U+FEA7 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Arabic Presentation Forms-B in the 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 glyphs خ. 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 159 other glyphs. In text U+FEA7 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Ḫāʾ (خ, transliterated as ḫ (DIN-31635), ḵ (Hans Wehr), kh (ALA-LC) or ẖ (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, Scottish, and Polish unpalatalised "ch", Russian х (Cyrillic Kha), and Spanish "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:


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

Related Characters


  • ج
  • خ
  • ﰀ
  • ﰅ
  • ﰇ
  • ﰋ
  • ﰍ
  • ﰑ
  • ﰕ
  • ﰖ
  • ﰗ
  • ﰙ
  • ﰚ
  • ﰛ
  • ﰜ
  • ﰞ
  • ﰢ
  • ﰤ
  • ﰩ
  • ﰫ
  • ﰭ
  • ﰯ
  • ﰸ
  • ﰺ
  • ﰿ
  • ﱁ
  • ﱅ
  • ﱇ
  • ﱋ
  • ﱍ
  • ﱑ
  • ﱕ
  • ﱗ
  • ﲗ
  • ﲙ
  • ﲜ
  • ﲞ
  • ﲡ
  • ﲣ
  • ﲧ
  • ﲨ
  • ﲩ
  • ﲫ
  • ﲬ
  • ﲭ
  • ﲯ
  • ﲲ
  • ﲴ
  • ﲶ
  • ﲺ
  • ﲼ
  • ﲾ
  • ﳀ
  • ﳄ
  • ﳆ
  • ﳉ
  • ﳋ
  • ﳎ
  • ﳐ
  • ﳒ
  • ﳔ
  • ﳗ
  • ﳚ
  • ﳜ
  • ﴁ
  • ﴂ
  • ﴃ
  • ﴄ
  • ﴉ
  • ﴋ
  • ﴝ
  • ﴞ
  • ﴟ
  • ﴠ
  • ﴥ
  • ﴧ
  • ﴭ
  • ﴯ
  • ﴴ
  • ﴶ
  • ﴷ
  • ﴹ
  • ﵐ
  • ﵑ
  • ﵒ
  • ﵔ
  • ﵕ
  • ﵗ
  • ﵘ
  • ﵙ
  • ﵜ
  • ﵝ
  • ﵞ
  • ﵡ
  • ﵩ
  • ﵪ
  • ﵫ
  • ﵯ
  • ﵰ
  • ﵵ
  • ﵼ
  • ﵽ
  • ﶃ
  • ﶄ
  • ﶅ
  • ﶆ
  • ﶉ
  • ﶌ
  • ﶍ
  • ﶎ
  • ﶏ
  • ﶒ
  • ﶓ
  • ﶗ
  • ﶘ
  • ﶙ
  • ﶞ
  • ﶟ
  • ﶠ
  • ﶡ
  • ﶢ
  • ﶥ
  • ﶦ
  • ﶧ
  • ﶨ
  • ﶬ
  • ﶯ
  • ﶸ
  • ﶹ
  • ﶺ
  • ﶼ
  • ﶽ
  • ﶾ
  • ﶿ
  • ﷀ
  • ﷄ
  • ﷆ
  • ﷇ
  • ﷻ
  • ﺝ
  • ﺞ
  • ﺟ
  • ﺠ
  • ﺥ
  • ﺦ
  • ﺧ
  • ﺨ
  • 𞸂
  • 𞸗
  • 𞸢
  • 𞸷
  • 𞹂
  • 𞹗
  • 𞹢
  • 𞹷
  • 𞺂
  • 𞺗
  • 𞺢
  • 𞺷


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Block (blk) Arabic_PF_B
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Arabic
Bidirectional Category (bc) Arabic Letter
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) Initial
Decomposition Mapping (dm) خ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ﺧ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ﺧ
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ﺧ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ﺧ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ﺧ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ﺧ
Case Folding (cf) ﺧ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ﺧ
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) ﺧ
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)
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) خ
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) No
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
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) OLetter
Simple Case Folding (scf) ﺧ
Script Extension (scx) Arabic
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) ALetter
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)