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Glyph for U+085E
Source: Noto Sans Mandaic

U+085E Mandaic Punctuation

U+085E 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 Punctuation and is mainly used in the Mandaic 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. In text U+085E 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 Mandaic alphabet is thought to have evolved between the second and seventh century CE from either a cursive form of Aramaic (as did Syriac) or from Inscriptional Parthian. The exact roots of the script are difficult to determine. It was developed by members of the Mandaean faith of Lower 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 typeset Mandaic script.


System Representation
UTF-8 E0 A1 9E
UTF-16 08 5E
UTF-32 00 00 08 5E
URL-Quoted %E0%A1%9E
HTML hex reference ࡞
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake à¡ž


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 6.0 (2010)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Mandaic
General Category Other Punctuation
Script Mandaic
Bidirectional Category Right To Left
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Case Folding Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
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+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
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+085E Mandaic Punctuation
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+085E Mandaic Punctuation
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
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+085E Mandaic Punctuation
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+085E Mandaic Punctuation
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R