Unicode Character "✶" (U+2736)

The character (Six Pointed Black Star) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2736. 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 Six Pointed Black Star
Unicode Codepoint U+2736
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+2736 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ✶
HTML (hex) ✶
HTML (named) ✶
URL Escape Code %E2%9C%B6
CSS \002736
JavaScript, JSON \u2736
C, C++, Java \u2736
Python \u2736
Rust \u{2736}
Ruby \u2736

How to type "✶"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 7 3 6. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 7 3 6. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9C 0xB6
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2736
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002736