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Glyph for U+2260
Source: Noto Sans Math

U+2260 Not Equal To

U+2260 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 a canonical composition of the glyphs Glyph for U+003D Equals Sign, Glyph for U+0338 Combining Long Solidus Overlay. Its width in East Asian texts is determined by its context. It can be displayed wide or narrow. In bidirectional text it acts as Other Neutral. When changing direction it is mirrored. If its East Asian Width is “narrow”, U+2260 forms a word with similar characters, which prevents a line break inside it. Otherwise it allows line breaks around it, except in some numeric contexts.

The CLDR project calls this character “not equal” for use in screen reading software. It assigns these additional labels, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: inequality, inequation.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In mathematics, an inequation is a statement that an inequality holds between two values. It is usually written in the form of a pair of expressions denoting the values in question, with a relational sign between them indicating the specific inequality relation. Some examples of inequations are:

  • a<b
  • x+y+z1
  • n>1
  • x0

In some cases, the term "inequation" can be considered synonymous to the term "inequality", while in other cases, an inequation is reserved only for statements whose inequality relation is "not equal to" (≠).


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 89 A0
UTF-16 22 60
UTF-32 00 00 22 60
URL-Quoted %E2%89%A0
HTML hex reference &#x2260;
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ≠
HTML named entity &NotEqual;
HTML named entity &ne;
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A1 C1
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A1 E2
Encoding: MACINTOSH (hex bytes) AD
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) AD
LATEX \not =
AGL: Latin-2 notequal
AGL: Latin-3 notequal
AGL: Latin-4 notequal
AGL: Latin-5 notequal
Adobe Glyph List notequal
digraph !=


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) NOT EQUAL TO
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Mathematical Operators
General Category (gc) Math Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) canonical
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+003D Equals Sign Glyph for U+0338 Combining Long Solidus Overlay
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
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+2260 Not Equal To
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)
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) No
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
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+2260 Not Equal To
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) ambiguous
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ambiguous (Alphabetic or Ideographic)
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+2260 Not Equal To
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) R