U+00B5 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 Lowercase Letter and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. It is related to its uppercase variant Μ and its titlecase variant Μ.

The glyph is a Compat composition of the glyphs μ. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 8 other glyphs. In text U+00B5 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Lower for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Mu /muː/ (uppercase Μ, lowercase μ; Ancient Greek μῦ [mŷː], Modern Greek μι or μυ [mi]) is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 40. Mu was derived from the Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for water (𓈖), which had been simplified by the Phoenicians and named after their word for water, to become(mem). Letters that arose from mu include the Roman M and the Cyrillic М.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 B5
UTF-16 00 B5
UTF-32 00 00 00 B5
URL-Quoted %C2%B5
HTML-Escape µ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake µ
HTML-Escape µ
digraph My
LaTeX \mathrm{\mu}
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: ISO-8859-3 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1250 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) B5
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) B5

Related Characters


  • μ
  • µ
  • μ
  • 𝛍
  • 𝜇
  • 𝝁
  • 𝝻
  • 𝞵


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) MICRO SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Latin_1_Sup
General Category (gc) Lowercase Letter
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) Compat
Decomposition Mapping (dm) μ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) µ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) µ
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Μ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Μ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Μ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Μ
Case Folding (cf) μ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) µ
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) µ
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) Alphabetic
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) μ
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) No
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
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) Lower
Simple Case Folding (scf) μ
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) ALetter
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)