U+0601 was added to Unicode in version 4.0 (2003). It belongs to the block Arabic in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Format and is mainly used in the Arabic script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Arabic Number and is not mirrored. In text U+0601 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Format for sentence and Format for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Control.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

As of Unicode 7.0, the Arabic script is contained in the following blocks:

  • Arabic (0600—06FF, 255 characters)
  • Arabic Supplement (0750—077F, 48 characters)
  • Arabic Extended-A (08A0—08FF, 39 characters)
  • Arabic Presentation Forms-A (FB50—FDFF, 608 characters)
  • Arabic Presentation Forms-B (FE70—FEFF, 140 characters)
  • Rumi Numeral Symbols (10E60—10E7F, 31 characters)
  • Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols (1EE00—1EEFF, 143 characters)

The basic Arabic range encodes the standard letters and diacritics, but does not encode contextual forms (U+0621–U+0652 being directly based on ISO 8859-6); and also includes the most common diacritics and Arabic-Indic digits. The Arabic Supplement range encodes letter variants mostly used for writing African (non-Arabic) languages. The Arabic Extended-A range encodes additional Qur'anic annotations and letter variants used for various non-Arabic languages. The Arabic Presentation Forms-A range encodes contextual forms and ligatures of letter variants needed for Persian, Urdu, Sindhi and Central Asian languages. The Arabic Presentation Forms-B range encodes spacing forms of Arabic diacritics, and more contextual letter forms. The presentation forms are present only for compatibility with older standards, and are not currently needed for coding text. The Arabic Mathematical Alphabetical Symbols block encodes characters used in Arabic mathematical expressions.


System Representation
UTF-8 D8 81
UTF-16 06 01
UTF-32 00 00 06 01
URL-Quoted %D8%81
HTML-Escape ؁
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake �


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 4.0
Unicode Name (na) ARABIC SIGN SANAH
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Arabic
General Category (gc) Format
Script (sc) Arabic
Bidirectional Category (bc) Arabic Number
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) �
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) �
Lowercase Mapping (lc) �
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) �
Uppercase Mapping (uc) �
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) �
Titlecase Mapping (tc) �
Case Folding (cf) �
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) �
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
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)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) �
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Control
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Alphabetic
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) �
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
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)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Format
Simple Case Folding (scf) �
Script Extension (scx) Arabic
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Format
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)