Glyph for U+2212
Source: Noto Sans Syriac
U+2212 Minus Sign
U+2212 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 1993. It belongs to the block U+2200 to U+22FF Mathematical Operators 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 no designated width in East Asian texts. In bidirectional text it is written as European number separator from left to right . When changing direction it is not mirrored . U+2212 prohibits a line break after it, if it is followed by a number. The glyph can be confused with one other glyph .
The CLDR project calls this character “minus sign” for use in screen reading software. It assigns these additional labels, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: minus, subtract.
The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:
The plus sign (+ ) and the minus sign (− ) are mathematical symbols used to denote positive and negative functions, respectively. In addition, + represents the operation of addition, which results in a sum, while − represents subtraction, resulting in a difference. Their use has been extended to many other meanings, more or less analogous. Plus and minus are Latin terms meaning "more" and "less", respectively.
Representations
System
Representation
Nº
8722
UTF8
E2 88 92
UTF16
22 12
UTF32
00 00 22 12
URLQuoted
%E2%88%92
HTML hex reference
−
Wrong windows1252 Mojibake
âˆ’
HTML named entity
−
L^{A} T_{E} X

AGL: Latin1
minus
AGL: Latin2
minus
AGL: Latin3
minus
AGL: Latin4
minus
AGL: Latin5
minus
Adobe Glyph List
minus
digraph
2
Related Characters
Confusables
Complete Record
Property
Value
Age (age)
1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na)
MINUS SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
—
Block (blk)
Mathematical Operators
General Category (gc)
Math Symbol
Script (sc)
Common
Bidirectional Category (bc)
European Separator
Combining Class (ccc)
Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt)
none
Decomposition Mapping (dm)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Lowercase (Lower)
✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Lowercase Mapping (lc)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Uppercase (Upper)
✘
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Uppercase Mapping (uc)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Titlecase Mapping (tc)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Case Folding (cf)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
✘
Alphabetic (Alpha)
✘
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
✘
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
✘
Composition Exclusion (CE)
✘
Case Ignorable (CI)
✘
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)
✘
Cased (Cased)
✘
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
✘
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
✘
Dash (Dash)
✔
Deprecated (Dep)
✘
Diacritic (Dia)
✘
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
✘
Emoji Component (EComp)
✘
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
✘
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
✘
Emoji (Emoji)
✘
Extender (Ext)
✘
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
✘
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB)
Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
✔
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
✘
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
✘
Hex Digit (Hex)
✘
Hyphen (Hyphen)
✘
ID Continue (IDC)
✘
ID Start (IDS)
✘
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
✘
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
✘
IDSU (IDSU)
0
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue)
0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start)
0
Ideographic (Ideo)
✘
InCB (InCB)
None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
—
Indic Positional Category (InPC)
NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC)
Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
—
Join Control (Join_C)
✘
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)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC)
Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC)
Yes
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)
✘
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
✘
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
✔
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
✘
Quotation Mark (QMark)
✘
Regional Indicator (RI)
✘
Radical (Radical)
✘
Sentence Break (SB)
Other
Soft Dotted (SD)
✘
Sentence Terminal (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)
✘
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt)
None
East Asian Width (ea)
neutral
Hangul Syllable Type (hst)
Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
—
Joining Group (jg)
No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt)
Non Joining
Line Break (lb)
Prefix Numeric
Numeric Type (nt)
none
Numeric Value (nv)
not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf)
Glyph for U+2212 Minus Sign
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo)
R