: Unicode character recognition.

Unicode character information

Soft hyphen

Displayed on your computer as: ­
(if the character is not rendered properly, you may not have the appropriate fonts)

Unicode name: Soft hyphen
Alternative names: Codepoint (hexadecimal): 0x00AD
Codepoint (decimal): 173
In unicode block: Latin-1 Supplement

Html entities:

­ or ­ or ­

Character input:

There is no universal input system for Unicode characters. But you can use the system specific input methods below.

WindowsHold down Alt and press + on the numeric keyboard. Type: 00AD and release Alt. A registry key needs to be enabled for this to work. See Unicode input (wikipedia) for more details.
Linux: Hold down Crtl and ⇧ Shift and type U00AD. Now press ↵ Enter and release Crtl and ⇧ Shift.

Other Infos:

General category: Cf (Format): A format control character.
Bidirectional class is: BN (Boundary_Neutral): Most format characters, control codes, or noncharacters.
Canocial combining class is: 0 (Not_Reordered): Spacing and enclosing marks; also many vowel and consonant signs, even if nonspacing.