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Glyph for U+05AD
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew


U+05AD 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 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+05AD 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:

Hebrew cantillation is the manner of chanting ritual readings from the Hebrew Bible in synagogue services. The chants are written and notated in accordance with the special signs or marks printed in the Masoretic Text of the Bible, to complement the letters and vowel points.

These marks are known in English as 'accents' (diacritics), 'notes' or trope symbols, and in Hebrew as taʿamei ha-mikra (טעמי המקרא) or just teʿamim (טעמים). Some of these signs were also sometimes used in medieval manuscripts of the Mishnah. The musical motifs associated with the signs are known in Hebrew as niggun or neginot (not to be confused with Hasidic nigun) and in Yiddish as trop (טראָפ): the word trope is sometimes used in Jewish English with the same meaning.

There are multiple traditions of cantillation. Within each tradition, there are multiple tropes, typically for different books of the Bible and often for different occasions. For example, different chants may be used for Torah readings on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur than for the same text on a normal Shabbat.


System Representation
UTF-16 05 AD
UTF-32 00 00 05 AD
URL-Quoted %D6%AD
HTML-Escape ֭
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌֭
Adobe Glyph List dehihebrew

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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 Below Right
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Case Folding Glyph for U+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
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+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
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+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
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+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
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+05AD Hebrew Accent Dehi
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R