Unicode Character "☻" (U+263B)

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

HTML (decimal) ☻
HTML (hex) ☻
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%98%BB
CSS \00263B
JavaScript, JSON \u263B
C, C++, Java \u263B
Python \u263B
Rust \u{263B}
Ruby \u263B

How to type "☻"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x98 0xBB
UTF-16 (hex) 0x263B
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000263B