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Glyph for U+3376
Source: Noto CJK

U+3376 Square Pc

U+3376 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+3300 to U+33FF CJK Compatibility 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 a Square composition of the glyphs Glyph for U+0070 Latin Small Letter P, Glyph for U+0063 Latin Small Letter C. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+3376 behaves as Ideographic 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 parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure the large distances to astronomical objects outside the Solar System, approximately equal to 3.26 light-years or 206,000 astronomical units (au), i.e. 30.9 trillion kilometres (19.2 trillion miles). The parsec unit is obtained by the use of parallax and trigonometry, and is defined as the distance at which 1 au subtends an angle of one arcsecond (1/3600 of a degree). This corresponds to 648000/π astronomical units, i.e. 1 p c = 1 / tan ⁡ ( 1   a r c s e c ) a u {displaystyle 1,mathrm {pc} =1/ an left({1} mathrm {arcsec} ight),mathrm {au} } . The nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is about 1.3 parsecs (4.2 light-years) from the Sun. Most stars visible to the naked eye are within a few hundred parsecs of the Sun, with the most distant at a few thousand.

The word parsec is a portmanteau of "parallax of one second" and was coined by the British astronomer Herbert Hall Turner in 1913 to make calculations of astronomical distances from only raw observational data easy for astronomers. Partly for this reason, it is the unit preferred in astronomy and astrophysics, though the light-year remains prominent in popular science texts and common usage. Although parsecs are used for the shorter distances within the Milky Way, multiples of parsecs are required for the larger scales in the universe, including kiloparsecs (kpc) for the more distant objects within and around the Milky Way, megaparsecs (Mpc) for mid-distance galaxies, and gigaparsecs (Gpc) for many quasars and the most distant galaxies.

In August 2015, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) passed Resolution B2 which, as part of the definition of a standardized absolute and apparent bolometric magnitude scale, mentioned an existing explicit definition of the parsec as exactly 648000/π au, or approximately 3.0856775814913673×1016 metres (based on the IAU 2012 exact SI definition of the astronomical unit). This corresponds to the small-angle definition of the parsec found in many astronomical references.


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 8D B6
UTF-16 33 76
UTF-32 00 00 33 76
URL-Quoted %E3%8D%B6
HTML hex reference ㍶
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ㍶


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name SQUARE PC
Unicode 1 Name
Block CJK Compatibility
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Square
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0070 Latin Small Letter P Glyph for U+0063 Latin Small Letter C
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
Case Folding Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
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+3376 Square Pc
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+0070 Latin Small Letter P Glyph for U+0063 Latin Small Letter C
NFKC Quick Check No
NFKD Quick Check No
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+3376 Square Pc
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 Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+3376 Square Pc
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U