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Glyph for U+A78C
Source: Noto Sans

U+A78C LATIN SMALL LETTER SALTILLO

U+A78C was added to Unicode in version 5.1 (2008). It belongs to the block U+A720 to U+A7FF Latin Extended-D 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+A78B Latin Capital Letter Saltillo and its titlecase variant Glyph for U+A78B Latin Capital Letter Saltillo.

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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+A78C 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:

In Mexican linguistics, saltillo (Spanish, meaning "little skip") is the word for a glottal stop consonant (IPA: [ʔ]). The name was given by the early grammarians of Classical Nahuatl. In a number of other Nahuan languages, the sound cognate to the glottal stop of Classical Nahuatl is [h], and the term saltillo is applied to it for historical reasons. The saltillo is often written with an apostrophe, though it is sometimes written ⟨h⟩ (for either pronunciation), or ⟨j⟩ when pronounced [h]. The spelling of the glottal stop with an apostrophe-like character most likely originates from transliterations of the Arabic hamza. It has also been written with a grave accent over the preceding vowel in some Nahuatl works, following Horacio Carochi (1645).

A glottal stop exists as a phoneme in many other indigenous languages of the Americas and so its presence or absence can distinguish words. However, there is no glottal stop in Standard Spanish, so the sound is often imperceptible to Spanish speakers, and Spanish writers usually did not write it when transcribing Mexican languages: Nahuatl [ˈtɬeko] "in a fire" and [ˈtɬeʔko] "he ascends" were both typically written tleco, for example. Where glottal stop is distinguished, the latter may be written tlehko or tleꞌko.

Representations

System Representation
42892
UTF-8 EA 9E 8C
UTF-16 A7 8C
UTF-32 00 00 A7 8C
URL-Quoted %EA%9E%8C
HTML-Escape ꞌ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ꞌ
AGL: Latin-5 uniA78C

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Property Value
Age 5.1 (2008)
Unicode Name LATIN SMALL LETTER SALTILLO
Unicode 1 Name
Block Latin Extended-D
General Category Lowercase Letter
Script Latin
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+A78B Latin Capital Letter Saltillo
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+A78B Latin Capital Letter Saltillo
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+A78B Latin Capital Letter Saltillo
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+A78B Latin Capital Letter Saltillo
Case Folding Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Cased
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Dash
Deprecated
Default Ignorable Code Point
Diacritic
East Asian Width Neutral
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji
Emoji Presentation
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
Hyphen
ID Continue
Ideographic
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Radical
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Lower
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+A78C Latin Small Letter Saltillo
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation R
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD