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Glyph for U+05B8
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew

U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats

U+05B8 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 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 no designated width in East Asian texts. In bidirectional text it acts as Nonspacing Mark. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+05B8 prohibits a line break before it.

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. In traditional Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation, qamatz is pronounced as the phoneme /ɔ/, which becomes /u/ in some contexts in southern Ashkenazi dialects.


System Representation
UTF-8 D6 B8
UTF-16 05 B8
UTF-32 00 00 05 B8
URL-Quoted %D6%B8
HTML hex reference ָ
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

Related Characters


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Hebrew
General Category (gc) Nonspacing Mark
Script (sc) Hebrew
Bidirectional Category (bc) Nonspacing Mark
Combining Class (ccc) Ccc18
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Extend
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo)
InCB (InCB) Extend
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Extend
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Extend
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) neutral
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Transparent
Line Break (lb) Combining Mark
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+05B8 Hebrew Point Qamats
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) R