Unicode Character "λ" (U+03BB)

The character λ (Greek Small Letter Lamda) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+03BB. 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 λ.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Greek Small Letter Lamda
Unicode Codepoint U+03BB
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 Λ (U+039B)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+03BB Conversion

HTML (decimal) λ
HTML (hex) λ
HTML (named) λ
URL Escape Code %CE%BB
CSS \0003BB
JavaScript, JSON \u03BB
C, C++, Java \u03BB
Python \u03BB
Rust \u{03BB}
Ruby \u03BB

How to type "λ"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCE 0xBB
UTF-16 (hex) 0x03BB
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000003BB

Characters based on "λ" (U+03BB)