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Glyph for U+1218F
Source: Noto Sans Cuneiform

U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab

U+1218F was added to Unicode in version 5.0 (2006). It belongs to the block U+12000 to U+123FF Cuneiform in the U+10000 to U+1FFFF Supplementary Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Cuneiform script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+1218F 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 cuneiform sign gΓ‘b, (also qΓ‘b), is an uncommon-use sign of the Amarna letters, and other cuneiform texts. It is possibly an equivalent sign for the later version of DAGAL (extensive Sumerogram), , with an, , replacing the earlier version, the "star" (as Dingir), contained within the cuneiform sign. This later version of DAGAL is somewhat similar to gΓ‘b, (a 'rectangular-box form'). The meaning of "DAGAL", Akkadian language for "extensive" – compares to the Amarna letters use of gΓ‘b as Akkadian language "gabbu", English language for "all", or "all (of us)"

For Rainey's version of EA letters 359–379 (only 10 actual letters) gΓ‘b is only used to spell Akkadian "gabbu", and 2 words using qΓ‘b, mostly for Akkadian "qabΓ»", English "to speak", and in EA 259 (the "King of Battle, Tablet I"), for "battle", Akkadian "qablu".

Cuneiform gΓ‘b/qΓ‘b is mostly used as a syllabic for the three characters of the sign. It is within a small group of signs that are composed of 1- or 2-vertical strokes (at right or left), the other signs being no. 535 Ib (cuneiform), no. 536 ku (cuneiform) (only 1-vertical, left and right), no. 537 lu (cuneiform), and no 575, ur (cuneiform).


System Representation
NΒΊ 74127
UTF-8 F0 92 86 8F
UTF-16 D8 08 DD 8F
UTF-32 00 01 21 8F
URL-Quoted %F0%92%86%8F
HTML hex reference 𒆏
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 𒆏


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 5.0 (2006)
Unicode 1 Name β€”
Block Cuneiform
General Category Other Letter
Script Cuneiform
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Lowercase ✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Uppercase ✘
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Case Folding Glyph for U+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
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+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
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+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
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+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
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+1218F Cuneiform Sign Kab
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R