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Glyph for U+2193
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U+2193 Downwards Arrow

U+2193 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2190 to U+21FF Arrows in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Math Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

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+2193 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 “down-pointing arrow” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: arrow, down, down-pointing arrow.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The arrow symbol may refer to:

  • The downward direction, a relative direction
  • The keyboard cursor control key, an arrow key
  • A downwards arrow, a Unicode arrow symbol
  • Logical NOR, operator which produces a result that is the negation of logical OR
  • An undefined object, in mathematical well-definition
  • A comma category, in category theory
  • Down (game theory), a mathematical game
  • The ingressive sound, in phonetics
  • An APL function
  • "Decreased" (and similar meanings), in medical notation
  • The precipitation of an insoluble solid, in chemical notation


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 86 93
UTF-16 21 93
UTF-32 00 00 21 93
URL-Quoted %E2%86%93
HTML hex reference ↓
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ↓
HTML named entity ↓
HTML named entity ↓
HTML named entity ↓
HTML named entity ↓
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A1 E9
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A2 AD
LATEX \downarrow
AGL: Latin-4 arrowdown
AGL: Latin-5 arrowdown
Adobe Glyph List arrowdown
digraph -v

Related Characters


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name DOWN ARROW
Block Arrows
General Category Math Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
Case Folding Glyph for U+2193 Downwards Arrow
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+2193 Downwards Arrow
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
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+2193 Downwards Arrow
NFKC Quick Check Yes
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+2193 Downwards Arrow
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+2193 Downwards Arrow
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R