Medium Flattened Left Parenthesis Ornament ❪


Symbol Meaning

Parenthesis is used in writing to introduce explanations, comments, additions, and especially detachment constructions. According to stylistics, detachment is usually a word or a phrase that interrupts the original utterance in order to introduce some extra information. Due to the pause and stress that detachment creates, the text gains more authentic touch of human speech.

Apart from that, parenthesis may convey the author's point of view, sarcasm, contemplation, and side notes.

The symbol didn't become a punctuation mark right away. At first, it appeared in mathematics and logic. Then it started to be used in science, and only after that it got involved in typography.

The middle flattened left bracket is used in the same way as any other semicircular operator type bracket. It is usually called the opening one and is used together with the closing one – right .

The symbol “Medium Flattened Left Parenthesis Ornament” is included in the “Ornamental brackets” subblock of the “Dingbats” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 3.2 in 2002.

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

Unicode Name Medium Flattened Left Parenthesis Ornament
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Dingbats
Unicode Subblock Ornamental brackets
Unicode Version 3.2 (2002)
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) Open
Bidi Paired Bracket 276B
bmg 276B
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 276A
Simple case change 276A
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9D AA 226 157 170 14851498 11100010 10011101 10101010
UTF-16BE 27 6A 39 106 10090 00100111 01101010
UTF-16LE 6A 27 106 39 27175 01101010 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 6A 0 0 39 106 10090 00000000 00000000 00100111 01101010
UTF-32LE 6A 27 00 00 106 39 0 0 1780940800 01101010 00100111 00000000 00000000

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