Outlined Black Star ✭


Symbol Meaning

Outlined Black Star is a symbol with code U+272D. The icon is fulfilled in the black-and-white palette, just like all dingbats from the first version of Unicode. It differs from the simpler black star as it has an additional layer of the dark outline. This layer is placed a bit further than the star itself. Thanks to this way of drawing, the symbol looks three-dimensional and illuminated.

Outlined Black Star is used in typography, on websites and messengers. It serves for drawing attention to nicknames and headlines. Apart from that, it marks points in bullet lists and emphasizes the important information.

The symbol “Outlined Black Star” is included in the “Stars and asterisks” subblock of the “Dingbats” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Outlined Black Star
Unicode Number
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 272D
Simple case change 272D
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9C AD 226 156 173 14851245 11100010 10011100 10101101
UTF-16BE 27 2D 39 45 10029 00100111 00101101
UTF-16LE 2D 27 45 39 11559 00101101 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 2D 0 0 39 45 10029 00000000 00000000 00100111 00101101
UTF-32LE 2D 27 00 00 45 39 0 0 757530624 00101101 00100111 00000000 00000000

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