Devnagri

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Devanĝgarī is an abugida script used to write, either along with other scripts, or exclusively, several Indian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Marwari, Konkani, Bhojpuri, languages from Nepal like Nepali, Tharu Nepal Bhasa and sometimes Kashmiri and Romani. It is written and read from left to right just like English but that is where the similarity ends .

Devanĝgarī emerged around CE 1200 out of the Siddham script, gradually replacing the earlier, closely related Sharada script (which remained in parallel use in Kashmir). Both are immediate descendants of the Gupta script, ultimately deriving from the Brĝhmī script attested from the 3rd century BCE; Nĝgarī appeared in approx. the 8th century as an eastern variant of the Gupta script, contemporary to Sharada, its western variant. The descendants of Brahmi form the Brahmic family, including the alphabets employed for many other South and South-East Asian languages.

Devanĝgarī in Unicode

The Unicode range for Devanĝgarī is U+0900 .. U+097F. Grey blocks indicate characters that are undefined.

Devanagari
Unicode.org chart (PDF)
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U+090x  
U+091x
U+092x
U+093x   ि
U+094x  
U+095x   क़ ख़ ग़ ज़ ड़ ढ़ फ़ य़
U+096x
U+097x   ॿ