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Glyph for U+00A6
Source: Noto Sans

U+00A6 Broken Bar

U+00A6 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 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 Other Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as broken vertical bar (1.0) and parted rule (in typography).

The glyph is not a composition. Its East Asian Width is narrow. In bidirectional text it acts as Other Neutral. When changing direction it is not mirrored. The word that U+00A6 forms with similar adjacent characters prevents a line break inside it.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The vertical bar, |, is a glyph with various uses in mathematics, computing, and typography. It has many names, often related to particular meanings: Sheffer stroke (in logic), pipe, bar, or (literally the word "or"), vbar, and others.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 A6
UTF-16 00 A6
UTF-32 00 00 00 A6
URL-Quoted %C2%A6
HTML hex reference ¦
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ¦
HTML named entity &brvbar
HTML named entity ¦
alias broken vertical bar (1.0)
alias parted rule (in typography)
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1250 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) A6
LATEX \textbrokenbar
AGL: Latin-1 brokenbar
AGL: Latin-2 brokenbar
AGL: Latin-3 brokenbar
AGL: Latin-4 brokenbar
AGL: Latin-5 brokenbar
Adobe Glyph List brokenbar
digraph BB

Related Characters


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) BROKEN BAR
Unicode 1 Name (na1) BROKEN VERTICAL BAR
Block (blk) Latin-1 Supplement
General Category (gc) Other Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
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)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo)
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
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) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
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)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (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)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) narrow
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Alphabetic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+00A6 Broken Bar
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) R