Unicode Character "﹡" (U+FE61)

The character (Small Asterisk) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+FE61. It is encoded in the Small Form Variants 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 Small Asterisk
Unicode Codepoint U+FE61
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Small Form Variants
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Other Neutral (ON)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

Category Other Punctuation
Script Code for undetermined script
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition mapping

U+FE61 Conversion

HTML (decimal) ﹡
HTML (hex) ﹡
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %EF%B9%A1
CSS \00FE61
JavaScript, JSON \uFE61
C, C++, Java \uFE61
Python \uFE61
Rust \u{FE61}
Ruby \uFE61

How to type "﹡"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type F E 6 1. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type F E 6 1. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xEF 0xB9 0xA1
UTF-16 (hex) 0xFE61
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000FE61