U+00A2 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Latin-1 Supplement in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Currency Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Narrow East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Terminator and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 2 other glyphs. In text U+00A2 behaves as Postfix Numeric regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In many national currencies, the cent, commonly represented by the cent sign (a minuscule letter "c" crossed by a diagonal stroke or a vertical line: ¢; or a simple "c") is a monetary unit that equals 1100 of the basic monetary unit. Etymologically, the word cent derives from the Latin word "centum" meaning hundred. Cent also refers to a coin worth one cent.

In the United States and Canada, the 1¢ coin is generally known by the nickname penny, alluding to the British coin and unit of that name. In Ireland the 1c coin is also sometimes known as a penny in reference to the Irish penny, worth 1100 of the Irish pound that was replaced by the euro in 2002.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 A2
UTF-16 00 A2
UTF-32 00 00 00 A2
URL-Quoted %C2%A2
HTML-Escape ¢
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ¢
HTML-Escape ¢
digraph Ct
LaTeX \textcent
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) A2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) A2

Related Characters

  • ¢


  • c ̸
  • 𝐜 ̸


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CENT SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Latin_1_Sup
General Category (gc) Currency Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) European Terminator
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) Narrow
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ¢
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
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) Postfix Numeric
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)