Unicode Character "ά" (U+03AC)

The character ά (Greek Small Letter Alpha With Tonos) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+03AC. 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 Small Letter Alpha With Tonos
Unicode Codepoint U+03AC
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 Lowercase
Uppercase character Ά (U+0386)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition mapping

U+03AC Conversion

HTML (decimal) ά
HTML (hex) ά
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %CE%AC
CSS \0003AC
JavaScript, JSON \u03AC
C, C++, Java \u03AC
Python \u03AC
Rust \u{03AC}
Ruby \u03AC

How to type "ά"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 3 A C. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 3 A C. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCE 0xAC
UTF-16 (hex) 0x03AC
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000003AC

Characters based on "ά" (U+03AC)

  • U+1F71

    Greek Small Letter Alpha With Oxia

  • U+1FB4

    Greek Small Letter Alpha With Oxia And Ypogegrammeni