Unicode Character "▯" (U+25AF)

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

HTML (decimal) ▯
HTML (hex) ▯
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%96%AF
CSS \0025AF
JavaScript, JSON \u25AF
C, C++, Java \u25AF
Python \u25AF
Rust \u{25AF}
Ruby \u25AF

How to type "▯"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x96 0xAF
UTF-16 (hex) 0x25AF
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000025AF