Unicode Character "θ" (U+03B8)

The character θ (Greek Small Letter Theta) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+03B8. 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 θ.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Greek Small Letter Theta
Unicode Codepoint U+03B8
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 Θ (U+0398)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+03B8 Conversion

HTML (decimal) θ
HTML (hex) θ
HTML (named) θ
URL Escape Code %CE%B8
CSS \0003B8
JavaScript, JSON \u03B8
C, C++, Java \u03B8
Python \u03B8
Rust \u{03B8}
Ruby \u03B8

How to type "θ"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCE 0xB8
UTF-16 (hex) 0x03B8
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000003B8

Characters based on "θ" (U+03B8)