Unicode Character "*" (U+002A)

The character * (Asterisk) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+002A. 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 Asterisk
Unicode Codepoint U+002A
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+002A Conversion

HTML (decimal) *
HTML (hex) *
HTML (named) *
URL Escape Code %2A
CSS \00002A
JavaScript, JSON \u002A
C, C++, Java \u002A
Python \u002A
Rust \u{002A}
Ruby \u002A

How to type "*"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x2A
UTF-16 (hex) 0x002A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000002A

Characters based on "*" (U+002A)