Unicode Character "☪" (U+262A)

The character (Star And Crescent) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+262A. 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 Star And Crescent
Unicode Codepoint U+262A
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+262A Conversion

HTML (decimal) ☪
HTML (hex) ☪
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%98%AA
CSS \00262A
JavaScript, JSON \u262A
C, C++, Java \u262A
Python \u262A
Rust \u{262A}
Ruby \u262A

How to type "☪"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x98 0xAA
UTF-16 (hex) 0x262A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000262A