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Glyph for U+042C
Source: Noto Sans

U+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign

U+042C 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+044C Cyrillic Small Letter Soft Sign.

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 1 other glyphs. In text U+042C 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:

The soft sign (Ь, ь, italics Ь, ь) also known as the front yer, front jer, or er malak (lit. "small er") is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In Old Church Slavonic, it represented a short (or "reduced") front vowel. As with its companion, the back yer ⟨ъ⟩, the vowel phoneme that it designated was later partly dropped and partly merged with other vowels.

In the modern Slavic Cyrillic writing systems in which it appears (all East Slavic languages and Bulgarian and Church Slavic), it does not represent an individual sound but indicates palatalization of the preceding consonant.

Representations

System Representation
1068
UTF-8 D0 AC
UTF-16 04 2C
UTF-32 00 00 04 2C
URL-Quoted %D0%AC
HTML-Escape Ь
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Ь
HTML-Escape Ь
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AC BE
Encoding: IBM866 (hex bytes) 9C
Encoding: ISO-8859-5 (hex bytes) CC
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A7 BE
Encoding: KOI8-R (hex bytes) F8
Encoding: KOI8-U (hex bytes) F8
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) DC
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) 9C
LATEX \cyrchar\CYRSFTSN
Adobe Glyph List Softsigncyrillic
Adobe Glyph List afii10046
digraph %"

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER SOFT SIGN
Unicode 1 Name
Block Cyrillic
General Category Uppercase Letter
Script Cyrillic
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+044C Cyrillic Small Letter Soft Sign
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+044C Cyrillic Small Letter Soft Sign
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
Case Folding Glyph for U+044C Cyrillic Small Letter Soft Sign
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+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
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+044C Cyrillic Small Letter Soft Sign
NFKC Quick Check Yes
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+042C Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Ambiguous
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+044C Cyrillic Small Letter Soft Sign
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R