# Equals Sign =

## Symbol Meaning

**Equals Sign** represents the complete identity or equality of the values of two expressions. It is generally used in mathematics, logic, and other exact sciences. It was created in its current form in 1557, when Robert Recorde, a mathematician, implemented this sign in his work called “The Whetstone of Witte”.

This sign can be found in the Basic Latin block, while other similar symbols (Greater-Than or Equal To , Less-Than or Equal To , Not Equal To ) are located in the Mathematical Operators block.

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

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Unicode Name | Equals Sign |

Unicode Number | |

HTML Code | |

CSS Code | |

Entity | = |

Plane | 0: Basic Multilingual Plane |

Unicode Block | Basic Latin |

Unicode Subblock | ASCII mathematical operators |

Unicode Version | 1.1 (1993) |

Alt Code |

Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) | None |

Composition Exclusion | No |

Case change | 003D |

Simple case change | 003D |

Math | + |

Grapheme_Base | + |

scripts | Common |

Pattern_Syntax | + |

Encoding | hex | dec (bytes) | dec | binary |
---|---|---|---|---|

UTF-8 | 3D | 61 | 61 | 00111101 |

UTF-16BE | 00 3D | 0 61 | 61 | 00000000 00111101 |

UTF-16LE | 3D 00 | 61 0 | 15616 | 00111101 00000000 |

UTF-32BE | 00 00 00 3D | 0 0 0 61 | 61 | 00000000 00000000 00000000 00111101 |

UTF-32LE | 3D 00 00 00 | 61 0 0 0 | 1023410176 | 00111101 00000000 00000000 00000000 |