White Up-Pointing Triangle


Symbol Meaning

You may come across this symbol in geometry, design, art, symbolism, geographic map legends, and textual graphics.

The use of the white triangle in the areas mentioned above is described in an article about the black triangle symbol.

The white triangle is considered a symbol of peace and purity. Elements of this shape are used to create mosaics, bas-reliefs, and other pieces of art.

Regarding geographic maps, a white triangle with the vertex pointing upward is used there to indicate precipitation in the form of snow grains or hail. There is also a well-known symbol for natural gas, which consists of a white triangle with the vertex pointing upward, but more elongated.

In writing this symbol can replace the Greek letter “Delta” Δ or the letter A Latin or Cyrillic. It is also used to decorate web pages and user names.

The white triangle with the vertex pointing upward can be used as a pointing symbol for specific important points of text or hyperlinks like “Download” or “Subscribe.”

Finally, the white triangle with the vertex pointing upward is used in puzzles, rebuses, and riddles.

The symbol “White 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.

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Unicode Name White Up-Pointing Triangle
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 25B3
Simple case change 25B3
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 96 B3 226 150 179 14849715 11100010 10010110 10110011
UTF-16BE 25 B3 37 179 9651 00100101 10110011
UTF-16LE B3 25 179 37 45861 10110011 00100101
UTF-32BE 00 00 25 B3 0 0 37 179 9651 00000000 00000000 00100101 10110011
UTF-32LE B3 25 00 00 179 37 0 0 3005546496 10110011 00100101 00000000 00000000

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