Home U+10860 to U+1087F Palmyrene
Glyph for U+1086A
Source: Noto Sans Palmyrene

U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph

U+1086A was added to Unicode in version 7.0 (2014). It belongs to the block U+10860 to U+1087F Palmyrene in the U+10000 to U+1FFFF Supplementary Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Palmyrene 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+1086A 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 Palmyrene alphabet was a historical Semitic alphabet used to write Palmyrene Aramaic. It was used between 100 BCE and 300 CE in Palmyra in the Syrian desert. The oldest surviving Palmyrene inscription dates to 44 BCE. The last surviving inscription dates to 274 CE, two years after Palmyra was sacked by Roman Emperor Aurelian, ending the Palmyrene Empire. Use of the Palmyrene language and script declined, being replaced with Greek and Latin.

The Palmyrene alphabet was derived from cursive versions of the Aramaic alphabet and shares many of its characteristics:

  • Twenty-two letters with only consonants represented
  • Written horizontally from right-to-left
  • Numbers written right-to-left using a non-decimal system

Palmyrene was normally written without spaces or punctuation between words and sentences (scriptio continua style).

Two forms of the Palmyrene alphabet were developed: The rounded, cursive form derived from the Aramaic alphabet and later a decorative, monumental form developed from the cursive Palmyrene. Both the cursive and monumental forms commonly used orthographic ligatures.


System Representation
NΒΊ 67690
UTF-8 F0 90 A1 AA
UTF-16 D8 02 DC 6A
UTF-32 00 01 08 6A
URL-Quoted %F0%90%A1%AA
HTML hex reference 𐡪
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ð‘Βͺ


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 7.0 (2014)
Unicode 1 Name β€”
Block Palmyrene
General Category Other Letter
Script Palmyrene
Bidirectional Category Right To Left
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Lowercase ✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Uppercase ✘
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Case Folding Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
ASCII Hex Digit ✘
Alphabetic βœ”
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+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base βœ”
Grapheme Extend ✘
Grapheme Link ✘
Hex Digit ✘
Hyphen ✘
ID Continue βœ”
ID Start βœ”
IDS Binary Operator ✘
IDS Trinary Operator and ✘
Ideographic ✘
Indic Mantra Category β€”
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name β€”
Join Control ✘
Logical Order Exception ✘
Math ✘
Noncharacter Code Point ✘
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
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 βœ”
XID Start βœ”
Expands On NFC ✘
Expands On NFD ✘
Expands On NFKC ✘
Expands On NFKD ✘
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment β€”
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+1086A Palmyrene Letter Kaph
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R