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Glyph for U+273C
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U+273C OPEN CENTRE TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK

U+273C was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2700 to U+27BF Dingbats 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. In text U+273C 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:

The asterisk ( *), from Late Latin asteriscus, from Ancient Greek ἀστερίσκος, asteriskos, "little star", is a typographical symbol. It is so called because it resembles a conventional image of a heraldic star.

Computer scientists and mathematicians often vocalize it as star (as, for example, in the A* search algorithm or C*-algebra). In English, an asterisk is usually five- or six-pointed in sans-serif typefaces, six-pointed in serif typefaces, and six- or eight-pointed when handwritten. Its most common use is to call out a footnote. It is also often used to censor offensive words.

In computer science, the asterisk is commonly used as a wildcard character, or to denote pointers, repetition, or multiplication.

Representations

System Representation
10044
UTF-8 E2 9C BC
UTF-16 27 3C
UTF-32 00 00 27 3C
URL-Quoted %E2%9C%BC
HTML-Escape ✼
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ✼
LATEX \ding{92}

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name OPEN CENTRE TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK
Unicode 1 Name OPEN CENTER TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK
Block Dingbats
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Case Folding Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Cased
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Dash
Deprecated
Default Ignorable Code Point
Diacritic
East Asian Width Neutral
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji
Emoji Presentation
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
Hyphen
ID Continue
Ideographic
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Radical
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+273C Open Centre Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation U
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD