Unicode Character "“" (U+201C)

The character (Left Double Quotation Mark) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+201C. 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 Double Quotation Mark
Unicode Codepoint U+201C
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+201C Conversion

HTML (decimal) “
HTML (hex) “
HTML (named) “
URL Escape Code %E2%80%9C
CSS \00201C
JavaScript, JSON \u201C
C, C++, Java \u201C
Python \u201C
Rust \u{201C}
Ruby \u201C

How to type "“"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x80 0x9C
UTF-16 (hex) 0x201C
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000201C