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Useful Unicode Characters

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Whitespace

U+0009
TAB
U+000D
NEWLINE
U+200B
ZERO WIDTH SPACE
​
0 em
U+2006
SIX-PER-EM SPACE
1/6 em
U+2005
FOUR-PER-EM SPACE (mid space)
1/4 em
U+2004
THREE-PER-EM SPACE (thick space)
 
1/3 em
U+2002
EN SPACE (nut)
 
1/2 em (or 1 en)
U+2003
EM SPACE (mutton)
 
1 em
U+200A
HAIR SPACE
 
Depends on font, narrower than THIN SPACE
U+2009
THIN SPACE
 
Depends on font, typically 1/5 em (or sometimes 1/6 em)
U+0020
SPACE
Depends on font, typically 1/4 em, often adjusted
U+2008
PUNCTUATION SPACE
 
Depends on font, the width of a period “.”
U+2007
FIGURE SPACE
 
(Tabular width), Depends on font, the width of digits

Non-Breaking Whitespace

U+FEFF
ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE
0 em
U+202F
NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE
Depends on font, typically 1/5 or 1/6 em
U+00A0
NO-BREAK SPACE
 
Depends on font, typically 1/4 em, but often not adjusted

Dashes and Hyphens

U+002D
HYPHEN-MINUS
ASCII hyphen, with multiple usage, or “ambiguous semantic value”; the width should be “average”
U+2010
HYPHEN
Unambiguous a hyphen character, as in “top-to-bottom”; narrow width
U+2011
NO-BREAK HYPHEN
As HYPHEN, but not an allowed line break point
U+2012
FIGURE DASH
As HYPHEN-MINUS, but has the same width as digits
U+2013
EN DASH
–
1/2 em (or 1 en)
U+2014
EM DASH
—
1 em

Mathematical Operators and Other Symbols

U+2212
MINUS SIGN
−
An arithmetic operator
U+00B1
PLUS-MINUS SIGN
±
A mathematical symbol
U+00F7
DIVISION SIGN
÷
A mathematical symbol
U+00D7
MULTIPLICATION SIGN
×
A mathematical symbol
U+00B0
DEGREE SIGN
°
A mathematical symbol
U+00A9
COPYRIGHT SIGN
©
A mathematical symbol
U+00AE
REGISTERED SIGN
®
A mathematical symbol
U+2122
TRADE MARK SIGN
™
A mathematical symbol
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Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
<div><span>Video game developer</span> /<br /><span>Retro computing fanatic</span></div>