Unicode Character "₋" (U+208B)

The character (Subscript Minus) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+208B. It is encoded in the Superscripts and Subscripts 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 Subscript Minus
Unicode Codepoint U+208B
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Superscripts and Subscripts
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class European Separator (ES)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

Category Math Symbol
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition mapping

U+208B Conversion

HTML (decimal) ₋
HTML (hex) ₋
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%82%8B
CSS \00208B
JavaScript, JSON \u208B
C, C++, Java \u208B
Python \u208B
Rust \u{208B}
Ruby \u208B

How to type "₋"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x82 0x8B
UTF-16 (hex) 0x208B
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000208B