Black Rectangle ▬


Symbol Meaning

The black rectangle is used in geometry, geography, textual graphics, design, art, and communication.

The rectangle is one of the basic geometric shapes, making it a fundamental element in design and building construction.

Speaking of geographic maps, the black rectangle is often used to indicate locations of copper deposits.

Texts and messages highlight the black rectangle too. There it reflects the absence of changes in a specific indicator or a neutral attitude. It can also serve as an equivalent to the dash or hyphen. The black rectangle is one of the symbols used for bullet points in lists.

Apart from that, black rectangles are often associated with textual graphics. It serves as a combination element for website decorations.

What about texting? Sending or receiving a black rectangle can indicate the interlocutor's sad mood or irritation. In addition, black color is really popular today, so a black rectangle may indicate the desire to follow trends and go with the flow.

In general, this symbol is pretty universal, and you can use it to highlight the black color of a specific item. It is also encountered in rebuses, riddles, and pictograms.

The symbol “Black Rectangle” 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;


dash, hyphen, shape, geometry.

Unicode Name Black Rectangle
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Geometric Shapes
Unicode Subblock Geometric shapes
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Alt Code
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 25AC
Simple case change 25AC
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 96 AC 226 150 172 14849708 11100010 10010110 10101100
UTF-16BE 25 AC 37 172 9644 00100101 10101100
UTF-16LE AC 25 172 37 44069 10101100 00100101
UTF-32BE 00 00 25 AC 0 0 37 172 9644 00000000 00000000 00100101 10101100
UTF-32LE AC 25 00 00 172 37 0 0 2888105984 10101100 00100101 00000000 00000000

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