This code point first appeared in version 1.1 of the Unicode® Standard and belongs to the "Miscellaneous Symbols" block which goes from 0x2600 to 0x26FF.
You can safely add this character in your html code with the entity: ★
The following table show specific meta-data that is known about this character.
|Character age||Unicode 1.1|
|Legacy name (Unicode 1.0)||-|
|Official name (Unicode 9.0)||BLACK STAR|
|resolved name||black star|
|block||Miscellaneous Symbols (Misc_Symbols)|
Its bidirectional class is "ON":Other Neutrals (All other characters, including OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER)
Glyphs and symbols in your browser
The following unicode chart presents different versions of the glyph corresponding to the code point that are available on your computer.
In order to type this character easily, you may want to download and install a unicode Miscellaneous Symbols keyboard.
A sample of fonts are used below to display whether the character has a glyph in this font or not.
Encodings (Unicode characters converter)
The following character table converter allows you to see the value of the character in different encodings
|UTF-8||E2 98 85||14850181||11100010 10011000 10000101|
|UCS2||05 26||1318||00000101 00100110|
|UTF-16LE||05 26||1318||00000101 00100110|
|UTF-16BE||26 05||9733||00100110 00000101|
|UTF7||2B 4A 67 55 2D||185931879725||00101011 01001010 01100111 01010101 00101101|
|UTF7-IMAP||26 4A 67 55 2D||164457043245||00100110 01001010 01100111 01010101 00101101|