Home U+A840 to U+A87F Phags-pa
Glyph for U+A876
Source: Noto Sans PhagsPa

U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad

U+A876 was added to Unicode in version 5.0 (2006). It belongs to the block U+A840 to U+A87F Phags-pa in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Punctuation and is mainly used in the Phags Pa script.

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+A876 behaves as Exclamation/Interrogation regarding line breaks. It has type Sentence Terminal for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Phagspa script or ʼPhags-pa script is an alphabet designed by the Tibetan monk and State Preceptor (later Imperial Preceptor) Drogön Chögyal Phagpa for Kublai Khan, the founder of the Yuan dynasty, as a unified script for the written languages within the Yuan. The actual use of this script was limited to about a hundred years during the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty, and it fell out of use with the advent of the Ming dynasty.

It was used to write and transcribe varieties of Chinese, the Tibetic languages, Mongolian, the Uyghur language, Sanskrit, probably Persian, and other neighboring languages during the Yuan era. For historical linguists, the documentation of its use provides clues about the changes in these languages.

Its descendant systems include Horizontal square script, used to write Tibetan and Sanskrit. There is a theory that the Korean Hangul alphabet had a limited influence from ʼPhags-pa (see Origin of Hangul). During the Pax Mongolica the script has even made numerous appearances in western medieval art.


System Representation
UTF-8 EA A1 B6
UTF-16 A8 76
UTF-32 00 00 A8 76
URL-Quoted %EA%A1%B6
HTML hex reference ꡶
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ꡶


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 5.0 (2006)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Phags-pa
General Category Other Punctuation
Script Phags Pa
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Case Folding Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
ASCII Hex Digit
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
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
NFKD Quick Check Yes
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
Sentence Break Sentence Terminal
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
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 Exclamation/Interrogation
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+A876 Phags-Pa Mark Shad
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R