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Glyph for U+2216
Source: Noto Sans Math

U+2216 Set Minus

U+2216 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2200 to U+22FF Mathematical Operators in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Math 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 mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+2216 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 set theory, the complement of a set A, often denoted by A (or A′), is the set of elements not in A.

When all sets in the universe, i.e. all sets under consideration, are considered to be members of a given set U, the absolute complement of A is the set of elements in U that are not in A.

The relative complement of A with respect to a set B, also termed the set difference of B and A, written B ∖ A , {displaystyle Bsetminus A,} is the set of elements in B that are not in A.

Representations

System Representation
8726
UTF-8 E2 88 96
UTF-16 22 16
UTF-32 00 00 22 16
URL-Quoted %E2%88%96
HTML hex reference ∖
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ∖
HTML named entity ∖
HTML named entity ∖
HTML named entity ∖
HTML named entity ∖
HTML named entity ∖
LATEX \setminus

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name SET MINUS
Unicode 1 Name
Block Mathematical Operators
General Category Math Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
Case Folding Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
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+2216 Set Minus
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
IDSU 0
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
Ideographic
InCB None
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+2216 Set Minus
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+2216 Set Minus
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+2216 Set Minus
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+2216 Set Minus
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R