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Glyph for U+032C
Source: Noto Sans

U+032C COMBINING CARON BELOW

U+032C was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+0300 to U+036F Combining Diacritical Marks in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Nonspacing Mark and inherits its script property from the preceding character.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Nonspacing Mark and is not mirrored. In text U+032C behaves as Combining Mark regarding line breaks. It has type Extend for sentence and Extend for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Extend.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

A caron (), háček or haček (, or ; plural háčeks or háčky) also known as a hachek, wedge, check, kvačica, strešica, mäkčeň, varnelė, inverted circumflex, inverted hat, flying bird, inverted chevron, is a diacritic (◌̌) commonly placed over certain letters in the orthography of some languages to indicate a change in the related letter's pronunciation.

The symbol is common in the Baltic, Slavic, Finnic, Samic and Berber languages.

The use of the caron differs according to the orthographic rules of a language. In most Slavic and other European languages it indicates present or historical palatalization (eě; [e] → [ʲe]), iotation, or postalveolar articulation (cč; [ts] → [tʃ]). In Salishan languages, it often represents a uvular consonant (x → ; [x] → [χ]). When placed over vowel symbols, the caron can indicate a contour tone, for instance the falling and then rising tone in the Pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese. It is also used to decorate symbols in mathematics, where it is often pronounced ("check").

The caron is shaped approximately like a small letter "v". In serif typefaces, the caron generally takes one of two forms: either symmetrical, essentially identical to a rotated circumflex; or with the left stroke thicker than the right, like the usual serif form of the letter "v" (but without serifs). The latter form is often preferred by Czech designers for use in Czech, while for other uses the symmetrical form tends to predominate, as it does also among sans-serif fonts.

The caron is not to be confused with the breve (◌̆), which has a curved bottom, while the caron is pointed (see illustration).

Representations

System Representation
812
UTF-8 CC AC
UTF-16 03 2C
UTF-32 00 00 03 2C
URL-Quoted %CC%AC
HTML-Escape ̬
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌̬
AGL: Latin-5 uni032C
Adobe Glyph List caronbelowcmb

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name COMBINING CARON BELOW
Unicode 1 Name NON-SPACING HACEK BELOW
Block Combining Diacritical Marks
General Category Nonspacing Mark
Script Inherited
Bidirectional Category Nonspacing Mark
Combining Class Below
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Case Folding Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
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+032C Combining Caron Below
Grapheme Cluster Break Extend
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+032C Combining Caron Below
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 Extend
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Extend
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Ambiguous
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Transparent
Line Break Combining Mark
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+032C Combining Caron Below
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R