Unicode Character "▮" (U+25AE)

The character (Black Vertical Rectangle) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+25AE. 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 Vertical Rectangle
Unicode Codepoint U+25AE
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+25AE Conversion

HTML (decimal) ▮
HTML (hex) ▮
HTML (named) ▮
URL Escape Code %E2%96%AE
CSS \0025AE
JavaScript, JSON \u25AE
C, C++, Java \u25AE
Python \u25AE
Rust \u{25AE}
Ruby \u25AE

How to type "▮"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x96 0xAE
UTF-16 (hex) 0x25AE
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000025AE