Unicode Character "■" (U+25A0)

The character (Black Square) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+25A0. It is encoded in the Geometric Shapes 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 Black Square
Unicode Codepoint U+25A0
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Geometric Shapes
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+25A0 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ■
HTML (hex) ■
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%96%A0
CSS \0025A0
JavaScript, JSON \u25A0
C, C++, Java \u25A0
Python \u25A0
Rust \u{25A0}
Ruby \u25A0

How to type "■"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 5 A 0. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 5 A 0. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x96 0xA0
UTF-16 (hex) 0x25A0
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000025A0

Characters based on "■" (U+25A0)