Unicode Character "Ά" (U+0386)

The character Ά (Greek Capital Letter Alpha With Tonos) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+0386. It is encoded in the Greek and Coptic block, which belongs to the Basic Multilingual Plane. It was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (June, 1993). It is HTML encoded as Ά.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Greek Capital Letter Alpha With Tonos
Unicode Codepoint U+0386
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Greek and Coptic
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

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

Character Case

Case Uppercase
Lowercase character ά (U+03AC)

Other Unicode Data

Category Uppercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition mapping

U+0386 Conversion

HTML (decimal) Ά
HTML (hex) Ά
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %CE%86
CSS \000386
JavaScript, JSON \u0386
C, C++, Java \u0386
Python \u0386
Rust \u{0386}
Ruby \u0386

How to type "Ά"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 3 8 6. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 3 8 6. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCE 0x86
UTF-16 (hex) 0x0386
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00000386

Characters based on "Ά" (U+0386)