Unicode Character "✺" (U+273A)

The character (Sixteen Pointed Asterisk) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+273A. 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 Sixteen Pointed Asterisk
Unicode Codepoint U+273A
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+273A Conversion

HTML (decimal) ✺
HTML (hex) ✺
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%9C%BA
CSS \00273A
JavaScript, JSON \u273A
C, C++, Java \u273A
Python \u273A
Rust \u{273A}
Ruby \u273A

How to type "✺"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9C 0xBA
UTF-16 (hex) 0x273A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000273A