U+0008 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Basic Latin in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Control and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as BACKSPACE.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Boundary Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+0008 behaves as Combining Mark regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Control.


System Representation
UTF-8 08
UTF-16 00 08
UTF-32 00 00 00 08
URL-Quoted %08
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ␈
digraph BS
abbreviation BS
Caret Notation ^H
C Escape \b


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na)
Unicode 1 Name (na1) BACKSPACE
Block (blk) ASCII
General Category (gc) Control
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Boundary Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ␈
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ␈
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ␈
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ␈
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ␈
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ␈
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ␈
Case Folding (cf) ␈
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ␈
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ␈
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Control
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Combining Mark
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ␈
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) ␈
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)