Unicode Character "φ" (U+03C6)

The character φ (Greek Small Letter Phi) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+03C6. 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 φ.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Greek Small Letter Phi
Unicode Codepoint U+03C6
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 Φ (U+03A6)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Greek
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+03C6 Conversion

HTML (decimal) φ
HTML (hex) φ
HTML (named) φ
URL Escape Code %CF%86
CSS \0003C6
JavaScript, JSON \u03C6
C, C++, Java \u03C6
Python \u03C6
Rust \u{03C6}
Ruby \u03C6

How to type "φ"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 3 C 6. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 3 C 6. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xCF 0x86
UTF-16 (hex) 0x03C6
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000003C6

Characters based on "φ" (U+03C6)