Home U+0590 to U+05FF Hebrew
Glyph for U+05B8
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew


U+05B8 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+05B8 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:

Kamatz or qamatz (Modern Hebrew: קָמָץ, IPA: [kaˈmats]; alternatively קָמֶץ qāmeṣ) is a Hebrew niqqud (vowel) sign represented by two perpendicular lines (looking like an uppercase T) ⟨ ָ ‎ ⟩ underneath a letter. In modern Hebrew, it usually indicates the phoneme /a/ which is the "a" sound in the word spa and is transliterated as a . In these cases, its sound is identical to the sound of pataḥ in modern Hebrew. In a minority of cases it indicates the phoneme /o/, equal to the sound of ḥolam.


System Representation
UTF-8 D6 B8
UTF-16 05 B8
UTF-32 00 00 05 B8
URL-Quoted %D6%B8
HTML-Escape ָ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌ָ
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) C8
Adobe Glyph List afii57797
Adobe Glyph List qamats
Adobe Glyph List qamats10
Adobe Glyph List qamats1a
Adobe Glyph List qamats1c
Adobe Glyph List qamats27
Adobe Glyph List qamats29
Adobe Glyph List qamats33
Adobe Glyph List qamatsde
Adobe Glyph List qamatshebrew
Adobe Glyph List qamatsnarrowhebrew
Adobe Glyph List qamatsqatanhebrew
Adobe Glyph List qamatsqatannarrowhebrew
Adobe Glyph List qamatsqatanquarterhebrew
Adobe Glyph List qamatsqatanwidehebrew
Adobe Glyph List qamatsquarterhebrew
Adobe Glyph List qamatswidehebrew

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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 Ccc18
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Case Folding Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
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+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
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+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
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+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
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+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R