Home U+A840 to U+A87F Phags-pa
Glyph for U+A859
Source: Noto Sans PhagsPa

U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La

U+A859 was added to Unicode in version 5.0 (2006). It belongs to the block U+A840 to U+A87F Phags-pa in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Phags Pa 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+A859 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The ʼPhags-pa script is an alphabet designed by the Tibetan monk and State Preceptor (later Imperial Preceptor) Drogön Chögyal Phagpa for Kublai Khan, the founder of the Yuan dynasty, as a unified script for the written languages within the Yuan. The actual use of this script was limited to about a hundred years during the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty, and it fell out of use with the advent of the Ming dynasty.

It was used to write and transcribe varieties of Chinese, the Tibetic languages, Mongolian, the Uyghur language, Sanskrit, Persian, and other neighboring languages during the Yuan era. For historical linguists, the documentation of its use provides clues about the changes in these languages.

Its descendant systems include Horizontal square script, used to write Tibetan and Sanskrit. There is a theory that the Korean Hangul alphabet had a limited influence from ʼPhags-pa (see Origin of Hangul). During the Pax Mongolica the script has even made numerous appearances in western medieval art.

Representations

System Representation
43097
UTF-8 EA A1 99
UTF-16 A8 59
UTF-32 00 00 A8 59
URL-Quoted %EA%A1%99
HTML-Escape ꡙ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ꡙ

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 5.0 (2006)
Unicode Name PHAGS-PA LETTER LA
Unicode 1 Name
Block Phags-pa
General Category Other Letter
Script Phags Pa
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Case Folding Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
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
Cased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Dash
Deprecated
Diacritic
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Emoji
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Ideographic
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Consonant
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
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
Radical
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Dual Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+A859 Phags-Pa Letter La
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R