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Glyph for U+FB20
Source: Noto Sans Hebrew

U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin

U+FB20 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+FB00 to U+FB4F Alphabetic Presentation Forms in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Hebrew script.

The glyph is a Font composition of the glyph Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Right To Left and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+FB20 behaves as Hebrew Letter regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Hebrew Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Ayin (also ayn or ain; transliterated ⟨ʿ⟩) is the sixteenth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician ʿayin , Hebrew ʿayin ע‎, Aramaic ʿē , Syriac ʿē ܥ, and Arabic ʿayn ع (where it is sixteenth in abjadi order only).

The letter represents a voiced pharyngeal fricative (/ʕ/) or a similarly articulated consonant. In some Semitic languages and dialects, the phonetic value of the letter has changed, or the phoneme has been lost altogether (thus, in the revived Modern Hebrew it is reduced to a glottal stop or is omitted entirely in part due to European influence).

The Phoenician letter is the origin of the Greek, Latin and Cyrillic letter O, O and O.

It is the origin of letter Ƹ.

Representations

System Representation
64288
UTF-8 EF AC A0
UTF-16 FB 20
UTF-32 00 00 FB 20
URL-Quoted %EF%AC%A0
HTML-Escape ﬠ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ﬠ
Adobe Glyph List ayinaltonehebrew

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name HEBREW LETTER ALTERNATIVE AYIN
Unicode 1 Name
Block Alphabetic Presentation Forms
General Category Other Letter
Script Hebrew
Bidirectional Category Right To Left
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Font
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Case Folding Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
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+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
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 Other
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+05E2 Hebrew Letter Ayin
NFKC Quick Check No
NFKD Quick Check No
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 Hebrew 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+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Hebrew Letter
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+FB20 Hebrew Letter Alternative Ayin
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R