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Arabic Presentation Forms-B

U+FE70 – U+FEFF   (65136–65279)

These characters are used with Arabic, with Arabic Extended-A, with Arabic Presentation Forms-A and with Arabic Supplement. You can find some real (non-Unicode) Arabic text to try at Arabic2000.Com and the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. You can read the Sonnets of Hafez in Unicode Persian and see some Unicode Arabic in the FAQ for the Ayna Arabic search engine and the What is Unicode? in Arabic page. You can see some Unicode Urdu on the Ghazal Web page.

Users of Internet Explorer 5 for Windows can choose to install Arabic Language Support, which allows you to view Arabic Web pages and adds Arabic support to some other applications. The latest versions of Microsoft’s core fonts for Windows (Arial, Courier New and Times New Roman) include Arabic characters.

Users of Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9 can install an Apple Language Kit that provides Arabic or Persian support in various applications.

Mac OS X incorporates support for Arabic from version 10.2 onwards.

The characters that appear in the “Character” columns of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.

You can find some or all of the characters in this range in the Windows Unicode fonts Aleem Urdu Unicode, Andalus, Arabic Transparent, Arabic Typesetting, Arial, Arial Unicode MS, Art (Bold Italic, Italic Outline), Courier New, Chrysanthi Unicode, CN-Arial, CN-Times, Code2000, DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Sans Condensed, DejaVu Sans Mono, Diwani (Bent, Letter, Outline Shaded, Simple Outline, Simple Outline2, Simple Striped), Farsi Simple (Bold, Outline), Fixedsys Excelsior, Free Idg Serif, GlobalScience, Goher Urdu Unicode, Kurdish AllAlphabets, Led Italic Font, Lucida Bright, Lucida Sans, Lucida Sans Typewriter, MD King KhammuRabi, Microsoft Sans Serif, Microsoft Uighur, MPH 2B Damase, Nastaleeq Like, Nesf2, NSimSun-18030, Old Antic (Bold, Decorative, Outline, Outline Shaded), PakType Naqsh, PakType Tehreer, Pashto Kror Asiatype, _PDMS_Saleem_QuranFont, PT (Bold Arch, Bold Broken, Bold Dusky, Bold Heading, Bold Mirror, Bold Stars, Separated Balloon, Simple Bold Ruled), Samda, Segoe UI, Simple (Bold Jut Out, Indust Outline, Indust Shaded, Outline Pat), Simplified Arabic, Simplified Arabic Fixed, SimSun-18030, Sun-ExtA, Tahoma, Times New Roman, TITUS Cyberbit Basic, Traditional Arabic, Unikurd Tishk, Unikurd Web, Urdu Naskh Asiatype, Urdu Naskh Unicode, Urdu Nastaliq Unicode, Zawgyi-One and zkurd ali.M; in the Macintosh OS 9 Unicode fonts AB AlBayan, AB Baghdad, AB Geeza, AB Kufi, AB Nadeem, DecoType Naskh, PS Amir, PS Asfahan, PS Kamran, PS Mashad, PS NadeemFarsi and Tahoma; and in the Macintosh OS X Unicode fonts Al Bayan, Arial, Baghdad, DecoType Naskh, Geeza Pro, Geezah, KufiStandardGK, Nadeem, STFangsong, STHeiti, STKaiti, STSong and Times New Roman.

To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, or Apple’s TrueEdit.

If you are not familiar with the characters, you can check the characters displayed here with the graphical display at http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/UFE70.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
65136FE70ARABIC FATHATAN ISOLATED FORM
65137FE71ARABIC TATWEEL WITH FATHATAN ABOVE
65138FE72ARABIC DAMMATAN ISOLATED FORM
65139FE73ARABIC TAIL FRAGMENT
65140FE74ARABIC KASRATAN ISOLATED FORM
65142FE76ARABIC FATHA ISOLATED FORM
65143FE77ARABIC FATHA MEDIAL FORM
65144FE78ARABIC DAMMA ISOLATED FORM
65145FE79ARABIC DAMMA MEDIAL FORM
65146FE7AARABIC KASRA ISOLATED FORM
65147FE7BARABIC KASRA MEDIAL FORM
65148FE7CARABIC SHADDA ISOLATED FORM
65149FE7DARABIC SHADDA MEDIAL FORM
65150FE7EARABIC SUKUN ISOLATED FORM
ﹿ65151ﹿFE7FARABIC SUKUN MEDIAL FORM
65152FE80ARABIC LETTER HAMZA ISOLATED FORM
65153FE81ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM
65154FE82ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE FINAL FORM
65155FE83ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM
65156FE84ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE FINAL FORM
65157FE85ARABIC LETTER WAW WITH HAMZA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM
65158FE86ARABIC LETTER WAW WITH HAMZA ABOVE FINAL FORM
65159FE87ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA BELOW ISOLATED FORM
65160FE88ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA BELOW FINAL FORM
65161FE89ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM
65162FE8AARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE FINAL FORM
65163FE8BARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE INITIAL FORM
65164FE8CARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE MEDIAL FORM
65165FE8DARABIC LETTER ALEF ISOLATED FORM
65166FE8EARABIC LETTER ALEF FINAL FORM
65167FE8FARABIC LETTER BEH ISOLATED FORM
65168FE90ARABIC LETTER BEH FINAL FORM
65169FE91ARABIC LETTER BEH INITIAL FORM
65170FE92ARABIC LETTER BEH MEDIAL FORM
65171FE93ARABIC LETTER TEH MARBUTA ISOLATED FORM
65172FE94ARABIC LETTER TEH MARBUTA FINAL FORM
65173FE95ARABIC LETTER TEH ISOLATED FORM
65174FE96ARABIC LETTER TEH FINAL FORM
65175FE97ARABIC LETTER TEH INITIAL FORM
65176FE98ARABIC LETTER TEH MEDIAL FORM
65177FE99ARABIC LETTER THEH ISOLATED FORM
65178FE9AARABIC LETTER THEH FINAL FORM
65179FE9BARABIC LETTER THEH INITIAL FORM
65180FE9CARABIC LETTER THEH MEDIAL FORM
65181FE9DARABIC LETTER JEEM ISOLATED FORM
65182FE9EARABIC LETTER JEEM FINAL FORM
65183FE9FARABIC LETTER JEEM INITIAL FORM
65184FEA0ARABIC LETTER JEEM MEDIAL FORM
65185FEA1ARABIC LETTER HAH ISOLATED FORM
65186FEA2ARABIC LETTER HAH FINAL FORM
65187FEA3ARABIC LETTER HAH INITIAL FORM
65188FEA4ARABIC LETTER HAH MEDIAL FORM
65189FEA5ARABIC LETTER KHAH ISOLATED FORM
65190FEA6ARABIC LETTER KHAH FINAL FORM
65191FEA7ARABIC LETTER KHAH INITIAL FORM
65192FEA8ARABIC LETTER KHAH MEDIAL FORM
65193FEA9ARABIC LETTER DAL ISOLATED FORM
65194FEAAARABIC LETTER DAL FINAL FORM
65195FEABARABIC LETTER THAL ISOLATED FORM
65196FEACARABIC LETTER THAL FINAL FORM
65197FEADARABIC LETTER REH ISOLATED FORM
65198FEAEARABIC LETTER REH FINAL FORM
65199FEAFARABIC LETTER ZAIN ISOLATED FORM
65200FEB0ARABIC LETTER ZAIN FINAL FORM
65201FEB1ARABIC LETTER SEEN ISOLATED FORM
65202FEB2ARABIC LETTER SEEN FINAL FORM
65203FEB3ARABIC LETTER SEEN INITIAL FORM
65204FEB4ARABIC LETTER SEEN MEDIAL FORM
65205FEB5ARABIC LETTER SHEEN ISOLATED FORM
65206FEB6ARABIC LETTER SHEEN FINAL FORM
65207FEB7ARABIC LETTER SHEEN INITIAL FORM
65208FEB8ARABIC LETTER SHEEN MEDIAL FORM
65209FEB9ARABIC LETTER SAD ISOLATED FORM
65210FEBAARABIC LETTER SAD FINAL FORM
65211FEBBARABIC LETTER SAD INITIAL FORM
65212FEBCARABIC LETTER SAD MEDIAL FORM
65213FEBDARABIC LETTER DAD ISOLATED FORM
65214FEBEARABIC LETTER DAD FINAL FORM
ﺿ65215ﺿFEBFARABIC LETTER DAD INITIAL FORM
65216FEC0ARABIC LETTER DAD MEDIAL FORM
65217FEC1ARABIC LETTER TAH ISOLATED FORM
65218FEC2ARABIC LETTER TAH FINAL FORM
65219FEC3ARABIC LETTER TAH INITIAL FORM
65220FEC4ARABIC LETTER TAH MEDIAL FORM
65221FEC5ARABIC LETTER ZAH ISOLATED FORM
65222FEC6ARABIC LETTER ZAH FINAL FORM
65223FEC7ARABIC LETTER ZAH INITIAL FORM
65224FEC8ARABIC LETTER ZAH MEDIAL FORM
65225FEC9ARABIC LETTER AIN ISOLATED FORM
65226FECAARABIC LETTER AIN FINAL FORM
65227FECBARABIC LETTER AIN INITIAL FORM
65228FECCARABIC LETTER AIN MEDIAL FORM
65229FECDARABIC LETTER GHAIN ISOLATED FORM
65230FECEARABIC LETTER GHAIN FINAL FORM
65231FECFARABIC LETTER GHAIN INITIAL FORM
65232FED0ARABIC LETTER GHAIN MEDIAL FORM
65233FED1ARABIC LETTER FEH ISOLATED FORM
65234FED2ARABIC LETTER FEH FINAL FORM
65235FED3ARABIC LETTER FEH INITIAL FORM
65236FED4ARABIC LETTER FEH MEDIAL FORM
65237FED5ARABIC LETTER QAF ISOLATED FORM
65238FED6ARABIC LETTER QAF FINAL FORM
65239FED7ARABIC LETTER QAF INITIAL FORM
65240FED8ARABIC LETTER QAF MEDIAL FORM
65241FED9ARABIC LETTER KAF ISOLATED FORM
65242FEDAARABIC LETTER KAF FINAL FORM
65243FEDBARABIC LETTER KAF INITIAL FORM
65244FEDCARABIC LETTER KAF MEDIAL FORM
65245FEDDARABIC LETTER LAM ISOLATED FORM
65246FEDEARABIC LETTER LAM FINAL FORM
65247FEDFARABIC LETTER LAM INITIAL FORM
65248FEE0ARABIC LETTER LAM MEDIAL FORM
65249FEE1ARABIC LETTER MEEM ISOLATED FORM
65250FEE2ARABIC LETTER MEEM FINAL FORM
65251FEE3ARABIC LETTER MEEM INITIAL FORM
65252FEE4ARABIC LETTER MEEM MEDIAL FORM
65253FEE5ARABIC LETTER NOON ISOLATED FORM
65254FEE6ARABIC LETTER NOON FINAL FORM
65255FEE7ARABIC LETTER NOON INITIAL FORM
65256FEE8ARABIC LETTER NOON MEDIAL FORM
65257FEE9ARABIC LETTER HEH ISOLATED FORM
65258FEEAARABIC LETTER HEH FINAL FORM
65259FEEBARABIC LETTER HEH INITIAL FORM
65260FEECARABIC LETTER HEH MEDIAL FORM
65261FEEDARABIC LETTER WAW ISOLATED FORM
65262FEEEARABIC LETTER WAW FINAL FORM
65263FEEFARABIC LETTER ALEF MAKSURA ISOLATED FORM
65264FEF0ARABIC LETTER ALEF MAKSURA FINAL FORM
65265FEF1ARABIC LETTER YEH ISOLATED FORM
65266FEF2ARABIC LETTER YEH FINAL FORM
65267FEF3ARABIC LETTER YEH INITIAL FORM
65268FEF4ARABIC LETTER YEH MEDIAL FORM
65269FEF5ARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM
65270FEF6ARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE FINAL FORM
65271FEF7ARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM
65272FEF8ARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE FINAL FORM
65273FEF9ARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF WITH HAMZA BELOW ISOLATED FORM
65274FEFAARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF WITH HAMZA BELOW FINAL FORM
65275FEFBARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF ISOLATED FORM
65276FEFCARABIC LIGATURE LAM WITH ALEF FINAL FORM
65279FEFFZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE

Copyright © 1999–2009 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.2 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2002 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in April 2002.

Created 3rd February 1999   Last updated 16th December 2009

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