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Glyph for U+25D8
Source: Noto Sans Symbols2


U+25D8 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+25A0 to U+25FF Geometric Shapes 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 glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+25D8 behaves as Alphabetic 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 “inverse bullet” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: inverse bullet.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In typography, a bullet or bullet point, •, is a typographical symbol or glyph used to introduce items in a list. For example:

  • Point 1
  • Point 2
  • Point 3

The bullet symbol may take any of a variety of shapes, such as circular, square, diamond or arrow. Typical word processor software offers a wide selection of shapes and colors. Several regular symbols, such as * (asterisk), - (hyphen), . (period), and even o (lowercase Latin letter O), are conventionally used in ASCII-only text or other environments where bullet characters are not available. Historically, the index symbol ☞ (representing a hand with a pointing index finger) was popular for similar uses.

Lists made with bullets are called bulleted lists. The HTML element name for a bulleted list is "unordered list", because the list items are not arranged in numerical order (as they would be in a numbered list). Usually, bullet points are used to list things.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 97 98
UTF-16 25 D8
UTF-32 00 00 25 D8
URL-Quoted %E2%97%98
HTML-Escape ◘
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ◘
LATEX \Elzrvbull
Adobe Glyph List bulletinverse
Adobe Glyph List invbullet
digraph Sn


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Geometric Shapes
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Case Folding Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
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+25D8 Inverse Bullet
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+25D8 Inverse Bullet
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+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+25D8 Inverse Bullet
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U