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Glyph for U+03D5
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U+03D5 Greek Phi Symbol

U+03D5 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). 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 Lowercase Letter and is mainly used in the Greek script. It is related to its uppercase variant Glyph for U+03A6 Greek Capital Letter Phi and its titlecase variant Glyph for U+03A6 Greek Capital Letter Phi.

The glyph is a Compat composition of the glyph Glyph for U+03C6 Greek Small Letter Phi. 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 1 other glyphs. In text U+03D5 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Lower for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Phi (; uppercase Φ, lowercase φ or ϕ; Ancient Greek: ϕεῖ pheî [pʰéî̯]; Modern Greek: φι fi [fi]) is the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet.

In Archaic and Classical Greek (c. 9th century BC to 4th century BC), it represented an aspirated voiceless bilabial plosive ([pʰ]), which was the origin of its usual romanization as ⟨ph⟩. During the later part of Classical Antiquity, in Koine Greek (c. 4th century BC to 4th century AD), its pronunciation shifted to that of a voiceless bilabial fricative ([ɸ]), and by the Byzantine Greek period (c. 4th century AD to 15th century AD) it developed its modern pronunciation as a voiceless labiodental fricative ([f]). The romanization of the Modern Greek phoneme is therefore usually ⟨f⟩.

It may be that phi originated as the letter qoppa (Ϙ, ϙ), and initially represented the sound /kʷʰ/ before shifting to Classical Greek [pʰ]. In traditional Greek numerals, phi has a value of 500 (φʹ) or 500,000 (͵φ). The Cyrillic letter Ef (Ф, ф) descends from phi.

As with other Greek letters, lowercase phi (encoded as the Unicode character U+03C6 φ GREEK SMALL LETTER PHI) is used as a mathematical or scientific symbol. Some uses, such as the golden ratio, require the old-fashioned 'closed' glyph, which is separately encoded as the Unicode character U+03D5 ϕ GREEK PHI SYMBOL.

Representations

System Representation
981
UTF-8 CF 95
UTF-16 03 D5
UTF-32 00 00 03 D5
URL-Quoted %CF%95
HTML hex reference ϕ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Ï•
HTML named entity ϕ
HTML named entity ϕ
HTML named entity ϕ
LATEX \phi
Adobe Glyph List phi1
Adobe Glyph List phisymbolgreek

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Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name GREEK PHI SYMBOL
Unicode 1 Name GREEK SMALL LETTER SCRIPT PHI
Block Greek and Coptic
General Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Compat
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+03C6 Greek Small Letter Phi
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+03D5 Greek Phi Symbol
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+03D5 Greek Phi Symbol
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+03A6 Greek Capital Letter Phi
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+03A6 Greek Capital Letter Phi
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+03A6 Greek Capital Letter Phi
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+03A6 Greek Capital Letter Phi
Case Folding Glyph for U+03C6 Greek Small Letter Phi
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+03D5 Greek Phi Symbol
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
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+03C6 Greek Small Letter Phi
NFKC Quick Check No
NFKD Quick Check No
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 Lower
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+03D5 Greek Phi Symbol
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+03C6 Greek Small Letter Phi
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R