Unicode Character "☐" (U+2610)

The character (Ballot Box) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2610. 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 Ballot Box
Unicode Codepoint U+2610
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+2610 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ☐
HTML (hex) ☐
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%98%90
CSS \002610
JavaScript, JSON \u2610
C, C++, Java \u2610
Python \u2610
Rust \u{2610}
Ruby \u2610

How to type "☐"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 6 1 0. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 6 1 0. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x98 0x90
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2610
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002610