Unicode Character "❋" (U+274B)

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

HTML (decimal) ❋
HTML (hex) ❋
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%9D%8B
CSS \00274B
JavaScript, JSON \u274B
C, C++, Java \u274B
Python \u274B
Rust \u{274B}
Ruby \u274B

How to type "❋"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9D 0x8B
UTF-16 (hex) 0x274B
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000274B