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Glyph for U+FE83
Source: Noto Sans Arabic

U+FE83 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM

U+FE83 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+FE70 to U+FEFF Arabic Presentation Forms-B 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 Isolated composition of the glyph Glyph for U+0623 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above. 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+FE83 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:

Hamza (Arabic: همزة hamzah) (ء‎) is a letter in the Arabic alphabet, representing the glottal stop [ʔ]. Hamza is not one of the 28 "full" letters and owes its existence to historical inconsistencies in the standard writing system. It is derived from the Arabic letter ʿAyn (ع‎). In the Phoenician and Aramaic alphabets, from which the Arabic alphabet is descended, the glottal stop was expressed by alif (𐤀), continued by Alif ( ا‎ ) in the Arabic alphabet. However, Alif was used to express both a glottal stop and also a long vowel /aː/. In order to indicate that a glottal stop is used, and not a mere vowel, it was added to Alif diacritically. In modern orthography, hamza may also appear on the line, under certain circumstances as though it were a full letter, independent of an Alif.

Representations

System Representation
65155
UTF-8 EF BA 83
UTF-16 FE 83
UTF-32 00 00 FE 83
URL-Quoted %EF%BA%83
HTML-Escape ﺃ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ﺃ

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Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM
Unicode 1 Name GLYPH FOR ISOLATE ARABIC HAMZAH ON ALEF
Block Arabic Presentation Forms-B
General Category Other Letter
Script Arabic
Bidirectional Category Arabic Letter
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Isolated
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0623 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Case Folding Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Cased
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Dash
Deprecated
Default Ignorable Code Point
Diacritic
East Asian Width Neutral
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji
Emoji Presentation
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
Hyphen
ID Continue
Ideographic
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0623 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above
NFKC Quick Check No
NFKD Quick Check No
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Radical
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+FE83 Arabic Letter Alef with Hamza Above Isolated Form
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation R
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD