Black Right-Pointing Small Triangle ▸


Symbol Meaning

This symbol is a smaller version of the black triangle with the vertex pointing to the right. It is used in messaging, IQ tests, puzzles, and pictograms.

In texting, messaging, and posting this symbol is used to indicate the start of a bullet point in a bulleted list. The same function is performed in text drawings on web pages.

As for IQ tests, more complex symbols are used. Sometimes they consist of larger and smaller shapes. The smaller black triangle can be inserted into a larger white square, circle, or other shape.

Finally, this shape can often be seen in pictograms and puzzles.

The symbol “Black Right-Pointing Small 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;


play, next, geometry, shape.

Unicode Name Black Right-Pointing Small Triangle
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Geometric Shapes
Unicode Subblock Geometric shapes
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 25B8
Simple case change 25B8
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 96 B8 226 150 184 14849720 11100010 10010110 10111000
UTF-16BE 25 B8 37 184 9656 00100101 10111000
UTF-16LE B8 25 184 37 47141 10111000 00100101
UTF-32BE 00 00 25 B8 0 0 37 184 9656 00000000 00000000 00100101 10111000
UTF-32LE B8 25 00 00 184 37 0 0 3089432576 10111000 00100101 00000000 00000000

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