Unicode Character "↺" (U+21BA)

The character (Anticlockwise Open Circle Arrow) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+21BA. 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 Anticlockwise Open Circle Arrow
Unicode Codepoint U+21BA
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+21BA Conversion

HTML (decimal) ↺
HTML (hex) ↺
HTML (named) ↺
URL Escape Code %E2%86%BA
CSS \0021BA
JavaScript, JSON \u21BA
C, C++, Java \u21BA
Python \u21BA
Rust \u{21BA}
Ruby \u21BA

How to type "↺"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x86 0xBA
UTF-16 (hex) 0x21BA
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000021BA