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Glyph for U+F8FF
Source: Noto Sans

U+F8FF Private Use Character

U+F8FF was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+E000 to U+F8FF Private Use Area in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Private Use and is mainly used in the Unknown script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+F8FF behaves as Unknown regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

On Apple devices some installed fonts contain the Apple logo at this position. However, it is not recommended to use it in this way, since people with other operating systems will most probably not see this character.

The ConScript Unicode Registry suggests to use this codepoint for the Klingon Mummification Glyph. This encoding has been endorsed by the Klingon Language Institute.

The Under-ConScript Unicode Registry contains this private-use character with the name KLINGON MUMMIFICATION GLYPH.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In Unicode, a Private Use Area (PUA) is a range of code points that, by definition, will not be assigned characters by the Unicode Consortium. Three private use areas are defined: one in the Basic Multilingual Plane (U+E000–U+F8FF), and one each in, and nearly covering, planes 15 and 16 (U+F0000–U+FFFFD, U+100000–U+10FFFD). The code points in these areas cannot be considered as standardized characters in Unicode itself. They are intentionally left undefined so that third parties may define their own characters without conflicting with Unicode Consortium assignments. Under the Unicode Stability Policy, the Private Use Areas will remain allocated for that purpose in all future Unicode versions.

Assignments to Private Use Area characters need not be private in the sense of strictly internal to an organisation; a number of assignment schemes have been published by several organisations. Such publication may include a font that supports the definition (showing the glyphs), and software making use of the private-use characters (e.g. a graphics character for a "print document" function). By definition, multiple private parties may assign different characters to the same code point, with the consequence that a user may see one private character from an installed font where a different one was intended.


System Representation
UTF-16 F8 FF
UTF-32 00 00 F8 FF
URL-Quoted %EF%A3%BF
HTML-Escape 
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake �
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) F0
Adobe Glyph List apple


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name
Unicode 1 Name
General Category Private Use
Script Unknown
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Case Folding Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
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
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check 1
NFD Quick Check 1
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
NFKC Quick Check 1
NFKD Quick Check 1
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 Mirrored Glyph
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Ambiguous
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Unknown
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Script Extension Unknown
Vertical Orientation R