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Combining Half Marks is a Unicode block containing diacritic mark parts for spanning multiple characters.

Combining Half Marks
(16 code points)
ScriptsCyrillic (2 char.)
Inherited (14 char.)
Symbol setsHalf diacritics
Assigned16 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.14 (+4)
5.17 (+3)
7.014 (+7)
8.016 (+2)
Note: [1][2]



Combining Half Marks[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+FE2x ◌︠ ◌︡ ◌︢ ◌︣ ◌︤ ◌︥ ◌︦ ◌︧ ◌︨ ◌︩ ◌︪ ◌︫ ◌︬ ◌︭ ◌︮ ◌︯
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Combining Half Marks block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.1 U+FE20..FE23 4 (to be determined)
5.1 U+FE24..FE26 3 L2/07-085R N3222R Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Marjanen, Antti; Dunderberg, Ismo; Baines, John; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2007-03-15), Proposal to add additional characters for Coptic and Latin in the UCS
L2/07-150 Whistler, Ken (2007-05-10), "G", WG2 Consent Docket
7.0 U+FE27..FE2D 7 L2/08-392 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-10-25), Proposal to encode a combining diacritical mark for Low German dialect writing
L2/09-028 N3571 Ruppel, Klaas; Aalto, Tero; Everson, Michael (2009-01-27), Proposal to encode additional characters for the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet
L2/09-281 Anderson, Deborah (2009-08-06), COMBINING TRIPLE INVERTED BREVE and other triple-length combining marks
L2/10-353 N3915 Pentzlin, Karl (2010-09-23), Preliminary Proposal to enable the use of Combining Triple Diacritics in Plain Text
L2/11-224 N4078 Proposal to enable the use of Combining Triple Diacritics in Plain Text, 2011-05-22
L2/11-296R N4131 Everson, Michael (2011-10-28), Proposal for encoding the Caucasian Albanian script in the SMP of the UCS
N4103 "11.15 Combining Triple Diacritics in plain text", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
N4243 Everson, Michael; Gippert, Jost (2012-02-14), Documentation for Two Characters FE2B and FE2C for Caucasian Albanian (N4131R)
L2/12-112 Moore, Lisa (2012-05-17), "131-C22", UTC #131 / L2 #228 Minutes
N4253 (pdf, doc) "M59.01 (Disposition of ballot comments of PDAM 1.2)", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 59, 2012-09-12
8.0 U+FE2E..FE2F 2 L2/13-164 Cleminson, Ralph; Birnbaum, David (2013-07-25), Feedback from Experts on Cyrillic proposals
L2/13-139 N4475 Andreev, Aleksandr; Shardt, Yuri; Simmons, Nikita (2013-08-07), Proposal to Encode Combining Half Marks Used for Cyrillic Supralineation in Unicode
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.