Unicode Character "≈" (U+2248)

The character (Almost Equal To) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2248. 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 Almost Equal To
Unicode Codepoint U+2248
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Mathematical Operators
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? Yes

Other Unicode Data

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

U+2248 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ≈
HTML (hex) ≈
HTML (named) ≈
URL Escape Code %E2%89%88
CSS \002248
JavaScript, JSON \u2248
C, C++, Java \u2248
Python \u2248
Rust \u{2248}
Ruby \u2248

How to type "≈"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 2 4 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 2 4 8. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x89 0x88
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2248
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002248

Characters based on "≈" (U+2248)