U+2620 SKULL AND CROSSBONES

U+2620 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Miscellaneous Symbols in the 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 poison.

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+2620 behaves as Alphabetic 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:

Skull and crossbones is a symbol of a human skull with two long bones crossed below it. It is used in several contexts:

  • Skull and crossbones (symbol), as a symbol of death and especially as a memento mori on tombstones.
  • Skull and crossbones (poison), a warning symbol of poisonous substances and danger
  • Skull and crossbones (military), in variations used by several military forces
  • Skull and crossbones (fraternities and sports), used also by sororities and secret societies
  • Skull and crossbones (Spanish cemetery) "campo santo", used to mark the entrances to cemeteries
  • Unicode represents the symbol "☠" in its Miscellaneous Symbols block.
  • Skull and crossbones are sometimes shown on a crucifix, referring to Golgotha or Adam's skull.

Representations

System Representation
9760
UTF-8 E2 98 A0
UTF-16 26 20
UTF-32 00 00 26 20
URL-Quoted %E2%98%A0
HTML-Escape ☠
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ☠
alias poison

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) SKULL AND CROSSBONES
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Misc_Symbols
General Category (gc) Other 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) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ☠
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
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) Alphabetic
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)