U+2044 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block General Punctuation in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Math Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as solidus (in typography).

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Common Separator and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 28 other glyphs. In text U+2044 behaves as Infix Numeric regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and MidNum for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

This character is distinct from U+2215 DIVISION SLASH. It is intended to represent an actual fraction, not the operation of dividing. In some fonts combining it with numbers leads to a ligature display like “½”. For a discussion see this detailed answer on SuperUser.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The slash (/), also known by the technical term solidus, is a sign used as a punctuation mark and for various other purposes. It is often called a forward slash, a retronym used to distinguish it from the backslash (\). It has many other names.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 81 84
UTF-16 20 44
UTF-32 00 00 20 44
URL-Quoted %E2%81%84
HTML-Escape ⁄
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ⁄
HTML-Escape ⁄
digraph /f
alias solidus (in typography)
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) DA

Related Characters

  • ¼
  • ½
  • ¾
  • ⅐
  • ⅑
  • ⅒
  • ⅓
  • ⅔
  • ⅕
  • ⅖
  • ⅗
  • ⅘
  • ⅙
  • ⅚
  • ⅛
  • ⅜
  • ⅝
  • ⅞
  • ⅟
  • ↉


  • /
  • %
  • ؉
  • ؊
  • ٪
  • ᜵
  • ‰
  • ‱
  • ⁁
  • ⁄
  • ⁒
  • ℀
  • ℁
  • ℅
  • ℆
  • ∕
  • ╱
  • ⟉
  • ⟋
  • ⧶
  • ⧸
  • ⫻
  • ⫽
  • Ⳇ
  • ⼃
  • 〳
  • ㇓
  • 丿


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) FRACTION SLASH
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Punctuation
General Category (gc) Math Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Common Separator
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) Neutral
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) Infix Numeric
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) MidNum
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)