U+2E12 was added to Unicode in version 4.1 (2005). It belongs to the block Supplemental Punctuation in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as ypodiastoli.

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+2E12 behaves as Break After 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 hypodiastole (Greek: ὑποδιαστολή, hypodiastolḗ, lit. "lower separation [mark]"), also known as a diastole, was an interpunct developed in late classical and Byzantine Greek texts before the separation of words by spaces was commonplace. In the scripta continua then used, a group of letters might have separate meanings as a single word or as a pair of words. The papyrological hyphen (enotikon) showed a group of letters should be read together as a single word, while the hypodiastole showed that they should be taken separately. Compare "ἐστὶ,νοῦς" ("it is a mind") to "ἐστὶν,οὖς" ("it is an ear"), and "ὅ,τι" ("whatever") to "ὅτι" ("...that...").

The hypodiastole was similar in appearance to the Greek comma and was eventually entirely conflated with it: in Modern Greek, the term ypodiastolī́ υποδιαστολή) refers to the comma in its role as a decimal point and words such as ό,τι are written with standard commas. A separate Unicode point—ISO/IEC 10646 standard (U+2E12) (⸒)—exists for the hypodiastole but is only intended for reproductions of its historical occurrence in Greek texts.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 B8 92
UTF-16 2E 12
UTF-32 00 00 2E 12
URL-Quoted %E2%B8%92
HTML-Escape ⸒
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ⸒
alias ypodiastoli


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 4.1
Unicode Name (na) HYPODIASTOLE
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Sup_Punctuation
General Category (gc) Other Punctuation
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ⸒
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ⸒
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ⸒
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ⸒
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ⸒
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ⸒
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ⸒
Case Folding (cf) ⸒
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ⸒
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ⸒
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Break After
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ⸒
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) ⸒
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)