Unicode Character "☺" (U+263A)

The character (White Smiling Face) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+263A. 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 White Smiling Face
Unicode Codepoint U+263A
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+263A Conversion

HTML (decimal) ☺
HTML (hex) ☺
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%98%BA
CSS \00263A
JavaScript, JSON \u263A
C, C++, Java \u263A
Python \u263A
Rust \u{263A}
Ruby \u263A

How to type "☺"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 6 3 A. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 6 3 A. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x98 0xBA
UTF-16 (hex) 0x263A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000263A