Unicode Character "‬" (U+202C)

The character (Pop Directional Formatting) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+202C. 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 Pop Directional Formatting
Unicode Codepoint U+202C
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block General Punctuation
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Pop Directional Format (PDF)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

Category Format
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+202C Conversion

HTML (decimal) ‬
HTML (hex) ‬
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%80%AC
CSS \00202C
JavaScript, JSON \u202C
C, C++, Java \u202C
Python \u202C
Rust \u{202C}
Ruby \u202C

How to type "‬"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x80 0xAC
UTF-16 (hex) 0x202C
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000202C