Unicode Character "ь" (U+044C)

The character ь (Cyrillic Small Letter Soft Sign) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+044C. 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 Small Letter Soft Sign
Unicode Codepoint U+044C
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 Lowercase
Uppercase character Ь (U+042C)

Other Unicode Data

Category Lowercase Letter
Script Cyrillic
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+044C Conversion

HTML (decimal) ь
HTML (hex) ь
HTML (named) ь
URL Escape Code %D1%8C
CSS \00044C
JavaScript, JSON \u044C
C, C++, Java \u044C
Python \u044C
Rust \u{044C}
Ruby \u044C

How to type "ь"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xD1 0x8C
UTF-16 (hex) 0x044C
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000044C

Characters based on "ь" (U+044C)