Plus Sign +

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U+002B
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Symbol Meaning

Plus Sign + depicts the operation of addition. It looks like a small cross vertically standing in the middle of the line. Similar Unicode characters are ±, , , .

“Plus” is translated to Latin as “more.” The first use of this symbol was noticed in 1489. It was Johann Widman who mentioned the plus sign for the first time in his commercial treatise to illustrate some kind of increase.

You can find this symbol in Unicode here Basic Latin0000–007F . Other mathematical operators are located in the following blocks: Mathematical Operators2200–22FF and Supplemental Mathematical Operators2A00–2AFF .

The symbol “Plus Sign” is included in the “ASCII math operator” subblock of the “Basic Latin” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Plus Sign
Unicode Number
HTML Code
CSS Code
Entity +
Unicode Block Basic Latin
Unicode Subblock ASCII math operator
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Alt Code
Version 1.1
Block Basic Latin
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 002B
Simple case change 002B
Math +
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 2B 43 43 00101011
UTF-16BE 00 2B 0 43 43 00000000 00101011
UTF-16LE 2B 00 43 0 11008 00101011 00000000
UTF-32BE 00 00 00 2B 0 0 0 43 43 00000000 00000000 00000000 00101011
UTF-32LE 2B 00 00 00 43 0 0 0 721420288 00101011 00000000 00000000 00000000

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