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Glyph for U+00A3
Source: Noto Sans

U+00A3 Pound Sign

U+00A3 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 1993. It belongs to the block U+0080 to U+00FF Latin-1 Supplement in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Currency Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as pound sterling, Irish punt, lira and etc..

The glyph is not a composition. Its East Asian Width is narrow. In bidirectional text it is written as end of a European number, e.g., a currency symbol, from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+00A3 prohibits a line break after it, if it is followed by a number. The glyph can be confused with one other glyph.

The CLDR project calls this character “pound” for use in screen reading software. It assigns these additional labels, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: currency, EGP, GBP.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The pound sign (£) is the symbol for the pound unit of sterling – the currency of the United Kingdom and its associated Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories and previously of Great Britain and of the Kingdom of England. The same symbol is used for other currencies called pound, such as the Egyptian and Syrian pounds. The sign may be drawn with one or two bars depending on personal preference, but the Bank of England has used the one-bar style exclusively on banknotes since 1975.

In the United States, "pound sign" refers to the symbol # (number sign). In Canada ”pound sign” can mean £ or #.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 A3
UTF-16 00 A3
UTF-32 00 00 00 A3
URL-Quoted %C2%A3
HTML hex reference £
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake £
HTML named entity &pound
HTML named entity £
alias pound sterling
alias Irish punt
alias lira
alias etc.
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: ISO-8859-14 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: ISO-8859-3 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) A3
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) A3
LATEX \textsterling
AGL: Latin-1 sterling
AGL: Latin-2 sterling
AGL: Latin-3 sterling
AGL: Latin-4 sterling
AGL: Latin-5 sterling
Adobe Glyph List sterling
digraph Pd

Related Characters



Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) POUND SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Latin-1 Supplement
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) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
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)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo)
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
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) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
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)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (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)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) narrow
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Prefix Numeric
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+00A3 Pound Sign
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) R