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Glyph for U+00B6
Source: Noto Sans

U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign

U+00B6 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 Other Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as paragraph sign.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+00B6 behaves as Ambiguous (Alphabetic or Ideographic) 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 “paragraph mark” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: alinea, paragraph, paragraph mark, paraph, pilcrow.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The pilcrow, , is a typographical character that marks the start of a paragraph. It is also called the paragraph mark (or sign or symbol), paraph, or blind P.

The pilcrow may be used at the start of separate paragraphs or to designate a new paragraph in one long piece of copy, as Eric Gill did in his 1931 book An Essay on Typography. The pilcrow was a type of rubrication used in the Middle Ages to mark a new train of thought, before the convention of visually discrete paragraphs was commonplace.

In recent times, the symbol has been given a wider variety of roles, as listed below.

The pilcrow is usually drawn similarly to a lowercase q reaching from descender to ascender height; the bowl (loop) can be filled or unfilled. It may also be drawn with the bowl stretching further downwards, resembling a reversed D; this is more often seen in older printing.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 B6
UTF-16 00 B6
UTF-32 00 00 00 B6
URL-Quoted %C2%B6
HTML hex reference ¶
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ¶
HTML named entity &para
HTML named entity ¶
alias paragraph sign
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A2 D2
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-14 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-16 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A2 F9
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1250 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) A6
LATEX \textparagraph
AGL: Latin-1 paragraph
AGL: Latin-2 paragraph
AGL: Latin-3 paragraph
AGL: Latin-4 paragraph
AGL: Latin-5 paragraph
Adobe Glyph List paragraph
digraph PI

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Block Latin-1 Supplement
General Category Other Punctuation
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Case Folding Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow 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+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
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+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
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+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Ambiguous
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ambiguous (Alphabetic or Ideographic)
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+00B6 Pilcrow Sign
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R