U+220F was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Mathematical Operators 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 *product 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 11 other glyphs. In text U+220F 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:

Multiplication(often denoted by the cross symbol "×", by a point "·" or by the absence of symbol) is one of the four elementary, mathematical operations of arithmetic; with the others being addition, subtraction and division.The multiplication of two whole numbers is equivalent to adding as many copies of one of them, as the value of the other one:

For example, 3 multiplied by 4 (often said as "3 times 4") can be calculated by adding 3 copies of 4 together:

Here 3 and 4 are the "factors" and 12 is the "product".

One of the main properties of multiplication is the commutative property, adding 3 copies of 4 gives the same result as adding 4 copies of 3:

The multiplication of integers (including negative numbers), rational numbers (fractions) and real numbers is defined by a systematic generalization of this basic definition.

Multiplication can also be visualized as counting objects arranged in a rectangle (for whole numbers) or as finding the area of a rectangle whose sides have given lengths. The area of a rectangle does not depend on which side is measured first, which illustrates the commutative property.

The inverse operation of the multiplication is the division. For example, since 4 multiplied by 3 equals 12, then 12 divided by 3 equals 4. Multiplication by 3, followed by division by 3, yields the original number (since the division of a number other than 0 by itself equals 1).

Multiplication is also defined for other types of numbers, such as complex numbers, and more abstract constructs, like matrices. For these more abstract constructs, the order that the operands are multiplied sometimes does matter.

System | Representation |
---|---|

Nº | 8719 |

UTF-8 | E2 88 8F |

UTF-16 | 22 0F |

UTF-32 | 00 00 22 0F |

URL-Quoted | %E2%88%8F |

HTML-Escape | ∏ |

Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake | â |

HTML-Escape | ∏ |

HTML-Escape | ∏ |

digraph | *P |

alias | product sign |

L^{a}T_{e}X |
\prod |

Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) | A2 B3 |

Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) | B8 |

Property | Value |
---|---|

Age (age) | 1.1 |

Unicode Name (na) | N-ARY PRODUCT |

Unicode 1 Name (na1) | — |

Block (blk) | Math_Operators |

General Category (gc) | Math Symbol |

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) | ✘ |

Grapheme Link (Gr_Link) | ✘ |

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) | ✘ |

InMC (InMC) | — |

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) | ✘ |