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Glyph for U+0856
Source: Noto Sans Mandaic

U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna

U+0856 was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). It belongs to the block U+0840 to U+085F Mandaic in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Mandaic script. The character is also known as di.

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+0856 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Mandaic alphabet is thought to have evolved between the 2nd and 7th century CE from either a cursive form of Aramaic (as did Syriac) or from the Parthian chancery script. The exact roots of the script are difficult to determine. It was developed by members of the Mandaean faith of southern Mesopotamia to write the Mandaic language for liturgical purposes. Classical Mandaic and its descendant Neo-Mandaic are still in limited use. The script has changed very little over centuries of use.

The Mandaic name for the script is Abagada or Abaga, after the first letters of the alphabet. Rather than the traditional Semitic letter names (aleph, beth, gimel), they are known as a, ba, ga and so on.

It is written from right to left in horizontal lines. It is a cursive script, but not all letters connect within a word. Spaces separate individual words.

During the past few decades, Majid Fandi al-Mubaraki, a Mandaean living in Australia, has digitized many Mandaean texts using typesetted Mandaic script.

Representations

System Representation
2134
UTF-8 E0 A1 96
UTF-16 08 56
UTF-32 00 00 08 56
URL-Quoted %E0%A1%96
HTML hex reference ࡖ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake à¡–
alias di

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 6.0 (2010)
Unicode Name MANDAIC LETTER DUSHENNA
Unicode 1 Name
Block Mandaic
General Category Other Letter
Script Mandaic
Bidirectional Category Right To Left
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Case Folding Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
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+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
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+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
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 Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic 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+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Right Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+0856 Mandaic Letter Dushenna
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R