Template:General Category (Unicode)

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General Category (Unicode Character Property)[a]
Value Category Major, minor Basic type[b] Character assigned[b] Count
(as of 14.0)
Remarks
 
L, Letter; LC, Cased Letter (Lu, Ll, and Lt only)[c]
Lu Letter, uppercase Graphic Character 1,831
Ll Letter, lowercase Graphic Character 2,227
Lt Letter, titlecase Graphic Character 31 Ligatures containing uppercase followed by lowercase letters (e.g., Dž, Lj, Nj, and Dz)
Lm Letter, modifier Graphic Character 334 A modifier letter
Lo Letter, other Graphic Character 127,333 An ideograph or a letter in a unicase alphabet
M, Mark
Mn Mark, nonspacing Graphic Character 1,950
Mc Mark, spacing combining Graphic Character 445
Me Mark, enclosing Graphic Character 13
N, Number
Nd Number, decimal digit Graphic Character 660 All these, and only these, have Numeric Type = De[d]
Nl Number, letter Graphic Character 236 Numerals composed of letters or letterlike symbols (e.g., Roman numerals)
No Number, other Graphic Character 895 E.g., vulgar fractions, superscript and subscript digits
P, Punctuation
Pc Punctuation, connector Graphic Character 10 Includes "_" underscore
Pd Punctuation, dash Graphic Character 26 Includes several hyphen characters
Ps Punctuation, open Graphic Character 79 Opening bracket characters
Pe Punctuation, close Graphic Character 77 Closing bracket characters
Pi Punctuation, initial quote Graphic Character 12 Opening quotation mark. Does not include the ASCII "neutral" quotation mark. May behave like Ps or Pe depending on usage
Pf Punctuation, final quote Graphic Character 10 Closing quotation mark. May behave like Ps or Pe depending on usage
Po Punctuation, other Graphic Character 605
S, Symbol
Sm Symbol, math Graphic Character 948 Mathematical symbols (e.g., +, , =, ×, ÷, , , ). Does not include parentheses and brackets, which are in categories Ps and Pe. Also does not include !, *, -, or /, which despite frequent use as mathematical operators, are primarily considered to be "punctuation".
Sc Symbol, currency Graphic Character 63 Currency symbols
Sk Symbol, modifier Graphic Character 125
So Symbol, other Graphic Character 6,605
Z, Separator
Zs Separator, space Graphic Character 17 Includes the space, but not TAB, CR, or LF, which are Cc
Zl Separator, line Format Character 1 Only U+2028 LINE SEPARATOR (LSEP)
Zp Separator, paragraph Format Character 1 Only U+2029 PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR (PSEP)
C, Other
Cc Other, control Control Character 65 (will never change)[d] No name,[e] <control>
Cf Other, format Format Character 163 Includes the soft hyphen, joining control characters (zwnj and zwj), control characters to support bi-directional text, and language tag characters
Cs Other, surrogate Surrogate Not (only used in UTF-16) 2,048 (will never change)[d] No name,[e] <surrogate>
Co Other, private use Private-use Character (but no interpretation specified) 137,468 total (will never change)[d] (6,400 in BMP, 131,068 in Planes 15–16) No name,[e] <private-use>
Cn Other, not assigned Noncharacter Not 66 (will never change)[d] No name,[e] <noncharacter>
Reserved Not 829,768 No name,[e] <reserved>
  1. ^ "Table 4-4: General Category" (PDF). The Unicode Standard. Unicode Consortium. September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Table 2-3: Types of code points" (PDF). The Unicode Standard. Unicode Consortium. September 2021.
  3. ^ "5.7.1 General Category Values". UTR #44: Unicode Character Database. Unicode Consortium. 2020-03-04.
  4. ^ a b c d e Unicode Character Encoding Stability Policies: Property Value Stability Stability policy: Some gc groups will never change. gc=Nd corresponds with Numeric Type=De (decimal).
  5. ^ a b c d e "Table 4-9: Construction of Code Point Labels" (PDF). The Unicode Standard. Unicode Consortium. September 2021. A Code Point Label may be used to identify a nameless code point. E.g. <control-hhhh>, <control-0088>. The Name remains blank, which can prevent inadvertently replacing, in documentation, a Control Name with a true Control code. Unicode also uses <not a character> for <noncharacter>.

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