Left-Shaded White Rightwards Arrow ➪


Symbol Meaning

Did you know that a shadow outline can give an object volume, make it seem moving, and lead it in the right direction? Look at this arrow – it's flying to the right and away from the reader. Meanwhile, its white part has the simplest form imaginable. If the shadow is removed, the arrow will point strictly to the right.

You don't need to be a gifted artist to create the right shadow outline. However, this unpainted arrow with a shadow was invented by a genius, whose name is Herman Zapf – one of the founders of modern calligraphy and font design.

By the way, he also drew an arrow that “flies” to the right and to the reader – .

The symbol “Left-Shaded White Rightwards Arrow” is included in the “Dingbat arrows” 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 Left-Shaded White Rightwards Arrow
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Dingbats
Unicode Subblock Dingbat arrows
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 27AA
Simple case change 27AA
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9E AA 226 158 170 14851754 11100010 10011110 10101010
UTF-16BE 27 AA 39 170 10154 00100111 10101010
UTF-16LE AA 27 170 39 43559 10101010 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 AA 0 0 39 170 10154 00000000 00000000 00100111 10101010
UTF-32LE AA 27 00 00 170 39 0 0 2854682624 10101010 00100111 00000000 00000000

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