Unicode Character "Ь" (U+042C)

The character Ь (Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+042C. 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 Ь.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Cyrillic Capital Letter Soft Sign
Unicode Codepoint U+042C
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 ь (U+044C)

Other Unicode Data

Category Uppercase Letter
Script Cyrillic
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+042C Conversion

HTML (decimal) Ь
HTML (hex) Ь
HTML (named) Ь
URL Escape Code %D0%AC
CSS \00042C
JavaScript, JSON \u042C
C, C++, Java \u042C
Python \u042C
Rust \u{042C}
Ruby \u042C

How to type "Ь"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xD0 0xAC
UTF-16 (hex) 0x042C
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000042C