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Glyph for U+25CA
Source: Noto Sans Symbols2

U+25CA Lozenge

U+25CA 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 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+25CA 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 “lozenge” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: diamond, lozenge, rhombus.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

A lozenge ( LOZ-inj; symbol: ◊), often referred to as a diamond, is a form of rhombus. The definition of lozenge is not strictly fixed, and the word is sometimes used simply as a synonym (from Old French losenge) for rhombus. Most often, though, lozenge refers to a thin rhombus—a rhombus with two acute and two obtuse angles, especially one with acute angles of 45°. The lozenge shape is often used in parquetry (with acute angles that are 360°/n with n being an integer higher than 4, because they can be used to form a set of tiles of the same shape and size, reusable to cover the plane in various geometric patterns as the result of a tiling process called tessellation in mathematics) and as decoration on ceramics, silverware and textiles. It also features in heraldry and playing cards.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 97 8A
UTF-16 25 CA
UTF-32 00 00 25 CA
URL-Quoted %E2%97%8A
HTML-Escape ◊
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◊
HTML-Escape ◊
HTML-Escape ◊
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) D7
LATEX \lozenge
AGL: Latin-2 lozenge
AGL: Latin-3 lozenge
AGL: Latin-4 lozenge
AGL: Latin-5 lozenge
Adobe Glyph List lozenge
digraph LZ

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name LOZENGE
Unicode 1 Name
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+25CA Lozenge
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+25CA Lozenge
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+25CA Lozenge
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+25CA Lozenge
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+25CA Lozenge
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+25CA Lozenge
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+25CA Lozenge
Case Folding Glyph for U+25CA Lozenge
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+25CA Lozenge
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+25CA Lozenge
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+25CA Lozenge
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+25CA Lozenge
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U