Combining Half Marks

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Combining Half Marks
(16 code points)
ScriptsCyrillic (2 char.)
Inherited (14 char.)
Symbol setsHalf diacritics
Assigned16 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.1 (1993)4 (+4)
5.1 (2008)7 (+3)
7.0 (2014)14 (+7)
8.0 (2015)16 (+2)
Code chart
Note: [1][2]

Combining Half Marks is a Unicode block containing diacritical combining characters for spanning multiple characters.


Combining Half Marks[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+FE2x ◌︠ ◌︡ ◌︢ ◌︣ ◌︤ ◌︥ ◌︦ ◌︧ ◌︨ ◌︩ ◌︪ ◌︫ ◌︬ ◌︭ ◌︮ ◌︯
1.^ As of Unicode version 14.0


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Combining Half Marks block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.1 U+FE20..FE23 4 (to be determined)
5.1 U+FE24..FE26 3 L2/07-085R N3222R Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Marjanen, Antti; Dunderberg, Ismo; Baines, John; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2007-03-15), Proposal to add additional characters for Coptic and Latin in the UCS
L2/07-150 Whistler, Ken (2007-05-10), "G", WG2 Consent Docket
L2/07-118R2 Moore, Lisa (2007-05-23), "111-C17", UTC #111 Minutes
L2/07-268 N3253 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2007-07-26), "M50.22", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 50, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; 2007-04-24/27
7.0 U+FE27..FE2D 7 L2/08-392 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-10-25), Proposal to encode a combining diacritical mark for Low German dialect writing
L2/09-028 N3571 Ruppel, Klaas; Aalto, Tero; Everson, Michael (2009-01-27), Proposal to encode additional characters for the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet
L2/09-281 Anderson, Deborah (2009-08-06), COMBINING TRIPLE INVERTED BREVE and other triple-length combining marks
L2/09-225R Moore, Lisa (2009-08-17), "C.14", UTC #120 / L2 #217 Minutes
L2/10-353 N3915 Pentzlin, Karl (2010-09-23), Preliminary Proposal to enable the use of Combining Triple Diacritics in Plain Text
L2/10-416R Moore, Lisa (2010-11-09), "C.4", UTC #125 / L2 #222 Minutes
N3903 (pdf, doc) "10.25", Unconfirmed minutes of WG2 meeting 57, 2011-03-31
L2/11-224 N4078 Proposal to enable the use of Combining Triple Diacritics in Plain Text, 2011-05-22
L2/11-261R2 Moore, Lisa (2011-08-16), "Consensus 128-C34", UTC #128 / L2 #225 Minutes
L2/11-296R N4131 Everson, Michael (2011-10-28), Proposal for encoding the Caucasian Albanian script in the SMP of the UCS
N4103 "11.15 Combining Triple Diacritics in plain text", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
N4243 Everson, Michael; Gippert, Jost (2012-02-14), Documentation for Two Characters FE2B and FE2C for Caucasian Albanian (N4131R)
L2/12-112 Moore, Lisa (2012-05-17), "131-C22", UTC #131 / L2 #228 Minutes
N4253 (pdf, doc) "M59.01e", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 59, 2012-09-12
8.0 U+FE2E..FE2F 2 L2/13-164 Cleminson, Ralph; Birnbaum, David (2013-07-25), Feedback from Experts on Cyrillic proposals
L2/13-165 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh (2013-07-25), "4", Recommendations to UTC on Script Proposals
L2/13-132 Moore, Lisa (2013-07-29), "Consensus 136-C23", UTC #136 Minutes
L2/13-139 N4475 Andreev, Aleksandr; Shardt, Yuri; Simmons, Nikita (2013-08-07), Proposal to Encode Combining Half Marks Used for Cyrillic Supralineation in Unicode
N4553 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2014-09-16), "M62.04a", Minutes of WG 2 meeting 62 Adobe, San Jose, CA, USA
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.