Unicode Character "▌" (U+258C)

The character (Left Half Block) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+258C. It is encoded in the Block Elements 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 Left Half Block
Unicode Codepoint U+258C
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Block Elements
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

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

U+258C Conversion

HTML (decimal) ▌
HTML (hex) ▌
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%96%8C
CSS \00258C
JavaScript, JSON \u258C
C, C++, Java \u258C
Python \u258C
Rust \u{258C}
Ruby \u258C

How to type "▌"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 5 8 C. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 5 8 C. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x96 0x8C
UTF-16 (hex) 0x258C
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000258C