U+0038 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Basic Latin in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Decimal Number and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The codepoint has the Decimal value 8.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Narrow East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Number and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 23 other glyphs. In text U+0038 behaves as Numeric regarding line breaks. It has type Numeric for sentence and Numeric for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Year 8 (VIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Camillus and Quinctilianus (or, less frequently, year 761 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 8 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


System Representation
UTF-8 38
UTF-16 00 38
UTF-32 00 00 00 38
URL-Quoted %38
HTML-Escape 8
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 8
digraph 8

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) DIGIT EIGHT
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) ASCII
General Category (gc) Decimal Number
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) European Number
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) 8
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 8
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 8
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 8
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 8
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 8
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 8
Case Folding (cf) 8
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 8
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Narrow
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) 8
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Number
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Numeric
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) 8
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) Decimal
Numeric Value (nv) 8
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Numeric
Simple Case Folding (scf) 8
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Numeric
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)