Unicode: Brackets, Quotes «»「」【】《》

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's a complete list of Unicode brackets and quotation marks, grouped by style, covering up to Unicode 9.0.

ASCII brackets: ( ) [ ] { }

Western quotation: « »

Full width brackets:

White variants:

Asian: 〔►see Intro to Chinese Punctuation

Asian white variant:

Half width variant:


〔►see Unicode Math Symbols ∑ ∫ π² ∞


Arabic ornate parenthesis. (You need Arabic font) ﴿

More angle brackets:

Small variants:

superscript, subscript variants:

Square bracket variants:

Misc brackets:

Paraphrase: Omission: Substitution: Transposition:

Vertical Brackets


Vertical representation form: ︿

What Characters Are Included

The character here must be a matching bracket pair with respect to their semantics, as indicated in the char's Unicode name.

Also, all Unicode characters with Unicode Bidi_Paired_Bracket_Type property values of Open and Close are included. See: http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/BidiBrackets.txt (local copy BidiBrackets.txt)

In particular, the following chars are not included on this page:

• Not include: Chars that merely have the appearance of a matching bracket. For example, {ASCII LESS-THAN SIGN <, GREATER-THAN SIGN >}.

• Not include: Char pairs that are simply mirror images of each ohter. For example, math subset and superset symbols: .

• Not include: Chars that are part of a large bracket for typeset math purposes. For example:

thanks to Abigail Buccaneer.

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