Unicode Character "" (U+0002)

The character  (Start Of Text) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0002. It is encoded in the Basic Latin 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 Start Of Text
Unicode Codepoint U+0002
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Boundary Neutral (BN)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

Category Control
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+0002 Conversion

HTML (decimal) 
HTML (hex) 
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %2
CSS \000002
JavaScript, JSON \u0002
C, C++, Java \u0002
Python \u0002
Rust \u{0002}
Ruby \u0002

How to type ""

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 0 2. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 0 2. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x02
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0002
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000002