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Glyph for U+2C61
Source: Noto Sans

U+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar

U+2C61 was added to Unicode in version 5.0 (2006). It belongs to the block U+2C60 to U+2C7F Latin Extended-C in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Lowercase Letter and is mainly used in the Latin script. It is related to its uppercase variant Glyph for U+2C60 Latin Capital Letter L with Double Bar and its titlecase variant Glyph for U+2C60 Latin Capital Letter L with Double Bar.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+2C61 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Lower for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The voiceless velar lateral fricative is a rare speech sound. As one element of an affricate, it is found for example in Zulu and Xhosa (see velar lateral ejective affricate). However, a simple fricative has only been reported from a few languages in the Caucasus and New Guinea.

Archi, a Northeast Caucasian language of Dagestan, has four voiceless velar lateral fricatives: plain [ʟ̝̊], labialized [ʟ̝̊ʷ], fortis [ʟ̝̊ː], and labialized fortis [ʟ̝̊ːʷ]. Although clearly fricatives, these are further forward than velars in most languages, and might better be called prevelar. Archi also has a voiced fricative, as well as a voiceless and several ejective lateral velar affricates, but no alveolar lateral fricatives or affricates.

In New Guinea, some of the Chimbu–Wahgi languages such as Melpa, Middle Wahgi, and Nii, have a voiceless velar lateral fricative, which they write with a double-bar el (Ⱡ, ⱡ). This sound also appears in syllable coda position as an allophone of the voiced velar lateral fricative in Kuman.

The IPA proper has no separate symbol for these sounds, but they can be transcribed as a devoiced raised velar lateral approximant, ⟨ʟ̝̊⟩ (here the devoicing ring diacritic is placed above the letter to avoid clashing with the raising diacritic). By analogy with existing IPA laterals, a small capital Ɬ (⟨𝼄⟩) is used in the extIPA:

⟨𝼄⟩ was added to Unicode in 2021.

Some scholars also posit the voiceless velar lateral approximant distinct from the fricative. The approximant may be represented in the IPA as ⟨ʟ̥⟩.

Representations

System Representation
11361
UTF-8 E2 B1 A1
UTF-16 2C 61
UTF-32 00 00 2C 61
URL-Quoted %E2%B1%A1
HTML-Escape ⱡ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ⱡ

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Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 5.0 (2006)
Unicode Name LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH DOUBLE BAR
Unicode 1 Name
Block Latin Extended-C
General Category Lowercase Letter
Script Latin
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2C60 Latin Capital Letter L with Double Bar
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2C60 Latin Capital Letter L with Double Bar
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2C60 Latin Capital Letter L with Double Bar
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2C60 Latin Capital Letter L with Double Bar
Case Folding Glyph for U+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
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+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
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+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
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 Lower
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
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+2C61 Latin Small Letter L with Double Bar
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R