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Glyph for U+05B0
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew

U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva

U+05B0 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). 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. In text U+05B0 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:

Shva or, in Biblical Hebrew, shĕwa (Hebrew: שְׁוָא) is a Hebrew niqqud vowel sign written as two vertical dots ( ְ ‎) beneath a letter. It indicates either the phoneme /ə/ (shva na', mobile shva) or the complete absence of a vowel (/Ø/) (shva nach, resting shva).

It is transliterated as ⟨e⟩, ⟨ĕ⟩, ⟨ə⟩, ⟨'⟩ (apostrophe), or nothing. Note that use of ⟨ə⟩ for shva is questionable: transliterating Modern Hebrew shva nach with ⟨ə⟩ is misleading, since it is never actually pronounced [ə] – the vowel [ə] does not exist in Modern Hebrew. Moreover, the vowel [ə] is probably not characteristic of earlier pronunciations such as Tiberian vocalization.

A shva sign in combination with the vowel diacritics patáẖ, segól and kamáts katán produces a ẖatáf: a diacritic for a tnuʿá ẖatufá (a 'reduced vowel' – lit. 'abducted').


System Representation
UTF-8 D6 B0
UTF-16 05 B0
UTF-32 00 00 05 B0
URL-Quoted %D6%B0
HTML-Escape ְ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌ְ
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) C0
Adobe Glyph List afii57799
Adobe Glyph List sheva
Adobe Glyph List sheva115
Adobe Glyph List sheva15
Adobe Glyph List sheva22
Adobe Glyph List sheva2e
Adobe Glyph List shevahebrew
Adobe Glyph List shevanarrowhebrew
Adobe Glyph List shevaquarterhebrew
Adobe Glyph List shevawidehebrew


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Hebrew
General Category Nonspacing Mark
Script Hebrew
Bidirectional Category Nonspacing Mark
Combining Class Ccc10
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Case Folding Glyph for U+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
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+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
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+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
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+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
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+05B0 Hebrew Point Sheva
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R