This block contains additional Arabic presentation forms consisting of spacing or tatweel forms of Arabic diacritics, contextual variants of primary Arabic letters, and the obligatory lam-alef ligature. They are included here for compatibility with preexisting standards and legacy implementations that use these forms as characters. They can be replaced by letters from the Arabic block (U+0600 to U+06FF). Implementations can handle contextual glyph shaping by rendering rules when accessing glyphs from fonts, rather than by encoding contextual shapes as characters.

For compatibility with certain implementations, a set of spacing forms of the Arabic diacritics is provided here. The tatweel forms are combinations of the joining connector tatweel and a diacritic.

The character U+FEFF    zero width no break space   exists in this block, but is not an Arabic presentation form. It is described in the Specials block, and is used as a Byte Order Marker.


Unicode's Arabic Presentation Forms B code block reserves the 144 code points from U+FE70 to U+FEFF, of which 141 are currently assigned.

Small Form Variants <-- Arabic Presentation Forms B --> Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
Preferred characters are found in the Arabic block 0600 - 06FF. Some of these characters are used for Arabic mathematics where contextual shape variations are important semantically.

Number of characters added in each version of the Unicode standard :
Unicode 1.1 : 140
Unicode 3.2 : 1

Number of characters in each General Category :

Letter, Other  Lo :140
Other, Format  Cf :  1

Number of characters in each Bidirectional Category :

Right To Left Arabic   AL :140
Boundary Neutral       BN :  1

The columns below should be interpreted as :

  1. The Unicode code for the character
  2. The character in question
  3. The Unicode name for the character
  4. The Unicode General Category for the character
  5. The Unicode Bidirectional Category for the character
  6. The Unicode version when this character was added

If the characters below show up poorly, or not at all, see Unicode Support for possible solutions.

 

Arabic Presentation Forms B

     Glyphs for spacing forms of Arabic points

U+FE70   ﹰ   Arabic fathatan isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE71   ﹱ   Arabic tatweel with fathatan above Lo AL 1.1
U+FE72   ﹲ   Arabic dammatan isolated form Lo AL 1.1

     Glyph part

U+FE73   ﹳ   Arabic tail fragment Lo AL 3.2
* for compatibility with certain legacy character sets

     Glyphs for spacing forms of Arabic points

U+FE74   ﹴ   Arabic kasratan isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE76   ﹶ   Arabic fatha isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE77   ﹷ   Arabic fatha medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE78   ﹸ   Arabic damma isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE79   ﹹ   Arabic damma medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE7A   ﹺ   Arabic kasra isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE7B   ﹻ   Arabic kasra medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE7C   ﹼ   Arabic shadda isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE7D   ﹽ   Arabic shadda medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE7E   ﹾ   Arabic sukun isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE7F   ﹿ   Arabic sukun medial form Lo AL 1.1

     Basic glyphs for Arabic language contextual forms

U+FE80   ﺀ   Arabic letter hamza isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE81   ﺁ   Arabic letter alef with madda above isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE82   ﺂ   Arabic letter alef with madda above final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE83   ﺃ   Arabic letter alef with hamza above isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE84   ﺄ   Arabic letter alef with hamza above final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE85   ﺅ   Arabic letter waw with hamza above isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE86   ﺆ   Arabic letter waw with hamza above final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE87   ﺇ   Arabic letter alef with hamza below isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE88   ﺈ   Arabic letter alef with hamza below final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE89   ﺉ   Arabic letter yeh with hamza above isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE8A   ﺊ   Arabic letter yeh with hamza above final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE8B   ﺋ   Arabic letter yeh with hamza above initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE8C   ﺌ   Arabic letter yeh with hamza above medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE8D   ﺍ   Arabic letter alef isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE8E   ﺎ   Arabic letter alef final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE8F   ﺏ   Arabic letter beh isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE90   ﺐ   Arabic letter beh final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE91   ﺑ   Arabic letter beh initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE92   ﺒ   Arabic letter beh medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE93   ﺓ   Arabic letter teh marbuta isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE94   ﺔ   Arabic letter teh marbuta final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE95   ﺕ   Arabic letter teh isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE96   ﺖ   Arabic letter teh final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE97   ﺗ   Arabic letter teh initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE98   ﺘ   Arabic letter teh medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE99   ﺙ   Arabic letter theh isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE9A   ﺚ   Arabic letter theh final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE9B   ﺛ   Arabic letter theh initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE9C   ﺜ   Arabic letter theh medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE9D   ﺝ   Arabic letter jeem isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE9E   ﺞ   Arabic letter jeem final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FE9F   ﺟ   Arabic letter jeem initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA0   ﺠ   Arabic letter jeem medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA1   ﺡ   Arabic letter hah isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA2   ﺢ   Arabic letter hah final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA3   ﺣ   Arabic letter hah initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA4   ﺤ   Arabic letter hah medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA5   ﺥ   Arabic letter khah isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA6   ﺦ   Arabic letter khah final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA7   ﺧ   Arabic letter khah initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA8   ﺨ   Arabic letter khah medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEA9   ﺩ   Arabic letter dal isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEAA   ﺪ   Arabic letter dal final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEAB   ﺫ   Arabic letter thal isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEAC   ﺬ   Arabic letter thal final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEAD   ﺭ   Arabic letter reh isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEAE   ﺮ   Arabic letter reh final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEAF   ﺯ   Arabic letter zain isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB0   ﺰ   Arabic letter zain final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB1   ﺱ   Arabic letter seen isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB2   ﺲ   Arabic letter seen final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB3   ﺳ   Arabic letter seen initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB4   ﺴ   Arabic letter seen medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB5   ﺵ   Arabic letter sheen isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB6   ﺶ   Arabic letter sheen final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB7   ﺷ   Arabic letter sheen initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB8   ﺸ   Arabic letter sheen medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEB9   ﺹ   Arabic letter sad isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEBA   ﺺ   Arabic letter sad final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEBB   ﺻ   Arabic letter sad initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEBC   ﺼ   Arabic letter sad medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEBD   ﺽ   Arabic letter dad isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEBE   ﺾ   Arabic letter dad final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEBF   ﺿ   Arabic letter dad initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC0   ﻀ   Arabic letter dad medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC1   ﻁ   Arabic letter tah isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC2   ﻂ   Arabic letter tah final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC3   ﻃ   Arabic letter tah initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC4   ﻄ   Arabic letter tah medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC5   ﻅ   Arabic letter zah isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC6   ﻆ   Arabic letter zah final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC7   ﻇ   Arabic letter zah initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC8   ﻈ   Arabic letter zah medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEC9   ﻉ   Arabic letter ain isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FECA   ﻊ   Arabic letter ain final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FECB   ﻋ   Arabic letter ain initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FECC   ﻌ   Arabic letter ain medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FECD   ﻍ   Arabic letter ghain isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FECE   ﻎ   Arabic letter ghain final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FECF   ﻏ   Arabic letter ghain initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED0   ﻐ   Arabic letter ghain medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED1   ﻑ   Arabic letter feh isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED2   ﻒ   Arabic letter feh final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED3   ﻓ   Arabic letter feh initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED4   ﻔ   Arabic letter feh medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED5   ﻕ   Arabic letter qaf isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED6   ﻖ   Arabic letter qaf final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED7   ﻗ   Arabic letter qaf initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED8   ﻘ   Arabic letter qaf medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FED9   ﻙ   Arabic letter kaf isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEDA   ﻚ   Arabic letter kaf final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEDB   ﻛ   Arabic letter kaf initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEDC   ﻜ   Arabic letter kaf medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEDD   ﻝ   Arabic letter lam isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEDE   ﻞ   Arabic letter lam final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEDF   ﻟ   Arabic letter lam initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE0   ﻠ   Arabic letter lam medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE1   ﻡ   Arabic letter meem isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE2   ﻢ   Arabic letter meem final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE3   ﻣ   Arabic letter meem initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE4   ﻤ   Arabic letter meem medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE5   ﻥ   Arabic letter noon isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE6   ﻦ   Arabic letter noon final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE7   ﻧ   Arabic letter noon initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE8   ﻨ   Arabic letter noon medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEE9   ﻩ   Arabic letter heh isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEEA   ﻪ   Arabic letter heh final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEEB   ﻫ   Arabic letter heh initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEEC   ﻬ   Arabic letter heh medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEED   ﻭ   Arabic letter waw isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEEE   ﻮ   Arabic letter waw final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEEF   ﻯ   Arabic letter alef maksura isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF0   ﻰ   Arabic letter alef maksura final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF1   ﻱ   Arabic letter yeh isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF2   ﻲ   Arabic letter yeh final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF3   ﻳ   Arabic letter yeh initial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF4   ﻴ   Arabic letter yeh medial form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF5   ﻵ   Arabic ligature lam with alef with madda above isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF6   ﻶ   Arabic ligature lam with alef with madda above final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF7   ﻷ   Arabic ligature lam with alef with hamza above isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF8   ﻸ   Arabic ligature lam with alef with hamza above final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEF9   ﻹ   Arabic ligature lam with alef with hamza below isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEFA   ﻺ   Arabic ligature lam with alef with hamza below final form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEFB   ﻻ   Arabic ligature lam with alef isolated form Lo AL 1.1
U+FEFC   ﻼ   Arabic ligature lam with alef final form Lo AL 1.1

     Special

U+FEFF      zero width no break space Cf BN 1.1
sgml &NoBreak;
aka byte order mark (bom), zwnbsp
* may be used to detect byte order by contrast with the noncharacter code point FFFE
* use as an indication of non-breaking is deprecated; see 2060 instead
ref U+200B   ​   zero width space (General Punctuation)
ref U+2060   ⁠   word joiner (General Punctuation)
ref U+FFFE   ￾   (null) (Specials)

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