U+2115 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Letterlike Symbols in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Uppercase Letter and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as *natural number*.

The glyph is a Font composition of the glyphs . It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 30 other glyphs. In text U+2115 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Upper for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In mathematics, the

natural numbers(sometimes called thewhole numbers) are those used for counting (as in "there aresixcoins on the table") and ordering (as in "this is thethirdlargest city in the country"). In common language, words used for counting are "cardinal numbers" and words used for ordering are "ordinal numbers".Another use of natural numbers is for what linguists call nominal numbers, such as the model number of a product, where the "natural number" is used only for naming (as distinct from a serial number where the order properties of the natural numbers distinguish later uses from earlier uses) and generally lacks any meaning of

numberas used in mathematics.The natural numbers are the basis from which many other number sets may be built by extension: the integers, by including an unresolved negation operation; the rational numbers, by including with the integers an unresolved division operation; the real numbers by including with the rationals the termination of Cauchy sequences; the complex numbers, by including with the real numbers the unresolved square root of minus one; the hyperreal numbers, by including with real numbers the infinitesimal value epsilon; vectors, by including a vector structure with reals; matrices, by having vectors of vectors; the nonstandard integers; and so on. Therefore, the natural numbers are canonically embedded (identified) in the other number systems.

Properties of the natural numbers, such as divisibility and the distribution of prime numbers, are studied in number theory. Problems concerning counting and ordering, such as partitioning and enumerations, are studied in combinatorics.

There is no universal agreement about whether to include zero in the set of natural numbers. Some authors begin the natural numbers with 0, corresponding to the

non-negative integers0, 1, 2, 3, ..., whereas others start with 1, corresponding to thepositive integers1, 2, 3, .... This distinction is of no fundamental concern for the natural numbers (even when viewed via additional axioms as semigroup with respect to addition and monoid for multiplication). Including the number 0 just supplies an identity element for the former (binary) operation to achieve a monoid structure for both, and a (trivial) zero divisor for the multiplication.In common language, for example in primary school, natural numbers may be called

counting numbersto distinguish them from the real numbers which are used for measurement.

System | Representation |
---|---|

Nº | 8469 |

UTF-8 | E2 84 95 |

UTF-16 | 21 15 |

UTF-32 | 00 00 21 15 |

URL-Quoted | %E2%84%95 |

HTML-Escape | ℕ |

Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake | â |

HTML-Escape | ℕ |

HTML-Escape | ℕ |

alias | natural number |

L^{a}T_{e}X |
\mathbb{N} |

Property | Value |
---|---|

Age (age) | 1.1 |

Unicode Name (na) | DOUBLE-STRUCK CAPITAL N |

Unicode 1 Name (na1) | DOUBLE-STRUCK N |

Block (blk) | Letterlike_Symbols |

General Category (gc) | Uppercase Letter |

Script (sc) | Common |

Bidirectional Category (bc) | Left To Right |

Combining Class (ccc) | Not Reordered |

Decomposition Type (dt) | Font |

Decomposition Mapping (dm) | |

Lowercase (Lower) | ✘ |

Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) | |

Lowercase Mapping (lc) | |

Uppercase (Upper) | ✔ |

Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) | |

Uppercase Mapping (uc) | |

Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) | |

Titlecase Mapping (tc) | |

Case Folding (cf) | |

ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) | ✘ |

Alphabetic (Alpha) | ✔ |

Bidi Control (Bidi_C) | ✘ |

Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) | ✘ |

Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) | |

Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) | None |

Cased (Cased) | ✔ |

Composition Exclusion (CE) | ✘ |

Case Ignorable (CI) | ✘ |

Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) | ✘ |

Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) | ✘ |

Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) | ✘ |

Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) | ✔ |

Changes When Lowercased (CWL) | ✘ |

Changes When Titlecased (CWT) | ✘ |

Changes When Uppercased (CWU) | ✘ |

Dash (Dash) | ✘ |

Deprecated (Dep) | ✘ |

Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) | ✘ |

Diacritic (Dia) | ✘ |

East Asian Width (ea) | Neutral |

Extender (Ext) | ✘ |

FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) | |

Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) | Any |

Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) | ✔ |

Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) | ✘ |

Grapheme Link (Gr_Link) | ✘ |

Hex Digit (Hex) | ✘ |

Hangul Syllable Type (hst) | Not Applicable |

Hyphen (Hyphen) | ✘ |

ID Continue (IDC) | ✔ |

Ideographic (Ideo) | ✘ |

ID Start (IDS) | ✔ |

IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) | ✘ |

IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) | ✘ |

InMC (InMC) | — |

Indic Positional Category (InPC) | NA |

Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) | Other |

ISO 10646 Comment (isc) | — |

Joining Group (jg) | No_Joining_Group |

Join Control (Join_C) | ✘ |

Jamo Short Name (JSN) | — |

Joining Type (jt) | Non Joining |

Line Break (lb) | Alphabetic |

Logical Order Exception (LOE) | ✘ |

Math (Math) | ✔ |

Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) | ✘ |

NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) | Yes |

NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) | Yes |

NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) | |

NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) | No |

NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) | No |

Numeric Type (nt) | None |

Numeric Value (nv) | NaN |

Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) | ✘ |

Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) | ✘ |

Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) | ✘ |

Other ID Continue (OIDC) | ✘ |

Other ID Start (OIDS) | ✘ |

Other Lowercase (OLower) | ✘ |

Other Math (OMath) | ✔ |

Other Uppercase (OUpper) | ✘ |

Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) | ✘ |

Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) | ✘ |

Quotation Mark (QMark) | ✘ |

Radical (Radical) | ✘ |

Sentence Break (SB) | Upper |

Simple Case Folding (scf) | |

Script Extension (scx) | Common |

Soft Dotted (SD) | ✘ |

STerm (STerm) | ✘ |

Terminal Punctuation (Term) | ✘ |

Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) | ✘ |

Variation Selector (VS) | ✘ |

Word Break (WB) | ALetter |

White Space (WSpace) | ✘ |

XID Continue (XIDC) | ✔ |

XID Start (XIDS) | ✔ |

Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) | ✘ |

Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) | ✘ |

Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) | ✘ |

Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) | ✘ |