Arabic star

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Arabic star
Punctuation
apostrophe   '
brackets [ ]  ( )  { }  ⟨ ⟩
colon :
comma ,  ،  
dash ‒  –  —  ―
ellipsis   ...  . . .
exclamation mark  !
full stop, period .
guillemets ‹ ›  « »
hyphen
hyphen-minus -
question mark  ?
quotation marks ‘ ’  “ ”  ' '  " "
semicolon ;
slash, stroke, solidus /  
Word dividers
interpunct ·
space     
General typography
ampersand &
asterisk *
at sign @
backslash \
bullet
caret ^
dagger † ‡
degree °
ditto mark
inverted exclamation mark ¡
inverted question mark ¿
note
number sign, pound, hash, octothorpe #
numero sign
obelus ÷
multiplication sign ×
ordinal indicator º ª
percent, per mil  % ‰
plus and minus + −
equals sign =
basis point
pilcrow
prime     
section sign §
tilde ~
underscore, understrike _
vertical bar, pipe, broken bar |    ¦
Intellectual property
copyright ©
sound-recording copyright
registered trademark ®
service mark
trademark
Currency
currency sign ¤

฿¢$֏ƒ£ ¥

Uncommon typography
asterism
hedera
index, fist
interrobang
irony punctuation
lozenge
tie
Related
In other scripts
For stars with Arabic names, see List of Arabic star names.

The Arabic star is a punctuation mark developed to be distinct from the asterisk (*). The asterisk had existed in feudal times, and the original shape of the asterisk was six-pointed, each point like a teardrop coming from the center. However, some typewriters had difficulty printing the six arms distinctly.

The Arabic star is given a distinct character in Unicode, U+066D ٭ Arabic five pointed star (HTML ٭ · noted: "Appearance rather variable"), in the range Arabic punctuation.[1]

Variants[edit]

In many modern fonts, however, the asterisk is five-pointed, and the Arabic star is sometimes six- or eight-pointed. The two symbols are compared below (the display depends on your browser's font).

Asterisk Full-width Asterisk Arabic star five-pointed star six-pointed star eight-pointed star
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Unicode[edit]

In Unicode, Arabic and similar stars are encoded at:

  • U+066D ٭ arabic five pointed star (HTML ٭)
  • U+06DE ۞ ARABIC STAR OF RUB EL HIZB (HTML ۞)

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