|Time period||20th century|
|ISO 15924||Saur, 344|
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The Saurashtra Language is written in its own script. Because this is a minority language not taught in schools, people learn to write in Sourashtra Script through Voluntary Organisations like Sourashtra Vidya Peetam, Madurai. Recently, the First Electronic journal in Sourashtram has been started and it can be reached by visiting http://www.sourashtra.info A site is also available to practice writing in Sourashtra Script by visiting http://www.palkarblogs.com Now people evince more interest to write in Sourashtra Script and the number of users are increasing. Sourashtra is the popular spelling and it refers to both the Sourashtra language and a person who speaks Sourashtram. Saurashtra is an area in Gujarat State in India, from where the present Sourashtras in Tamil Nadu traditionally believed to have migrated some centuries back.
Saurashtra script was added to the Unicode Standard in April, 2008 with the release of version 5.1.
The Unicode block for Saurashtra is U+A880–U+A8DF. Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points:
Unicode.org chart (PDF)
The letter order of Saurashtra script is similar to other Brahmic Scripts. The letters are vowels, consonants, and the compound letters which are formed essentially by adding a vowel sound to a consonant.
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