Home U+2700 to U+27BF Dingbats
Glyph for U+2744
Source: Noto Emoji


U+2744 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+2744 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 “snowflake” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: cold, snow, snowflake.

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:

A snowflake is a single ice crystal that has achieved a sufficient size, and may have amalgamated with others, which falls through the Earth's atmosphere as snow. Each flake nucleates around a dust particle in supersaturated air masses by attracting supercooled cloud water droplets, which freeze and accrete in crystal form. Complex shapes emerge as the flake moves through differing temperature and humidity zones in the atmosphere, such that individual snowflakes differ in detail from one another, but may be categorized in eight broad classifications and at least 80 individual variants. The main constituent shapes for ice crystals, from which combinations may occur, are needle, column, plate, and rime. Snow appears white in color despite being made of clear ice. This is due to diffuse reflection of the whole spectrum of light by the small crystal facets of the snowflakes.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 9D 84
UTF-16 27 44
UTF-32 00 00 27 44
URL-Quoted %E2%9D%84
HTML-Escape ❄
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ❄
LATEX \ding{100}


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name SNOWFLAKE
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+2744 Snowflake
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
Case Folding Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+2744 Snowflake
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+2744 Snowflake
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+2744 Snowflake
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+2744 Snowflake
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