Home: go to the homepage U+0370 to U+03FF Greek and Coptic
Glyph for U+03DC
Source: Noto Sans

U+03DC Greek Letter Digamma

U+03DC 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 Uppercase Letter and is mainly used in the Greek script. It is related to its lowercase variant Glyph for U+03DD Greek Small Letter Digamma.

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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+03DC 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:

Digamma or wau (uppercase: Ϝ, lowercase: ϝ, numeral: ϛ) is an archaic letter of the Greek alphabet. It originally stood for the sound /w/ but it has remained in use principally as a Greek numeral for 6. Whereas it was originally called waw or wau, its most common appellation in classical Greek is digamma; as a numeral, it was called episēmon during the Byzantine era and is now known as stigma after the Byzantine ligature combining σ-τ as ϛ.

Digamma or wau was part of the original archaic Greek alphabet as initially adopted from Phoenician. Like its model, Phoenician waw, it represented the voiced labial-velar approximant /w/ and stood in the 6th position in the alphabet between epsilon and zeta. It is the consonantal doublet of the vowel letter upsilon (/u/), which was also derived from waw but was placed near the end of the Greek alphabet. Digamma or wau is in turn the ancestor of the Latin letter F. As an alphabetic letter, it is attested in archaic and dialectal ancient Greek inscriptions until the classical period.

The shape of the letter went through a development from through , , , to or , which at that point was conflated with the σ-τ ligature . In modern print, a distinction is made between the letter in its original alphabetic role as a consonant sign, which is rendered as "Ϝ" or its modern lowercase variant "ϝ", and the numeric symbol, which is represented by "ϛ". In modern Greek, this is often replaced by the digraph στ.

Representations

System Representation
988
UTF-8 CF 9C
UTF-16 03 DC
UTF-32 00 00 03 DC
URL-Quoted %CF%9C
HTML hex reference Ϝ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Ϝ
HTML named entity Ϝ
LATEX \Digamma
Adobe Glyph List Digammagreek
digraph M3

Related Characters

Confusables

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name GREEK LETTER DIGAMMA
Unicode 1 Name GREEK CAPITAL LETTER DIGAMMA
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+03DC Greek Letter Digamma
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+03DD Greek Small Letter Digamma
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+03DD Greek Small Letter Digamma
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+03DC Greek Letter Digamma
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+03DC Greek Letter Digamma
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+03DC Greek Letter Digamma
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+03DC Greek Letter Digamma
Case Folding Glyph for U+03DD Greek Small Letter Digamma
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+03DC Greek Letter Digamma
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+03DD Greek Small Letter Digamma
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+03DD Greek Small Letter Digamma
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+03DC Greek Letter Digamma
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+03DD Greek Small Letter Digamma
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R