Block Elements

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Block Elements
Range U+2580..U+259F
(32 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Symbol sets Block fills
Assigned 32 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.0 22 (+22)
3.2 32 (+10)
Note: [1][2]

Block Elements is a Unicode block containing square block symbols of various fill and shading. Used along with block elements are box-drawing characters, shade characters, and terminal graphic characters. These can be used for filling regions of the screen and portraying drop shadows.

Character table

Code Result Description
U+2580 Upper half block
U+2581 Lower one eighth block
U+2582 Lower one quarter block
U+2583 Lower three eighths block
U+2584 Lower half block
U+2585 Lower five eighths block
U+2586 Lower three quarters block
U+2587 Lower seven eighths block
U+2588 Full block
U+2589 Left seven eighths block
U+258A Left three quarters block
U+258B Left five eighths block
U+258C Left half block
U+258D Left three eighths block
U+258E Left one quarter block
U+258F Left one eighth block
U+2590 Right half block
U+2591 Light shade
U+2592 Medium shade
U+2593 Dark shade
U+2594 Upper one eighth block
U+2595 Right one eighth block
U+2596 Quadrant lower left
U+2597 Quadrant lower right
U+2598 Quadrant upper left
U+2599 Quadrant upper left and lower left and lower right
U+259A Quadrant upper left and lower right
U+259B Quadrant upper left and upper right and lower left
U+259C Quadrant upper left and upper right and lower right
U+259D Quadrant upper right
U+259E Quadrant upper right and lower left
U+259F Quadrant upper right and lower left and lower right

Font coverage

Font sets like Code2000 and the DejaVu family—include coverage for each of the glyphs in the Block Elements range,[3] Unifont also contains all the glyphs.[4] Among the fonts in widespread use,[5][6] full implementation is provided by Segoe UI Symbol and significant partial implementation of this range is provided by Arial Unicode MS and Lucida Sans Unicode, which include coverage for 69% (22 out of 32) and 66% (21 out of 32) of the symbols, respectively.[3]

Compact table

Block Elements[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
1.^ As of Unicode version 8.0

Related symbols

See also


  1. "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 22 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. The Unicode Standard Version 1.0, Volume 1. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. 1990–1991. ISBN 0-201-56788-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Font Support for Unicode Block 'Block Elements'". Retrieved 2016-03-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "GNU Unifont Glyphs". Retrieved 2013-11-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Mac OS X 10.5 bundled with Arial Unicode MS". Retrieved 2008-09-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents". Retrieved 2008-09-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>