Unicode Character "❊" (U+274A)

The character (Eight Teardrop-Spoked Propeller Asterisk) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+274A. 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 Eight Teardrop-Spoked Propeller Asterisk
Unicode Codepoint U+274A
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+274A Conversion

HTML (decimal) ❊
HTML (hex) ❊
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%9D%8A
CSS \00274A
JavaScript, JSON \u274A
C, C++, Java \u274A
Python \u274A
Rust \u{274A}
Ruby \u274A

How to type "❊"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9D 0x8A
UTF-16 (hex) 0x274A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000274A