Unicode Character "◄" (U+25C4)

The character (Black Left-Pointing Pointer) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+25C4. 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 Pointer
Unicode Codepoint U+25C4
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+25C4 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ◄
HTML (hex) ◄
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%97%84
CSS \0025C4
JavaScript, JSON \u25C4
C, C++, Java \u25C4
Python \u25C4
Rust \u{25C4}
Ruby \u25C4

How to type "◄"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 5 C 4. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 5 C 4. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x97 0x84
UTF-16 (hex) 0x25C4
UTF-32 (hex) 0x000025C4