Unicode Character "?" (U+003F)

The character ? (Question Mark) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+003F. 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 Question Mark
Unicode Codepoint U+003F
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+003F Conversion

HTML (decimal) ?
HTML (hex) ?
HTML (named) ?
URL Escape Code %3F
CSS \00003F
JavaScript, JSON \u003F
C, C++, Java \u003F
Python \u003F
Rust \u{003F}
Ruby \u003F

How to type "?"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x3F
UTF-16 (hex) 0x003F
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000003F

Characters based on "?" (U+003F)