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Glyph for U+00A7
Source: Noto Sans

U+00A7 Section Sign

U+00A7 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 Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. Its width in East Asian texts is determined by its context. It can be displayed wide or narrow. In bidirectional text it acts as Other Neutral. When changing direction it is not mirrored. If its East Asian Width is “narrow”, U+00A7 forms a word with similar characters, which prevents a line break inside it. Otherwise it allows line breaks around it, except in some numeric contexts.

The CLDR project calls this character “section” for use in screen reading software. It assigns these additional labels, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: paragraph, part, silcrow.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The section sign (§) is a typographical character for referencing individually numbered sections of a document; it is frequently used when citing sections of a legal code. It is also known as the section symbol, section mark, double-s, or silcrow. In other languages it may be called the "paragraph symbol" (for example, German: Paragrafzeichen).


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 A7
UTF-16 00 A7
UTF-32 00 00 00 A7
URL-Quoted %C2%A7
HTML hex reference §
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake §
HTML named entity &sect
HTML named entity §
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A1 D7
Encoding: ISO-8859-10 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-14 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-16 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-2 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-3 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-4 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-5 (hex bytes) FD
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A1 F8
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1250 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) A4
LATEX \textsection
AGL: Latin-1 section
AGL: Latin-2 section
AGL: Latin-3 section
AGL: Latin-4 section
AGL: Latin-5 section
Adobe Glyph List section
digraph SE


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) SECTION SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Latin-1 Supplement
General Category (gc) Other Punctuation
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
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+00A7 Section Sign
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+00A7 Section Sign
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
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+00A7 Section Sign
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) ambiguous
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ambiguous (Alphabetic or Ideographic)
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+00A7 Section Sign
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) U