Unicode Character "ָ" (U+05B8)

The character ָ (Hebrew Point Qamats) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+05B8. It is encoded in the Hebrew block, which belongs to the Basic Multilingual Plane. It was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (June, 1993). It is HTML encoded as ָ.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Hebrew Point Qamats
Unicode Codepoint U+05B8
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Hebrew
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Nonspacing Mark (NSM)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

Category Nonspacing Mark
Script Hebrew
Combining Class CCC18

U+05B8 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ָ
HTML (hex) ָ
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %D6%B8
CSS \0005B8
JavaScript, JSON \u05B8
C, C++, Java \u05B8
Python \u05B8
Rust \u{05B8}
Ruby \u05B8

How to type "ָ"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 5 B 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 5 B 8. Release Alt.


  • ָ
    Times, Times New Roman, serif
  • ָ
    Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif
  • ָ
    Courier, Courier New, monospace

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xD6 0xB8
UTF-16 (hex) 0x05B8
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000005B8

Characters based on "ָ" (U+05B8)