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Glyph for U+2660
Source: Noto Emoji

U+2660 Black Spade Suit

U+2660 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2600 to U+26FF Miscellaneous Symbols 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 Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+2660 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 CLDR project labels this character “spade suit” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: card, game.

This character is designated as an emoji. It will be rendered as monochrome character on conforming platforms. To enable colorful emoji display, you can combine it with Glyph for U+FE0F Variation Selector-16: ♠️ See the Emojipedia for more details on this character’s emoji properties.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Spades form one of the four suits of playing cards in the standard French deck. It has the same shape as the leaf symbol in German-suited cards but its appearance is more akin to that of an upside down black heart with a stalk at its base. It symbolises the pike or halberd, two medieval weapons.

In French the suit of Spades is known as the Pique and in German as the Pik. It corresponds to the suit of leaves (Laub, Grün, Schippen or, in Bavaria, Gras) in the German suited playing cards. In Switzerland, the suit is known as Schuufle ('shovel') and in many German regions, e.g., the Rhineland, as Schüppe/Schippe ('shovel').

In bridge, spades rank as the highest suit. In skat and similar games, it is the second-highest suit.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 99 A0
UTF-16 26 60
UTF-32 00 00 26 60
URL-Quoted %E2%99%A0
HTML hex reference ♠
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake â™ 
HTML named entity ♠
HTML named entity ♠
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A2 BC
LATEX \ding{171}
AGL: Latin-5 spade
Adobe Glyph List spade
Adobe Glyph List spadesuitblack
digraph cS


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
Case Folding Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
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+2660 Black Spade Suit
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
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+2660 Black Spade Suit
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+2660 Black Spade Suit
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+2660 Black Spade Suit
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+2660 Black Spade Suit
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U