Unicode Character "←" (U+2190)

The character (Leftwards Arrow) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2190. It is encoded in the Arrows 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 Leftwards Arrow
Unicode Codepoint U+2190
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Arrows
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

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

U+2190 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ←
HTML (hex) ←
HTML (named) ←
URL Escape Code %E2%86%90
CSS \002190
JavaScript, JSON \u2190
C, C++, Java \u2190
Python \u2190
Rust \u{2190}
Ruby \u2190

How to type "←"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x86 0x90
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2190
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002190

Characters based on "←" (U+2190)