Unicode Character "‘" (U+2018)

The character (Left Single Quotation Mark) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2018. 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 Left Single Quotation Mark
Unicode Codepoint U+2018
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block General Punctuation
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

U+2018 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ‘
HTML (hex) ‘
HTML (named) ‘
URL Escape Code %E2%80%98
CSS \002018
JavaScript, JSON \u2018
C, C++, Java \u2018
Python \u2018
Rust \u{2018}
Ruby \u2018

How to type "‘"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 0 1 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 0 1 8. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x80 0x98
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2018
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002018