Unicode Character "a" (U+0061)

The character a (Latin Small Letter A) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0061. 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 a.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Latin Small Letter A
Unicode Codepoint U+0061
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 Lowercase
Uppercase character A (U+0041)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Latin
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+0061 Conversion

HTML (decimal) a
HTML (hex) a
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %61
CSS \000061
JavaScript, JSON \u0061
C, C++, Java \u0061
Python \u0061
Rust \u{0061}
Ruby \u0061

How to type "a"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 6 1. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 6 1. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0x61
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0061
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000061

Characters based on "a" (U+0061)