Unicode Character ":" (U+003A)

The character : (Colon) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+003A. 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 Colon
Unicode Codepoint U+003A
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Common Separator (CS)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

U+003A Conversion

HTML (decimal) :
HTML (hex) :
HTML (named) :
URL Escape Code %3A
CSS \00003A
JavaScript, JSON \u003A
C, C++, Java \u003A
Python \u003A
Rust \u{003A}
Ruby \u003A

How to type ":"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x3A
UTF-16 (hex) 0x003A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000003A

Characters based on ":" (U+003A)