Unicode Character "♂" (U+2642)

The character (Male Sign) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2642. 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 Male Sign
Unicode Codepoint U+2642
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+2642 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ♂
HTML (hex) ♂
HTML (named) ♂
URL Escape Code %E2%99%82
CSS \002642
JavaScript, JSON \u2642
C, C++, Java \u2642
Python \u2642
Rust \u{2642}
Ruby \u2642

How to type "♂"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 6 4 2. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 6 4 2. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x99 0x82
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2642
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002642