Unicode Character "ι" (U+03B9)

The character ι (Greek Small Letter Iota) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+03B9. 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 ι.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Greek Small Letter Iota
Unicode Codepoint U+03B9
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 Ι (U+0399)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+03B9 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ι
HTML (hex) ι
HTML (named) ι
URL Escape Code %CE%B9
CSS \0003B9
JavaScript, JSON \u03B9
C, C++, Java \u03B9
Python \u03B9
Rust \u{03B9}
Ruby \u03B9

How to type "ι"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 3 B 9. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 3 B 9. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCE 0xB9
UTF-16 (hex) 0x03B9
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000003B9

Characters based on "ι" (U+03B9)