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Glyph for U+FEA7
Source: Noto Sans Arabic

U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form

U+FEA7 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 Initial composition of the glyph Glyph for U+062E Arabic Letter Khah. 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+FEA7 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:

Ḫāʾ or Khāʾ or Xe (خ, transliterated as (DIN-31635), (Hans Wehr), kh (ALA-LC) or (ISO 233)), is one of the six letters the Arabic alphabet added to the twenty-two inherited from the Phoenician alphabet (the others being ṯāʼ, ḏāl, ḍād, ẓāʼ, ġayn). It is based on the ḥāʾ  ح. It represents the sound [x] or [χ] in Modern Standard Arabic. The pronunciation of خ is very similar to German, Irish, and Polish unpalatalised "ch", Russian х (Cyrillic Kha), Greek χ and Peninsular Spanish and Southern Cone "j". In name and shape, it is a variant of ḥāʾ. South Semitic also kept the phoneme separate, and it appears as South Arabian , Ge'ez Ḫarm ኀ. Its numerical value is 600 (see Abjad numerals).

When representing this sound in transliteration of Arabic into Hebrew, it is written as ח׳.

The most common transliteration in English is "kh", e.g. Khartoum (الخرطوم al-Kharṭūm), Sheikh (شيخ).

Ḫāʾ is written is several ways depending in its position in the word:

Representations

System Representation
65191
UTF-8 EF BA A7
UTF-16 FE A7
UTF-32 00 00 FE A7
URL-Quoted %EF%BA%A7
HTML-Escape ﺧ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ﺧ
Adobe Glyph List khahinitialarabic
digraph x+;

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name ARABIC LETTER KHAH INITIAL FORM
Unicode 1 Name GLYPH FOR INITIAL ARABIC KHAA
Block Arabic Presentation Forms-B
General Category Other Letter
Script Arabic
Bidirectional Category Arabic Letter
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type Initial
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+062E Arabic Letter Khah
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form
Case Folding Glyph for U+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial 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+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial 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+062E Arabic Letter Khah
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+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial 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+FEA7 Arabic Letter Khah Initial Form
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R