Unicode Character "µ" (U+00B5)

The character µ (Micro Sign) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+00B5. 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 µ.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Micro Sign
Unicode Codepoint U+00B5
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Latin-1 Supplement
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

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

Character Case

Case Lowercase
Uppercase character Μ (U+039C)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition mapping

U+00B5 Conversion

HTML (decimal) µ
HTML (hex) µ
HTML (named) µ
URL Escape Code %C2%B5
CSS \0000B5
JavaScript, JSON \u00B5
C, C++, Java \u00B5
Python \u00B5
Rust \u{00B5}
Ruby \u00B5

How to type "µ"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xC2 0xB5
UTF-16 (hex) 0x00B5
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000000B5