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Glyph for U+0372
Source: Noto Sans

U+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi

U+0372 was added to Unicode in version 5.1 (2008). It belongs to the block U+0370 to U+03FF Greek and Coptic in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Uppercase Letter and is mainly used in the Greek script. It is related to its lowercase variant Glyph for U+0373 Greek Small Letter Archaic Sampi.

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. In text U+0372 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Upper for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Sampi (modern: ϡ; ancient shapes: , ) is an archaic letter of the Greek alphabet. It was used as an addition to the classical 24-letter alphabet in some eastern Ionic dialects of ancient Greek in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, to denote some type of a sibilant sound, probably [ss] or [ts], and was abandoned when the sound disappeared from Greek.

It later remained in use as a numeral symbol for 900 in the alphabetic ("Milesian") system of Greek numerals. Its modern shape, which resembles a π inclining to the right with a longish curved cross-stroke, developed during its use as a numeric symbol in minuscule handwriting of the Byzantine era.

Its current name, sampi, originally probably meant "san pi", i.e. "like a pi", and is also of medieval origin. The letter's original name in antiquity is not known. It has been proposed that sampi was a continuation of the archaic letter san, which was originally shaped like an M and denoted the sound [s] in some other dialects. Besides san, names that have been proposed for sampi include parakyisma and angma, while other historically attested terms for it are enacosis, sincope, and o charaktir.

Representations

System Representation
882
UTF-8 CD B2
UTF-16 03 72
UTF-32 00 00 03 72
URL-Quoted %CD%B2
HTML hex reference Ͳ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Ͳ

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Property Value
Age 5.1 (2008)
Unicode Name GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ARCHAIC SAMPI
Unicode 1 Name
Block Greek and Coptic
General Category Uppercase Letter
Script Greek
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0373 Greek Small Letter Archaic Sampi
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0373 Greek Small Letter Archaic Sampi
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi
Case Folding Glyph for U+0373 Greek Small Letter Archaic Sampi
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+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
IDSU 0
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
Ideographic
InCB None
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+0373 Greek Small Letter Archaic Sampi
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+0373 Greek Small Letter Archaic Sampi
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 Upper
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+0372 Greek Capital Letter Archaic Sampi
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+0373 Greek Small Letter Archaic Sampi
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R