Heavy Open Centre Cross ✜

U+271C
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Symbol Meaning

An equipotential cross with open centre, not filled with colour. Unlike the icon similar to this , it's drawn with bold lines. That's why it attracts more attention when placed in a text or a post.

Heavy open centre cross is rarely used as a strictly religious symbol. Many believe that it rather looks like a schematically drawn flower with four petals, not a cult sign. You may come across it in texts or posts, where it's used as a dingbat — a kind of decoration or embellishment for bullet lists, titles, important footnotes, quotes. Apart from that, the symbol is often applied in nicknames and other non-religious contexts.

The symbol “Heavy Open Centre Cross” is included in the “Crosses” subblock of the “Dingbats” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

Text is also available in the following languages: Español; Русский;

Unicode Name Heavy Open Centre Cross
Unicode Number
HTML Code
CSS Code
Unicode Block Dingbats
Unicode Subblock Crosses
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Version 1.1
Block Dingbats
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 271C
Simple case change 271C
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9C 9C 226 156 156 14851228 11100010 10011100 10011100
UTF-16BE 27 1C 39 28 10012 00100111 00011100
UTF-16LE 1C 27 28 39 7207 00011100 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 1C 0 0 39 28 10012 00000000 00000000 00100111 00011100
UTF-32LE 1C 27 00 00 28 39 0 0 472317952 00011100 00100111 00000000 00000000

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