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Glyph for U+0DCA
Source: Noto Sans Sinhala

U+0DCA SINHALA SIGN AL-LAKUNA

U+0DCA was added to Unicode in version 3.0 (1999). It belongs to the block U+0D80 to U+0DFF Sinhala in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Nonspacing Mark and is mainly used in the Sinhala script. The character is also known as virama.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Nonspacing Mark and is not mirrored. In text U+0DCA behaves as Combining Mark regarding line breaks. It has type Extend for sentence and Extend for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Extend.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Virama (Sanskrit: विराम/हलन्त, romanized: virāma/halanta ्) is a Sanskrit phonological concept to suppress the inherent vowel that otherwise occurs with every consonant letter, commonly used as a generic term for a codepoint in Unicode, representing either

  1. halanta or explicit virāma, a diacritic in many Brahmic scripts, including the Devanagari and Eastern Nagari scripts, or
  2. saṃyuktākṣara (Sanskrit: संयुक्ताक्षर) or implicit virama, a conjunct consonant or ligature.

Unicode schemes of scripts writing Mainland Southeast Asia languages, such as that of Burmese script and of Tibetan script, generally don't group the two functions together.

Representations

System Representation
3530
UTF-8 E0 B7 8A
UTF-16 0D CA
UTF-32 00 00 0D CA
URL-Quoted %E0%B7%8A
HTML-Escape ්
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◌්
alias virama

Related Characters

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 3.0 (1999)
Unicode Name SINHALA SIGN AL-LAKUNA
Unicode 1 Name
Block Sinhala
General Category Nonspacing Mark
Script Sinhala
Bidirectional Category Nonspacing Mark
Combining Class Virama
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Case Folding Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
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+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Grapheme Cluster Break Extend
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 Top
Indic Syllabic Category Virama
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Maybe
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
NFKC Quick Check Maybe
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 Extend
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Extend
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Transparent
Line Break Combining Mark
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+0DCA Sinhala Sign Al-Lakuna
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R