Basic Multilingual Plane definition text, standard
(BMP) The first plane defined in Unicode
, designed to include all scripts
in active modern use. The BMP currently includes the Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Devangari, hiragana, katakana, and Cherokee scripts, among others, and a large body of mathematical, APL
-related, and other miscellaneous characters
. Most of the Han ideographs
in current use are present in the BMP, but due to the large number of ideographs, many were placed in the Supplementary Ideographic Plane
Unicode home (http://unicode.org).