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What characters can be used for up/down triangle (arrow without stem) for display in HTML?


Question

I'm looking for a HTML or ASCII character which is a triangle pointing up or down so that I can use it as a toggle switch.

I found ↑ (↑), and ↓ (↓) - but those have a narrow stem. I'm looking just for the HTML arrow "head".

2016/06/17
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6/17/2016 2:53:14 PM

Accepted Answer

Unicode arrows heads:

  • ▲ - U+25B2 BLACK UP-POINTING TRIANGLE
  • ▼ - U+25BC BLACK DOWN-POINTING TRIANGLE
  • ▴ - U+25B4 SMALL BLACK UP-POINTING TRIANGLE
  • ▾ - U+25BE SMALL BLACK DOWN-POINTING TRIANGLE

For ▲ and ▼ use ▲ and ▼ respectively if you cannot include Unicode characters directly (use UTF-8!).

Note that the font support for the smaller versions is not as good. Better to use the large versions in smaller font.

More Unicode arrows are at:

Lastly, these arrows are not ASCII, including ↑ and ↓: they are Unicode.

2016/07/29
1641
7/29/2016 8:03:09 PM


OPTION 1: UNICODE COLUMN SORT ARROWS

I found this one very handy for a single character column sorter. (Looks good upscaled).

⇕ = ⇕

Unicode table column sort arrows

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Some more Unicode arrows.

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ș

← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙ ↚ ↛ ↜ ↝ ↞ ↟


Ț

↠ ↡ ↢ ↣ ↤ ↥ ↦ ↧ ↨ ↩ ↪ ↫ ↬ ↭ ↮ ↯


ț

↰ ↱ ↲ ↳ ↴ ↵ ↶ ↷ ↸ ↹ ↺ ↻ ↼ ↽ ↾ ↿


Ȝ

⇀ ⇁ ⇂ ⇃ ⇄ ⇅ ⇆ ⇇ ⇈ ⇉ ⇊ ⇋ ⇌ ⇍ ⇎ ⇏


ȝ

⇐ ⇑ ⇒ ⇓ ⇔ ⇕ ⇖ ⇗ ⇘ ⇙ ⇚ ⇛ ⇜ ⇝ ⇞ ⇟


Ȟ

⇠ ⇡ ⇢ ⇣ ⇤ ⇥ ⇦ ⇧ ⇨ ⇩ ⇪ ⇫ ⇬ ⇭ ⇮ ⇯


ȟ

⇰ ⇱ ⇲ ⇳ ⇴ ⇵ ⇶ ⇷ ⇸ ⇹ ⇺ ⇻ ⇼ ⇽ ⇾ ⇿


Additional HTML unicode symbols

A selected list of other helpful Unicode icons/symbols.

U+2302  ⌂   HOUSE
U+2303  ⌃   UP ARROWHEAD
U+2304  ⌄   DOWN ARROWHEAD
U+2305  ⌅   PROJECTIVE
U+2306  ⌆   PERSPECTIVE
U+2307  ⌇   WAVY LINE
U+2315  ⌕   TELEPHONE RECORDER
U+2316  ⌖   POSITION INDICATOR
U+2317  ⌗   VIEWDATA SQUARE
U+2318  ⌘   PLACE OF INTEREST SIGN
U+231A  ⌚   WATCH
U+231B  ⌛   HOURGLASS
U+2326  ⌦   ERASE TO THE RIGHT
U+2327  ⌧   X IN A RECTANGLE BOX
U+2328  ⌨   KEYBOARD
U+2329  〈   LEFT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET
U+232A  〉   RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET
U+232B  ⌫   ERASE TO THE LEFT
U+23E9  ⏩   BLACK RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE TRIANGLE
U+23EA  ⏪   BLACK LEFT-POINTING DOUBLE TRIANGLE
U+23EB  ⏫   BLACK UP-POINTING DOUBLE TRIANGLE
U+23EC  ⏬   BLACK DOWN-POINTING DOUBLE TRIANGLE
U+23ED  ⏭   BLACK RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE TRIANGLE WITH VERTICAL BAR
U+23EE  ⏮   BLACK LEFT-POINTING DOUBLE TRIANGLE WITH VERTICAL BAR
U+23EF  ⏯   BLACK RIGHT-POINTING TRIANGLE WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL BAR
U+23F0  ⏰   ALARM CLOCK
U+23F1  ⏱   STOPWATCH
U+23F2  ⏲   TIMER CLOCK
U+23F3  ⏳   HOURGLASS WITH FLOWING SAND
U+2600  ☀   BLACK SUN WITH RAYS
U+2601  ☁   CLOUD
U+2602  ☂   UMBRELLA
U+2603  ☃   SNOWMAN
U+2604  ☄   COMET
U+2605  ★   BLACK STAR
U+2606  ☆   WHITE STAR
U+2607  ☇   LIGHTNING
U+2608  ☈   THUNDERSTORM
U+2609  ☉   SUN
U+260A  ☊   ASCENDING NODE
U+260B  ☋   DESCENDING NODE
U+260C  ☌   CONJUNCTION
U+260D  ☍   OPPOSITION
U+260E  ☎   BLACK TELEPHONE
U+260F  ☏   WHITE TELEPHONE
U+2610  ☐   BALLOT BOX
U+2611  ☑   BALLOT BOX WITH CHECK
U+2612  ☒   BALLOT BOX WITH X
U+2613  ☓   SALTIRE
U+2614  ☔   UMBRELLA WITH RAINDROPS
U+2615  ☕   HOT BEVERAGE
U+2616  ☖   WHITE SHOGI PIECE
U+2617  ☗   BLACK SHOGI PIECE
U+2618  ☘   SHAMROCK
U+2619  ☙   REVERSED ROTATED FLORAL HEART BULLET
U+261A  ☚   BLACK LEFT-POINTING INDEX
U+261B  ☛   BLACK RIGHT-POINTING INDEX
U+261C  ☜   WHITE LEFT POINTING INDEX
U+261D  ☝   WHITE UP POINTING INDEX
U+261E  ☞   WHITE RIGHT POINTING INDEX
U+261F  ☟   WHITE DOWN POINTING INDEX
U+2620  ☠   SKULL AND CROSSBONES
U+2621  ☡   CAUTION SIGN
U+2622  ☢   RADIOACTIVE SIGN
U+2623  ☣   BIOHAZARD SIGN
U+262A  ☪   STAR AND CRESCENT
U+262B  ☫   FARSI SYMBOL
U+262C  ☬   ADI SHAKTI
U+262D  ☭   HAMMER AND SICKLE
U+262E  ☮   PEACE SYMBOL
U+262F  ☯   YIN YANG
U+2638  ☸   WHEEL OF DHARMA
U+2639  ☹   WHITE FROWNING FACE
U+263A  ☺   WHITE SMILING FACE
U+263B  ☻   BLACK SMILING FACE
U+263C  ☼   WHITE SUN WITH RAYS
U+263D  ☽   FIRST QUARTER MOON
U+263E  ☾   LAST QUARTER MOON
U+263F  ☿   MERCURY
U+2640  ♀   FEMALE SIGN
U+2641  ♁   EARTH
U+2642  ♂   MALE SIGN
U+2643  ♃   JUPITER
U+2644  ♄   SATURN
U+2645  ♅   URANUS
U+2646  ♆   NEPTUNE
U+2647  ♇   PLUTO
U+2648  ♈   ARIES
U+2649  ♉   TAURUS
U+264A  ♊   GEMINI
U+264B  ♋   CANCER
U+264C  ♌   LEO
U+264D  ♍   VIRGO
U+264E  ♎   LIBRA
U+264F  ♏   SCORPIUS
U+2650  ♐   SAGITTARIUS
U+2651  ♑   CAPRICORN
U+2652  ♒   AQUARIUS
U+2653  ♓   PISCES
U+2654  ♔   WHITE CHESS KING
U+2655  ♕   WHITE CHESS QUEEN
U+2656  ♖   WHITE CHESS ROOK
U+2657  ♗   WHITE CHESS BISHOP
U+2658  ♘   WHITE CHESS KNIGHT
U+2659  ♙   WHITE CHESS PAWN
U+265A  ♚   BLACK CHESS KING
U+265B  ♛   BLACK CHESS QUEEN
U+265C  ♜   BLACK CHESS ROOK
U+265D  ♝   BLACK CHESS BISHOP
U+265E  ♞   BLACK CHESS KNIGHT
U+265F  ♟   BLACK CHESS PAWN
U+2660  ♠   BLACK SPADE SUIT
U+2661  ♡   WHITE HEART SUIT
U+2662  ♢   WHITE DIAMOND SUIT
U+2663  ♣   BLACK CLUB SUITE
U+2664  ♤   WHITE SPADE SUIT
U+2665  ♥   BLACK HEART SUIT
U+2666  ♦   BLACK DIAMOND SUIT
U+2667  ♧   WHITE CLUB SUITE
U+2668  ♨   HOT SPRINGS
U+2669  ♩   QUARTER NOTE
U+266A  ♪   EIGHTH NOTE
U+266B  ♫   BEAMED EIGHTH NOTES
U+266C  ♬   BEAMED SIXTEENTH NOTES
U+266D  ♭   MUSIC FLAT SIGN
U+266E  ♮   MUSIC NATURAL SIGN
U+266F  ♯   MUSIC SHARP SIGN
U+267A  ♺   RECYCLING SYMBOL FOR GENERIC MATERIALS
U+267B  ♻   BLACK UNIVERSAL RECYCLING SYMBOL
U+267C  ♼   RECYCLED PAPER SYMBOL
U+267D  ♽   PARTIALLY-RECYCLED PAPER SYMBOL
U+267E  ♾   PERMANENT PAPER SIGN
U+267F  ♿   WHEELCHAIR SYMBOL
U+2680  ⚀   DIE FACE-1
U+2681  ⚁   DIE FACE-2
U+2682  ⚂   DIE FACE-3
U+2683  ⚃   DIE FACE-4
U+2684  ⚄   DIE FACE-5
U+2685  ⚅   DIE FACE-6
U+2686  ⚆   WHITE CIRCLE WITH DOT RIGHT
U+2687  ⚇   WHITE CIRCLE WITH TWO DOTS
U+2688  ⚈   BLACK CIRCLE WITH WHITE DOT RIGHT
U+2689  ⚉   BLACK CIRCLE WITH TWO WHITE DOTS
U+268A  ⚊   MONOGRAM FOR YANG
U+268B  ⚋   MONOGRAM FOR YIN
U+268C  ⚌   DIGRAM FOR GREATER YANG
U+268D  ⚍   DIGRAM FOR LESSER YIN
U+268E  ⚎   DIGRAM FOR LESSER YANG
U+268F  ⚏   DIGRAM FOR GREATER YIN
U+2690  ⚐   WHITE FLAG
U+2691  ⚑   BLACK FLAG
U+2692  ⚒   HAMMER AND PICK
U+2693  ⚓   ANCHOR
U+2694  ⚔   CROSSED SWORDS
U+2695  ⚕   STAFF OF AESCULAPIUS
U+2696  ⚖   SCALES
U+2697  ⚗   ALEMBIC
U+2698  ⚘   FLOWER
U+2699  ⚙   GEAR
U+269A  ⚚   STAFF OF HERMES
U+269B  ⚛   ATOM SYMBOL
U+269C  ⚜   FLEUR-DE-LIS
U+269D  ⚝   OUTLINED WHITE STAR
U+269E  ⚞   THREE LINES CONVERGING RIGHT
U+269F  ⚟   THREE LINES CONVERGING LEFT
U+26A0  ⚠   WARNING SIGN
U+26A1  ⚡   HIGH VOLTAGE SIGN
U+26A2  ⚢   DOUBLED FEMALE SIGN
U+26A3  ⚣   DOUBLED MALE SIGN
U+26A4  ⚤   INTERLOCKED FEMALE AND MALE SIGN
U+26A5  ⚥   MALE AND FEMALE SIGN
U+26A6  ⚦   MALE WITH STROKE SIGN
U+26A7  ⚧   MALE WITH STROKE AND MALE AND FEMALE SIGN
U+26A8  ⚨   VERTICAL MALE WITH STROKE SIGN
U+26A9  ⚩   HORIZONTAL MALE WITH STROKE SIGN
U+26AA  ⚪   MEDIUM WHITE CIRCLE
U+26AB  ⚫   MEDIUM BLACK CIRCLE
U+26BD  ⚽   SOCCER BALL
U+26BE  ⚾   BASEBALL
U+26BF  ⚿   SQUARED KEY
U+26C0  ⛀   WHITE DRAUGHTSMAN
U+26C1  ⛁   WHITE DRAUGHTS KING
U+26C2  ⛂   BLACK DRAUGHTSMAN
U+26C3  ⛃   BLACK DRAUGHTS KING
U+26C4  ⛄   SNOWMAN WITHOUT SNOW
U+26C5  ⛅   SUN BEHIND CLOUD
U+26C6  ⛆   RAIN
U+26C7  ⛇   BLACK SNOWMAN
U+26C8  ⛈   THUNDER CLOUD AND RAIN
U+26C9  ⛉   TURNED WHITE SHOGI PIECE
U+26CA  ⛊   TURNED BLACK SHOGI PIECE
U+26CB  ⛋   WHITE DIAMOND IN SQUARE
U+26CC  ⛌   CROSSING LANES
U+26CD  ⛍   DISABLED CAR
U+26CE  ⛎   OPHIUCHUS
U+26CF  ⛏   PICK
U+26D0  ⛐   CAR SLIDING
U+26D1  ⛑   HELMET WITH WHITE CROSS
U+26D2  ⛒   CIRCLED CROSSING LANES
U+26D3  ⛓   CHAINS
U+26D4  ⛔   NO ENTRY
U+26D5  ⛕   ALTERNATE ONE-WAY LEFT WAY TRAFFIC
U+26D6  ⛖   BLACK TWO-WAY LEFT WAY TRAFFIC
U+26D7  ⛗   WHITE TWO-WAY LEFT WAY TRAFFIC
U+26D8  ⛘   BLACK LEFT LANE MERGE
U+26D9  ⛙   WHITE LEFT LANE MERGE
U+26DA  ⛚   DRIVE SLOW SIGN
U+26DB  ⛛   HEAVY WHITE DOWN-POINTING TRIANGLE
U+26DC  ⛜   LEFT CLOSED ENTRY
U+26DD  ⛝   SQUARED SALTIRE
U+26DE  ⛞   FALLING DIAGONAL IN WHITE CIRCLE IN BLACK SQUARE
U+26DF  ⛟   BLACK TRUCK
U+26E0  ⛠   RESTRICTED LEFT ENTRY-1
U+26E1  ⛡   RESTRICTED LEFT ENTRY-2
U+26E2  ⛢   ASTRONOMICAL SYMBOL FOR URANUS
U+26E3  ⛣   HEAVY CIRCLE WITH STROKE AND TWO DOTS ABOVE
U+26E4  ⛤   PENTAGRAM
U+26E5  ⛥   RIGHT-HANDED INTERLACED PENTAGRAM
U+26E6  ⛦   LEFT-HANDED INTERLACED PENTAGRAM
U+26E7  ⛧   INVERTED PENTAGRAM
U+26E8  ⛨   BLACK CROSS ON SHIELD
U+26E9  ⛩   SHINTO SHRINE
U+26EA  ⛪   CHURCH
U+26EB  ⛫   CASTLE
U+26EC  ⛬   HISTORIC SITE
U+26ED  ⛭   GEAR WITHOUT HUB
U+26EE  ⛮   GEAR WITH HANDLES
U+26EF  ⛯   MAP SYMBOL FOR LIGHTHOUSE
U+26F0  ⛰   MOUNTAIN
U+26F1  ⛱   UMBRELLA ON GROUND
U+26F2  ⛲   FOUNTAIN
U+26F3  ⛳   FLAG IN HOLE
U+26F4  ⛴   FERRY
U+26F5  ⛵   SAILBOAT
U+26F6  ⛶   SQUARE FOUR CORNERS
U+26F7  ⛷   SKIER
U+26F8  ⛸   ICE SKATE
U+26F9  ⛹   PERSON WITH BALL
U+26FA  ⛺   TENT
U+26FD  ⛽   FUEL PUMP
U+26FE  ⛾   CUP ON BLACK SQUARE
U+26FF  ⛿   WHITE FLAG WITH HORIZONTAL MIDDLE BLACK STRIPE
U+2701  ✁   UPPER BLADE SCISSORS
U+2702  ✂   BLACK SCISSORS
U+2703  ✃   LOWER BLADE SCISSORS
U+2704  ✄   WHITE SCISSORS
U+2705  ✅   WHITE HEAVY CHECK MARK
U+2706  ✆   TELEPHONE LOCATION SIGN
U+2707  ✇   TAPE DRIVE
U+2708  ✈   AIRPLANE
U+2709  ✉   ENVELOPE
U+270A  ✊   RAISED FIST
U+270B  ✋   RAISED HAND
U+270C  ✌   VICTORY HAND
U+270D  ✍   WRITING HAND
U+270E  ✎   LOWER RIGHT PENCIL
U+270F  ✏   PENCIL
U+2710  ✐   UPPER RIGHT PENCIL
U+2711  ✑   WHITE NIB
U+2712  ✒   BLACK NIB
U+2713  ✓   CHECK MARK
U+2714  ✔   HEAVY CHECK MARK
U+2715  ✕   MULTIPLICATION X
U+2716  ✖   HEAVY MULTIPLICATION X
U+2717  ✗   BALLOT X
U+2718  ✘   HEAVY BALLOT X
U+2719  ✙   OUTLINED GREEK CROSS
U+271A  ✚   HEAVY GREEK CROSS
U+271B  ✛   OPEN CENTRE CROSS
U+271C  ✜   HEAVY OPEN CENTRE CROSS
U+271D  ✝   LATIN CROSS
U+271E  ✞   SHADOWED WHITE LATIN CROSS
U+271F  ✟   OUTLINED LATIN CROSS
U+2720  ✠   MALTESE CROSS
U+2721  ✡   STAR OF DAVID
U+2722  ✢   FOUR TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+2723  ✣   FOUR BALLOON-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+2724  ✤   HEAVY FOUR BALLOON-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+2725  ✥   FOUR CLUB-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+2726  ✦   BLACK FOUR POINTED STAR
U+2727  ✧   WHITE FOUR POINTED STAR
U+2728  ✨   SPARKLES
U+2729  ✩   STRESS OUTLINED WHITE STAR
U+272A  ✪   CIRCLED WHITE STAR
U+272B  ✫   OPEN CENTRE BLACK STAR
U+272C  ✬   BLACK CENTRE WHITE STAR
U+272D  ✭   OUTLINED BLACK STAR
U+272E  ✮   HEAVY OUTLINED BLACK STAR
U+272F  ✯   PINWHEEL STAR
U+2730  ✰   SHADOWED WHITE STAR
U+2731  ✱   HEAVY ASTERISK
U+2732  ✲   OPEN CENTRE ASTERISK
U+2733  ✳   EIGHT SPOKED ASTERISK
U+2734  ✴   EIGHT POINTED BLACK STAR
U+2735  ✵   EIGHT POINTED PINWHEEL STAR
U+2736  ✶   SIX POINTED BLACK STAR
U+2737  ✷   EIGHT POINTED RECTILINEAR BLACK STAR
U+2738  ✸   HEAVY EIGHT POINTED RECTILINEAR BLACK STAR
U+2739  ✹   TWELVE POINTED BLACK STAR
U+273A  ✺   SIXTEEN POINTED ASTERISK
U+273B  ✻   TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+273C  ✼   OPEN CENTRE TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+273D  ✽   HEAVY TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+273E  ✾   SIX PETALLED BLACK AND WHITE FLORETTE
U+273F  ✿   BLACK FLORETTE
U+2740  ❀   WHITE FLORETTE
U+2741  ❁   EIGHT PETALLED OUTLINED BLACK FLORETTE
U+2742  ❂   CIRCLED OPEN CENTRE EIGHT POINTED STAR
U+2743  ❃   HEAVY TEARDROP-SPOKED PINWHEEL ASTERISK
U+2744  ❄   SNOWFLAKE
U+2745  ❅   TIGHT TRIFOLIATE SNOWFLAKE
U+2746  ❆   HEAVY CHEVRON SNOWFLAKE
U+2747  ❇   SPARKLE
U+2748  ❈   HEAVY SPARKLE
U+2749  ❉   BALLOON-SPOKED ASTERISK
U+274A  ❊   EIGHT TEARDROP-SPOKED PROPELLER ASTERISK
U+274B  ❋   HEAVY EIGHT TEARDROP-SPOKED PROPELLER ASTERISK
U+274C  ❌   CROSS MARK
U+274D  ❍   SHADOWED WHITE CIRCLE
U+274E  ❎   NEGATIVE SQUARED CROSS MARK
U+2753  ❓   BLACK QUESTION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2754  ❔   WHITE QUESTION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2755  ❕   WHITE EXCLAMATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2756  ❖   BLACK DIAMOND MINUS WHITE X
U+2757  ❗   HEAVY EXCLAMATION MARK SYMBOL
U+275B  ❛   HEAVY SINGLE TURNED COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+275C  ❜   HEAVY SINGLE COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+275D  ❝   HEAVY DOUBLE TURNED COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+275E  ❞   HEAVY DOUBLE COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+275F  ❟   HEAVY LOW SINGLE COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2760  ❠   HEAVY LOW DOUBLE COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2761  ❡   CURVED STEM PARAGRAPH SIGN ORNAMENT
U+2762  ❢   HEAVY EXCLAMATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2763  ❣   HEAVY HEART EXCLAMATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2764  ❤   HEAVY BLACK HEART
U+2765  ❥   ROTATED HEAVY BLACK HEART BULLET
U+2766  ❦   FLORAL HEART
U+2767  ❧   ROTATED FLORAL HEART BULLET
U+276C  ❬   MEDIUM LEFT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET ORNAMENT
U+276D  ❭   MEDIUM RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET ORNAMENT
U+276E  ❮   HEAVY LEFT-POINTING ANGLE QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+276F  ❯   HEAVY RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT
U+2770  ❰   HEAVY LEFT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET ORNAMENT
U+2771  ❱   HEAVY RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET ORNAMENT
U+2794  ➔   HEAVY WIDE-HEADED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+2795  ➕   HEAVY PLUS SIGN
U+2796  ➖   HEAVY MINUS SIGN
U+2797  ➗   HEAVY DIVISION SIGN
U+2798  ➘   HEAVY SOUTH EAST ARROW
U+2799  ➙   HEAVY RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+279A  ➚   HEAVY NORTH EAST ARROW
U+279B  ➛   DRAFTING POINT RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+279C  ➜   HEAVY ROUND-TIPPED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+279D  ➝   TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+279E  ➞   HEAVY TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+279F  ➟   DASHED TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27A0  ➠   HEAVY DASHED TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27A1  ➡   BLACK RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27A2  ➢   THREE-D TOP-LIGHTED RIGHTWARDS ARROWHEAD
U+27A3  ➣   THREE-D BOTTOM-LIGHTED RIGHTWARDS ARROWHEAD
U+27A4  ➤   BLACK RIGHTWARDS ARROWHEAD
U+27A5  ➥   HEAVY BLACK CURVED DOWNWARDS AND RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27A6  ➦   HEAVY BLACK CURVED UPWARDS AND RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27A7  ➧   SQUAT BLACK RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27A8  ➨   HEAVY CONCAVE-POINTED BLACK RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27A9  ➩   RIGHT-SHADED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27AA  ➪   LEFT-SHADED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27AB  ➫   BACK-TILTED SHADOWED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27AC  ➬   FRONT-TILTED SHADOWED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27AD  ➭   HEAVY LOWER RIGHT-SHADOWED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27AE  ➮   HEAVY UPPER RIGHT-SHADOWED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27AF  ➯   NOTCHED LOWER RIGHT-SHADOWED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27B0  ➰   CURLY LOOP
U+27B1  ➱   NOTCHED UPPER RIGHT-SHADOWED WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27B2  ➲   CIRCLED HEAVY WHITE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27B3  ➳   WHITE-FEATHERED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27B4  ➴   BLACK-FEATHERED SOUTH EAST ARROW
U+27B5  ➵   BLACK-FEATHERED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27B6  ➶   BLACK-FEATHERED NORTH EAST ARROW
U+27B7  ➷   HEAVY BLACK-FEATHERED SOUTH EAST ARROW
U+27B8  ➸   HEAVY BLACK-FEATHERED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27B9  ➹   HEAVY BLACK-FEATHERED NORTH EAST ARROW
U+27BA  ➺   TEARDROP-BARBED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27BB  ➻   HEAVY TEARDROP-SHANKED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27BC  ➼   WEDGE-TAILED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27BD  ➽   HEAVY WEDGE-TAILED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27BE  ➾   OPEN-OUTLINED RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27C0  ⟀   THREE DIMENSIONAL ANGLE
U+27E8  ⟨   MATHEMATICAL LEFT ANGLE BRACKET
U+27E9  ⟩   MATHEMATICAL RIGHT ANGLE BRACKET
U+27EA  ⟪   MATHEMATICAL LEFT DOUBLE ANGLE BRACKET
U+27EB  ⟫   MATHEMATICAL RIGHT DOUBLE ANGLE BRACKET
U+27F0  ⟰   UPWARDS QUADRUPLE ARROW
U+27F1  ⟱   DOWNWARDS QUADRUPLE ARROW
U+27F2  ⟲   ANTICLOCKWISE GAPPED CIRCLE ARROW
U+27F3  ⟳   CLOCKWISE GAPPED CIRCLE ARROW
U+27F4  ⟴   RIGHT ARROW WITH CIRCLED PLUS
U+27F5  ⟵   LONG LEFTWARDS ARROW
U+27F6  ⟶   LONG RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+27F7  ⟷   LONG LEFT RIGHT ARROW
U+27F8  ⟸   LONG LEFTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW
U+27F9  ⟹   LONG RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW
U+27FA  ⟺   LONG LEFT RIGHT DOUBLE ARROW
U+27FB  ⟻   LONG LEFTWARDS ARROW FROM BAR
U+27FC  ⟼   LONG RIGHTWARDS ARROW FROM BAR
U+27FD  ⟽   LONG LEFTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW FROM BAR
U+27FE  ⟾   LONG RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW FROM BAR
U+27FF  ⟿   LONG RIGHTWARDS SQUIGGLE ARROW
U+2900  ⤀   RIGHTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2901  ⤁   RIGHTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE
U+2902  ⤂   LEFTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2903  ⤃   RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2904  ⤄   LEFT RIGHT DOUBLE ARROW WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2905  ⤅   RIGHTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW FROM BAR
U+2906  ⤆   LEFTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW FROM BAR
U+2907  ⤇   RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW FROM BAR
U+2908  ⤈   DOWNWARDS ARROW WITH HORIZONTAL STROKE
U+2909  ⤉   UPWARDS ARROW WITH HORIZONTAL STROKE
U+290A  ⤊   UPWARDS TRIPLE ARROW
U+290B  ⤋   DOWNWARDS TRIPLE ARROW
U+290C  ⤌   LEFTWARDS DOUBLE DASH ARROW
U+290D  ⤍   RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE DASH ARROW
U+290E  ⤎   LEFTWARDS TRIPLE DASH ARROW
U+290F  ⤏   RIGHTWARDS TRIPLE DASH ARROW
U+2910  ⤐   RIGHTWARDS TWO-HEADED TRIPLE DASH ARROW
U+2911  ⤑   RIGHTWARDS ARROW WITH DOTTED STEM
U+2912  ⤒   UPWARDS ARROW TO BAR
U+2913  ⤓   DOWNWARDS ARROW TO BAR
U+2914  ⤔   RIGHTWARDS ARROW WITH TAIL WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2915  ⤕   RIGHTWARDS ARROW WITH TAIL WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE
U+2916  ⤖   RIGHTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH TAIL
U+2917  ⤗   RIGHTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH TAIL WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2918  ⤘   RIGHTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH TAIL WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE
U+2919  ⤙   LEFTWARDS ARROW-TAIL
U+291A  ⤚   RIGHTWARDS ARROW-TAIL
U+291B  ⤛   LEFTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW-TAIL
U+291C  ⤜   RIGHTWARDS DOUBLE ARROW-TAIL
U+291D  ⤝   LEFTWARDS ARROW TO BLACK DIAMOND
U+291E  ⤞   RIGHTWARDS ARROW TO BLACK DIAMOND
U+291F  ⤟   LEFTWARDS ARROW FROM BAR TO BLACK DIAMOND
U+2920  ⤠   RIGHTWARDS ARROW FROM BAR TO BLACK DIAMOND
U+2921  ⤡   NORTHWEST AND SOUTH EAST ARROW
U+2922  ⤢   NORTHEAST AND SOUTH WEST ARROW
U+2923  ⤣   NORTH WEST ARROW WITH HOOK
U+2924  ⤤   NORTH EAST ARROW WITH HOOK
U+2925  ⤥   SOUTH EAST ARROW WITH HOOK
U+2926  ⤦   SOUTH WEST ARROW WITH HOOK
U+2927  ⤧   NORTH WEST ARROW AND NORTH EAST ARROW
U+2928  ⤨   NORTH EAST ARROW AND SOUTH EAST ARROW
U+2929  ⤩   SOUTH EAST ARROW AND SOUTH WEST ARROW
U+292A  ⤪   SOUTH WEST ARROW AND NORTH WEST ARROW
U+292B  ⤫   RISING DIAGONAL CROSSING FALLING DIAGONAL
U+292C  ⤬   FALLING DIAGONAL CROSSING RISING DIAGONAL
U+292D  ⤭   SOUTH EAST ARROW CROSSING NORTH EAST ARROW
U+292E  ⤮   NORTH EAST ARROW CROSSING SOUTH EAST ARROW
U+292F  ⤯   FALLING DIAGONAL CROSSING NORTH EAST ARROW
U+2930  ⤰   RISING DIAGONAL CROSSING SOUTH EAST ARROW
U+2931  ⤱   NORTH EAST ARROW CROSSING NORTH WEST ARROW
U+2932  ⤲   NORTH WEST ARROW CROSSING NORTH EAST ARROW
U+2933  ⤳   WAVE ARROW POINTING DIRECTLY RIGHT
U+2934  ⤴   ARROW POINTING RIGHTWARDS THEN CURVING UPWARDS
U+2935  ⤵   ARROW POINTING RIGHTWARDS THEN CURVING DOWNWARDS
U+2936  ⤶   ARROW POINTING DOWNWARDS THEN CURVING LEFTWARDS
U+2937  ⤷   ARROW POINTING DOWNWARDS THEN CURVING RIGHTWARDS
U+2938  ⤸   RIGHT-SIDE ARC CLOCKWISE ARROW
U+2939  ⤹   LEFT-SIDE ARC ANTICLOCKWISE ARROW
U+293A  ⤺   TOP ARC ANTICLOCKWISE ARROW
U+293B  ⤻   BOTTOM ARC ANTICLOCKWISE ARROW
U+293C  ⤼   TOP ARC CLOCKWISE ARROW WITH MINUS
U+293D  ⤽   TOP ARC ANTICLOCKWISE ARROW WITH PLUS
U+293E  ⤾   LOWER RIGHT SEMICIRCULAR CLOCKWISE ARROW
U+293F  ⤿   LOWER LEFT SEMICIRCULAR ANTICLOCKWISE ARROW
U+2940  ⥀   ANTICLOCKWISE CLOSED CIRCLE ARROW
U+2941  ⥁   CLOCKWISE CLOSED CIRCLE ARROW
U+2942  ⥂   RIGHTWARDS ARROW ABOVE SHORT LEFTWARDS ARROW
U+2943  ⥃   LEFTWARDS ARROW ABOVE SHORT RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+2944  ⥄   SHORT RIGHTWARDS ARROW ABOVE LEFTWARDS ARROW
U+2945  ⥅   RIGHTWARDS ARROW WITH PLUS BELOW
U+2946  ⥆   LEFTWARDS ARROW WITH PLUS BELOW
U+2962  ⥢   LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP ABOVE LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN
U+2963  ⥣   UPWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB LEFT BESIDE UPWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB RIGHT
U+2964  ⥤   RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP ABOVE RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN
U+2965  ⥥   DOWNWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB LEFT BESIDE DOWNWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB RIGHT
U+2966  ⥦   LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP ABOVE RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP
U+2967  ⥧   LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN ABOVE RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN
U+2968  ⥨   RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP ABOVE LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP
U+2969  ⥩   RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN ABOVE LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN
U+296A  ⥪   LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP ABOVE LONG DASH
U+296B  ⥫   LEFTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN BELOW LONG DASH
U+296C  ⥬   RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB UP ABOVE LONG DASH
U+296D  ⥭   RIGHTWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB DOWN BELOW LONG DASH
U+296E  ⥮   UPWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB LEFT BESIDE DOWNWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB RIGHT
U+296F  ⥯   DOWNWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB LEFT BESIDE UPWARDS HARPOON WITH BARB RIGHT
U+2989  ⦉   Z NOTATION LEFT BINDING BRACKET
U+298A  ⦊   Z NOTATION RIGHT BINDING BRACKET
U+2991  ⦑   LEFT ANGLE BRACKET WITH DOT
U+2992  ⦒   RIGHT ANGLE BRACKET WITH DOT
U+2993  ⦓   LEFT ARC LESS-THAN BRACKET
U+2994  ⦔   RIGHT ARC GREATER-THAN BRACKET
U+2995  ⦕   DOUBLE LEFT ARC GREATER-THAN BRACKET
U+2996  ⦖   DOUBLE RIGHT ARC LESS-THAN BRACKET
U+29A8  ⦨   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING UP AND RIGHT
U+29A9  ⦩   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING UP AND LEFT
U+29AA  ⦪   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING DOWN AND RIGHT
U+29AB  ⦫   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING DOWN AND LEFT
U+29AC  ⦬   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING RIGHT AND UP
U+29AD  ⦭   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING LEFT AND UP
U+29AE  ⦮   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING RIGHT AND DOWN
U+29AF  ⦯   MEASURED ANGLE WITH OPEN ARM ENDING IN ARROW POINTING LEFT AND DOWN
U+29BE  ⦾   CIRCLED WHITE BULLET
U+29BF  ⦿   CIRCLED BULLET
U+29C9  ⧉   TWO JOINED SQUARES
U+29CE  ⧎   RIGHT TRIANGLE ABOVE LEFT TRIANGLE
U+29CF  ⧏   LEFT TRIANGLE BESIDE VERTICAL BAR
U+29D0  ⧐   VERTICAL BAR BESIDE RIGHT TRIANGLE
U+29D1  ⧑   BOWTIE WITH LEFT HALF BLACK
U+29D2  ⧒   BOWTIE WITH RIGHT HALF BLACK
U+29D3  ⧓   BLACK BOWTIE
U+29D4  ⧔   TIMES WITH LEFT HALF BLACK
U+29D5  ⧕   TIMES WITH RIGHT HALF BLACK
U+29D6  ⧖   WHITE HOURGLASS
U+29D7  ⧗   BLACK HOURGLASS
U+29E8  ⧨   DOWN-POINTING TRIANGLE WITH LEFT HALF BLACK
U+29E9  ⧩   DOWN-POINTING TRIANGLE WITH RIGHT HALF BLACK
U+29EA  ⧪   BLACK DIAMOND WITH DOWN ARROW
U+29EB  ⧫   BLACK LOZENGE
U+29EC  ⧬   WHITE CIRCLE WITH DOWN ARROW
U+29ED  ⧭   BLACK CIRCLE WITH DOWN ARROW
U+29F4  ⧴   RULE-DELAYED
U+29FC  ⧼   LEFT-POINTING CURVED ANGLE BRACKET
U+29FD  ⧽   RIGHT-POINTING CURVED ANGLE BRACKET
U+29FE  ⧾   TINY
U+29FF  ⧿   MINY
U+2B00  ⬀   NORTH EAST WHITE ARROW
U+2B01  ⬁   NORTH WEST WHITE ARROW
U+2B02  ⬂   SOUTH EAST WHITE ARROW
U+2B03  ⬃   SOUTH WEST WHITE ARROW
U+2B04  ⬄   LEFT RIGHT WHITE ARROW
U+2B05  ⬅   LEFTWARDS BLACK ARROW
U+2B06  ⬆   UPWARDS BLACK ARROW
U+2B07  ⬇   DOWNWARDS BLACK ARROW
U+2B08  ⬈   NORTH EAST BLACK ARROW
U+2B09  ⬉   NORTH WEST BLACK ARROW
U+2B0A  ⬊   SOUTH EAST BLACK ARROW
U+2B0B  ⬋   SOUTHWEST BLACK ARROW
U+2B0C  ⬌   LEFT RIGHT BLACK ARROW
U+2B0D  ⬍   UP DOWN BLACK ARROW
U+2B0E  ⬎   RIGHTWARDS ARROW WITH TIP DOWNWARDS
U+2B0F  ⬏   RIGHTWARDS ARROW WITH TIP UPWARDS
U+2B10  ⬐   LEFTWARDS ARROW WITH TIP DOWNWARDS
U+2B11  ⬑   LEFTWARDS ARROW WITH TIP UPWARDS
U+2B12  ⬒   SQUARE WITH TOP HALF BLACK
U+2B13  ⬓   SQUARE WITH BOTTOM HALF BLACK
U+2B14  ⬔   SQUARE WITH UPPER RIGHT DIAGONAL HALF BLACK
U+2B15  ⬕   SQUARE WITH LOWER LEFT DIAGONAL HALF BLACK
U+2B16  ⬖   DIAMOND WITH LEFT HALF BLACK
U+2B17  ⬗   DIAMOND WITH RIGHT HALF BLACK
U+2B18  ⬘   DIAMOND WITH TOP HALF BLACK
U+2B19  ⬙   DIAMOND WITH BOTTOM HALF BLACK
U+2B1A  ⬚   DOTTED SQUARE
U+2B1B  ⬛   BLACK LARGE SQUARE
U+2B1C  ⬜   WHITE LARGE SQUARE
U+2B1D  ⬝   BLACK VERY SMALL SQUARE
U+2B1E  ⬞   WHITE VERY SMALL SQUARE
U+2B1F  ⬟   BLACK PENTAGON
U+2B20  ⬠   WHITE PENTAGON
U+2B21  ⬡   WHITE HEXAGON
U+2B22  ⬢   BLACK HEXAGON
U+2B23  ⬣   HORIZONTAL BLACK HEXAGON
U+2B24  ⬤   BLACK LARGE CIRCLE
U+2B25  ⬥   BLACK MEDIUM DIAMOND
U+2B26  ⬦   WHITE MEDIUM DIAMOND
U+2B27  ⬧   BLACK MEDIUM LOZENGE
U+2B28  ⬨   WHITE MEDIUM LOZENGE
U+2B29  ⬩   BLACK SMALL DIAMOND
U+2B2A  ⬪   BLACK SMALL LOZENGE
U+2B2B  ⬫   WHITE SMALL LOZENGE
U+2B30  ⬰   LEFT ARROW WITH SMALL CIRCLE
U+2B31  ⬱   THREE LEFTWARDS ARROWS
U+2B32  ⬲   LEFT ARROW WITH CIRCLED PLUS
U+2B33  ⬳   LONG LEFTWARDS SQUIGGLE ARROW
U+2B34  ⬴   LEFTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2B35  ⬵   LEFTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE
U+2B36  ⬶   LEFTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW FROM BAR
U+2B37  ⬷   LEFTWARDS TWO-HEADED TRIPLE DASH ARROW
U+2B38  ⬸   LEFTWARDS ARROW WITH DOTTED STEM
U+2B39  ⬹   LEFTWARDS ARROW WITH TAIL WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2B3A  ⬺   LEFTWARDS ARROW WITH TAIL WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE
U+2B3B  ⬻   LEFTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH TAIL
U+2B3C  ⬼   LEFTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH TAIL WITH VERTICAL STROKE
U+2B3D  ⬽   LEFTWARDS TWO-HEADED ARROW WITH TAIL WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE
U+2B3E  ⬾   LEFTWARDS ARROW THROUGH X
U+2B3F  ⬿   WAVE ARROW POINTING DIRECTLY LEFT
U+2B40  ⭀   EQUALS SIGN ABOVE LEFTWARDS ARROW
U+2B41  ⭁   REVERSE TILDE OPERATOR ABOVE LEFTWARDS ARROW
U+2B42  ⭂   LEFTWARDS ARROW ABOVE REVERSE ALMOST EQUAL TO
U+2B43  ⭃   RIGHTWARDS ARROW THROUGH GREATER-THAN
U+2B44  ⭄   RIGHTWARDS ARROW THROUGH SUPERSET
U+2B45  ⭅   LEFTWARDS QUADRUPLE ARROW
U+2B46  ⭆   RIGHTWARDS QUADRUPLE ARROW
U+2B47  ⭇   REVERSE TILDE OPERATOR ABOVE RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+2B48  ⭈   RIGHTWARDS ARROW ABOVE REVERSE ALMOST EQUAL TO
U+2B49  ⭉   TILDE OPERATOR ABOVE LEFTWARDS ARROW
U+2B4A  ⭊   LEFTWARDS ARROW ABOVE ALMOST EQUAL TO
U+2B4B  ⭋   LEFTWARDS ARROW ABOVE REVERSE TILDE OPERATOR
U+2B4C  ⭌   RIGHTWARDS ARROW ABOVE REVERSE TILDE OPERATOR
U+2B50  ⭐   WHITE MEDIUM STAR
U+2B51  ⭑   BLACK SMALL STAR
U+2B52  ⭒   WHITE SMALL STAR
U+2B53  ⭓   BLACK RIGHT-POINTING PENTAGON
U+2B54  ⭔   WHITE RIGHT-POINTING PENTAGON
U+2B55  ⭕   HEAVY LARGE CIRCLE
U+2B56  ⭖   HEAVY OVAL WITH OVAL INSIDE
U+2B57  ⭗   HEAVY CIRCLE WITH CIRCLE INSIDE
U+2B58  ⭘   HEAVY CIRCLE
U+2B59  ⭙   HEAVY CIRCLED SALTIRE

OPTION 2: PURE CSS CHEVRONS

I recently made an article about creating chevrons efficiently using only CSS (No images required).

How to simply alter:

  • ROTATION
  • THICKNESS
  • COLOR
  • SIZE

CLICK FOR DEMO ON JSFIDDLE


enter image description here


CSS (Efficient with cross browser support)

.Chevron{
    position:relative;
    display:block;
    height:50px;/*height should be double border*/
}
.Chevron:before,
.Chevron:after{
    position:absolute;
    display:block;
    content:"";
    border:25px solid transparent;/*adjust size*/
}
/* Replace all text `top` below with left/right/bottom to rotate the chevron */
.Chevron:before{
    top:0;
    border-top-color:#b00;/*Chevron Color*/
}
.Chevron:after{
    top:-10px;/*adjust thickness*/
    border-top-color:#fff;/*Match background colour*/
}
<i class="Chevron"></i>


OPTION 3: CSS BASE64 IMAGE ICONS

UP/DOWN UP/DOWN

DOWN DOWN

UP UP

Using only a few lines of CSS we can encode our images into base64.


CLICK FOR DEMO ON JSFIDDLE


PROS

  • No need to include additional resources in the form of images or fonts.
  • Supports full alpha transparency.
  • Full cross-browser support.
  • Small images/icons can be stored in a database.

CONS

  • Updating/editing can become a hassle.
  • Not suitable for large images due to excessive code markup that's generated.

CSS

.sorting,
.sorting_asc,
.sorting_desc{
    padding:4px 21px 4px 4px;
    cursor:pointer;
}
.sorting{
    background:url(data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhCwALAJEAAAAAAP///xUVFf///yH5BAEAAAMALAAAAAALAAsAAAIUnC2nKLnT4or00PvyrQwrPzUZshQAOw==) no-repeat center right;
}
.sorting_asc{
    background:url(data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhCwALAJEAAAAAAP///xUVFf///yH5BAEAAAMALAAAAAALAAsAAAIRnC2nKLnT4or00Puy3rx7VQAAOw==) no-repeat center right;
}
.sorting_desc{
    background:url(data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhCwALAJEAAAAAAP///xUVFf///yH5BAEAAAMALAAAAAALAAsAAAIPnI+py+0/hJzz0IruwjsVADs=) no-repeat center right;
}
2019/09/18

Sorry but they are only in Unicode. :(

Big ones:

  • U+25B2 (Black up-pointing triangle ▲)
  • U+25BC (Black down-pointing triangle ▼)
  • U+25C0 (Black left-pointing triangle ◀)
  • U+25B6 (Black right-pointing triangle ▶)

Big white ones:

  • U+25B3 (White up-pointing triangle △)
  • U+25BD (White down-pointing triangle ▽)
  • U+25C1 (White left-pointing triangle ◁)
  • U+25B7 (White right-pointing triangle ▷)

There is also some smalller triangles:

  • U+25B4 (Black up-pointing small triangle ▴)
  • U+25C2 (Black left-pointing small triangle ◂)
  • U+25BE (Black down-pointing small triangle ▾)
  • U+25B8 (Black right-pointing small triangle ▸)

Also some white ones:

  • U+25C3 (White left-pointing small triangle ◃)
  • U+25BF (White down-pointing small triangle ▿)
  • U+25B9 (White right-pointing small triangle ▹)
  • U+25B5 (White up-pointing small triangle ▵)

There are also some "pointy" triangles. You can read more here in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_Shapes

But unfortunately, they are all Unicode instead of ASCII. If you still want to use ASCII, then you can use an image file for it of just use ^ and v. (Just like the Google Maps in the mobile version this was referring to the ancient mobile Google Maps)


As others also suggested, you can also create triangles with HTML, either with CSS borders or SVG shapes or even JavaScript canvases.

CSS

div{
    width: 0px;
    height: 0px;
    border-top: 10px solid black;
    border-left: 8px solid transparent;
    border-right: 8px solid transparent;
    border-bottom: none;
}

SVG

<svg width="16" height="10">
    <polygon points="0,0 16,0 8,10"/>
</svg>

JavaScript

var ctx = document.querySelector("canvas").getContext("2d");

// do not use with() outside of this demo!
with(ctx){
    beginPath();
    moveTo(0,0);
    lineTo(16,0);
    lineTo(8,10);
    fill();
    endPath();
}

Demo

2015/12/30

Since you're using these arrows for a toggle switch you may want to consider creating these arrows with an html element using the following styles instead of unicode characters.

.upparrow {
   height: 0;
   width: 0;
   border: 4px solid transparent;
   border-bottom-color: #000;
}

.downarrow {
   height: 0;
   width: 0;
   border: 4px solid transparent;
   border-top-color: #000;
}

http://jsfiddle.net/FrsGR/

2013/05/22

There are literal arrowheads in the Spacing Modifier Letters block:

U+02C2  ˂   &#706;  Modifier Letter Left  Arrowhead
U+02C3  ˃   &#707;  Modifier Letter Right Arrowhead
U+02C4  ˄   &#708;  Modifier Letter Up    Arrowhead
U+02C5  ˅   &#709;  Modifier Letter Down  Arrowhead
2019/07/08

There are several correct ways to display a down-pointing triangle.

Method 1 : use decimal HTML entity

HTML :

&#9660;

Method 2 : use hexidecimal HTML entity

HTML :

&#x25BC;

Method 3 : use character directly

HTML :


Method 4 : use CSS

HTML :

<span class='icon-down'></span>

CSS :

.icon-down:before {
    content: "\25BC";
}

Each of these three methods should have the same output. For other symbols, the same three options exist. Some even have a fourth option, allowing you to use a string based reference (eg. &hearts; to display ♥).

You can use a reference website like Unicode-table.com to find which icons are supported in UNICODE and which codes they correspond with. For example, you find the values for the down-pointing triangle at http://unicode-table.com/en/25BC/.

Note that these methods are sufficient only for icons that are available by default in every browser. For symbols like ☃,❄,★,☂,☭,⎗ or ⎘, this is far less likely to be the case. While it is possible to provide cross-browser support for other UNICODE symbols, the procedure is a bit more complicated.

If you want to know how to add support for less common UNICODE characters, see Create webfont with Unicode Supplementary Multilingual Plane symbols for more info on how to do this.


Background images

A totally different strategy is the use of background-images instead of fonts. For optimal performance, it's best to embed the image in your CSS file by base-encoding it, as mentioned by eg. @weasel5i2 and @Obsidian. I would recommend the use of SVG rather than GIF, however, is that's better both for performance and for the sharpness of your symbols.

This following code is the base64 for and SVG version of the enter image description here icon :

/* size: 0.9kb */
url(data:image/svg+xml;base64,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

When to use background-images or fonts

For many use cases, SVG-based background images and icon fonts are largely equivalent with regards to performance and flexibility. To decide which to pick, consider the following differences:

SVG images

  • They can have multiple colors
  • They can embed their own CSS and/or be styled by the HTML document
  • They can be loaded as a seperate file, embedded in CSS AND embedded in HTML
  • Each symbol is represented by XML code or base64 code. You cannot use the character directly within your code editor or use an HTML entity
  • Multiple uses of the same symbol implies duplication of the symbol when XML code is embedded in the HTML. Duplication is not required when embedding the file in the CSS or loading it as a seperate file
  • You can not use color, font-size, line-height, background-color or other font related styling rules to change the display of your icon, but you can reference different components of the icon as shapes individually.
  • You need some knowledge of SVG and/or base64 encoding
  • Limited or no support in old versions of IE

Icon fonts

  • An icon can have but one fill color, one background color, etc.
  • An icon can be embedded in CSS or HTML. In HTML, you can use the character directly or use an HTML entity to represent it.
  • Some symbols can be displayed without the use of a webfont. Most symbols cannot.
  • Multiple uses of the same symbol implies duplication of the symbol when your character embedded in the HTML. Duplication is not required when embedding the file in the CSS.
  • You can use color, font-size, line-height, background-color or other font related styling rules to change the display of your icon
  • You need no special technical knowledge
  • Support in all major browsers, including old versions of IE

Personally, I would recommend the use of background-images only when you need multiple colors and those color can't be achieved by means of color, background-color and other color-related CSS rules for fonts.

The main benefit of using SVG images is that you can give different components of a symbol their own styling. If you embed your SVG XML code in the HTML document, this is very similar to styling the HTML. This would, however, result in a web page that uses both HTML tags and SVG tags, which could significantly reduce the readability of a webpage. It also adds extra bloat if the symbol is repeated across multiple pages and you need to consider that old versions of IE have no or limited support for SVG.

2017/05/23

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