Unicode Character "’" (U+2019)

The character (Right Single Quotation Mark) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2019. 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 Right Single Quotation Mark
Unicode Codepoint U+2019
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+2019 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ’
HTML (hex) ’
HTML (named) ’
URL Escape Code %E2%80%99
CSS \002019
JavaScript, JSON \u2019
C, C++, Java \u2019
Python \u2019
Rust \u{2019}
Ruby \u2019

How to type "’"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 0 1 9. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 0 1 9. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x80 0x99
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2019
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002019