Unicode Character "★" (U+2605)

The character (Black Star) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2605. It is encoded in the Miscellaneous Symbols 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 Star
Unicode Codepoint U+2605
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Miscellaneous Symbols
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+2605 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ★
HTML (hex) ★
HTML (named) ★
URL Escape Code %E2%98%85
CSS \002605
JavaScript, JSON \u2605
C, C++, Java \u2605
Python \u2605
Rust \u{2605}
Ruby \u2605

How to type "★"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 6 0 5. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 6 0 5. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x98 0x85
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2605
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002605