U+FDFD ARABIC LIGATURE BISMILLAH AR-RAHMAN AR-RAHEEM

U+FDFD was added to Unicode in version 4.0 (2003). It belongs to the block Arabic Presentation Forms-A in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is mainly used in the Arabic script. It is also used in the script Thaana.

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

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Basmala (Arabic: بسملة‎ basmala), also known by its incipit Bismillah (Arabic: بسم الله‎, "In the name of God") is the name of the Islamic phrase b-ismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīmi بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful".

This is the phrase recited before each sura (chapter) of the Qur'an – except for the ninth. It is used by Muslims in various contexts (for instance, during daily prayer) and is usually the first phrase in the preambles to the constitutions of Islamic countries.


In Arabic calligraphy, the Basmala is the most prevalent motif, even more so than the Shahadah.

In Unicode, the Basmala is encoded as one ligature at codepoint U+FDFD ﷽‎.

Representations

System Representation
65021
UTF-8 EF B7 BD
UTF-16 FD FD
UTF-32 00 00 FD FD
URL-Quoted %EF%B7%BD
HTML-Escape ﷽
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ï·½

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 4.0
Unicode Name (na) ARABIC LIGATURE BISMILLAH AR-RAHMAN AR-RAHEEM
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Arabic_PF_A
General Category (gc) Other Symbol
Script (sc) Arabic
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ﷽
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ﷽
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ﷽
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ﷽
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ﷽
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ﷽
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ﷽
Case Folding (cf) ﷽
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ﷽
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
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)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ﷽
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
InMC (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ﷽
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
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)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) ﷽
Script Extension (scx) Arabic Thaana
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (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)