Home U+0590 to U+05FF Hebrew
Glyph for U+05B9
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew


U+05B9 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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+05B9 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:

Holam (modern Hebrew: חוֹלָם‎, IPA: [χoˈlam], formerly חֹלֶם‎, ḥṓlem) is a Hebrew niqqud vowel sign represented by a dot above the upper left corner of the consonant letter. For example, here the holam appears after the letter mem ⟨מ‎⟩‎: מֹ‎. In modern Hebrew, it indicates the mid back rounded vowel, [o̞], and is transliterated as an o.

The mater lectionis letter which is usually employed with holam is vav, although in a few words, the letters alef or he are used instead of vav. When it is used with a mater lectionis, the holam is called holam male (חוֹלָם מָלֵא‎, IPA: [χoˈlam maˈle], "full holam"), and without it the holam is called holam haser (חוֹלָם חָסֵר‎, IPA: [χoˈlam χaˈser], "deficient holam").


System Representation
UTF-8 D6 B9
UTF-16 05 B9
UTF-32 00 00 05 B9
URL-Quoted %D6%B9
HTML-Escape ֹ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌ֹ
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) C9
Adobe Glyph List afii57806
Adobe Glyph List holam
Adobe Glyph List holam19
Adobe Glyph List holam26
Adobe Glyph List holam32
Adobe Glyph List holamhebrew
Adobe Glyph List holamnarrowhebrew
Adobe Glyph List holamquarterhebrew
Adobe Glyph List holamwidehebrew

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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 Ccc19
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Case Folding Glyph for U+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
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+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
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+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
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+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
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+05B9 Hebrew Point Holam
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R