Unicode Character "-" (U+002D)

The character - (Hyphen-Minus) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+002D. 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 Hyphen-Minus
Unicode Codepoint U+002D
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class European Separator (ES)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

U+002D Conversion

HTML (decimal) -
HTML (hex) -
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %2D
CSS \00002D
JavaScript, JSON \u002D
C, C++, Java \u002D
Python \u002D
Rust \u{002D}
Ruby \u002D

How to type "-"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x2D
UTF-16 (hex) 0x002D
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000002D

Characters based on "-" (U+002D)