Section Sign §


Symbol Meaning

To print section sign from the keyboard (in windows), hold down Alt and when Num Lock is enabled on the numeric panel (right) dial 0167. Alt+0167. Or copy here.

A paragraph is a complete piece of text. They are usually singled out in the official literature, such as textbooks, legislation, financial documents. Then they are numbered to simplify the orientation of the content.

The icon of section sign is two fused Latin letters S. But it is in our tradition, and some other people it looks quite different, and is not placed at the beginning and at the end of the text. Here are some examples:

။ — Myanmar

፠ — Ethiopic

᨟ — Buginese

܀ — Syriac section symbol

Unicode has many different Chapter markers for writing type khojki or sharada. Perhaps they serve the same purpose.

The symbol “Section Sign” is included in the “Latin-1 punctuation and symbols” subblock of the “Latin-1 Supplement” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Section Sign
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Entity §
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Latin-1 Supplement
Unicode Subblock Latin-1 punctuation and symbols
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Alt Code
Alt 0167(English Keyboard Layout)
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 00A7
Simple case change 00A7
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 C2 A7 194 167 49831 11000010 10100111
UTF-16BE 00 A7 0 167 167 00000000 10100111
UTF-16LE A7 00 167 0 42752 10100111 00000000
UTF-32BE 00 00 00 A7 0 0 0 167 167 00000000 00000000 00000000 10100111
UTF-32LE A7 00 00 00 167 0 0 0 2801795072 10100111 00000000 00000000 00000000

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