Unicode Character "✘" (U+2718)

The character (Heavy Ballot X) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2718. It is encoded in the Dingbats 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 Heavy Ballot X
Unicode Codepoint U+2718
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Dingbats
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+2718 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ✘
HTML (hex) ✘
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%9C%98
CSS \002718
JavaScript, JSON \u2718
C, C++, Java \u2718
Python \u2718
Rust \u{2718}
Ruby \u2718

How to type "✘"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 7 1 8. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 7 1 8. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9C 0x98
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2718
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002718