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Glyph for U+05E2
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew

U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin

U+05E2 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 Other Letter 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 is written from right to left. When changing direction it is not mirrored. This letter joins with other adjacent letters and numbers to form a word. The word that U+05E2 forms with similar adjacent characters and the hyphen prevents a line break inside it. The glyph can be confused with one other glyph.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Ayin (also ayn or ain; transliterated ʿ) is the sixteenth letter of the Semitic scripts, including Phoenician ʿayin 𐤏, Hebrew ʿayin ע, Aramaic ʿē 𐡏, 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 letters O, O and O.

The Arabic character is the origin of the Latin-script letter Ƹ.


System Representation
UTF-8 D7 A2
UTF-16 05 E2
UTF-32 00 00 05 E2
URL-Quoted %D7%A2
HTML hex reference 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+

Related Characters



Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) HEBREW LETTER AYIN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Hebrew
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Hebrew
Bidirectional Category (bc) Right To Left
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
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+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
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) None
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+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
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) Other Letter
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Hebrew Letter
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+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
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) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Hebrew Letter
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) R