Star (glyph)

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Star in typography

In typography, a star is any of several glyphs with a number of points arrayed within an imaginary circle.

Three points[edit]

Name Character Code point
Latin capital letter Y Y U+0059
N'Ko script Gbakurunen ߷
("fidget spinner")
߷ U+07F7

Four points[edit]

Name Character Code point
Black four-pointed star U+2726
White four-pointed star U+2727
Sparkles (emoji) U+2728
Latin small letter X x U+0078
Latin capital letter X X U+0058
multiplication sign × U+00D7
Square lozenge U+2311
Bamum script (Phase D) shii 𖥔 U+16594
plus sign + U+002B
aboriginal Canadian final plus U+1429

Five points[edit]

Name Character Code point
star equals U+225B
star operator U+22C6
APL functional symbol circle star U+235F
APL functional symbol star diaeresis U+2363
black star U+2605
white star U+2606
star and crescent U+262A
outlined white star U+269D
pentagram U+26E4
right-handed interlaced pentagram U+26E5
left-handed interlaced pentagram U+26E6
inverted pentagram U+26E7
stress outlined white star U+2729
circled white star U+272A
open center black star U+272B
black center white star U+272C
outlined black star U+272D
heavy outlined black star U+272E
pinwheel star U+272F
shadowed white star U+2730
white medium star U+2B50
black small star U+2B51
white small star U+2B52
glowing star 🌟 U+1F31F
shooting star 🌠 U+1F320
Bamum script (Phase D) ngkeuri 𖤐 U+16910
low asterisk U+204E
full width asterisk U+FF0A

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Six points[edit]

Name Character Code point
asterisk operator U+2217
combining asterisk above U+20F0
Star of David U+2721
six-pointed black star U+2736
Slavonic asterisk U+A673
six-pointed star with middle dot/hexagram 🔯 U+1F52F
vai full stop U+A60E
Six spoke asterisk, various weights 🞵🞶🞷
U+1F7B5 to U+1F7BA
Star of Life Star of life2.svg (proprietary, but some
fonts display it at U+2695

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Seven points[edit]

Eight points[edit]

Name Character Code point
Arabic star (5, 6 or 8 points) ٭ U+066D
flower punctuation mark U+2055
Rejang script section mark U+A95F
eight-pointed black star U+2734
eight-pointed pinwheel star U+2735
eight-pointed rectilinear black star U+2737
heavy eight-pointed rectilinear black star U+2738
circled open center eight-pointed star U+2742
eight-pointed cuneiform star 𒀭/Cuneiform sumer dingir.svg U+1202D
rub-el-hizb ۞ U+06DE
Bamum script (Phase D) ngkyee 𖤓 U+16913

Nine points[edit]

Ten points[edit]

Eleven points[edit]

Name Character Code point
Bamum script (Phase C) nten 𖣔 U+168D4

Twelve points[edit]

Name Character Code point
twelve-pointed black star U+2739

See also[edit]

Thirteen points[edit]

Fourteen points[edit]

Fifteen points[edit]

Sixteen points[edit]

Name Character Code point
sixteen pointed asterisk U+273A

See also[edit]

Multiple stars[edit]

Name Character Code point # of Stars
sparkles (emoji) U+2728 3 (18 including background stars)
two asterisks aligned vertically U+2051 2
asterism U+2042 3
Canadian syllabics tth U+156F 2
Bamum script (Phase D) ndeux 𖤉 U+16909 2

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