Unicode Character "β" (U+03B2)

The character β (Greek Small Letter Beta) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+03B2. 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 β.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Greek Small Letter Beta
Unicode Codepoint U+03B2
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 Β (U+0392)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+03B2 Conversion

HTML (decimal) β
HTML (hex) β
HTML (named) β
URL Escape Code %CE%B2
CSS \0003B2
JavaScript, JSON \u03B2
C, C++, Java \u03B2
Python \u03B2
Rust \u{03B2}
Ruby \u03B2

How to type "β"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 3 B 2. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 3 B 2. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCE 0xB2
UTF-16 (hex) 0x03B2
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000003B2

Characters based on "β" (U+03B2)