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U+037A GREEK YPOGEGRAMMENI

U+037A was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Greek and Coptic in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Modifier Letter and is mainly used in the Greek script. The character is also known as iota subscript.

The glyph is a Compat composition of the glyphs  ͅ. 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 57 other glyphs. In text U+037A behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Lower for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The iota subscript is a diacritic mark in the Greek alphabet shaped like a small vertical stroke or miniature iota ⟨ι⟩ placed below the letter. It can occur with the vowel letters eta ⟨η⟩, omega ⟨ω⟩, and alpha ⟨α⟩. It represents the former presence of an [i] offglide after the vowel, forming a so‐called “long diphthong”. Such diphthongs (i.e., ηι, ωι, ᾱι)  — phonologically distinct from the corresponding normal or “short” diphthongs (i.e., ει, οι, ᾰι ) — were a feature of ancient Greek in the classical era. The offglide was lost in pronunciation during the Hellenistic period with the result that from approximately the 1st century BC onwards the former diphthongs were no longer distinguished from the simple long vowels η, ω, ᾱ respectively. During the Roman and Byzantine eras, the iota, now mute, was sometimes still written as a normal letter but was often simply left out. The iota subscript was invented by Byzantine philologists in the 12th century AD as an editorial symbol marking the places where such spelling variation occurred.

The alternative practice, of writing the mute iota as a full-sized letter ⟨ι⟩, is known as iota adscript.

Representations

System Representation
890
UTF-8 CD BA
UTF-16 03 7A
UTF-32 00 00 03 7A
URL-Quoted %CD%BA
HTML-Escape ͺ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ͺ
alias iota subscript
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) AA

Related Characters

Confusables

  • i
  • ⍳
  • i
  • ı
  • ij
  • ɨ
  • ɩ
  • ɪ
  • ˛
  • ͺ
  • ι
  • ы
  • і
  • ӏ
  • Ꭵ
  • ᵻ
  • ᵼ
  • ι
  • ℹ
  • ⅈ
  • ⅰ
  • ⅱ
  • ⅲ
  • ⅳ
  • ⅵ
  • ⅶ
  • ⅷ
  • ⅸ
  • ⅺ
  • ⅻ
  • ⍳
  • ⍸
  • ⒤
  • ꙇ
  • fi
  • ffi
  • i
  • 𑣃
  • 𝐢
  • 𝑖
  • 𝒊
  • 𝒾
  • 𝓲
  • 𝔦
  • 𝕚
  • 𝖎
  • 𝗂
  • 𝗶
  • 𝘪
  • 𝙞
  • 𝚒
  • 𝚤
  • 𝛊
  • 𝜄
  • 𝜾
  • 𝝸
  • 𝞲

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) GREEK YPOGEGRAMMENI
Unicode 1 Name (na1) GREEK SPACING IOTA BELOW
Block (blk) Greek
General Category (gc) Modifier Letter
Script (sc) Greek
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) Compat
Decomposition Mapping (dm)  ͅ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ͺ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ͺ
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ͺ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ͺ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ͺ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ͺ
Case Folding (cf) ͺ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ͺ
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC)  ι
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
InMC (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF)  ι
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) No
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Lower
Simple Case Folding (scf) ͺ
Script Extension (scx) Greek
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) ALetter
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)