Unicode Character "↖" (U+2196)

The character (North West Arrow) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2196. 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 North West Arrow
Unicode Codepoint U+2196
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 Other Symbol
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered

U+2196 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ↖
HTML (hex) ↖
HTML (named) ↖
URL Escape Code %E2%86%96
CSS \002196
JavaScript, JSON \u2196
C, C++, Java \u2196
Python \u2196
Rust \u{2196}
Ruby \u2196

How to type "↖"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 1 9 6. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 1 9 6. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x86 0x96
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2196
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002196