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Glyph for U+2638
Source: Noto Emoji

U+2638 WHEEL OF DHARMA

U+2638 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2600 to U+26FF Miscellaneous 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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+2638 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 “wheel of dharma” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: Buddhist, dharma, religion, wheel, wheel of dharma.

This character is designated as an emoji. It will be rendered as monochrome character on conforming platforms. To enable colorful emoji display, you can combine it with Glyph for U+FE0F Variation Selector-16: ☸️ See the Emojipedia for more details on this character’s emoji properties.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The dharmachakra (Sanskrit: धर्मचक्र; Pali: dhammacakka) or wheel of dharma is a widespread symbol used in South Asian religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, and especially Buddhism.

Historically, the dharmachakra was often used as a decoration in East Asian statues and inscriptions, beginning with the earliest period of East Asian culture to the present. It remains a major symbol of the Buddhist religion today.

Representations

System Representation
9784
UTF-8 E2 98 B8
UTF-16 26 38
UTF-32 00 00 26 38
URL-Quoted %E2%98%B8
HTML-Escape ☸
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ☸

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name WHEEL OF DHARMA
Unicode 1 Name
Block Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Case Folding Glyph for U+2638 Wheel of Dharma
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+2638 Wheel of Dharma
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+2638 Wheel of Dharma
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+2638 Wheel of Dharma
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+2638 Wheel of Dharma
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U