This block consists of a number of presentation form encodings that may be used to visually encode certain combining marks that apply to multiple base letterforms. These characters are intended to facilitate the support of such combining marks in legacy applications.

Unlike other compatibility characters, these characters do not correspond to a single nominal character or a sequence of nominal characters; rather, a discontiguous sequence of these combining half marks corresponds to a single combining mark. The preferred forms are the double diacritics U+0360  ͠  combining double tilde   and U+0361  ͡  combining double inverted breve  

Unicode's Combining Half Marks code block reserves the 16 code points from U+FE20 to U+FE2F, of which 7 are currently assigned.

Vertical Forms <-- Combining Half Marks --> CJK Compatibility Forms

Number of characters added in each version of the Unicode standard :
Unicode 1.1 : 4
Unicode 5.1 : 3

All the characters in this code block are in general category Mark, Non-Spacing Mn

All the characters in this code block are in bidirectional category Non Spacing Mark NSM

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 version when this character was added

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


Combining Half Marks

     Combining half marks

U+FE20   ︠   combining ligature left half 1.1
U+FE21   ︡   combining ligature right half 1.1
ref U+0361   ͡   combining double inverted breve (Combining Diacritical Marks)
U+FE22   ︢   combining double tilde left half 1.1
U+FE23   ︣   combining double tilde right half 1.1
ref U+0360   ͠   combining double tilde (Combining Diacritical Marks)

     Continuous macrons for Coptic
These are used in combinations to represent continuous macrons over a sequence of Coptic letters.

U+FE24   ︤   combining macron left half 5.1
U+FE25   ︥   combining macron right half 5.1
U+FE26   ︦   combining conjoining macron 5.1
ref U+0304   ̄   combining macron (Combining Diacritical Marks)
ref U+035E   ͞   combining double macron (Combining Diacritical Marks)
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