Letterlike Symbols

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Letterlike Symbols
Range U+2100..U+214F
(80 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Greek (1 char.)
Latin (4 char.)
Common (75 char.)
Symbol sets Mathematics
Assigned 80 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.0 57 (+57)
3.0 59 (+2)
3.2 74 (+15)
4.0 75 (+1)
4.1 77 (+2)
5.0 79 (+2)
5.1 80 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Letterlike Symbols is a Unicode block containing 80 characters which are constructed mainly from the glyphs of one or more letters. In addition to this block, Unicode includes full styled mathematical alphabets, although Unicode does not explicitly categorise these characters as being "letterlike".


Unicode Letterlike Symbols[3]
Char Image Name Unicode
U+2100.svg Account Of 2100
U+2101.svg Addressed To The Subject 2101
U+2102.svg Double-Struck Capital C 2102
U+2103.svg Degree Celsius 2103
U+2104.svg Center line Symbol 2104
U+2105.svg Care Of 2105
U+2106.svg Cada Una 2106
U+2107.svg Euler constant 2107
U+2108.svg Scruple 2108
U+2109.svg Degree Fahrenheit 2109
U+210A.svg Script Small G 210A
U+210B.svg Script Capital H 210B
U+210C.svg Black-Letter Capital H 210C
U+210D.svg Double-Struck Capital H 210D
U+210E.svg Planck constant 210E
U+210F.svg Planck Constant Over Two Pi 210F
U+2110.svg Script Capital I 2110
U+2111.svg Black-Letter Capital I 2111
U+2112.svg Script Capital L 2112
U+2113.svg Script Small L (LaTeX: \ell) 2113
U+2114.svg L B Bar Symbol 2114
U+2115.svg Double-Struck Capital N 2115
U+2116.svg Numero sign 2116
U+2117.svg Sound recording copyright symbol 2117
U+2118.svg Script Capital P 2118
U+2119.svg Double-Struck Capital P 2119
U+211A.svg Double-Struck Capital Q 211A
U+211B.svg Script Capital R 211B
U+211C.svg Black-Letter Capital R 211C
U+211D.svg Double-Struck Capital R 211D
U+211E.svg Prescription Take 211E
U+211F.svg Response 211F
U+2120.svg Service mark 2120
U+2121 2.svg Telephone Sign 2121
U+2122.svg Trademark Sign 2122
U+2123.svg Versicle 2123
U+2124.svg Double-Struck Capital Z 2124
U+2125.svg Ounce Sign 2125
Ω U+2126.svg Ohm Sign 2126
U+2127.svg Inverted Ohm Sign 2127
U+2128.svg Black-Letter Capital Z 2128
U+2129.svg Turned Greek Small Letter Iota 2129
K U+212A.svg Kelvin Sign 212A
Å U+212B.svg Ångström Sign 212B
U+212C.svg Script Capital B 212C
U+212D.svg Black-Letter Capital C 212D
U+212E.svg Estimated symbol 212E
U+212F.svg Script Small E 212F
U+2130.svg Script Capital E 2130
U+2131.svg Script Capital F 2131
U+2132.svg Turned Capital F 2132
U+2133.svg Script Capital M 2133
U+2134.svg Script Small O 2134
U+2135.svg Alef Symbol 2135
U+2136.svg Bet Symbol 2136
U+2137.svg Gimel Symbol 2137
U+2138.svg Dalet Symbol 2138
U+2139.svg Information Source 2139
U+213A.svg Rotated Capital Q 213A
U+213B.svg Fax Sign 213B
U+213C.svg Double-Struck Small Pi 213C
U+213D.svg Double-Struck Small Gamma 213D
U+213E.svg Double-Struck Capital Gamma 213E
U+213F.svg Double-Struck Capital Pi 213F
U+2140 alt.svg Double–Struck N–Ary Summation 2140
U+2141.svg Turned Sans-Serif Capital G 2141
U+2142.svg Turned Sans-Serif Capital L 2142
U+2143.svg Reversed Sans-Serif Capital L 2143
U+2144.svg Turned Sans-Serif Capital Y 2144
U+2145.svg Double-Struck Italic Capital D 2145
U+2146.svg Double-Struck Italic Small D 2146
U+2147.svg Double-Struck Italic Small E 2147
U+2148.svg Double-Struck Italic Small I 2148
U+2149.svg Double-Struck Italic Small J 2149
U+214A.svg Property line 214A
U+214B.svg Turned Ampersand 214B
U+214C.svg Per Sign 214C
U+214D.svg Aktieselskab 214D
U+214E.svg Turned Small F 214E
U+214F.svg Symbol for Samaritan Source 214F


Letterlike Symbols[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0


The Letterlike Symbols block contains two emoji: U+2122 and U+2139.[4][5]

The block has four standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the two emoji, both of which default to a text presentation.[6]

Emoji variation sequences
U+ 2122 2139
base code point
base+VS15 (text) ™︎ ℹ︎
base+VS16 (emoji) ™️ ℹ️


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Letterlike Symbols block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+2100..2138 57 (to be determined)
L2/15-050R[b][c] Davis, Mark; et al. (2015-01-29), Additional variation selectors for emoji 
3.0 U+2139..213A 2 (to be determined)
L2/11-438[d][c] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429) 
3.2 U+213D..2149, 214B 14 L2/00-119[e] N2191R Whistler, Ken; Freytag, Asmus (2000-04-19), Encoding Additional Mathematical Symbols in Unicode 
U+214A 1 L2/98-374 N1887R Freytag, Asmus (1998-09-24), Three symbols 
L2/00-091 N2184 Freytag, Asmus (2000-03-14), Additional information on the proposal to add three symbols 
4.0 U+213B 1 L2/99-353 N2056 "3", Amendment of the part concerning the Korean characters in ISO/IEC 10646-1:1998 amendment 5, 1999-07-29 
L2/99-380 Proposal for a New Work item (NP) to amend the Korean part in ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993, 1999-12-07 
L2/99-380.1 "3", Cover page and Outline of the proposal, 1999-12-07 
L2/99-380.3 Annex B, Special characters compatible with KPS 9566-97 (To be extended), 1999-12-07 
L2/00-084 N2182 "3", Amendment of the part concerning the Korean characters in ISO/IEC 10646-1:1998 amendment 5, 1999-12-07 
L2/99-382 Whistler, Ken (1999-12-09), "2.3", Comments to accompany a U.S. NO vote on JTC1 N5999, SC2 N3393, New Work item proposal (NP) for an amendment of the Korean part of ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993 
L2/00-066 N2170 "3", The technical justification of the proposal to amend the Korean character part of ISO/IEC 10646-1 (proposed addition of 79 symbolic characters), 2000-02-10 
L2/00-073 N2167 Karlsson, Kent (2000-03-02), Comments on DPRK New Work Item proposal on Korean characters 
L2/00-285 N2244 Proposal for the Addition of 82 Symbols to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000, 2000-08-10 
L2/00-291 Everson, Michael (2000-08-30), Comments to Korean proposals (L2/00-284 - 289) 
N2282 Report of the meeting of the Korean script ad hoc group, 2000-09-21 
L2/01-349 N2374 Proposal to add of 70 symbols to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000, 2001-09-03 
L2/01-387 N2390 Kim, Kyongsok (2001-10-13), ROK's Comments about DPRK's proposal, WG2 N 2374, to add 70 symbols to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 
L2/01-388 N2392 Kim, Kyongsok (2001-10-16), A Report of Korean Script ad hoc group meeting on Oct. 15, 2001 
L2/01-458 N2407 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2001-11-16), Request to Korean ad hoc group to generate mapping tables between ROK and DPRK national standards 
L2/02-372 N2453 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2002-10-30), Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 42 
4.1 U+213C, 214C 2 L2/03-194 N2590 Freytag, Asmus (2003-06-09), Additional Mathematical and Letterlike Characters 
L2/04-406 Freytag, Asmus; Sargent, Murray; Beeton, Barbara; Carlisle, David (2004-11-15), Progress report on Mathematical Symbols 
5.0 U+214D 1 L2/04-394 N2887, N2889 Stötzner, Andreas (2004-11-09), Aktieselskab: Proposal to the Unicode Consortium 
U+214E 1 L2/05-183 N2957 Everson, Michael; Haugen, Odd Einar; Emiliano, António; Pedro, Susana; Grammel, Florian; Baker, Peter; Stötzner, Andreas; Dohnicht, Marcus; Luft, Diana (2005-08-02), Preliminary proposal to add medievalist characters to the UCS 
L2/05-191 Whistler, Ken (2005-08-02), Proposal for dealing with lowercase Claudian letters 
L2/05-193R N2960R Everson, Michael (2005-08-08), Proposal to encode Claudian Latin letters to the UCS 
N2942 Freytag, Asmus; Whistler, Ken (2005-08-12), Proposal to add nine lowercase characters 
5.1 U+214F 1 L2/06-245 N3217 Hudson, John; et al. (2006-07-27), Proposal to encode Samaritan Text symbol 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ See also L2/13-207, L2/14-054, L2/14-063, L2/15-051.html, L2/15-051.txt
  3. ^ a b Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block for additional emoji-related documents
  4. ^ See also L2/10-458, L2/11-414, L2/11-415, and L2/11-429
  5. ^ Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B block for additional math-related documents

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  3. ^ Unicode chart (PDF)
  4. ^ "UTR #51: Unicode Emoji". Unicode Consortium. 2016-11-22. 
  5. ^ "UCD: Emoji Data for UTR #51". Unicode Consortium. 2016-11-14. 
  6. ^ "Unicode Character Database: Standardized Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.