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Glyph for U+0407
Source: Noto Sans

U+0407 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YI

U+0407 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+0400 to U+04FF Cyrillic in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Uppercase Letter and is mainly used in the Cyrillic script. It is related to its lowercase variant Glyph for U+0457 Cyrillic Small Letter Yi.

The glyph is a Canonical composition of the glyphs Glyph for U+0406 Cyrillic Capital Letter Byelorussian-Ukrainian I, Glyph for U+0308 Combining Diaeresis. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+0407 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:

Yi (Ї ї; italics: Ї ї) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. Yi is derived from the Greek letter iota with diaeresis.

It was the initial variant of the Cyrillic letter Іі, which saw change from two dots to one in 18th century, possibly inspired by similar Latin letter i. Later two variants of the letter separated to become distinct letters in the Ukrainian alphabet.

It is used in the Ukrainian alphabet, the Pannonian Rusyn alphabet, and the Prešov Rusyn alphabet of Slovakia, where it represents the iotated vowel sound /ji/, like the pronunciation of ⟨yea⟩ in "yeast". As the historical variant of the Cyrillic Іі it represented either /i/ (as i in pizza) or /j/ (as y in yen).

In various romanization systems of Ukrainian, ї is represented by Latin letters i or yi (word-initially), yi, ji, or even ï.

It was formerly also used in the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet in the late 1700s and early 1800s, where it represented the sound /j/; in this capacity, it was introduced by Dositej Obradović but eventually replaced with the modern letter ј by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić.

In Ukrainian, the letter was introduced as part of the Zhelekhivka orthography, in Yevhen Zhelekhivsky's Ukrainian–German dictionary (2 volumes, 1885–86).

Representations

System Representation
1031
UTF-8 D0 87
UTF-16 04 07
UTF-32 00 00 04 07
URL-Quoted %D0%87
HTML-Escape Ї
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Ї
HTML-Escape Ї
Encoding: IBM866 (hex bytes) F4
Encoding: ISO-8859-5 (hex bytes) A7
Encoding: KOI8-U (hex bytes) B7
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) AF
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) BA
LATEX \cyrchar\CYRYI
Adobe Glyph List Yicyrillic
Adobe Glyph List afii10056
digraph YI

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YI
Unicode 1 Name
Block Cyrillic
General Category Uppercase Letter
Script Cyrillic
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Canonical
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0406 Cyrillic Capital Letter Byelorussian-Ukrainian I Glyph for U+0308 Combining Diaeresis
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0457 Cyrillic Small Letter Yi
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0457 Cyrillic Small Letter Yi
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0407 Cyrillic Capital Letter Yi
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0407 Cyrillic Capital Letter Yi
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0407 Cyrillic Capital Letter Yi
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0407 Cyrillic Capital Letter Yi
Case Folding Glyph for U+0457 Cyrillic Small Letter Yi
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+0407 Cyrillic Capital Letter Yi
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 No
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0457 Cyrillic Small Letter Yi
NFKC Quick Check Yes
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 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+0407 Cyrillic Capital Letter Yi
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+0457 Cyrillic Small Letter Yi
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R