Home U+0C80 to U+0CFF Kannada
Glyph for U+0CCA
Source: Noto Sans Kannada


U+0CCA was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+0C80 to U+0CFF Kannada in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Spacing Mark and is mainly used in the Kannada script.

The glyph is a Canonical composition of the glyphs Glyph for U+0CC6 Kannada Vowel Sign E, Glyph for U+0CC2 Kannada Vowel Sign Uu. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+0CCA behaves as Combining Mark regarding line breaks. It has type Extend for sentence and Extend for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Spacing Mark.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Kannada script (IAST: Kannaḍa lipi; obsolete: Kanarese or Canarese script in English) is an abugida of the Brahmic family, used to write Kannada, one of the Dravidian languages of South India especially in the state of Karnataka. Kannada script is also widely used for writing Sanskrit texts in Karnataka. Several minor languages, such as Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Sanketi and Beary, also use alphabets based on the Kannada script. The Kannada and Telugu scripts share very high mutual intellegibility with each other, and are often considered to be regional variants of single script. Other scripts similar to Kannada script are Sinhala script (which included some elements from the Kadamba script), and Old Peguan script (used in Burma).

The Kannada script (ಅಕ್ಷರಮಾಲೆ akṣaramāle or ವರ್ಣಮಾಲೆ varṇamāle) is a phonemic abugida of forty-nine letters. The character set is almost identical to that of other Brahmic scripts. Consonantal letters imply an inherent vowel. Letters representing consonants are combined to form digraphs (ಒತ್ತಕ್ಷರ ottakṣara) when there is no intervening vowel. Otherwise, each letter corresponds to a syllable.

The letters are classified into three categories: ಸ್ವರ svara (vowels), ವ್ಯಂಜನ vyañjana (consonants), and ಯೋಗವಾಹಕ yōgavāhaka (semiconsonants).

The Kannada words for a letter of the script are ಅಕ್ಷರ akshara, ಅಕ್ಕರ akkara, and ವರ್ಣ varṇa. Each letter has its own form (ಆಕಾರ ākāra) and sound (ಶಬ್ದ śabda), providing the visible and audible representations, respectively. Kannada is written from left to right.


System Representation
UTF-8 E0 B3 8A
UTF-16 0C CA
UTF-32 00 00 0C CA
URL-Quoted %E0%B3%8A
HTML-Escape ೊ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ೊ

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Kannada
General Category Spacing Mark
Script Kannada
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Canonical
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0CC6 Kannada Vowel Sign E Glyph for U+0CC2 Kannada Vowel Sign Uu
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Case Folding Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Default Ignorable Code Point
East Asian Width Neutral
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Grapheme Cluster Break Spacing Mark
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category Top_And_Right
Indic Syllabic Category Vowel_Dependent
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Combining Mark
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check No
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check No
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Extend
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+0CCA Kannada Vowel Sign O
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation R
Variation Selector
Word Break Extend
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD