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Glyph for U+05A8
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew


U+05A8 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 azla.

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+05A8 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:

Kadma (Hebrew קַדְמָ֨א, with variant English spellings) is a common cantillation mark found in the Torah, Haftarah, and other books of the Hebrew Bible. It can be found by itself preceding certain trope groups, or together with a Geresh, in which case, the pair is known as "Kadma-V'Azla."

Kadma has the same symbol as the Pashta, though Kadma is distinct from Pashta in the placement of the symbol. In a Kadma, the symbol is always placed on the accented syllable, while Pashta is placed on the last letter and also on the accented syllable if the last syllable is not the accented one.

The symbols for Kadma V'Azla are designed to resemble the fingers of an outstretched hand in a curved position.

The Kadma-V'Azla pair occurs 1733 times in the Torah.

The word Kadma is related to the Hebrew קדמה (kedma), east. It is also related to the root קדם, front. The combination of these words translates to going away.


System Representation
UTF-8 D6 A8
UTF-16 05 A8
UTF-32 00 00 05 A8
URL-Quoted %D6%A8
HTML-Escape ֨
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌֨
alias azla
Adobe Glyph List qadmahebrew

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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 Above
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Case Folding Glyph for U+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
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+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
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+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
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+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
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+05A8 Hebrew Accent Qadma
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R