U+A78E LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH RETROFLEX HOOK AND BELT

U+A78E was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). It belongs to the block Latin Extended-D in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Lowercase Letter and is mainly used in the Latin script.

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. In text U+A78E behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Lower for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The voiceless retroflex lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The IPA has no officially recognized symbol for this sound. However, in the literature the "belt" on the recognized symbol for a voiceless lateral fricative is combined with the tail of the retroflex consonants to create the ad hoc symbol ⟨ꞎ⟩.

Now that font-editing software has become accessible, well-designed glyphs for this and other non-sanctioned lateral fricatives will occasionally be seen:

Indeed, SIL International added these symbols to the Private Use Area of their Charis and Doulos fonts, with the retroflex as U+F266. In 2008, the Unicode Technical Committee accepted this character as U+A78E ꞎ latin small letter l with retroflex hook and belt (HTML ꞎ), included in Unicode 6.0.

Representations

System Representation
42894
UTF-8 EA 9E 8E
UTF-16 A7 8E
UTF-32 00 00 A7 8E
URL-Quoted %EA%9E%8E
HTML-Escape ꞎ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ꞎ

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 6.0
Unicode Name (na) LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH RETROFLEX HOOK AND BELT
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Latin_Ext_D
General Category (gc) Lowercase Letter
Script (sc) Latin
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ꞎ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ꞎ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ꞎ
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ꞎ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ꞎ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ꞎ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ꞎ
Case Folding (cf) ꞎ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ꞎ
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) ꞎ
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)
InMC (InMC)
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) Alphabetic
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) ꞎ
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) Lower
Simple Case Folding (scf) ꞎ
Script Extension (scx) Latin
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) ALetter
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)