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Glyph for U+0596
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew


U+0596 was added to Unicode in version 2.0 (1996). It belongs to the block U+0590 to U+05FF Hebrew in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Nonspacing Mark and is mainly used in the Hebrew script. The character is also known as tarha and me'ayla ~ mayla.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Nonspacing Mark and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+0596 behaves as Combining Mark regarding line breaks. It has type Extend for sentence and Extend for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Extend.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Tifcha (Hebrew: טִפְחָ֖א, also spelled Tifkha, Tipcha and other variant English spellings) is a cantillation mark commonly found in the Torah, Haftarah, and other books that are chanted. In Sephardic and Oriental traditions, it is called Tarcha, meaning "dragging" or "effort".

The Tifcha is found in both the Etnachta group as the second member of that group, and in the Sof passuk group, though the melody varies slightly in each. While it is a weak sound, it is considered to be stronger than a Tevir

The Hebrew word טִפְחָ֖א translates into English as diagonal. It is related to the word tefach (טפח, measurement of the palm). The tifcha does not have a separating value of its own, as it is in the middle of a set of words.

Tifcha occurs in the Torah 11,285 times, more than any other trope sound. Tifcha is the only trope sound to appear more than 10,000 times in the Torah.

The first word of the Torah בראשית (Bereshit) is on a Tifcha.


System Representation
UTF-8 D6 96
UTF-16 05 96
UTF-32 00 00 05 96
URL-Quoted %D6%96
HTML-Escape ֖
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌֖
alias tarha
alias me'ayla ~ mayla
Adobe Glyph List tipehahebrew
Adobe Glyph List tipehalefthebrew

Related Characters



Complete Record

Property Value
Age 2.0 (1996)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Hebrew
General Category Nonspacing Mark
Script Hebrew
Bidirectional Category Nonspacing Mark
Combining Class Below
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Case Folding Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
ASCII Hex Digit
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
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Grapheme Cluster Break Extend
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
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
Sentence Break Extend
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Extend
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Transparent
Line Break Combining Mark
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+0596 Hebrew Accent Tipeha
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R