Medium Flattened Right Parenthesis Ornament ❫


Symbol Meaning

Parentheses appeared in the middle of the 16th century. It happened when an Italian mathematician and engineer ran out of the usual symbols to describe formulas, so he decided to invent a new paired sign. A century later, brackets became more common among scientists, and after a while the symbol migrated from logic and mathematics to typography.

There are multiple pairs of brackets in Unicode. Among them is the middle flattened right bracket. It is usually used as a closing one with the left opening , thus making a pair. It can also be used in numbered lists or as part of a basic smiley face.

The symbol “Medium Flattened Right 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.

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Unicode Name Medium Flattened Right 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) Close
Bidi Paired Bracket 276A
bmg 276A
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 276B
Simple case change 276B
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9D AB 226 157 171 14851499 11100010 10011101 10101011
UTF-16BE 27 6B 39 107 10091 00100111 01101011
UTF-16LE 6B 27 107 39 27431 01101011 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 6B 0 0 39 107 10091 00000000 00000000 00100111 01101011
UTF-32LE 6B 27 00 00 107 39 0 0 1797718016 01101011 00100111 00000000 00000000

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