White Square □


Symbol Meaning

This Unicode symbol is used in various fields, such as graphics, web design, mathematics, character sets, and geographic map legends. The white square is used to represent buttons, input fields, and other elements in software and web interfaces. It may also denote empty or blank space.

In communication, the white square, like the black square, can be associated with the painting of Kazimir Malevich. You'll be surprised, but he has a “White Square” painting too. The white colour symbolizes escape from the world, emptiness, nirvana, and purity. The person using this symbol may find it relevant to mention this artwork and share information about it.

The white color can emphasize the presence of white in objects, phenomena, etc. The speaker may stress that the room is perfectly clean or that the white color is extremely important in some painting, clothing, etc.

In addition, the white square can be used to create puzzles, compose pictographic phrases and sentences.

As for the geographic maps, white squares represent tungsten ore deposits. Tungsten is used in the production of heating elements for ovens and electric stoves, as well as in the aerospace and space technology industries.

The symbol “White Square” is included in the “Geometric shapes” subblock of the “Geometric Shapes” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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


quadrature, alchemical symbol for salt, Malevich, .

Unicode Name White Square
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Unicode Block Geometric Shapes
Unicode Subblock Geometric shapes
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Version 1.1
Block Geometric Shapes
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 25A1
Simple case change 25A1
Math +
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 96 A1 226 150 161 14849697 11100010 10010110 10100001
UTF-16BE 25 A1 37 161 9633 00100101 10100001
UTF-16LE A1 25 161 37 41253 10100001 00100101
UTF-32BE 00 00 25 A1 0 0 37 161 9633 00000000 00000000 00100101 10100001
UTF-32LE A1 25 00 00 161 37 0 0 2703556608 10100001 00100101 00000000 00000000

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