Heavy Teardrop-Shanked Rightwards Arrow ➻


Symbol Meaning

Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there lived a man in Germany. His name was Hermann Zapf. For a long time he was fond of typography and fonts, until he turned 60 and realised that working only with text wasn't enough for him. So he started creating various glyphs, such as this heavy teardrop-like arrow. Instead of feathers it has an odd fat tail, as if it swallowed an elephant or a Mcdonald's burger. The English name “Teardrop-Shanked” suggests that this tail is actually a tear.

I have no idea why this symbol was encoded in Unicode. It looks ridiculous, doesn't it? Another sign pointing to the right, which there is plenty of. so I'm sure you'll be able to find a more beautiful one. For example, in our arrow collection.

The symbol “Heavy Teardrop-Shanked 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.

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Unicode Name Heavy Teardrop-Shanked 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 27BB
Simple case change 27BB
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Pattern_Syntax +
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9E BB 226 158 187 14851771 11100010 10011110 10111011
UTF-16BE 27 BB 39 187 10171 00100111 10111011
UTF-16LE BB 27 187 39 47911 10111011 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 BB 0 0 39 187 10171 00000000 00000000 00100111 10111011
UTF-32LE BB 27 00 00 187 39 0 0 3139895296 10111011 00100111 00000000 00000000

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