# Arrow (symbol)

"⇈" redirects here. For the mathematical concept in Knuth's up-arrow notation, see Tetration.
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An arrow is a graphical symbol such as → or ←, used to point or indicate direction, being in its simplest form a line segment with a triangle affixed to one end, and in more complex forms a representation of an actual arrow (e.g. U+27B5). The direction indicated by an arrow is the one along the length of the line towards the end capped by a triangle. Arrows are also used, in some cultures, as a sign of danger, depending on the direction the arrow is pointing.

## North arrow

Main article: Compass rose

North arrow is used in floor plans and maps to indicate the direction to the north.

## Arrows in Unicode

In Unicode, the block Arrows occupies the hexadecimal range U+2190–U+21FF, as described below.

SymbolNameSymbolNameSymbolNameSymbolName
HexHexHexHex
Picture of this SymbolPicture of this SymbolPicture of this SymbolPicture of this Symbol
Leftwards ArrowRightwards Arrow With LoopUpwards Paired ArrowsLeftwards Arrow To Bar
U+2190U+21acU+21c8U+21e4
Upwards ArrowLeft Right Wave ArrowRightwards Paired ArrowsRightwards Arrow To Bar
Rightwards ArrowLeft Right Arrow With StrokeDownwards Paired ArrowsLeftwards Thick Arrow
U+2192U+21aeU+21caU+21e6
Downwards ArrowDownwards Zigzag ArrowLeftwards Harpoon Over Rightwards HarpoonUpwards Thick Arrow
U+2193U+21afU+21cbU+21e7
Left Right ArrowUpwards Arrow With Tip LeftwardsRightwards Harpoon Over Leftwards HarpoonRightwards Thick Arrow
U+2194U+21b0U+21ccU+21e8
Up Down ArrowUpwards Arrow With Tip RightwardsLeftwards Double Arrow With StrokeDownwards Thick Arrow
U+2195U+21b1U+21cdU+21e9
North West ArrowDownwards Arrow With Tip LeftwardsLeft Right Double Arrow With StrokeUpwards Thick Arrow From Bar
U+2196U+21b2U+21ceU+21ea
North East ArrowDownwards Arrow With Tip RightwardsRightwards Double Arrow With StrokeUpwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal
U+2197U+21b3U+21cfU+21eb
South East ArrowRightwards Arrow With Corner DownwardsLeftwards Double ArrowUpwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal With Horizontal Bar
U+2198U+21b4U+21d0U+21ec
South West ArrowDownwards Arrow With Corner LeftwardsUpwards Double ArrowUpwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal With Vertical Bar
U+2199U+21b5U+21d1U+21ed
Leftwards Arrow With StrokeAnticlockwise Top Semicircle ArrowRightwards Double ArrowUpwards Thick Double Arrow
U+219aU+21b6U+21d2U+21ee
Rightwards Arrow With StrokeClockwise Top Semicircle ArrowDownwards Double ArrowUpwards Thick Double Arrow On Pedestal
U+219bU+21b7U+21d3U+21ef
Leftwards Wave ArrowNorth West Arrow To Long BarLeft Right Double ArrowRightwards Thick Arrow From Wall
U+219cU+21b8U+21d4U+21f0
Rightwards Wave ArrowLeftwards Arrow To Bar Over Rightwards Arrow To BarUp Down Double ArrowNorth West Arrow To Corner
U+219dU+21b9U+21d5U+21f1
Leftwards Two Headed ArrowAnticlockwise Open Circle ArrowNorth West Double ArrowSouth East Arrow To Corner
U+219eU+21baU+21d6U+21f2
Upwards Two Headed ArrowClockwise Open Circle ArrowNorth East Double ArrowUp Down Thick Arrow
U+219fU+21bbU+21d7U+21f3
Rightwards Two Headed ArrowLeftwards Harpoon With Barb UpwardsSouth East Double ArrowRight Arrow With Small Circle
U+21a0U+21bcU+21d8U+21f4
Downwards Two Headed ArrowLeftwards Harpoon With Barb DownwardsSouth West Double ArrowDownwards Arrow Leftwards Of Upwards Arrow
U+21a1U+21bdU+21d9U+21f5
Leftwards Arrow With TailUpwards Harpoon With Barb RightwardsLeftwards Triple ArrowThree Rightwards Arrows
U+21a2U+21beU+21daU+21f6
Rightwards Arrow With TailUpwards Harpoon With Barb LeftwardsRightwards Triple ArrowLeftwards Arrow With Vertical Stroke
U+21a3U+21bfU+21dbU+21f7
Leftwards Arrow From BarRightwards Harpoon With Barb UpwardsLeftwards Squiggle ArrowRightwards Arrow With Vertical Stroke
U+21a4U+21c0U+21dcU+21f8
Upwards Arrow From BarRightwards Harpoon With Barb DownwardsRightwards Squiggle ArrowLeft Right Arrow With Vertical Stroke
U+21a5U+21c1U+21ddU+21f9
Rightwards Arrow From BarDownwards Harpoon With Barb RightwardsUpwards Arrow With Double StrokeLeftwards Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke
U+21a6U+21c2U+21deU+21fa
Downwards Arrow From BarDownwards Harpoon With Barb LeftwardsDownwards Arrow With Double StrokeRightwards Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke
U+21a7U+21c3U+21dfU+21fb
Up Down Arrow With BaseRightwards Arrow Over Leftwards ArrowLeftwards Dashed ArrowLeft Right Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke
U+21a8U+21c4U+21e0U+21fc
Leftwards Arrow With HookUpwards Arrow Leftwards Of Downwards ArrowUpwards Dashed ArrowLeftwards Open-Headed Arrow
U+21a9U+21c5U+21e1U+21fd
Rightwards Arrow With HookLeftwards Arrow Over Rightwards ArrowRightwards Dashed ArrowRightwards Open-Headed Arrow
U+21aaU+21c6U+21e2U+21fe
Leftwards Arrow With LoopLeftwards Paired ArrowsDownwards Dashed ArrowLeft Right Open-Headed Arrow
U+21abU+21c7U+21e3U+21ff

## Arrows by Unicode plane

 Arrows[1]Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F U+219x ← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙ ↚ ↛ ↜ ↝ ↞ ↟ U+21Ax ↠ ↡ ↢ ↣ ↤ ↥ ↦ ↧ ↨ ↩ ↪ ↫ ↬ ↭ ↮ ↯ U+21Bx ↰ ↱ ↲ ↳ ↴ ↵ ↶ ↷ ↸ ↹ ↺ ↻ ↼ ↽ ↾ ↿ U+21Cx ⇀ ⇁ ⇂ ⇃ ⇄ ⇅ ⇆ ⇇ ⇈ ⇉ ⇊ ⇋ ⇌ ⇍ ⇎ ⇏ U+21Dx ⇐ ⇑ ⇒ ⇓ ⇔ ⇕ ⇖ ⇗ ⇘ ⇙ ⇚ ⇛ ⇜ ⇝ ⇞ ⇟ U+21Ex ⇠ ⇡ ⇢ ⇣ ⇤ ⇥ ⇦ ⇧ ⇨ ⇩ ⇪ ⇫ ⇬ ⇭ ⇮ ⇯ U+21Fx ⇰ ⇱ ⇲ ⇳ ⇴ ⇵ ⇶ ⇷ ⇸ ⇹ ⇺ ⇻ ⇼ ⇽ ⇾ ⇿ Notes1.^ As of Unicode version 7.0
 Supplemental Arrows-A[1]Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F U+27Fx ⟰ ⟱ ⟲ ⟳ ⟴ ⟵ ⟶ ⟷ ⟸ ⟹ ⟺ ⟻ ⟼ ⟽ ⟾ ⟿ Notes1.^ As of Unicode version 7.0
 Supplemental Arrows-B[1]Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F U+290x ⤀ ⤁ ⤂ ⤃ ⤄ ⤅ ⤆ ⤇ ⤈ ⤉ ⤊ ⤋ ⤌ ⤍ ⤎ ⤏ U+291x ⤐ ⤑ ⤒ ⤓ ⤔ ⤕ ⤖ ⤗ ⤘ ⤙ ⤚ ⤛ ⤜ ⤝ ⤞ ⤟ U+292x ⤠ ⤡ ⤢ ⤣ ⤤ ⤥ ⤦ ⤧ ⤨ ⤩ ⤪ ⤫ ⤬ ⤭ ⤮ ⤯ U+293x ⤰ ⤱ ⤲ ⤳ ⤴ ⤵ ⤶ ⤷ ⤸ ⤹ ⤺ ⤻ ⤼ ⤽ ⤾ ⤿ U+294x ⥀ ⥁ ⥂ ⥃ ⥄ ⥅ ⥆ ⥇ ⥈ ⥉ ⥊ ⥋ ⥌ ⥍ ⥎ ⥏ U+295x ⥐ ⥑ ⥒ ⥓ ⥔ ⥕ ⥖ ⥗ ⥘ ⥙ ⥚ ⥛ ⥜ ⥝ ⥞ ⥟ U+296x ⥠ ⥡ ⥢ ⥣ ⥤ ⥥ ⥦ ⥧ ⥨ ⥩ ⥪ ⥫ ⥬ ⥭ ⥮ ⥯ U+297x ⥰ ⥱ ⥲ ⥳ ⥴ ⥵ ⥶ ⥷ ⥸ ⥹ ⥺ ⥻ ⥼ ⥽ ⥾ ⥿ Notes1.^ As of Unicode version 7.0
 Supplemental Arrows-C[1][2]Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F U+1F80x 🠀 🠁 🠂 🠃 🠄 🠅 🠆 🠇 🠈 🠉 🠊 🠋 U+1F81x 🠐 🠑 🠒 🠓 🠔 🠕 🠖 🠗 🠘 🠙 🠚 🠛 🠜 🠝 🠞 🠟 U+1F82x 🠠 🠡 🠢 🠣 🠤 🠥 🠦 🠧 🠨 🠩 🠪 🠫 🠬 🠭 🠮 🠯 U+1F83x 🠰 🠱 🠲 🠳 🠴 🠵 🠶 🠷 🠸 🠹 🠺 🠻 🠼 🠽 🠾 🠿 U+1F84x 🡀 🡁 🡂 🡃 🡄 🡅 🡆 🡇 U+1F85x 🡐 🡑 🡒 🡓 🡔 🡕 🡖 🡗 🡘 🡙 U+1F86x 🡠 🡡 🡢 🡣 🡤 🡥 🡦 🡧 🡨 🡩 🡪 🡫 🡬 🡭 🡮 🡯 U+1F87x 🡰 🡱 🡲 🡳 🡴 🡵 🡶 🡷 🡸 🡹 🡺 🡻 🡼 🡽 🡾 🡿 U+1F88x 🢀 🢁 🢂 🢃 🢄 🢅 🢆 🢇 U+1F89x 🢐 🢑 🢒 🢓 🢔 🢕 🢖 🢗 🢘 🢙 🢚 🢛 🢜 🢝 🢞 🢟 U+1F8Ax 🢠 🢡 🢢 🢣 🢤 🢥 🢦 🢧 🢨 🢩 🢪 🢫 🢬 🢭 U+1F8Bx U+1F8Cx U+1F8Dx U+1F8Ex U+1F8Fx Notes1.^ As of Unicode version 7.02.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points
 Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows[1][2]Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F U+2B0x ⬀ ⬁ ⬂ ⬃ ⬄ ⬅ ⬆ ⬇ ⬈ ⬉ ⬊ ⬋ ⬌ ⬍ ⬎ ⬏ U+2B1x ⬐ ⬑ ⬒ ⬓ ⬔ ⬕ ⬖ ⬗ ⬘ ⬙ ⬚ ⬛ ⬜ ⬝ ⬞ ⬟ U+2B2x ⬠ ⬡ ⬢ ⬣ ⬤ ⬥ ⬦ ⬧ ⬨ ⬩ ⬪ ⬫ ⬬ ⬭ ⬮ ⬯ U+2B3x ⬰ ⬱ ⬲ ⬳ ⬴ ⬵ ⬶ ⬷ ⬸ ⬹ ⬺ ⬻ ⬼ ⬽ ⬾ ⬿ U+2B4x ⭀ ⭁ ⭂ ⭃ ⭄ ⭅ ⭆ ⭇ ⭈ ⭉ ⭊ ⭋ ⭌ ⭍ ⭎ ⭏ U+2B5x ⭐ ⭑ ⭒ ⭓ ⭔ ⭕ ⭖ ⭗ ⭘ ⭙ ⭚ ⭛ ⭜ ⭝ ⭞ ⭟ U+2B6x ⭠ ⭡ ⭢ ⭣ ⭤ ⭥ ⭦ ⭧ ⭨ ⭩ ⭪ ⭫ ⭬ ⭭ ⭮ ⭯ U+2B7x ⭰ ⭱ ⭲ ⭳ ⭶ ⭷ ⭸ ⭹ ⭺ ⭻ ⭼ ⭽ ⭾ ⭿ U+2B8x ⮀ ⮁ ⮂ ⮃ ⮄ ⮅ ⮆ ⮇ ⮈ ⮉ ⮊ ⮋ ⮌ ⮍ ⮎ ⮏ U+2B9x ⮐ ⮑ ⮒ ⮓ ⮔ ⮕ ⮘ ⮙ ⮚ ⮛ ⮜ ⮝ ⮞ ⮟ U+2BAx ⮠ ⮡ ⮢ ⮣ ⮤ ⮥ ⮦ ⮧ ⮨ ⮩ ⮪ ⮫ ⮬ ⮭ ⮮ ⮯ U+2BBx ⮰ ⮱ ⮲ ⮳ ⮴ ⮵ ⮶ ⮷ ⮸ ⮹ ⮽ ⮾ ⮿ U+2BCx ⯀ ⯁ ⯂ ⯃ ⯄ ⯅ ⯆ ⯇ ⯈ ⯊ ⯋ ⯌ ⯍ ⯎ ⯏ U+2BDx ⯐ ⯑ U+2BEx U+2BFx Notes1.^ As of Unicode version 7.02.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points
 Dingbats[1]Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F U+270x ✀ ✁ ✂ ✃ ✄ ✅ ✆ ✇ ✈ ✉ ✊ ✋ ✌ ✍ ✎ ✏ U+271x ✐ ✑ ✒ ✓ ✔ ✕ ✖ ✗ ✘ ✙ ✚ ✛ ✜ ✝ ✞ ✟ U+272x ✠ ✡ ✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ✦ ✧ ✨ ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ U+273x ✰ ✱ ✲ ✳ ✴ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ✽ ✾ ✿ U+274x ❀ ❁ ❂ ❃ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❇ ❈ ❉ ❊ ❋ ❌ ❍ ❎ ❏ U+275x ❐ ❑ ❒ ❓ ❔ ❕ ❖ ❗ ❘ ❙ ❚ ❛ ❜ ❝ ❞ ❟ U+276x ❠ ❡ ❢ ❣ ❤ ❥ ❦ ❧ ❨ ❩ ❪ ❫ ❬ ❭ ❮ ❯ U+277x ❰ ❱ ❲ ❳ ❴ ❵ ❶ ❷ ❸ ❹ ❺ ❻ ❼ ❽ ❾ ❿ U+278x ➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ U+279x ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓ ➔ ➕ ➖ ➗ ➘ ➙ ➚ ➛ ➜ ➝ ➞ ➟ U+27Ax ➠ ➡ ➢ ➣ ➤ ➥ ➦ ➧ ➨ ➩ ➪ ➫ ➬ ➭ ➮ ➯ U+27Bx ➰ ➱ ➲ ➳ ➴ ➵ ➶ ➷ ➸ ➹ ➺ ➻ ➼ ➽ ➾ ➿ Notes1.^ As of Unicode version 7.0