Unicode Character "≅" (U+2245)

The character (Approximately Equal To) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2245. 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+224C).

Main Unicode Properties

Name Approximately Equal To
Unicode Codepoint U+2245
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+224C)

Other Unicode Data

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

U+2245 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ≅
HTML (hex) ≅
HTML (named) ≅
URL Escape Code %E2%89%85
CSS \002245
JavaScript, JSON \u2245
C, C++, Java \u2245
Python \u2245
Rust \u{2245}
Ruby \u2245

How to type "≅"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 2 4 5. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 2 4 5. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x89 0x85
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2245
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002245

Characters based on "≅" (U+2245)

  • U+2247

    Neither Approximately Nor Actually Equal To