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Glyph for U+025B
Source: Noto Sans

U+025B LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN E

U+025B was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+0250 to U+02AF IPA Extensions in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Lowercase Letter and is mainly used in the Latin script. It is related to its uppercase variant Glyph for U+0190 Latin Capital Letter Open E and its titlecase variant Glyph for U+0190 Latin Capital Letter Open E. The character is also known as epsilon.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+025B behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Lower for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Latin epsilon or open E (majuscule: Ɛ, minuscule: ɛ) is a letter of the extended Latin alphabet, based on the lowercase of the Greek letter epsilon (ε). It occurs in the orthographies of many Niger–Congo and Nilo-Saharan languages, such as Ewe, Akan, Lingala, Dinka and Maasai, for the vowel [ɛ] or [e̙], and is included in the African reference alphabet.

In the Berber Latin alphabet currently used in Algerian Berber school books, and before that proposed by the French institute INALCO, it represents a voiced pharyngeal fricative [ʕ]. Some authors use ƹayin ⟨ƹ⟩ instead; both letters are similar in shape with the Arabic ʿayn ⟨ع⟩.

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) uses various forms of the Latin epsilon:

  • U+025B ɛ LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN E represents the open-mid front unrounded vowel
  • U+025D ɝ LATIN SMALL LETTER REVERSED OPEN E WITH HOOK represents the rhotacized open-mid central vowel
  • U+025E ɞ LATIN SMALL LETTER CLOSED REVERSED OPEN E represents the open-mid central rounded vowel (shown as U+029A ʚ LATIN SMALL LETTER CLOSED OPEN E on the 1993 IPA chart)

The Uralic Phonetic Alphabet uses various forms of the Latin epsilon:

  • U+1D08 ᴈ LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED OPEN E
  • U+1D4B ᵋ MODIFIER LETTER SMALL OPEN E
  • U+1D4C ᵌ MODIFIER LETTER SMALL TURNED OPEN E

Representations

System Representation
603
UTF-8 C9 9B
UTF-16 02 5B
UTF-32 00 00 02 5B
URL-Quoted %C9%9B
HTML-Escape ɛ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ɛ
alias epsilon
LATEX \varepsilon
AGL: Latin-5 uni025B
Adobe Glyph List eopen

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN E
Unicode 1 Name LATIN SMALL LETTER EPSILON
Block IPA Extensions
General Category Lowercase Letter
Script Latin
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0190 Latin Capital Letter Open E
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0190 Latin Capital Letter Open E
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0190 Latin Capital Letter Open E
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0190 Latin Capital Letter Open E
Case Folding Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
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
Cased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Dash
Deprecated
Diacritic
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Emoji
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Ideographic
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
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
Radical
Sentence Break Lower
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+025B Latin Small Letter Open E
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R