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U+25C5 WHITE LEFT-POINTING POINTER

U+25C5 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+25A0 to U+25FF Geometric Shapes 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 backward arrow indicator.

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+25C5 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 “hollow left-pointing pointer” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: hollow left-pointing pointer.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In abstract algebra, a normal subgroup (also known as an invariant subgroup or self-conjugate subgroup) is a subgroup that is invariant under conjugation by members of the group of which it is a part. In other words, a subgroup N {displaystyle N} of the group G {displaystyle G} is normal in G {displaystyle G} if and only if g n g − 1 ∈ N {displaystyle gng^{-1}in N} for all g ∈ G {displaystyle gin G} and n ∈ N . {displaystyle nin N.} The usual notation for this relation is N ◃ G . {displaystyle N riangleleft G.}

Normal subgroups are important because they (and only they) can be used to construct quotient groups of the given group. Furthermore, the normal subgroups of G {displaystyle G} are precisely the kernels of group homomorphisms with domain G , {displaystyle G,} which means that they can be used to internally classify those homomorphisms.

Évariste Galois was the first to realize the importance of the existence of normal subgroups.

Representations

System Representation
9669
UTF-8 E2 97 85
UTF-16 25 C5
UTF-32 00 00 25 C5
URL-Quoted %E2%97%85
HTML-Escape ◅
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◅
alias backward arrow indicator

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name WHITE LEFT-POINTING POINTER
Unicode 1 Name WHITE LEFT POINTING POINTER
Block Geometric Shapes
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Case Folding Glyph for U+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
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+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
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+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
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+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
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+25C5 White Left-Pointing Pointer
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U