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Glyph for U+2021
Source: Noto Sans

U+2021 Double Dagger

U+2021 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2000 to U+206F General Punctuation in the U+0000 to U+FFFF 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 diesis and double obelisk.

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. In text U+2021 behaves as Ambiguous (Alphabetic or Ideographic) regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “double dagger sign” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: dagger, double, obelisk, obelus.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

A dagger, obelisk, or obelus † is a typographical mark that usually indicates a footnote if an asterisk has already been used. The symbol is also used to indicate death (of people) or extinction (of species). It is one of the modern descendants of the obelus, a mark used historically by scholars as a critical or highlighting indicator in manuscripts. (The term obelisk derives from the Greek: ὀβελίσκος (obeliskos), which means "little obelus"; from ὀβελός (obelos) meaning 'roasting spit').

A double dagger or diesis ‡ is a variant with two handles that usually marks a third footnote after the asterisk and dagger. The triple dagger ⹋ is a variant with three handles and is used by medievalists to indicate another level of notation.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 80 A1
UTF-16 20 21
UTF-32 00 00 20 21
URL-Quoted %E2%80%A1
HTML hex reference ‡
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ‡
HTML named entity ‡
HTML named entity ‡
alias diesis
alias double obelisk
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A2 D4
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A2 F8
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) E0
Encoding: WINDOWS-1250 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1255 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) 87
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) 87
LATEX \textdaggerdbl
AGL: Latin-1 daggerdbl
AGL: Latin-2 daggerdbl
AGL: Latin-3 daggerdbl
AGL: Latin-4 daggerdbl
AGL: Latin-5 daggerdbl
Adobe Glyph List daggerdbl
digraph /=


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block General Punctuation
General Category Other Punctuation
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Case Folding Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Ambiguous
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ambiguous (Alphabetic or Ideographic)
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+2021 Double Dagger
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U