U+00B2 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 Other Number and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The codepoint has the Digit value 2. The character is also known as squared.

The glyph is a Super composition of the glyphs 2. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Number and is not mirrored. In text U+00B2 behaves as Ambiguous 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 mathematics, a square is the result of multiplying a number by itself. The verb "to square" is used to denote this operation. Squaring is the same as raising to the power 2, and is denoted by a superscript 2; for instance, the square of 3 may be written as 32, which is the number 9. In some cases when superscripts are not available, as for instance in programming languages or plain text files, the notations x^2 or x**2 may be used in place of x2.

The adjective which corresponds to squaring is quadratic.

The square of an integer may also be called a square number or a perfect square. In algebra, the operation of squaring is often generalized to polynomials, other expressions, or values in systems of mathematical values other than the numbers. For instance, the square of the linear polynomial x + 1 is the quadratic polynomial x2 + 2x + 1.

One of the important properties of squaring, for numbers as well as in many other mathematical systems, is that (for all numbers x), the square of x is the same as the square of its additive inverse −x. That is, the square function satisfies the identity x2 = (−x)2. This can also be expressed by saying that the squaring function is an even function.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 B2
UTF-16 00 B2
UTF-32 00 00 00 B2
URL-Quoted %C2%B2
HTML-Escape ²
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ²
HTML-Escape ²
digraph 2S
alias squared
LaTeX {^2}
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A9 F7
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: ISO-8859-3 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: ISO-8859-7 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: KOI8-R (hex bytes) 9D
Encoding: KOI8-U (hex bytes) 9D
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) B2
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) B2

Related Characters

  • ㍸
  • ㎟
  • ㎠
  • ㎡
  • ㎢
  • ㎨
  • ㎯


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) SUPERSCRIPT TWO
Unicode 1 Name (na1) SUPERSCRIPT DIGIT TWO
Block (blk) Latin_1_Sup
General Category (gc) Other Number
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) European Number
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) Super
Decomposition Mapping (dm) 2
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ²
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ²
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ²
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ²
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ²
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ²
Case Folding (cf) ²
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ²
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) Ambiguous
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ²
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) Syllable_Modifier
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) Ambiguous
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) 2
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) No
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
Numeric Type (nt) Digit
Numeric Value (nv) 2
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) ²
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)