Unicode Character "Ъ" (U+042A)

The character Ъ (Cyrillic Capital Letter Hard Sign) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+042A. It is encoded in the Cyrillic block, which belongs to the Basic Multilingual Plane. It was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (June, 1993). It is HTML encoded as Ъ.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Cyrillic Capital Letter Hard Sign
Unicode Codepoint U+042A
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Cyrillic
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Left To Right (L)
Is mirrored? No

Character Case

Case Uppercase
Lowercase character ъ (U+044A)

Other Unicode Data

Category Uppercase Letter
Script Cyrillic
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+042A Conversion

HTML (decimal) Ъ
HTML (hex) Ъ
HTML (named) Ъ
URL Escape Code %D0%AA
CSS \00042A
JavaScript, JSON \u042A
C, C++, Java \u042A
Python \u042A
Rust \u{042A}
Ruby \u042A

How to type "Ъ"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 0 4 2 A. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 0 4 2 A. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xD0 0xAA
UTF-16 (hex) 0x042A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000042A