Unicode Character "" (U+0008)

The character  (Backspace) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0008. 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 Backspace
Unicode Codepoint U+0008
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+0008 Conversion

HTML (decimal) 
HTML (hex) 
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %8
CSS \000008
JavaScript, JSON \u0008
C, C++, Java \u0008
Python \u0008
Rust \u{0008}
Ruby \u0008

How to type ""

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x08
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0008
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000008