Unicode Character "❚" (U+275A)

The character (Heavy Vertical Bar) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+275A. 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 Vertical Bar
Unicode Codepoint U+275A
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+275A Conversion

HTML (decimal) ❚
HTML (hex) ❚
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %E2%9D%9A
CSS \00275A
JavaScript, JSON \u275A
C, C++, Java \u275A
Python \u275A
Rust \u{275A}
Ruby \u275A

How to type "❚"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type 2 7 5 A. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type 2 7 5 A. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9D 0x9A
UTF-16 (hex) 0x275A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000275A