Unicode Character "∓" (U+2213)

The character (Minus-Or-Plus Sign) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2213. 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 ∓.

Main Unicode Properties

Name Minus-Or-Plus Sign
Unicode Codepoint U+2213
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Mathematical Operators
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class European Terminator (ET)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

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

U+2213 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ∓
HTML (hex) ∓
HTML (named) ∓
URL Escape Code %E2%88%93
CSS \002213
JavaScript, JSON \u2213
C, C++, Java \u2213
Python \u2213
Rust \u{2213}
Ruby \u2213

How to type "∓"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 2 1 3. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 2 1 3. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x88 0x93
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2213
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002213