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Glyph for U+0835
Source: Noto Sans Samaritan

U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa

U+0835 was added to Unicode in version 5.2 (2009). It belongs to the block U+0800 to U+083F Samaritan in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Punctuation and is mainly used in the Samaritan script. The character is also known as question.

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. In text U+0835 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Samaritan script is used by the Samaritans for religious writings, including the Samaritan Pentateuch, writings in Samaritan Hebrew, and for commentaries and translations in Samaritan Aramaic and occasionally Arabic.

Samaritan is a direct descendant of the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet, which was a variety of the Phoenician alphabet. Paleo-Hebrew is the alphabet in which large parts of the Hebrew Bible were originally penned according to the consensus of most scholars, who also believe that these scripts are descendants of the Proto-Sinaitic script. Paleo-Hebrew script was used by the ancient Israelites, both Jews and Samaritans.

The better-known "square script" Hebrew alphabet which has been traditionally used by Jews since the Babylonian exile is a stylized version of the Aramaic alphabet called Ashurit (כתב אשורי), though religious literalist interpretations of Exodus 32:16 assume that the text asserts that it was received on Sinai from the Finger of God and that it has been in continuous and unchanged use since then.

Historically, the Aramaic alphabet became distinct from Phoenician/Paleo-Hebrew in the 8th century. After the fall of the Persian Empire, Judaism used both scripts before settling on the Aramaic form, henceforth de facto becoming the “Hebrew alphabet” since it was repurposed to write Hebrew. For a limited time thereafter, the use of paleo-Hebrew (proto-Samaritan) among Jews was retained only to write the Tetragrammaton, but soon that custom was also abandoned.

A cursive style of the alphabet also exists.

The Samaritan alphabet first became known to the Western world with the publication of a manuscript of the Samaritan Pentateuch in 1631 by Jean Morin. In 1616 the traveler Pietro della Valle had purchased a copy of the text in Damascus, and this manuscript, now known as Codex B, was deposited in a Parisian library.

Representations

System Representation
2101
UTF-8 E0 A0 B5
UTF-16 08 35
UTF-32 00 00 08 35
URL-Quoted %E0%A0%B5
HTML-Escape ࠵
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake à µ
alias question

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 5.2 (2009)
Unicode Name SAMARITAN PUNCTUATION SHIYYAALAA
Unicode 1 Name
Block Samaritan
General Category Other Punctuation
Script Samaritan
Bidirectional Category Right To Left
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Case Folding Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
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
Cased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Dash
Deprecated
Diacritic
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Emoji
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Ideographic
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
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
Radical
Sentence Break Other
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
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 Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+0835 Samaritan Punctuation Shiyyaalaa
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R