Unicode Character "&" (U+0026)

The character & (Ampersand) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0026. 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 Ampersand
Unicode Codepoint U+0026
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

U+0026 Conversion

HTML (decimal) &
HTML (hex) &
HTML (named) &
URL Escape Code %26
CSS \000026
JavaScript, JSON \u0026
C, C++, Java \u0026
Python \u0026
Rust \u{0026}
Ruby \u0026

How to type "&"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 2 6. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 2 6. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x26
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0026
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000026

Characters based on "&" (U+0026)