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Glyph for U+008E
Source: Noto Sans

U+008E Single Shift Two *

U+008E was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+0080 to U+00FF Latin-1 Supplement in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Control and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as SINGLE SHIFT TWO.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Boundary Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+008E behaves as Combining Mark regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Control.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

ANSI escape sequences are a standard for in-band signaling to control cursor location, color, font styling, and other options on video text terminals and terminal emulators. Certain sequences of bytes, most starting with an ASCII escape character and a bracket character, are embedded into text. The terminal interprets these sequences as commands, rather than text to display verbatim.

ANSI sequences were introduced in the 1970s to replace vendor-specific sequences and became widespread in the computer equipment market by the early 1980s. They are used in development, scientific, commercial text-based applications as well as bulletin board systems to offer standardized functionality.

Although hardware text terminals have become increasingly rare in the 21st century, the relevance of the ANSI standard persists because a great majority of terminal emulators and command consoles interpret at least a portion of the ANSI standard.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 8E
UTF-16 00 8E
UTF-32 00 00 00 8E
URL-Quoted %C2%8E
HTML hex reference Ž
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake �
control SINGLE-SHIFT-2
abbreviation SS2
Encoding: ISO-8859-10 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-14 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-16 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-2 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-3 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-4 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-5 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-6 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) 8E
Encoding: WINDOWS-874 (hex bytes) 8E
digraph S2


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name
Block Latin-1 Supplement
General Category Control
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Boundary Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Case Folding Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
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+008E Single Shift Two*
Grapheme Cluster Break Control
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
NFKC Quick Check Yes
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 Other
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+008E Single Shift Two*
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Combining Mark
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+008E Single Shift Two*
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R