Arrow (symbol)

Arrow (symbol)
Advertising billboards featuring many arrow symbols

An arrow is a graphical symbol such as → or ←, used to point or indicate direction, being in its simplest form a line segment with a triangle affixed to one end, and in more complex forms a representation of an actual arrow (e.g. U+27B5). The direction indicated by an arrow is the one along the length of the line towards the end capped by a triangle.

North arrow

North arrow is used in floor plans and maps to indicate the direction to the north.

Arrows in Unicode

In Unicode, arrow symbols occupy the hexadecimal range 0x2190–0x21ff (8592–8704 decimal), as described below.

Symbol Name Symbol Name Symbol Name Symbol Name
Hex Hex Hex Hex
Picture of this Symbol Picture of this Symbol Picture of this Symbol Picture of this Symbol
Leftwards Arrow Rightwards Arrow With Loop Upwards Paired Arrows Leftwards Arrow To Bar
0x2190 0x21ac 0x21c8 0x21e4
U+2190.svg U+21AC.svg U+21C8.svg U+21E4.gif
Upwards Arrow Left Right Wave Arrow Rightwards Paired Arrows Rightwards Arrow To Bar
0x2191 0x21ad 0x21c9 0x21e5
U+2191.svg U+21AD.svg U+21C9.svg U+21E5.gif
Rightwards Arrow Left Right Arrow With Stroke Downwards Paired Arrows Leftwards Thick Arrow
0x2192 0x21ae 0x21ca 0x21e6
U+2192.svg U+21AE.svg U+21CA.svg U+21E6.gif
Downwards Arrow Downwards Zigzag Arrow Leftwards Harpoon Over Rightwards Harpoon Upwards Thick Arrow
0x2193 0x21af 0x21cb 0x21e7
U+2193.svg U+21AF.svg U+21CB.svg U+21E7.gif
Left Right Arrow Upwards Arrow With Tip Leftwards Rightwards Harpoon Over Leftwards Harpoon Rightwards Thick Arrow
0x2194 0x21b0 0x21cc 0x21e8
U+2194.svg U+21B0.svg U+21CC.svg U+21E8.gif
Up Down Arrow Upwards Arrow With Tip Rightwards Leftwards Double Arrow With Stroke Downwards Thick Arrow
0x2195 0x21b1 0x21cd 0x21e9
U+2195.svg U+21B1.svg U+21CD.svg U+21E9.gif
North West Arrow Downwards Arrow With Tip Leftwards Left Right Double Arrow With Stroke Upwards Thick Arrow From Bar
0x2196 0x21b2 0x21ce 0x21ea
U+2196.svg U+21B2.svg U+21CE.svg U+21EA.gif
North East Arrow Downwards Arrow With Tip Rightwards Rightwards Double Arrow With Stroke Upwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal
0x2197 0x21b3 0x21cf 0x21eb
U+2197.svg U+21B3.svg U+21CF.svg U+21EB.gif
South East Arrow Rightwards Arrow With Corner Downwards Leftwards Double Arrow Upwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal With Horizontal Bar
0x2198 0x21b4 0x21d0 0x21ec
U+2198.svg U+21B4.svg U+21D0.svg U+21EC.gif
South West Arrow Downwards Arrow With Corner Leftwards Upwards Double Arrow Upwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal With Vertical Bar
0x2199 0x21b5 0x21d1 0x21ed
U+2199.svg U+21B5.svg U+21D1.svg U+21ED.gif
Leftwards Arrow With Stroke Anticlockwise Top Semicircle Arrow Rightwards Double Arrow Upwards Thick Double Arrow
0x219a 0x21b6 0x21d2 0x21ee
U+219A.svg U+21B6.svg U+21D2.svg U+21EE.gif
Rightwards Arrow With Stroke Clockwise Top Semicircle Arrow Downwards Double Arrow Upwards Thick Double Arrow On Pedestal
0x219b 0x21b7 0x21d3 0x21ef
U+219B.svg U+21B7.svg U+21D3.svg U+21EF.gif
Leftwards Wave Arrow North West Arrow To Long Bar Left Right Double Arrow Rightwards Thick Arrow From Wall
0x219c 0x21b8 0x21d4 0x21f0
U+219C.svg U+21B8.svg U+21D4.svg U+21F0.gif
Rightwards Wave Arrow Leftwards Arrow To Bar Over Rightwards Arrow To Bar Up Down Double Arrow North West Arrow To Corner
0x219d 0x21b9 0x21d5 0x21f1
U+219D.svg U+21B9.svg U+21D5.svg U+21F1.gif
Leftwards Two Headed Arrow Anticlockwise Open Circle Arrow North West Double Arrow South East Arrow To Corner
0x219e 0x21ba 0x21d6 0x21f2
U+219E.svg U+21BA.svg U+21D6.svg U+21F2.gif
Upwards Two Headed Arrow Clockwise Open Circle Arrow North East Double Arrow Up Down Thick Arrow
0x219f 0x21bb 0x21d7 0x21f3
U+219F.svg U+21BB.svg U+21D7.svg U+21F3.gif
Rightwards Two Headed Arrow Leftwards Harpoon With Barb Upwards South East Double Arrow Right Arrow With Small Circle
0x21a0 0x21bc 0x21d8 0x21f4
U+21A0.svg U+21BC.svg U+21D8.svg U+21F4.gif
Downwards Two Headed Arrow Leftwards Harpoon With Barb Downwards South West Double Arrow Downwards Arrow Leftwards Of Upwards Arrow
0x21a1 0x21bd 0x21d9 0x21f5
U+21A1.svg U+21BD.svg U+21D9.svg U+21F5.gif
Leftwards Arrow With Tail Upwards Harpoon With Barb Rightwards Leftwards Triple Arrow Three Rightwards Arrows
0x21a2 0x21be 0x21da 0x21f6
U+21A2.svg U+21BE.svg U+21DA.gif U+21F6.gif
Rightwards Arrow With Tail Upwards Harpoon With Barb Leftwards Rightwards Triple Arrow Leftwards Arrow With Vertical Stroke
0x21a3 0x21bf 0x21db 0x21f7
U+21A3.svg U+21BF.svg U+21DB.gif U+21F7.gif
Leftwards Arrow From Bar Rightwards Harpoon With Barb Upwards Leftwards Squiggle Arrow Rightwards Arrow With Vertical Stroke
0x21a4 0x21c0 0x21dc 0x21f8
U+21A4.svg U+21C0.svg U+21DC.gif U+21F8.gif
Upwards Arrow From Bar Rightwards Harpoon With Barb Downwards Rightwards Squiggle Arrow Left Right Arrow With Vertical Stroke
0x21a5 0x21c1 0x21dd 0x21f9
U+21A5.svg U+21C1.svg U+21DD.gif U+21F9.gif
Rightwards Arrow From Bar Downwards Harpoon With Barb Rightwards Upwards Arrow With Double Stroke Leftwards Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke
0x21a6 0x21c2 0x21de 0x21fa
U+21A6.svg U+21C2.svg U+21DE.gif U+21FA.gif
Downwards Arrow From Bar Downwards Harpoon With Barb Leftwards Downwards Arrow With Double Stroke Rightwards Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke
0x21a7 0x21c3 0x21df 0x21fb
U+21A7.svg U+21C3.svg U+21DF.gif U+21FB.gif
Up Down Arrow With Base Rightwards Arrow Over Leftwards Arrow Leftwards Dashed Arrow Left Right Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke
0x21a8 0x21c4 0x21e0 0x21fc
U+21A8.svg U+21C4.svg U+21E0.gif U+21FC.gif
Leftwards Arrow With Hook Upwards Arrow Leftwards Of Downwards Arrow Upwards Dashed Arrow Leftwards Open-Headed Arrow
0x21a9 0x21c5 0x21e1 0x21fd
U+21A9.svg U+21C5.svg U+21E1.gif U+21FD.gif
Rightwards Arrow With Hook Leftwards Arrow Over Rightwards Arrow Rightwards Dashed Arrow Rightwards Open-Headed Arrow
0x21aa 0x21c6 0x21e2 0x21fe
U+21AA.svg U+21C6.svg U+21E2.gif U+21FE.gif
Leftwards Arrow With Loop Leftwards Paired Arrows Downwards Dashed Arrow Left Right Open-Headed Arrow
0x21ab 0x21c7 0x21e3 0x21ff
U+21AB.svg U+21C7.svg U+21E3.gif U+21FF.gif

See also

  • Unicode chart Arrows (U+2190 - U+21FF)
  • Unicode chart Supplemental Arrows-A (U+27F0 - U+27FF)
  • Unicode chart Supplemental Arrows-B (U+2900 - U+297F)
  • Unicode chart Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows (U+2B00 - U+2B59 / U+2BFF)
  • Unicode chart Dingbats (U+2700 - U+27BF)
  • Dingbat
  • Mapping of Unicode characters
  • Material conditional

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