# Version History

# Catrinity 2.01: Cyrillic Extensions (2023-05-11)

New characters in:

- Private Use Area: CYFI Compatibility
- Private Use Area: Cyrillic Extended Appendix
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Number Forms Appendix (Bibi-binary)
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Hanafuda (additional months and Hwatu jokers)

Also replaced the bold Fraktur letters with a different style based on the Theuerdank typeface (since bold was never really a thing in Fraktur and did not look very good).

# Catrinity 2.00: Control Pictures (2023-03-31)

- New characters in Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Control Pictures Appendix
- New variation sequences for the text presentation of the heavy operators and punctuation that are displayed as emoji by default
- Bolder and rounder glyphs for emoji numbers, operators and punctuation
- Better placement of ogonek on many Latin letters
- Removed country flags (these are now available as an extra font)

# Catrinity Flags 1.00 (2023-03-31)

From now on the flag emoji (or rather “country buttons” in Catrinity’s style) are provided as a separate font with its own documentation. There are several reasons for this:

- Fonts are limited to 65.536 glyphs. This means that one complete Unicode font is not possible, and an eventual split-up is inevitable.
- While Catrinity is currently nowhere close to reaching this limit (less than 18.000 glyphs in version 2.00), it is not as far away as it seems to be. It is better to consider this issue early and make senseful cuts so that each of the resulting fonts still has room for future additions.
- The flag emoji require a disproportional amount of both glyphs (around 890 glyphs for around 290 flags) and file size (around 25% of Catrinity’s entire size). This is due to the facts that colored characters require one glyph per color layer, and the shapes used in flags can be unusually complex. This, combined with the fact that they are amongst the most infrequently used emoji, makes them the (currently) most obvious candidates to be moved out of the main font.
- This also helps keeping the color palette of Catrinity at a reasonable size since flags use a lot of different colors, while other emoji can (and should) stick to a consistent color scheme.
- Even more importantly, flag emoji also do not need a lot of interaction with other characters or glyphs, e.g. no mark positioning or contextual variation. So this will not cause nearly as many technical problems as running out of space for marks, ligatures etc. would do.

Catrinity Flags starts with all the flags that were included in Catrinity before, plus:

- Better handling of historical, reserved, invalid and user-defined ISO codes (see the new documentation for details)
- Outdated flags with still reserved ISO Codes:
- Ascension Island (AC, now part of SH)
- Netherlands Antilles (AN)
- Serbia and Montenegro (CS)
- Tristan da Cunha (TA, now part of SH)
- Yugoslavia (YU)
- Zaïre (ZR, now CD)

- Cabinda, part of Angola (AO-CAB)
- The nine subdivisions (Bundesländer) of Austria (AT)
- Bonaire (BQ-BO), Sint Eustatius (BQ-SE) and Saba (BQ-SA)
- The four states of the Federation of Micronesia (FM)
- The autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan (IQ-KR)
- The three subdivisions of the Comoros (KM)
- Eleven supernational organizations without ISO codes in the Supplementary Private Use Area-A

# Catrinity 1.25: Alchemical Symbols (2023-02-27)

New characters in:

- Private Use Area: Various Symbols
- Alchemical Symbols

Other changes:

- Local forms for superscript and subscript be for Serbian and Macedonian
- Instructed Ancient Greek Musical Notation characters for common diacritical marks that are placed below the base characters
- Changed some Cherokee letters to remove ascenders and descenders
- Changed Kirghiz Oe to the more common loop form
- Corrected digraphs with Hamza
- Corrected an erroneous Braille pattern glyph

# Catrinity 1.24: Bindrunes (2023-01-25)

New characters in:

- Runic (bindrunes)
- Private Use Area: MUFI Compatibility-B
- Private Use Area: Runic Appendix
- Private Use Area: Alphabetic Presentation Forms Appendix
- Private Use Area: MUFI-CYFI Compatibility
- Private Use Area: MUFI-SIL Compatibility

Other changes:

- Changed several Runic glyphs for more consistent appearance
- Ligatures and italic forms for lenis f
- Many minor issues fixed

# Catrinity 1.23: American scripts and numbers (2022-12-12)

- Changed many glyphs for Carrier and Sayisi (cf. L2/21-088)
- Deseret
- Kaktovik Numerals
- Mayan Numerals

# Catrinity 1.22: Enclosed letters and symbols (2022-11-11)

U+20E3 COMBINING ENCLOSING KEYCAP now works with more base characters from the following blocks:

- Basic Latin
- Latin-1 Supplement (multiply and divide)
- Arrows
- Mathematical Operators (minus)
- Miscellaneous Technical
- Miscellaneous Symbols And Arrows (tab)
- Private Use Area: Biblos Compatibility
- Private Use Area: Kreative Compatibility
- Private Use Area: Technical Symbols Appendix
- Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Control Pictures Appendix-A

Also there are new characters in:

- Letterlike Symbols (information source with combining enclosing circle)
- Miscellaneous Symbols
- Private Use Area: Technical Symbols Appendix (licence symbols)
- Enclosed Alphanumeric Supplement
- Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs
- Transport And Map Symbols
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Enclosed Alphanumerics Appendix
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Safety Symbols
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: GMail Emoji Compatibility
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Pictographs Appendix

Also changed Shidinn capital letter Xom-Xhyi to look like Q.

# Catrinity 1.21: Mathematical symbols (2022-09-29)

New characters in:

- Letterlike Symbols (variants of capital script letters)
- Private Use Area: Mathematical Symbols Appendix (turned pi)
- Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols (variants of capital script letters)
- Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Mathematical Alphanumerics Appendix

Other changes:

- Some diacritica are now placed next to each other instead of above in Greek and Cyrillic (namely attested combinations of psili, dasia, oxia, varia and payerok)
- Accented Greek capital vowel letters now look consistent whether there is a precomposed form in Greek Extended or not
- Instructed Mathematical bold italic, script, bold script, fraktur and double-struck letters for use with all common diacritica

# Catrinity 1.20: Symbols (2022-08-28)

New characters in:

- Tibetan (symbols only)
- Letterlike Symbols (new ligature for info screen)
- Miscellaneous Symbols
- Dingbats (curly loops)
- Miscellaneous Symbols And Arrows
- Private Use Area: Various Symbols
- Private Use Area: Geometric Shapes And Technical Symbols Appendix
- Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs
- Supplemental Arrows-C (ligatures for arrow screens)
- Supplemental Symbols And Pictographs
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Miscellaneous Game Symbols
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Pictographs Appendix
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Divine Symbols

Also fixed some issues and revised several Coptic letters for more consistent appearance.

# Catrinity 1.19: Shidinn (2022-07-27)

- Instructed all Armenian letters, mathematical italics and Osage vowels for use with common diacritics
- Better glyphs for Georgian An
- New characters in Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Shidinn

# Catrinity 1.18: Updates & fixes (2022-07-01)

- Moved some characters from the Private Use Area to their new Unicode 15.0 codepoints
- Added missing italic forms for some (mostly Cyrillic) letters
- Tagalog now supports doubled vowel signs
- More consistent appearance of precomposed letters vs. base letters + marks
- Contour tones are now joined
- Added ‘rlig’ feature for required ligatures
- Added ‘calt’ feature for contextual alternatives (slanted shadda)
- Revised many glyphs
- Many more issues fixed

Revised characters:

New characters in:

- Cyrillic (numeral ligature for Ы billions)
- Arabic (Kashmiri Yeh)
- Latin Extended-G
- Cyrillic Extended-D
- Transport And Map Symbols (Wireless, moved from PUA)
- Alchemical Symbols (Astronomy symbols only, partly moved from PUA)
- Geometric Shapes Extended (Nine-Pointed Star, moved from PUA)
- Symbols And Pictographs Extended-A (three new colored hearts)
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Safety Symbols (Chemical Weapon Hazard)
- Supplementary Private Use Area-B: Arabic Presentation Forms Appendix

# Catrinity 1.17: Extended Arabic (2022-06-04)

New characters in:

- Arabic
- Arabic Supplement
- Arabic Extended-B
- Arabic Extended-A
- Arabic Presentation Forms-A
- Supplementary Private Use Area-B: Arabic Presentation Forms Appendix

# Catrinity 1.16: Basic Arabic (2022-04-18)

This version adds the basic letters needed to write contemporary Arabic. There are new characters in:

- Arabic
- Arabic Presentation Forms-A
- Arabic Presentation Forms-B
- Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols

The letters change their forms depending on their position in a word using the OpenType features fina (Final Forms), init (Initial Forms), isol (Isolated Forms) and medi (Medial Forms). All of these forms are instructed to work with Arabic combining marks (using the mark feature).

# Catrinity 1.15: Emoji (2022-03-20)

All face emoji have been remade for clearer appearance. Their size now matches ◯ U+25EF LARGE CIRCLE instead of capital height.

Also, many new emoji have been added in the following blocks:

- Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs
- Emoticons
- Supplemental Symbols And Pictographs
- Symbols And Pictographs Extended-A
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: GMail Emoji Compatibility
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A: Pictographs Appendix

# Catrinity 1.14: Pau Cin Hau and number forms (2022-02-12)

New characters in:

- Private Use Area
- Pau Cin Hau
- Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols (monospace Latin letters)
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A

In the Private Use Areas, there are additions in:

- Kodo Symbols
- Mathematical Symbols Appendix (Camp Duodecimal Digits, also renamed this block from “Mathematical Operators Appendix” as most of the symbols here aren’t actually operators)
- Kreative Compatibility (Pseudo-Greek letters for fake student associations)
- Number Forms Appendix (combining subscripts and thirds of enclosed numbers, used e.g. as Go markers)
- Enclosed Alphanumeric Appendix

Also added mark positioning for mathematical bold and monospace letters, and references to Fairfax HD (Kreative) in the PUA documentation.

# Catrinity 1.13: Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (2021-12-25)

The following three blocks are now fully included:

- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended
- Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Extended-A

# Catrinity 1.12: Playing cards (2021-12-04)

New characters in the Supplementary Private Use Area-A:

- Hanafuda (Flower Cards)
- Kabufuda
- Playing Cards Appendix (German, Latin and colored French suits)

Also finally replaced the lame teal Great Arkana with better, more colorful glyphs.

# Catrinity 1.11: Vexillology, laundry and safety (2021-11-02)

New characters in:

- Private Use Area
- Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs
- Transport And Map Symbols
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A

In the Private Use Areas, there are additions in:

- Various Symbols (Gonggong)
- Vexillological Symbols
- Laundry Symbols
- Safety Symbols
- Pictographs Appendix

# Catrinity 1.10: Latin extensions (2021-10-06)

New characters in:

- Tagalog
- Currency Symbols
- Miscellaneous Symbols (color variants of playing card suits, as used in the English four-color deck and the German Skat tournament deck)
- Supplemental Punctuation
- Modifier Tone Marks (no contour ligatures yet though)
- Latin Extended-D
- Private Use Area
- Latin Extended-F
- Latin Extended-G
- Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs
- Emoticons (three monkeys)
- Geometric Shapes Extended (Heavy Equals Sign)
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A

In the Private Use Areas, there are additions in:

- Phonetic Extensions Appendix
- Alphanumeric Supplement
- Latin Extended Appendix-A
- MUFI-CYFI Compatibility
- Latin Extended Appendix-B
- Geometric Shapes And Technical Symbols Appendix
- Pictographs Appendix (single tomoe)

# Catrinity 1.9: Osage & Cyrillic numerals (2021-09-10)

New characters in:

- Cyrillic (composed numerals)
- Private Use Area (symbol for Orcus, Latin and Cyrillic letter variants)
- Osage

New OpenType features:

- ital (Italic)
- onum and tnum now also affect turned one, two and three
- Cherokee letters are now instructed to work with all common diacritical marks

Also many issues fixed (thanks for reporting them), and some character updates (see last line in the image).

# Catrinity 1.8: Dingbats (2021-08-09)

New characters in:

- Miscellaneous Symbols
- Dingbats
- Private Use Area
- Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
- Geometric Shapes Extended
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A

New OpenType features:

- case (Uppercase forms for many punctuation characters such as brackets)
- dtls (Dotless forms of all variants of i and j)
- locl (Localized forms for Latvian, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian and Vietnamese)
- salt (Stylistic alternates for a and g)
- New OpenType feature documentation at http://catrinity-font.de/downloads/CatrinityOpenTypeFeatures.pdf

Also corrected the Komi letters in the Cyrillic Supplement block to have horizontal bars that are missing in most sans-serif fonts, including Catrinity up to version 1.7.

# Catrinity 1.7: Technical symbols (2021-07-01)

New characters in:

- Miscellaneous Technical
- Optical Character Recognition
- Miscellaneous Symbols
- Dingbats (Multiplication X)
- Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
- Private Use Area
- Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
- Symbols and Pictographs Extended-A (Low Battery)
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A

Also a lot of bugfixes, especially long and duplicate glyph names that caused problems in several applications.

# Catrinity 1.6: Astrology & fantasy (2021-06-02)

New characters (astrological symbols) in:

- Miscellaneous Symbols
- Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
- Private Use Area: Various Symbols

Also, there are four new fantasy / sci-fi scripts in the Private Use Area:

- Tengwar
- Cirth
- Gargoyle
- Klingon

# Catrinity 1.5: Ancient symbols & runes (2021-05-15)

New characters in:

- Ogham
- Ancient Greek Numbers
- Old Turkic
- Old Hungarian
- Ancient Greek Musical Notation

# Catrinity 1.4: Philippine scripts & Yijing (2021-05-02)

New characters in:

- Tagalog
- Hanunoo
- Buhid
- Tagbanwa
- Miscellaneous Symbols (Yijing trigram symbols)
- Yijing Hexagram Symbols
- Tai Xuan Jing Symbols
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A (additional chess pieces and racing flags)

# Catrinity 1.3: Maths & numbers (2021-03-22)

New characters in:

- Basic Latin (emoji variants of digits)
- Mathematical Operators (standardized variants)
- Enclosed Alphanumerics
- Dingbats
- Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A
- Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B
- Supplemental Mathematical Operators
- Private Use Area
- Enclosed Alphanumeric Supplement
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A

# Catrinity 1.2: Semitic scripts (2021-02-21)

New characters in:

- Hebrew
- Alphabetic Presentation Forms (for Hebrew)
- Phoenician
- Old North Arabian
- Yezidi
- Elymaic
- New ligatures for screen 1 to 9

# Catrinity 1.1: Marks & arrows (2021-02-11)

New characters in:

- Combining Diacritical Marks
- Combining Diacritical Marks Extended
- Combining Diacritical Marks Supplement
- Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols
- Arrows
- Miscellaneous Technical
- Dingbats
- Supplemental Arrows-A
- Supplemental Arrows-B
- Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
- Private Use Area
- Supplemental Arrows-C
- Supplementary Private Use Area-A

# Catrinity 1.0 (2021-01-22)

Initial version with characters in 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, Thai (Baht sign only), Georgian, Cherokee, Runic, Cyrillic Extended-C, Georgian Extended, Phonetic Extensions, Phonetic Extensions 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, Braille Patterns, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B, Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows, Latin Extended-C, Coptic, Georgian Supplement, Tifinagh, Cyrillic Extended-A, Supplemental Punctuation, Enclosed CJK Letters and Months (circled numbers only), Lisu, Cyrillic Extended-B, Latin Extended-D, Latin Extended-E, Cherokee Supplement, Private Use Area, Alphabetic Presentation Forms, Variation Selectors, Small Form Variants, Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms, Specials, Ancient Symbols, Lycian, Carian, Old Italic, Gothic, Hatran, Lydian, Old South Arabian, Lisu Supplement, Counting Rod Numerals, Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols, Mahjong Tiles, Domino Tiles, Playing Cards, Enclosed Alphanumeric Supplement, Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs, Chess Symbols, Symbols and Pictographs Extended-A, Tags, Supplementary Private Use Area-A, Supplementary Private Use Area-B.