Unicode Character "-" (U+FF0D)

The character (Fullwidth Hyphen-Minus) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+FF0D. It is encoded in the Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms 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 Fullwidth Hyphen-Minus
Unicode Codepoint U+FF0D
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class European Separator (ES)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

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

U+FF0D Conversion

HTML (decimal) -
HTML (hex) -
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %EF%BC%8D
JavaScript, JSON \uFF0D
C, C++, Java \uFF0D
Python \uFF0D
Rust \u{FF0D}
Ruby \uFF0D

How to type "-"

  • Windows ?: Hold Alt, then type F F 0 D. Release Alt.
  • Mac ?: Hold Alt ⌥, then type F F 0 D. Release Alt.


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xEF 0xBC 0x8D
UTF-16 (hex) 0xFF0D
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000FF0D