U+0966 Devanagari Digit Zero
U+0966 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 1993. It belongs to the block
This character is a Decimal Number and is mainly used in the Devanagari script. It is also used in the scripts Dogra, Kaithi, Mahajani. The codepoint has the decimal value 0.
The glyph is not a composition. It has no designated width in East Asian texts. In bidirectional text it is written from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. This number joins with other adjacent letters and numbers to form a word. U+0966 forms a number with similar characters, which prevents a line break inside it. The glyph can be confused with one other glyph.
The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:
0 (zero) is a number representing an empty quantity. Adding 0 to any number leaves that number unchanged. In mathematical terminology, 0 is the additive identity of the integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers, as well as other algebraic structures. Multiplying any number by 0 has the result 0, and consequently, division by zero has no meaning in arithmetic.
As a numerical digit, 0 plays a crucial role in decimal notation: it indicates that the power of ten corresponding to the place containing a 0 does not contribute to the total. For example, "205" in decimal means two hundreds, no tens, and five ones. The same principle applies in placevalue notations that uses a base other than ten, such as binary and hexadecimal. The modern use of 0 in this manner derives from Indian mathematics that was transmitted to Europe via medieval Islamic mathematicians and popularized by Fibonacci. It was independently used by the Maya.
Common names for the number 0 in English include zero, nought, naught (), and nil. In contexts where at least one adjacent digit distinguishes it from the letter O, the number is sometimes pronounced as oh or o (). Informal or slang terms for 0 include zilch and zip. Historically, ought, aught (), and cipher have also been used.
Representations
System  Representation 

Nº  2406 
UTF8  E0 A5 A6 
UTF16  09 66 
UTF32  00 00 09 66 
URLQuoted  %E0%A5%A6 
HTML hex reference  ० 
Wrong windows1252 Mojibake  à¥¦ 
Adobe Glyph List  zerodeva 
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Complete Record
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