Shadowed White Latin Cross

Symbol Meaning

The Latin cross differs from the Greek one by the size of its bars. Greek cross is equipotential, meaning that all its bars are equal, whereas Latin cross displays longer vertical bars. Unlike the orthodox cross, Latin is a four-pointed shape, which doesn't have an additional upper bar or a lower inclined line.

Symbol U+271E denotes a classic Latin cross. It's drawn with a thin black line with no colourful filling, and it's complemented with a schematic picture of a shadow on the right. That's why it looks three-dimensional.

The symbol “Shadowed White Latin Cross” is included in the “Crosses” Subblock of the “Dingbats” Block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Shadowed White Latin Cross
Unicode Number
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 271E
Simple case change 271E
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9C 9E 226 156 158 14851230 11100010 10011100 10011110
UTF-16BE 27 1E 39 30 10014 00100111 00011110
UTF-16LE 1E 27 30 39 7719 00011110 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 1E 0 0 39 30 10014 00000000 00000000 00100111 00011110
UTF-32LE 1E 27 00 00 30 39 0 0 505872384 00011110 00100111 00000000 00000000

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