Unicode Character "❉" (U+2749)

The character (Balloon-Spoked Asterisk) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+2749. 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 Balloon-Spoked Asterisk
Unicode Codepoint U+2749
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+2749 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ❉
HTML (hex) ❉
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%9D%89
CSS \002749
JavaScript, JSON \u2749
C, C++, Java \u2749
Python \u2749
Rust \u{2749}
Ruby \u2749

How to type "❉"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 7 4 9. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 7 4 9. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9D 0x89
UTF-16 (hex) 0x2749
UTF-32 (hex) 0x00002749