Unicode Character "▓" (U+2593)

The character (Dark Shade) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2593. 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 Dark Shade
Unicode Codepoint U+2593
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+2593 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ▓
HTML (hex) ▓
HTML (named) ▓
URL Escape Code %E2%96%93
CSS \002593
JavaScript, JSON \u2593
C, C++, Java \u2593
Python \u2593
Rust \u{2593}
Ruby \u2593

How to type "▓"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 5 9 3. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 5 9 3. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x96 0x93
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2593
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002593