Home U+2580 to U+259F Block Elements
Glyph for U+2592
Source: Arimo


U+2592 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2580 to U+259F Block Elements in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as speckles fill and dotted fill.

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+2592 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 Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Block Elements is a Unicode block containing square block symbols of various fill and shading. Used along with block elements are box-drawing characters, shade characters, and terminal graphic characters. These can be used for filling regions of the screen and portraying drop shadows. Its block name in Unicode 1.0 was Blocks.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 96 92
UTF-16 25 92
UTF-32 00 00 25 92
URL-Quoted %E2%96%92
HTML-Escape ▒
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ▒
HTML-Escape ▒
alias speckles fill
alias dotted fill
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A2 C6
Encoding: IBM866 (hex bytes) B1
Encoding: KOI8-R (hex bytes) 91
Encoding: KOI8-U (hex bytes) 91
Adobe Glyph List shade
Adobe Glyph List shademedium
digraph :S


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Block Elements
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
Case Folding Glyph for U+2592 Medium Shade
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+2592 Medium Shade
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+2592 Medium Shade
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+2592 Medium Shade
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+2592 Medium Shade
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R