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Glyph for U+2117
Source: Noto Sans

U+2117 SOUND RECORDING COPYRIGHT

U+2117 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2100 to U+214F Letterlike Symbols in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as published and phonorecord sign.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+2117 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “sound recording copyright” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: copyright, recording, sound.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The sound recording copyright symbol or phonogram symbol, represented by the graphic symbol , is the copyright symbol used to provide notice of copyright in a sound recording (phonogram) embodied in a phonorecord (LPs, audiotapes, cassette tapes, compact discs, etc.). It was first introduced in the Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations. The United States added it to its copyright law as part of its adherence to the Geneva Phonograms Convention. Its use is currently set out in 17 U.S.C. § 402, the codification of the Copyright Act of 1976.

The letter P in ℗ stands for phonogram, the legal term used in most English-speaking countries to refer to works known in U.S. copyright law as "sound recordings".

A sound recording has a separate copyright that is distinct from that of the underlying work (usually a musical work, expressible in musical notation and written lyrics), if any. The sound recording copyright notice extends to a copyright for just the sound itself and will not apply to any other rendition or version, even if performed by the same artist(s).

Representations

System Representation
8471
UTF-8 E2 84 97
UTF-16 21 17
UTF-32 00 00 21 17
URL-Quoted %E2%84%97
HTML-Escape ℗
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ℗
HTML-Escape ℗
alias published
alias phonorecord sign
AGL: Latin-4 uni2117
AGL: Latin-5 uni2117
digraph PO

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name SOUND RECORDING COPYRIGHT
Unicode 1 Name
Block Letterlike Symbols
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Case Folding Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
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+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
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 NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
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
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
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+2117 Sound Recording Copyright
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U