# Characters

# Unicode Blocks

Currently Catrinity contains characters in the following Unicode blocks:

- Basic Latin
- Latin-1 Supplement
- Latin Extended-A
- Latin Extended-B
- IPA Extensions
- Spacing Modifier Letters
- Combining Diacritical Marks
- Greek and Coptic
- Cyrillic
- Cyrillic Supplement
- Armenian
- Hebrew
- Arabic
- Thai (Baht sign only)
- Georgian
- Cherokee
- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
- Ogham
- Runic
- Tagalog
- Hanunoo
- Buhid
- Tagbanwa
- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended
- Combining Diacritical Marks Extended
- Cyrillic Extended-C
- Georgian Extended
- Phonetic Extensions
- Phonetic Extensions Supplement
- Combining Diacritical Marks Supplement
- Latin Extended Additional
- Greek Extended
- General Punctuation
- Superscripts and Subscripts
- Currency Symbols
- Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols
- Letterlike Symbols
- Number Forms
- Arrows
- Mathematical Operators
- Miscellaneous Technical
- Control Pictures
- Enclosed Alphanumerics
- Box Drawing
- Block Elements
- Geometric Shapes
- Miscellaneous Symbols
- Dingbats
- Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A
- Supplemental Arrows-A
- Braille Patterns
- Supplemental Arrows-B
- Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B
- Supplemental Mathematical Operators
- Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
- Latin Extended-C
- Coptic
- Georgian Supplement
- Tifinagh
- Cyrillic Extended-A
- Supplemental Punctuation
- Enclosed CJK Letters and Months (circled numbers only)
- Yijing Hexagram Symbols
- Lisu
- Cyrillic Extended-B
- Latin Extended-D
- Latin Extended-E
- Cherokee Supplement
- Alphabetic Presentation Forms
- Arabic Presentation Forms-A
- Variation Selectors
- Small Form Variants
- Arabic Presentation Forms-B
- Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
- Specials
- Ancient Greek Numbers
- Ancient Symbols
- Lycian
- Carian
- Old Italic
- Gothic
- Osage
- Latin Extended-F
- Hatran
- Phoenician
- Lydian
- Old South Arabian
- Old North Arabian
- Old Turkic
- Old Hungarian
- Yezidi
- Elymaic
- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended-A
- Pau Cin Hau
- Lisu Supplement
- Ancient Greek Musical Notation
- Tai Xuan Jing Symbols
- Counting Rod Numerals
- Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols
- Latin Extended-G
- Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols
- Mahjong Tiles
- Domino Tiles
- Playing Cards
- Enclosed Alphanumeric Supplement
- Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
- Emoticons
- Transport And Map Symbols
- Geometric Shapes Extended
- Supplemental Arrows-C
- Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs
- Chess Symbols
- Symbols and Pictographs Extended-A
- Tags

Please note that not all of these blocks are completed. For a more detailed overview, please see the PDF documents on the right side under “Download”.

There are also some characters in other blocks, namely a handful of CJK characters. They are currently only a proof of concept and included to test the metrics, but are not sufficient for writing actual texts.

# Private Use Area

Catrinity contains non-standard characters in the Unicode blocks Private Use Area, Supplementary Private Use Area-A and Supplementary Private Use Area-B. For further details, please refer to the Private Use Area documentation (PDF).

The currently implemented non-standard blocks are:

- Tengwar
- Cirth
- Biblos Compatibility
- Phonetic Extensions Appendix
- MUFI Compatibility-A
- Alphanumeric Supplement
- Gargoyle
- Unifon Extended
- Unifon
- Latin Extended Appendix-A
- Alphabetic Presentation Forms Appendix
- MUFI-CYFI Compatibility
- Latin Extended Appendix-B
- MUFI-SIL Compatibility
- Kodo Symbols
- Mathematical Operators Appendix
- Geomantic Figures
- Various Symbols
- Geometric Shapes and Technical Symbols Appendix
- Kreative Compatibility
- Apple Compatibility
- Technical Symbols Appendix
- Klingon
- Control Pictures Appendix-A
- Number Forms Appendix
- Enclosed Alphanumerics Appendix
- Partially Enclosed Alphanumerics
- Domino Tiles Appendix
- Hanafuda
- Kabufuda
- Playing Cards Appendix
- Chess Symbols Appendix
- Miscellaneous Game Symbols
- Vexillological Symbols
- Laundry Symbols
- Safety Symbols
- Regional Flags
- GMail Emoji Compatibility
- Pictographs Appendix
- Control Pictures Appendix-B

There also is a roadmap for future assignments.

# Instructed letters, localized variants etc.

Some characters can be changed in their appearance using OpenType features. Please see OpenType features (PDF) for more details.

# Credits

Most characters are own designs and built from scratch, often inspired by looking at several different other fonts to get a feeling for acceptable variations. Some however are based on freely available vector graphics:

- All regional flags (that are not just stripes or other simple geometrical shapes) are based on the samples found in the Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallery_of_sovereign_state_flags).
- Most of the Safety Symbols are derivatives of public domain samples found in the Wikipedia (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GHS_hazard_pictograms and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_7010).
- The Hanafuda are heavily based on Louie Mantia’s work (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanafuda, CC-BY-SA 4.0), with the colors adjusted to both match Catrinity’s general color scheme and to be more similar to two physical decks of Hanafuda I own.
- Three of the Great Arcana use graphics from Openclipart (the Angel, the Devil and the Happy Squirrel),