Unicode Character "◀" (U+25C0)

The character (Black Left-Pointing Triangle) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+25C0. 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 Left-Pointing Triangle
Unicode Codepoint U+25C0
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+25C0 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ◀
HTML (hex) ◀
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%97%80
CSS \0025C0
JavaScript, JSON \u25C0
C, C++, Java \u25C0
Python \u25C0
Rust \u{25C0}
Ruby \u25C0

How to type "◀"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x97 0x80
UTF-16 (hex) 0x25C0
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000025C0