U+2308 LEFT CEILING

U+2308 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Miscellaneous Technical in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Open Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as APL upstile.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is mirrored. Its corresponding mirrored glyph is ⌉. In text U+2308 behaves as Open Punctuation regarding line breaks. It has type Close for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In mathematics and computer science, the floor and ceiling functions map a real number to the largest previous or the smallest following integer, respectively. More precisely, floor(x) = is the largest integer not greater than x and ceiling(x) = is the smallest integer not less than x.

Representations

System Representation
8968
UTF-8 E2 8C 88
UTF-16 23 08
UTF-32 00 00 23 08
URL-Quoted %E2%8C%88
HTML-Escape ⌈
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ⌈
HTML-Escape ⌈
HTML-Escape ⌈
digraph <7
alias APL upstile
LaTeX \lceil

Related Characters

  • ⌉

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) LEFT CEILING
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Misc_Technical
General Category (gc) Open Punctuation
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
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 Mirrored Glyph (bmg) ⌉
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ⌉
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) Open
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)
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) Open Punctuation
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) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
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) Close
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) Other
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)