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Glyph for U+F8FF
Source: Noto Sans

U+F8FF Private Use Character

U+F8FF was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 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 has no script assigned.

The glyph is not a composition. Its width in East Asian texts is determined by its context. It can be displayed wide or narrow. In bidirectional text it is written from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+F8FF does not participate in line break calculations.

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 hex reference 
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake �
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) F0
Adobe Glyph List apple


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na)
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
General Category (gc) Private Use
Script (sc) Unknown
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) none
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
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)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Ideographic (Ideo)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) 1
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) 1
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) 1
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) 1
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)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
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)
Bidi Mirrored Glyph (bmg)
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) ambiguous
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Unknown
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+F8FF Private Use Character
Script Extension (scx) Unknown
Vertical Orientation (vo) R