Unicode Character "▏" (U+258F)

The character (Left One Eighth Block) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+258F. 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 One Eighth Block
Unicode Codepoint U+258F
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+258F Conversion

HTML (decimal) ▏
HTML (hex) ▏
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%96%8F
CSS \00258F
JavaScript, JSON \u258F
C, C++, Java \u258F
Python \u258F
Rust \u{258F}
Ruby \u258F

How to type "▏"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x96 0x8F
UTF-16 (hex) 0x258F
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000258F