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Glyph for U+00A5
Source: Noto Sans

U+00A5 Yen Sign

U+00A5 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 Currency Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as yuan sign (renminbi).

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Narrow East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Terminator and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+00A5 behaves as Prefix Numeric regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “yen” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: CNY, currency, JPY, yuan.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The yen and yuan sign (¥) is a currency sign used for the Japanese yen and the Chinese yuan currencies when writing in Latin scripts. This character resembles a capital letter Y with a single or double horizontal stroke. The symbol is usually placed before the value it represents, for example: ¥50, or JP¥50 and CN¥50 when disambiguation is needed. When writing in Japanese and Chinese, the Japanese kanji and Chinese character is written following the amount, for example 50円 in Japan, and 50元 or 50圆 in China.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 A5
UTF-16 00 A5
UTF-32 00 00 00 A5
URL-Quoted %C2%A5
HTML hex reference ¥
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ¥
HTML named entity &yen
HTML named entity ¥
alias yuan sign (renminbi)
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) A5
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) A5
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) B4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) A5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) A5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) A5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) A5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) A5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) A5
LATEX \textyen
AGL: Latin-1 yen
AGL: Latin-2 yen
AGL: Latin-3 yen
AGL: Latin-4 yen
AGL: Latin-5 yen
Adobe Glyph List yen
digraph Ye

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name YEN SIGN
Unicode 1 Name
Block Latin-1 Supplement
General Category Currency Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category European Terminator
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Case Folding Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
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+00A5 Yen Sign
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 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+00A5 Yen Sign
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
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+00A5 Yen Sign
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 Prefix Numeric
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+00A5 Yen Sign
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R