Black Up-Pointing Triangle ▲


Symbol Meaning

This symbol is often encountered in geometry, symbolism, design, art, geographic and weather map legends, and textual graphics.

The triangle is one of the basic geometric shapes with three angles. This explains its popularity in design. For example, it may represent a button on the gamepads of Sony Playstation consoles. Besides, you may see such triangles on geographic maps, where they are used to indicate hail precipitation, oil deposits, and iron ore locations.

In addition, maybe you knew that a black triangle with the vertex pointing upward is depicted on the flag of Saint Lucia.

In texts, this symbol can replace the Greek letter “Delta” Δ or the letter A Latin/Cyrillic, though less frequently than the white upward-pointing triangle . This symbol is also placed at the beginning and/or end of a username, chapter title, or section on a web page.

The black triangle can be used as a marker to highlight specific text, including hyperlinks. A prominent example is several black triangles placed below the words “Subscribe” or “Download” as a call to action.

The symbol “Black Up-Pointing Triangle” 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;


playstation, geometry, shape, delta.

Unicode Name Black Up-Pointing Triangle
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 25B2
Simple case change 25B2
Math +
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Other_Math +
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 96 B2 226 150 178 14849714 11100010 10010110 10110010
UTF-16BE 25 B2 37 178 9650 00100101 10110010
UTF-16LE B2 25 178 37 45605 10110010 00100101
UTF-32BE 00 00 25 B2 0 0 37 178 9650 00000000 00000000 00100101 10110010
UTF-32LE B2 25 00 00 178 37 0 0 2988769280 10110010 00100101 00000000 00000000

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