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Glyph for U+007B
Source: Noto Sans

U+007B Left Curly Bracket

U+007B 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 Open Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as opening curly bracket (1.0) and left brace.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Narrow East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is mirrored. Its corresponding mirrored glyph is Glyph for U+007D Right Curly Bracket. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 2 other glyphs. In text U+007B behaves as Open Punctuation regarding line breaks. It has type Close for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “open curly bracket” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: brace, bracket, curly brace, curly bracket, gullwing.

Representations

System Representation
123
UTF-8 7B
UTF-16 00 7B
UTF-32 00 00 00 7B
URL-Quoted %7B
HTML hex reference {
HTML named entity {
HTML named entity {
alias opening curly bracket (1.0)
alias left brace
LATEX \lbrace
AGL: Latin-1 braceleft
AGL: Latin-2 braceleft
AGL: Latin-3 braceleft
AGL: Latin-4 braceleft
AGL: Latin-5 braceleft
Adobe Glyph List braceleft
digraph (!

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name LEFT CURLY BRACKET
Unicode 1 Name OPENING CURLY BRACKET
Block Basic Latin
General Category Open Punctuation
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Case Folding Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
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
Cased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Dash
Deprecated
Diacritic
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Emoji
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
IDSU 0
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
Ideographic
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
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
Radical
Sentence Break Close
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 Mirrored Glyph Glyph for U+007D Right Curly Bracket
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+007D Right Curly Bracket
Bidi Paired Bracket Type Open
East Asian Width Narrow
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Open Punctuation
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+007B Left Curly Bracket
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R