Home U+2700 to U+27BF Dingbats
Glyph for U+2796
Source: Noto Emoji


U+2796 was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). 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 Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+2796 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 “minus” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: -, −, math, minus, sign.

This character is designated as an emoji. It will be rendered as colorful emoji on conforming platforms. To reduce it to a monochrome character, you can combine it with Glyph for U+FE0E Variation Selector-15: ➖︎ See the Emojipedia for more details on this character’s emoji properties.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The plus and minus signs, + and −, are mathematical symbols used to represent the notions of positive and negative, respectively. In addition, + represents the operation of addition, which results in a sum, while − represents subtraction, resulting in a difference. Their use has been extended to many other meanings, more or less analogous. Plus and minus are Latin terms meaning "more" and "less", respectively.


System Representation
UTF-8 E2 9E 96
UTF-16 27 96
UTF-32 00 00 27 96
URL-Quoted %E2%9E%96
HTML-Escape ➖
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ➖

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 6.0 (2010)
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+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Case Folding Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
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 Wide
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
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+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
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+2796 Heavy Minus Sign
Script Extension
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Vertical Orientation R
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD