U+0096 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Latin-1 Supplement in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Control and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as START OF GUARDED AREA.

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+0096 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:

The C0 and C1 control code or control character sets define control codes for use in text by computer systems that use the ISO/IEC 2022 system of specifying control and graphic characters. Most character encodings, in addition to representing printable characters, also have characters such as these that represent additional information about the text, such as the position of a cursor, an instruction to start a new line, or a message that the text has been received.

The C0 set defines codes in the range 00HEX–1FHEX and the C1 set defines codes in the range 80HEX–9FHEX. The default C0 set was originally defined in ISO 646 (ASCII), while the default C1 set was originally defined in ECMA-48 (harmonized later with ISO 6429). While other C0 and C1 sets are available for specialized applications, they are rarely used.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 96
UTF-16 00 96
UTF-32 00 00 00 96
URL-Quoted %C2%96
HTML-Escape –
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake �
digraph SG
abbreviation SPA
Encoding: ISO-8859-10 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-14 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-16 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-2 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-3 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-4 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-5 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-6 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) 96
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) 96


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na)
Unicode 1 Name (na1) START OF GUARDED AREA
Block (blk) Latin_1_Sup
General Category (gc) Control
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Boundary Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) �
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) �
Lowercase Mapping (lc) �
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) �
Uppercase Mapping (uc) �
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) �
Titlecase Mapping (tc) �
Case Folding (cf) �
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) �
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) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) �
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Control
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) Other
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) Combining Mark
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) �
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
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) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) �
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
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)