Combining Diacritical Marks

Unicode character block / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Combining Diacritical Marks (Unicode block)?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


Combining Diacritical Marks is a Unicode block containing the most common combining characters. It also contains the character "Combining Grapheme Joiner", which prevents canonical reordering of combining characters, and despite the name, actually separates characters that would otherwise be considered a single grapheme in a given context. Its block name in Unicode 1.0 was Generic Diacritical Marks.[4]

Quick facts: Combining Diacritical Marks, Range, Plane, Sc...
Combining Diacritical Marks
(112 code points)
Major alphabetsIPA, UPA
Symbol setsaccents
Assigned112 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.0 (1991)66 (+66)
1.0.1 (1992)68 (+2)
1.1 (1993)72 (+4)
3.0 (1999)82 (+10)
3.2 (2002)96 (+14)
4.0 (2003)107 (+11)
4.1 (2005)112 (+5)
Unicode documentation
Code chart ∣ Web page
Note: Two characters were moved from the Greek and Coptic block to the Combining Diacritical Marks block in version 1.0.1 during the process of unifying with ISO 10646.[1][2][3]