Square with Orthogonal Crosshatch Fill

Symbol Meaning

This symbol is used in social media, pictograms, rebuses, and riddles, as well as in textual graphics.

In social media, the dashed square can be placed at the beginning and end of a pseudonym, group name, or community. This way, it will emphasize the group name or username.

As a pictogram, this square can represent “cell” or “prison” since it visually resembles bars. It can also carry the same meaning when used in a rebus or riddle.

Finally, the square with a rectangular pattern is used in textual graphics to create drawings and style articles and posts on websites and social media platforms.

The symbol “Square with Orthogonal Crosshatch Fill” 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, geometry, shape.

Unicode Name Square with Orthogonal Crosshatch Fill
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 25A6
Simple case change 25A6
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 96 A6 226 150 166 14849702 11100010 10010110 10100110
UTF-16BE 25 A6 37 166 9638 00100101 10100110
UTF-16LE A6 25 166 37 42533 10100110 00100101
UTF-32BE 00 00 25 A6 0 0 37 166 9638 00000000 00000000 00100101 10100110
UTF-32LE A6 25 00 00 166 37 0 0 2787442688 10100110 00100101 00000000 00000000

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