Unicode Character "Y" (U+0059)

The character Y (Latin Capital Letter Y) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0059. 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 Y.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Latin Capital Letter Y
Unicode Codepoint U+0059
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Basic Latin
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Left To Right (L)
Is mirrored? No

Character Case

Case Uppercase
Lowercase character y (U+0079)

Other Unicode Data

Category Uppercase Letter
Script Latin
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+0059 Conversion

HTML (decimal) Y
HTML (hex) Y
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %59
CSS \000059
JavaScript, JSON \u0059
C, C++, Java \u0059
Python \u0059
Rust \u{0059}
Ruby \u0059

How to type "Y"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 5 9. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 5 9. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x59
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0059
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000059

Characters based on "Y" (U+0059)