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Glyph for U+03F0
Source: Noto Sans

U+03F0 Greek Kappa Symbol

U+03F0 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+039A Greek Capital Letter Kappa and its titlecase variant Glyph for U+039A Greek Capital Letter Kappa. The character is also known as script kappa.

The glyph is a Compat composition of the glyph Glyph for U+03BA Greek Small Letter Kappa. 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+03F0 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:

Kappa (uppercase Κ, lowercase κ or cursive ϰ; Greek: κάππα, káppa) is the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet, representing the voiceless velar plosive IPA: [k] sound in Ancient and Modern Greek. In the system of Greek numerals, has a value of 20. It was derived from the Phoenician letter kaph . Letters that arose from kappa include the Roman K and Cyrillic К.

Greek proper names and placenames containing kappa are often written in English with "c" due to the Romans' transliterations into the Latin alphabet: Constantinople, Corinth, Crete. All formal modern romanizations of Greek now use the letter "k", however.

The cursive form ϰ is generally a simple font variant of lower-case kappa, but it is encoded separately in Unicode for occasions where it is used as a separate symbol in math and science. In mathematics, the kappa curve is named after this letter; the tangents of this curve were first calculated by Isaac Barrow in the 17th century.

Representations

System Representation
1008
UTF-8 CF B0
UTF-16 03 F0
UTF-32 00 00 03 F0
URL-Quoted %CF%B0
HTML hex reference ϰ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Ï°
HTML named entity ϰ
HTML named entity ϰ
alias script kappa
LATEX \varkappa
Adobe Glyph List kappasymbolgreek

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name GREEK KAPPA SYMBOL
Unicode 1 Name GREEK SMALL LETTER SCRIPT KAPPA
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+03BA Greek Small Letter Kappa
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+03F0 Greek Kappa Symbol
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+03F0 Greek Kappa Symbol
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+039A Greek Capital Letter Kappa
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+039A Greek Capital Letter Kappa
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+039A Greek Capital Letter Kappa
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+039A Greek Capital Letter Kappa
Case Folding Glyph for U+03BA Greek Small Letter Kappa
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+03F0 Greek Kappa 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+03BA Greek Small Letter Kappa
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+03F0 Greek Kappa 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+03BA Greek Small Letter Kappa
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R