Unicode Character "❂" (U+2742)

The character (Circled Open Centre Eight Pointed Star) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2742. 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 Circled Open Centre Eight Pointed Star
Unicode Codepoint U+2742
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+2742 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ❂
HTML (hex) ❂
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%9D%82
CSS \002742
JavaScript, JSON \u2742
C, C++, Java \u2742
Python \u2742
Rust \u{2742}
Ruby \u2742

How to type "❂"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 7 4 2. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 7 4 2. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9D 0x82
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2742
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002742