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Glyph for U+05E2
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew


U+05E2 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 Other Letter 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 Right To Left and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+05E2 behaves as Hebrew Letter regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Hebrew Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Ayin (also ayn or ain; transliterated ⟨ʿ⟩) is the sixteenth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician ʿayin , Hebrew ʿayin ע‎, Aramaic ʿē , Syriac ʿē ܥ, and Arabic ʿayn ع (where it is sixteenth in abjadi order only).

The letter represents a voiced pharyngeal fricative (/ʕ/) or a similarly articulated consonant. In some Semitic languages and dialects, the phonetic value of the letter has changed, or the phoneme has been lost altogether (thus, in the revived Modern Hebrew it is reduced to a glottal stop or is omitted entirely in part due to European influence).

The Phoenician letter is the origin of the Greek, Latin and Cyrillic letter O, O and O.

It is the origin of letter Ƹ.


System Representation
UTF-8 D7 A2
UTF-16 05 E2
UTF-32 00 00 05 E2
URL-Quoted %D7%A2
HTML-Escape ע
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ×¢
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) F2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) F2
Adobe Glyph List afii57682
Adobe Glyph List ayin
Adobe Glyph List ayinhebrew
digraph E+

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Hebrew
General Category Other Letter
Script Hebrew
Bidirectional Category Right To Left
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Case Folding Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
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+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
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+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
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 Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Hebrew Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Hebrew Letter
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R