Greek Small Letter Epsilon ε

ε
U+03B5
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Symbol Meaning

Interesting and peculiar letter ε-epsilon is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet. Its numeric value is number 5. Epsilon's origin comes from the Phoenician letter "hē". The pronunciation of the letter ε lies between sounds “Y” and “U”. There is no analog to epsilon in the Russian alphabet.

The letter is popular and it is used everywhere outside the Greek alphabet, for example in such scientific fields:

  • Math;
  • Physics;
  • Astronomy (the fifth brightest star);
  • Computer science (as an empty line);
  • Programming (as the accuracy of the amount of data)
  • Phonetics.

The symbol “Greek Small Letter Epsilon” is included in the “Letters” subblock of the “Greek and Coptic” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

Text is also available in the following languages: Русский;

Unicode Name Greek Small Letter Epsilon
Unicode Number
HTML Code
CSS Code
Entity ε
Unicode Block Greek and Coptic
Unicode Subblock Letters
Uppercase Ε
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Alt Code
Alt 238(English Keyboard Layout)
Version 1.1
Block Greek and Coptic
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 03B5
Simple case change 03B5
Alphabetic +
Lowercase +
Cased +
Changes_When_Uppercased +
Changes_When_Titlecased +
Changes_When_Casemapped +
ID_Start +
ID_Continue +
XID_Start +
XID_Continue +
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Greek
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 CE B5 206 181 52917 11001110 10110101
UTF-16BE 03 B5 3 181 949 00000011 10110101
UTF-16LE B5 03 181 3 46339 10110101 00000011
UTF-32BE 00 00 03 B5 0 0 3 181 949 00000000 00000000 00000011 10110101
UTF-32LE B5 03 00 00 181 3 0 0 3036872704 10110101 00000011 00000000 00000000

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