Unicode Character "ρ" (U+03C1)

The character ρ (Greek Small Letter Rho) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+03C1. 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 ρ.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Greek Small Letter Rho
Unicode Codepoint U+03C1
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 Ρ (U+03A1)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+03C1 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ρ
HTML (hex) ρ
HTML (named) ρ
URL Escape Code %CF%81
CSS \0003C1
JavaScript, JSON \u03C1
C, C++, Java \u03C1
Python \u03C1
Rust \u{03C1}
Ruby \u03C1

How to type "ρ"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 3 C 1. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 3 C 1. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCF 0x81
UTF-16 (hex) 0x03C1
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000003C1

Characters based on "ρ" (U+03C1)