Unicode Character "☚" (U+261A)

The character (Black Left Pointing Index) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+261A. 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 Left Pointing Index
Unicode Codepoint U+261A
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+261A Conversion

HTML (decimal) ☚
HTML (hex) ☚
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%98%9A
CSS \00261A
JavaScript, JSON \u261A
C, C++, Java \u261A
Python \u261A
Rust \u{261A}
Ruby \u261A

How to type "☚"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x98 0x9A
UTF-16 (hex) 0x261A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000261A