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Version History

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.21

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

Version History

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.20

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.19

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:

Remade characters in Catrinity 1.18

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.18

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.17

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).

New characters in Catrinity 1.16

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.

Remade characters in Catrinity 1.15

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.15

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.

New characters in Catrinity 1.14

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.13

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.

New characters in Catrinity 1.12

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.11

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)
New characters in Catrinity 1.10

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).

New characters in Catrinity 1.9

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

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.

New characters in Catrinity 1.8

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.

New characters in Catrinity 1.7

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.6

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

New characters in:

  • Ogham
  • Ancient Greek Numbers
  • Old Turkic
  • Old Hungarian
  • Ancient Greek Musical Notation
New characters in Catrinity 1.5

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)
New characters in Catrinity 1.4

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.3

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.2

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
New characters in Catrinity 1.1

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.