Heavy Four Balloon-Spoked Asterisk ✤

U+2724
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Symbol Meaning

Symbol U+2724 reminds of a simple flower with four petals, an equilateral cross of unusual shape or an asterisk with teardrop-shaped rays. It is written with a black bold line, has no shadows, contour or other details.

The icon belongs to the dingbat category and it's very popular in typography. You may come across such asterisks in the printed publications and social media posts, when it comes to design and creativity. For example, it can be found in typesetting ornaments, frames, it may also function as a separator of chapters and columns and appear in footnotes and highlighted paragraphs. If you're looking for a thinner teardrop-shaped asterisk, it is represented by the symbol .

The symbol “Heavy Four Balloon-Spoked Asterisk” is included in the “Stars and asterisks” 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 Four Balloon-Spoked Asterisk
Unicode Number
HTML Code
CSS Code
Unicode Block Dingbats
Unicode Subblock Stars and asterisks
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Version 1.1
Block Dingbats
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 2724
Simple case change 2724
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9C A4 226 156 164 14851236 11100010 10011100 10100100
UTF-16BE 27 24 39 36 10020 00100111 00100100
UTF-16LE 24 27 36 39 9255 00100100 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 24 0 0 39 36 10020 00000000 00000000 00100111 00100100
UTF-32LE 24 27 00 00 36 39 0 0 606535680 00100100 00100111 00000000 00000000

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