Unicode Character ":" (U+FF1A)

The character (Fullwidth Colon) is represented by the Unicode codepoint U+FF1A. 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 Colon
Unicode Codepoint U+FF1A
Unicode Version 1.1 (June, 1993)
Block Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
Plane Basic Multilingual Plane

Bidirectional Data

Bidirectional class Common Separator (CS)
Is mirrored? No

Other Unicode Data

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

U+FF1A Conversion

HTML (decimal) :
HTML (hex) :
HTML (named) -
URL Escape Code %EF%BC%9A
JavaScript, JSON \uFF1A
C, C++, Java \uFF1A
Python \uFF1A
Rust \u{FF1A}
Ruby \uFF1A

How to type ":"

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


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

UTF Encodings

UTF-8 (hex) 0xEF 0xBC 0x9A
UTF-16 (hex) 0xFF1A
UTF-32 (hex) 0x0000FF1A