Unicode Character "²" (U+00B2)

The character ² (Superscript Two) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+00B2. It is encoded in the Latin-1 Supplement block, which belongs to the Basic Multilingual Plane. It was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (June, 1993). It is HTML encoded as ².

Main Unicode Properties

Name Superscript Two
Unicode Codepoint U+00B2
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Latin-1 Supplement
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class European Number (EN)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

Category Other Number
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition mapping

U+00B2 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ²
HTML (hex) ²
HTML (named) ²
URL Escape Code %C2%B2
CSS \0000B2
JavaScript, JSON \u00B2
C, C++, Java \u00B2
Python \u00B2
Rust \u{00B2}
Ruby \u00B2

How to type "²"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 0 B 2. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 0 B 2. Release Alt.


  • ²
    Times, Times New Roman, serif
  • ²
    Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif
  • ²
    Courier, Courier New, monospace

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xC2 0xB2
UTF-16 (hex) 0x00B2
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000000B2

Characters based on "²" (U+00B2)