Home U+2100 to U+214F Letterlike Symbols
Glyph for U+2123
Source: Noto Sans


U+2123 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 glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+2123 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In Christian liturgical worship, preces ( PREE-seez; Latin for 'prayers'), known in the Anglican prayer book tradition as the suffrages, are short petitions that are said or sung as versicles and responses by the officiant and congregation respectively. It is one of the oldest forms of prayer in Christianity, rooted in the pre-Christian Hebrew prayers of the Psalms used in Temple worship.

In many prayer books, the versicles, to be spoken or sung by the priest, and the following responses, spoken or sung by the congregation, are denoted by special glyphs:

  • Versicle: ℣, a letter V crossed by an oblique line — Unicode U+2123 ℣ VERSICLE, HTML entity ℣
  • Response: ℟, a letter R crossed by an oblique line — Unicode U+211F ℟ RESPONSE, HTML entity ℟


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 84 A3
UTF-16 21 23
UTF-32 00 00 21 23
URL-Quoted %E2%84%A3
HTML-Escape ℣
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ℣


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name VERSICLE
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+2123 Versicle
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
Case Folding Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
ASCII Hex Digit
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
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+2123 Versicle
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
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+2123 Versicle
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+2123 Versicle
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U