Dingbat Circled Sans-Serif Digit Eight ➇


Symbol Meaning

Why do we draw eight as two circles? Good question with no answer. The only thing we know is that initially this Arabic numeral was drawn as a check turned upside down. It looked like this Greek symbol called Lambda: Λ. Apparently, painting such an angle with a fountain pen was inconvenient, that's why people started adding some rounded parts to it. They mostly touched the upper and the lower parts, until the symbol turned into a two-balled snowman.

Eight is a part of numerous symbols in Unicode. Circled Sans-Serif Digit Eight is not an exception. This dingbat is often used to write down some important information, for example, telephone, office, seat numbers, or take notes of various important dates. Copy the number to your text, and it will look like this: .

The symbol “Dingbat Circled Sans-Serif Digit Eight” is included in the “Dingbat circled digits” subblock of the “Dingbats” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Dingbat Circled Sans-Serif Digit Eight
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Dingbats
Unicode Subblock Dingbat circled digits
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 2787
Simple case change 2787
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9E 87 226 158 135 14851719 11100010 10011110 10000111
UTF-16BE 27 87 39 135 10119 00100111 10000111
UTF-16LE 87 27 135 39 34599 10000111 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 87 0 0 39 135 10119 00000000 00000000 00100111 10000111
UTF-32LE 87 27 00 00 135 39 0 0 2267480064 10000111 00100111 00000000 00000000

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