Unicode Character "'" (U+0027)

The character ' (Apostrophe) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0027. 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 Apostrophe
Unicode Codepoint U+0027
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+0027 Conversion

HTML (decimal) '
HTML (hex) '
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %27
CSS \000027
JavaScript, JSON \u0027
C, C++, Java \u0027
Python \u0027
Rust \u{0027}
Ruby \u0027

How to type "'"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 2 7. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 2 7. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x27
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0027
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000027

Characters based on "'" (U+0027)