U+00B6 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 Punctuation and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as paragraph sign.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+00B6 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:

The pilcrow (), also called the paragraph mark, paragraph sign, paraph, alinea (Latin: a lineā, "off the line"), or blind P, is a typographical character for individual paragraphs. It is present in Unicode as U+00B6 ¶ pilcrow sign (HTML ¶ · ¶).

The pilcrow can be used as an indent for separate paragraphs or to designate a new paragraph in one long piece of copy, as Eric Gill did in his 1930s book, An Essay on Typography. The pilcrow was a type of rubrication used in the Middle Ages to mark a new train of thought, before the convention of visually discrete paragraphs was commonplace.

The pilcrow is usually drawn similar to a lowercase q reaching from descender to ascender height; the loop can be filled or unfilled. It may also be drawn with the bowl stretching further downwards, resembling a backwards D; this is more often seen in older printing.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 B6
UTF-16 00 B6
UTF-32 00 00 00 B6
URL-Quoted %C2%B6
HTML-Escape ¶
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ¶
HTML-Escape ¶
digraph PI
alias paragraph sign
LaTeX \textparagraph
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A2 D2
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-14 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-15 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-16 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A2 F9
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) A6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1250 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) B6
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) A6

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) PILCROW SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1) PARAGRAPH SIGN
Block (blk) Latin_1_Sup
General Category (gc) Other Punctuation
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other 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) Ambiguous
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) 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) ¶
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)