Unicode Character " " (U+2008)

The character (Punctuation Space) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2008. It is encoded in the General Punctuation block, which belongs to the Basic Multilingual Plane. It was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (June, 1993). It is HTML encoded as  .

Main Unicode Properties

Name Punctuation Space
Unicode Codepoint U+2008
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block General Punctuation
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class White Space (WS)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

Category Space Separator
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition mapping

U+2008 Conversion

HTML (decimal)  
HTML (hex)  
HTML (named)  
URL Escape Code %E2%80%88
CSS \002008
JavaScript, JSON \u2008
C, C++, Java \u2008
Python \u2008
Rust \u{2008}
Ruby \u2008

How to type " "

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 0 0 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 0 0 8. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x80 0x88
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2008
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002008