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Glyph for U+02B3
Source: Noto Sans

U+02B3 MODIFIER LETTER SMALL R

U+02B3 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+02B0 to U+02FF Spacing Modifier Letters in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Modifier Letter and is mainly used in the Latin script.

The glyph is a Super composition of the glyph Glyph for U+0072 Latin Small Letter R. 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+02B3 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:

In phonetics, an r-colored or rhotic vowel (also called a retroflex vowel, vocalic r, or a rhotacized vowel) is a vowel that is modified in a way that results in a lowering in frequency of the third formant. R-colored vowels can be articulated in various ways: the tip or blade of the tongue may be turned up during at least part of the articulation of the vowel (a retroflex articulation) or the back of the tongue may be bunched. In addition, the vocal tract may often be constricted in the region of the epiglottis.

R-colored vowels are exceedingly rare, occurring in less than one percent of all languages. However, they occur in two of the most widely spoken languages: North American English and Mandarin Chinese. In North American English, they are found in words such as dollar, butter, third, color, and nurse. They also occur in Canadian French, some varieties of Portuguese, some Jutlandic dialects of Danish, as well as in a few indigenous languages of the Americas and of Asia, including Serrano and Yurok in the United States, Luobohe Miao in China, and Badaga in India.

Representations

System Representation
691
UTF-8 CA B3
UTF-16 02 B3
UTF-32 00 00 02 B3
URL-Quoted %CA%B3
HTML-Escape ʳ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌ʳ
AGL: Latin-5 uni02B3

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name MODIFIER LETTER SMALL R
Unicode 1 Name
Block Spacing Modifier Letters
General Category Modifier Letter
Script Latin
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Super
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0072 Latin Small Letter R
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Case Folding Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Cased
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Dash
Deprecated
Default Ignorable Code Point
Diacritic
East Asian Width Neutral
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji
Emoji Presentation
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
Hyphen
ID Continue
Ideographic
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0072 Latin Small Letter R
NFKC Quick Check No
NFKD Quick Check No
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Radical
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Lower
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+02B3 Modifier Letter Small R
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation R
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD