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Glyph for U+FB95
Source: Noto Sans Arabic

U+FB95 ARABIC LETTER GAF MEDIAL FORM

U+FB95 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+FB50 to U+FDFF Arabic Presentation Forms-A in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

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

The glyph is a Medial composition of the glyph Glyph for U+06AF Arabic Letter Gaf. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Arabic Letter and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+FB95 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:

Gaf, or gāf, can be the name of different Perso-Arabic letters, all representing /ɡ/. They are all forms of the letter kāf, with additional diacritics, such as dots and lines. There are four forms, each used in different places:

  • گ‎ in Perso-Arabic alphabet
  • ݢ‎ in the Jawi script
  • ࢴ‎ in the Pegon script
  • ڭ/ݣ‎ in Moroccan Arabic
  • ڨ‎ in Algerian Arabic, Tunisian Arabic and Berber languages
  • ګ‎ in Pashto
  • ڳ‎ in Sindhi and Saraiki

Note that the standard practice in Egypt (in Literary Arabic and Egyptian Arabic) is to use ج ǧīm for /g/, and in Arabic dialects like Hejazi Arabic and Najdi Arabic the غ and ق qāf are used instead to represent /ɡ/ e.g. هونغ كونغ (Hong Kong) and غاندالف (Gandalf), so the name gāf (Hejazi: [ɡäːf], Najdi: [ɡɑːf]) can be used for the letter when trying to explain a pronunciation or a spelling of a word, whether the word is foreign or dialectal.

Representations

System Representation
64405
UTF-8 EF AE 95
UTF-16 FB 95
UTF-32 00 00 FB 95
URL-Quoted %EF%AE%95
HTML-Escape ﮕ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ﮕ
Adobe Glyph List gafmedialarabic

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name ARABIC LETTER GAF MEDIAL FORM
Unicode 1 Name
Block Arabic Presentation Forms-A
General Category Other Letter
Script Arabic
Bidirectional Category Arabic Letter
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Medial
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+06AF Arabic Letter Gaf
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
Case Folding Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
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+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
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+06AF Arabic Letter Gaf
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 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+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
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 Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+FB95 Arabic Letter Gaf Medial Form
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R