Home U+2700 to U+27BF Dingbats
Glyph for U+2718
Source: Noto Sans Symbols2


U+2718 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+2700 to U+27BF Dingbats 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+2718 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:

An X mark (also known as an ex mark or a cross mark or simply an X or ex or a cross) is used to indicate the concept of negation (for example "no, this has not been verified", "no, that is not the correct answer" or "no, I do not agree") as well as an indicator (for example, in election ballot papers or in maps as an x-marks-the-spot). Its opposite is often considered to be the check mark or tick (or the O mark used in Japan and Korea). In Japanese, the X mark (❌) is called "batsu" (ばつ) and can be expressed by someone by crossing their arms.

It is also used as a replacement for a signature for a person who is blind or illiterate and thus cannot write their name. Typically, the writing of an X used for this purpose must be witnessed to be valid.

As a verb, to X (or ex) off/out or to cross off/out means to add such a mark. It is quite common, especially on printed forms and document, for there to be squares in which to place x marks, or interchangeably checks.

It is also traditionally used on maps to indicate locations, most famously on treasure maps. It is also used as a set of three to mark jugs of moonshine for having completed all distillation steps, while additionally signifying its potency (as high as 150 proof) relative to legal spirits, which rarely exceed 80 proof (40% ABV).


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 9C 98
UTF-16 27 18
UTF-32 00 00 27 18
URL-Quoted %E2%9C%98
HTML-Escape ✘
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ✘
LATEX \ding{56}


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Dingbats
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Case Folding Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Full Composition Exclusion
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Default Ignorable Code Point
East Asian Width Neutral
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Join Control
Jamo Short Name
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+2718 Heavy Ballot X
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation U
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD