Unicode Character "#" (U+0023)

The character # (Number Sign) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0023. 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 Number Sign
Unicode Codepoint U+0023
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class European Terminator (ET)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

U+0023 Conversion

HTML (decimal) #
HTML (hex) #
HTML (named) #
URL Escape Code %23
CSS \000023
JavaScript, JSON \u0023
C, C++, Java \u0023
Python \u0023
Rust \u{0023}
Ruby \u0023

How to type "#"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 2 3. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 2 3. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x23
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0023
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000023

Characters based on "#" (U+0023)