Unicode Character "≓" (U+2253)

The character (Image Of Or Approximately Equal To) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2253. 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+2252).

Main Unicode Properties

Name Image Of Or Approximately Equal To
Unicode Codepoint U+2253
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+2252)

Other Unicode Data

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

U+2253 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ≓
HTML (hex) ≓
HTML (named) ≓
URL Escape Code %E2%89%93
CSS \002253
JavaScript, JSON \u2253
C, C++, Java \u2253
Python \u2253
Rust \u{2253}
Ruby \u2253

How to type "≓"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 2 5 3. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 2 5 3. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x89 0x93
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2253
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002253