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Glyph for U+02EC
Source: Noto Sans

U+02EC MODIFIER LETTER VOICING

U+02EC was added to Unicode in version 3.0 (1999). 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 commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+02EC behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Voice or voicing is a term used in phonetics and phonology to characterize speech sounds (usually consonants). Speech sounds can be described as either voiceless (otherwise known as unvoiced) or voiced.

The term, however, is used to refer to two separate concepts:

  • Voicing can refer to the articulatory process in which the vocal folds vibrate, its primary use in phonetics to describe phones, which are particular speech sounds.
  • It can also refer to a classification of speech sounds that tend to be associated with vocal cord vibration but may not actually be voiced at the articulatory level. That is the term's primary use in phonology: to describe phonemes; while in phonetics its primary use is to describe phones.

For example, voicing accounts for the difference between the pair of sounds associated with the English letters "s" and "z". The two sounds are transcribed as [s] and [z] to distinguish them from the English letters, which have several possible pronunciations, depending on the context. If one places the fingers on the voice box (i.e. the location of the Adam's apple in the upper throat), one can feel a vibration while [z] is pronounced but not with [s]. (For a more detailed, technical explanation, see modal voice and phonation.) In most European languages, with a notable exception being Icelandic, vowels and other sonorants (consonants such as m, n, l, and r) are modally voiced.

Yidiny has no underlyingly voiceless consonants, only voiced ones.

When used to classify speech sounds, voiced and unvoiced are merely labels used to group phones and phonemes together for the purposes of classification.

Representations

System Representation
748
UTF-8 CB AC
UTF-16 02 EC
UTF-32 00 00 02 EC
URL-Quoted %CB%AC
HTML-Escape ˬ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌ˬ
AGL: Latin-5 uni02EC

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 3.0 (1999)
Unicode Name MODIFIER LETTER VOICING
Unicode 1 Name
Block Spacing Modifier Letters
General Category Modifier Letter
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
Case Folding Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
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+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
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+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
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 Other Letter
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+02EC Modifier Letter Voicing
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