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Glyph for U+3002
Source: Noto Sans Mongolian

U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop

U+3002 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+3000 to U+303F CJK Symbols and Punctuation in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. It is also used in the scripts Bopomofo, Hangul, Han, Hiragana, Katakana, Yi.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Wide 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+3002 behaves as Close Punctuation regarding line breaks. It has type Sentence Terminal for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “ideographic period” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: full stop, ideographic, period.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The full stop (Commonwealth English), period (North American English), or full point . is a punctuation mark. It is used for several purposes, most often to mark the end of a declarative sentence (as distinguished from a question or exclamation). This sentence-ending use, alone, defines the strictest sense of full stop. Although full stop technically applies only when the mark is used to end a sentence, the distinction – drawn since at least 1897 – is not maintained by all modern style guides and dictionaries.

The mark is also used, singly, to indicate omitted characters or, in a series, as an ellipsis (…), to indicate omitted words. It may be placed after an initial letter used to abbreviate a word. It is often placed after each individual letter in acronyms and initialisms (e.g. "U.S.A."). However, the use of full stops after letters in an initialism or acronym is declining, and many of these without punctuation have become accepted norms (e.g., "UK" and "NATO"). This trend has progressed somewhat more slowly in the English dialect of the United States than in other English language dialects.

A full stop is frequently used at the end of word abbreviations – in British usage, primarily truncations like Rev., but not after contractions like Revd (in American English it is used in both cases).

In the English-speaking world, a punctuation mark identical to the full stop is used as the decimal separator and for other purposes, and may be called a point. In computing, it is called a dot. It is sometimes called a baseline dot to distinguish it from the interpunct (or middle dot).


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 80 82
UTF-16 30 02
UTF-32 00 00 30 02
URL-Quoted %E3%80%82
HTML hex reference 。
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 。
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A1 A3
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A1 A3
Adobe Glyph List ideographicperiod
digraph ._

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Block CJK Symbols and Punctuation
General Category Other Punctuation
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Case Folding Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
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+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
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+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
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 Sentence Terminal
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+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Close Punctuation
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+3002 Ideographic Full Stop
Script Extension Bopomofo Hangul Han Hiragana Katakana Yi
Vertical Orientation Tu