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Glyph for U+002D
Source: Noto Sans

U+002D Hyphen-Minus

U+002D was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+0000 to U+007F Basic Latin in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Dash Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as hyphen, dash and minus sign.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Narrow East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Separator and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 17 other glyphs. In text U+002D behaves as Hyphen regarding line breaks. It has type Sentence Continue for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “hyphen-minus” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: dash, hyphen, minus.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The hyphen-minus - is the most commonly used type of hyphen, widely used in digital documents. In ASCII or on most keyboards it is the only character that resembles a minus sign or a dash so it is also used for these. The name "hyphen-minus" derives from the original ASCII standard, where it was called "hyphen (minus)". The character is referred to as a "hyphen", a "minus sign", or a "dash" according to the context where it is being used.


System Representation
UTF-8 2D
UTF-16 00 2D
UTF-32 00 00 00 2D
URL-Quoted %2D
HTML hex reference -
alias hyphen
alias dash
alias minus sign
AGL: Latin-1 hyphen
AGL: Latin-2 hyphen
AGL: Latin-3 hyphen
AGL: Latin-4 hyphen
AGL: Latin-5 hyphen
Adobe Glyph List hyphen
digraph -

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Basic Latin
General Category Dash Punctuation
Script Common
Bidirectional Category European Separator
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Case Folding Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Consonant_Placeholder
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Sentence Continue
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Narrow
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Hyphen
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+002D Hyphen-Minus
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R