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Glyph for U+30FB
Source: Noto Sans Yi

U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot

U+30FB was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+30A0 to U+30FF Katakana 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+30FB behaves as Nonstarter 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 “katakana middle dot” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: dots, interpunct, katakana, katakana middle dot, middot.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

An interpunct ⟨·⟩, also known as an interpoint, middle dot, middot and centered dot or centred dot, is a punctuation mark consisting of a vertically centered dot used for interword separation in ancient Latin script. (Word-separating spaces did not appear until some time between 600 and 800 CE). It appears in a variety of uses in some modern languages and is present in Unicode as U+00B7 · MIDDLE DOT.

The multiplication dot (Unicode U+22C5 ⋅ DOT OPERATOR) is frequently used in mathematical and scientific notation, and it may differ in appearance from the interpunct.


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 83 BB
UTF-16 30 FB
UTF-32 00 00 30 FB
URL-Quoted %E3%83%BB
HTML hex reference ・
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ・
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A1 A6
Adobe Glyph List dotkatakana
digraph .6

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Katakana
General Category Other Punctuation
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Case Folding Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
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+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
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+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
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
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+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
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 Nonstarter
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+30FB Katakana Middle Dot
Script Extension Bopomofo Hangul Han Hiragana Katakana Yi
Vertical Orientation U