Unicode Character "↸" (U+21B8)

The character (North West Arrow To Long Bar) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+21B8. 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 To Long Bar
Unicode Codepoint U+21B8
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+21B8 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ↸
HTML (hex) ↸
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%86%B8
CSS \0021B8
JavaScript, JSON \u21B8
C, C++, Java \u21B8
Python \u21B8
Rust \u{21B8}
Ruby \u21B8

How to type "↸"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 1 B 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 1 B 8. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x86 0xB8
UTF-16 (hex) 0x21B8
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000021B8