 𑑋 𑑌 𑑍 𑑎 𑑏
U+1145x 𑑐 𑑑 𑑒 𑑓 𑑔 𑑕 𑑖 𑑗 𑑘 𑑙 𑑚 𑑛 𑑝 𑑞 𑑟
U+1146x  𑑠‎   𑑡‎ 
1.^ As of Unicode version 14.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Pandey, Anshuman (3 May 2011). "N4038: Preliminary Proposal to Encode the Prachalit Nepal Script in ISO/IEC 10646" (PDF). Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. ^ Masica, Colin (1993). The Indo-Aryan languages. p. 143.

Further readingEdit

  • Rabison Shakya (2002). Alphabet of the Nepalese Scriptbook. Patan, Nepal. ISBN 99933-34-36-7. Covers Prachalit, Ranjana and Bhujimol, development, current use, information about and drawings of character formation.
  • Hall, Pat (21 September 2012). "Problems with Unicode for Languages Unsupported by Computers" (PDF). Retrieved 24 June 2016.

External linksEdit

  • ScriptSource page on Prachalit Nepal script
  • Fonts for Prachalit, Ranjana and Brahmi scripts
  • Noto Sans Newa (GitHub) – a Noto font for Newa