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U+039B GREEK CAPITAL LETTER LAMDA

U+039B 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 Uppercase Letter and is mainly used in the Greek script. It is related to its lowercase variant λ.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 19 other glyphs. In text U+039B behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Upper for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Lambda (uppercase Λ, lowercase λ; Greek: Λάμ(β)δα lam(b)da) is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals lambda has a value of 30. Lambda is related to the Phoenician letter Lamed . Letters in other alphabets that stemmed from lambda include the Latin L and the Cyrillic letter El (Л, л). The ancient grammarians and dramatists give evidence to the pronunciation as [laːbdaː] (λάβδα) in Classical Greek times. In Modern Greek the name of the letter, Λάμδα, is pronounced [lamða]; the spoken letter itself has the sound of [l] as with Latinate "L".

In early Greek alphabets, the shape and orientation of lambda varied. Most variants consisted of two straight strokes, one longer than the other, connected at their ends. The angle might be in the upper-left, lower-left ("Western" alphabets), or top ("Eastern" alphabets). Other variants had a vertical line with a horizontal or sloped stroke running to the right. With the general adoption of the Ionic alphabet, Greek settled on an angle at the top; the Romans put the angle at the lower-left.

The HTML 4 character entity references for the Greek capital and small letter lambda are "Λ" and "λ", respectively. The Unicode number for lambda is 03BB.

Representations

System Representation
923
UTF-8 CE 9B
UTF-16 03 9B
UTF-32 00 00 03 9B
URL-Quoted %CE%9B
HTML-Escape Λ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Λ
HTML-Escape Λ
digraph L*
LaTeX \Lambda
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A5 CB
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) CB
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A6 AB
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) CB

Related Characters

  • λ
  • 𝚲
  • 𝛬
  • 𝜦
  • 𝝠
  • 𝞚

Confusables

  • Ʌ
  • 𝚲
  • Ʌ
  • Λ
  • Л
  • Ӆ
  • ٨
  • ۸
  • ᐱ
  • ᐼ
  • ᐽ
  • ⴷ
  • ꓥ
  • 𐊍
  • 𝚲
  • 𝛬
  • 𝜦
  • 𝝠
  • 𝞚

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) GREEK CAPITAL LETTER LAMDA
Unicode 1 Name (na1) GREEK CAPITAL LETTER LAMBDA
Block (blk) Greek
General Category (gc) Uppercase Letter
Script (sc) Greek
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Λ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) λ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) λ
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Λ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Λ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Λ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Λ
Case Folding (cf) λ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Λ
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) Ambiguous
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Λ
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) λ
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
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) Upper
Simple Case Folding (scf) λ
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)