Unicode Character "∈" (U+2208)

The character (Element Of) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2208. It is encoded in the Mathematical Operators block, which belongs to the Basic Multilingual Plane. It was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (June, 1993). It is HTML encoded as ∈. Its mirrored character is (U+220B).

Main Unicode Properties

Name Element Of
Unicode Codepoint U+2208
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Mathematical Operators
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? Yes
Mirrored character (U+220B)

Other Unicode Data

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

U+2208 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ∈
HTML (hex) ∈
HTML (named) ∈
URL Escape Code %E2%88%88
CSS \002208
JavaScript, JSON \u2208
C, C++, Java \u2208
Python \u2208
Rust \u{2208}
Ruby \u2208

How to type "∈"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x88 0x88
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2208
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002208

Characters based on "∈" (U+2208)