Care Of ℅


Symbol Meaning

Searching for a symbol with Latin “c” and “o” letters separated by a slash? You’re probably about to send a letter via the third person. That’s what this abbreviation is used for in English-speaking countries. The native speakers would express this idea through “care of”.

When somebody wants to send a letter or package to an address that belongs to a third party, they can use the symbol C/O to indicate the addressee of the letter. For example, if Alice wants to send a letter to Bob, but Bob doesn't have a mailbox, she can write the address this way:

Bob Smith

C/O Chris Brown

123 Main Street

City, Region

Zip code

Here, “C/O Chris Brown” indicates that the letter is addressed to Bob, but will be delivered to Chris Brown's address.

As it was mentioned before, there is a perfect symbol for this purpose in message and mail delivery — “care of.” It is located in the Letterlike Symbols2100–214F category, suitable for use in mail and corporate stationery, postcards, and other documents. Copy to your text from our website, but before you send the “care of” message, make sure there are no secrets or confidential information in it!

The symbol “Care Of” is included in the “Letterlike symbols” subblock of the “Letterlike Symbols” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

Text is also available in the following languages: Español; Русский;

Unicode Name Care Of
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Entity ℅
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Letterlike Symbols
Unicode Subblock Letterlike symbols
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 2105
Simple case change 2105
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 84 85 226 132 133 14845061 11100010 10000100 10000101
UTF-16BE 21 05 33 5 8453 00100001 00000101
UTF-16LE 05 21 5 33 1313 00000101 00100001
UTF-32BE 00 00 21 05 0 0 33 5 8453 00000000 00000000 00100001 00000101
UTF-32LE 05 21 00 00 5 33 0 0 86048768 00000101 00100001 00000000 00000000

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