Unicode Character "(" (U+0028)

The character ( (Left Parenthesis) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0028. 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 (. Its mirrored character is ) (U+0029).

Main Unicode Properties

Name Left Parenthesis
Unicode Codepoint U+0028
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? Yes
Mirrored character ) (U+0029)

Other Unicode Data

U+0028 Conversion

HTML (decimal) (
HTML (hex) (
HTML (named) (
URL Escape Code %28
CSS \000028
JavaScript, JSON \u0028
C, C++, Java \u0028
Python \u0028
Rust \u{0028}
Ruby \u0028

How to type "("

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 2 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 2 8. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x28
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0028
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000028

Characters based on "(" (U+0028)