Unicode Character "_" (U+005F)

The character _ (Low Line) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+005F. 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 Low Line
Unicode Codepoint U+005F
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+005F Conversion

HTML (decimal) _
HTML (hex) _
HTML (named) _
URL Escape Code %5F
CSS \00005F
JavaScript, JSON \u005F
C, C++, Java \u005F
Python \u005F
Rust \u{005F}
Ruby \u005F

How to type "_"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x5F
UTF-16 (hex) 0x005F
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000005F

Characters based on "_" (U+005F)