An arrow is a graphical symbol
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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
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(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.
North arrowNorth arrow is used in floor plan
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s and map
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s to indicate the direction to the north
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Arrows in UnicodeIn Unicode
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, arrow symbols occupy the hexadecimal
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range 0x2190–0x21ff (8592–8704 decimal), as described below.
|Picture of this Symbol||Picture of this Symbol||Picture of this Symbol||Picture of this Symbol|
|←||Leftwards Arrow||↬||Rightwards Arrow With Loop||⇈||Upwards Paired Arrows||⇤||Leftwards Arrow To Bar|
|↑||Upwards Arrow||↭||Left Right Wave Arrow||⇉||Rightwards Paired Arrows||⇥||Rightwards Arrow To Bar|
|→||Rightwards Arrow||↮||Left Right Arrow With Stroke||⇊||Downwards Paired Arrows||⇦||Leftwards Thick Arrow|
|↓||Downwards Arrow||↯||Downwards Zigzag Arrow||⇋||Leftwards Harpoon Over Rightwards Harpoon||⇧||Upwards Thick Arrow|
|↔||Left Right Arrow||↰||Upwards Arrow With Tip Leftwards||⇌||Rightwards Harpoon Over Leftwards Harpoon||⇨||Rightwards Thick Arrow|
|↕||Up Down Arrow||↱||Upwards Arrow With Tip Rightwards||⇍||Leftwards Double Arrow With Stroke||⇩||Downwards Thick Arrow|
|↖||North West Arrow||↲||Downwards Arrow With Tip Leftwards||⇎||Left Right Double Arrow With Stroke||⇪||Upwards Thick Arrow From Bar|
|↗||North East Arrow||↳||Downwards Arrow With Tip Rightwards||⇏||Rightwards Double Arrow With Stroke||⇫||Upwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal|
|↘||South East Arrow||↴||Rightwards Arrow With Corner Downwards||⇐||Leftwards Double Arrow||⇬||Upwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal With Horizontal Bar|
|↙||South West Arrow||↵||Downwards Arrow With Corner Leftwards||⇑||Upwards Double Arrow||⇭||Upwards Thick Arrow On Pedestal With Vertical Bar|
|↚||Leftwards Arrow With Stroke||↶||Anticlockwise Top Semicircle Arrow||⇒||Rightwards Double Arrow||⇮||Upwards Thick Double Arrow|
|↛||Rightwards Arrow With Stroke||↷||Clockwise Top Semicircle Arrow||⇓||Downwards Double Arrow||⇯||Upwards Thick Double Arrow On Pedestal|
|↜||Leftwards Wave Arrow||↸||North West Arrow To Long Bar||⇔||Left Right Double Arrow||⇰||Rightwards Thick Arrow From Wall|
|↝||Rightwards Wave Arrow||↹||Leftwards Arrow To Bar Over Rightwards Arrow To Bar||⇕||Up Down Double Arrow||⇱||North West Arrow To Corner|
|↞||Leftwards Two Headed Arrow||↺||Anticlockwise Open Circle Arrow||⇖||North West Double Arrow||⇲||South East Arrow To Corner|
|↟||Upwards Two Headed Arrow||↻||Clockwise Open Circle Arrow||⇗||North East Double Arrow||⇳||Up Down Thick Arrow|
|↠||Rightwards Two Headed Arrow||↼||Leftwards Harpoon With Barb Upwards||⇘||South East Double Arrow||⇴||Right Arrow With Small Circle|
|↡||Downwards Two Headed Arrow||↽||Leftwards Harpoon With Barb Downwards||⇙||South West Double Arrow||⇵||Downwards Arrow Leftwards Of Upwards Arrow|
|↢||Leftwards Arrow With Tail||↾||Upwards Harpoon With Barb Rightwards||⇚||Leftwards Triple Arrow||⇶||Three Rightwards Arrows|
|↣||Rightwards Arrow With Tail||↿||Upwards Harpoon With Barb Leftwards||⇛||Rightwards Triple Arrow||⇷||Leftwards Arrow With Vertical Stroke|
|↤||Leftwards Arrow From Bar||⇀||Rightwards Harpoon With Barb Upwards||⇜||Leftwards Squiggle Arrow||⇸||Rightwards Arrow With Vertical Stroke|
|↥||Upwards Arrow From Bar||⇁||Rightwards Harpoon With Barb Downwards||⇝||Rightwards Squiggle Arrow||⇹||Left Right Arrow With Vertical Stroke|
|↦||Rightwards Arrow From Bar||⇂||Downwards Harpoon With Barb Rightwards||⇞||Upwards Arrow With Double Stroke||⇺||Leftwards Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke|
|↧||Downwards Arrow From Bar||⇃||Downwards Harpoon With Barb Leftwards||⇟||Downwards Arrow With Double Stroke||⇻||Rightwards Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke|
|↨||Up Down Arrow With Base||⇄||Rightwards Arrow Over Leftwards Arrow||⇠||Leftwards Dashed Arrow||⇼||Left Right Arrow With Double Vertical Stroke|
|↩||Leftwards Arrow With Hook||⇅||Upwards Arrow Leftwards Of Downwards Arrow||⇡||Upwards Dashed Arrow||⇽||Leftwards Open-Headed Arrow|
|↪||Rightwards Arrow With Hook||⇆||Leftwards Arrow Over Rightwards Arrow||⇢||Rightwards Dashed Arrow||⇾||Rightwards Open-Headed Arrow|
|↫||Leftwards Arrow With Loop||⇇||Leftwards Paired Arrows||⇣||Downwards Dashed Arrow||⇿||Left Right Open-Headed Arrow|
- Unicode chart Arrows (U+2190 - U+21FF)
- Unicode chart Supplemental Arrows-A (U+27F0 - U+27FF)
- Unicode chart Supplemental Arrows-B (U+2900 - U+297F)
- Unicode chart Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows (U+2B00 - U+2B59 / U+2BFF)
- Unicode chart Dingbats (U+2700 - U+27BF)
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