Unicode Character "8" (U+0038)

The character 8 (Digit Eight) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0038. 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 8.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Digit Eight
Unicode Codepoint U+0038
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class European Number (EN)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

U+0038 Conversion

HTML (decimal) 8
HTML (hex) 8
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %38
CSS \000038
JavaScript, JSON \u0038
C, C++, Java \u0038
Python \u0038
Rust \u{0038}
Ruby \u0038

How to type "8"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 3 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 3 8. Release Alt.


  • 8
    Times, Times New Roman, serif
  • 8
    Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif
  • 8
    Courier, Courier New, monospace

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x38
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0038
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000038

Characters based on "8" (U+0038)