Unicode Character "✠" (U+2720)

The character (Maltese Cross) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2720. 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 Maltese Cross
Unicode Codepoint U+2720
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+2720 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ✠
HTML (hex) ✠
HTML (named) ✠
URL Escape Code %E2%9C%A0
CSS \002720
JavaScript, JSON \u2720
C, C++, Java \u2720
Python \u2720
Rust \u{2720}
Ruby \u2720

How to type "✠"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 7 2 0. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 7 2 0. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9C 0xA0
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2720
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002720