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I'm searching an unicode symbol just like this ◢ (U+25E2) but 45° rotated. I found this ► (U+25BA) and this ▶ (U+25B6), but both are not good for me. The rectangle/arrow has to be shorter.

Is there such a symbol of?

UPDATE 2012-12-11:

The font-type is Arial!

The Symbol I'm searching for looks like this: It's a button, and after the button-text there is a small green rectangle.

But in this case it's a graphic.

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Have no idea if there is such symbol, but just a question - why do you need it? Possibly there is some other way to get what you need? – FAngel Dec 10 '12 at 12:55
The actual shape of the glyph depends entirely on which font you are looking at. This is not programming-related, anyway; voting to move to SU. – tripleee Dec 10 '12 at 13:08
@tripleee: I dont think there is such a symbol at all. forget their orientations and if you look closely, you will see that the first figure is a Right Isosceles Triangle, the second one is an Isosceles Triangleand the third one is an Equilateral Triangle They are quite different Source: – naveen Dec 10 '12 at 13:31
@FAngel: I added a image to illustrate. I need this symbol for links or buttons instead of graphics. – XmlmXmlmX Dec 11 '12 at 8:14
What is wrong with symbols you already have? Why it is so important to get shorter arrow? I do not think that Unicode will provide infinite number of "shorter" and "longer" symbols. Plus - what is wrong with image? – FAngel Dec 11 '12 at 8:40


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Further to the above, are you aware of the ability to rotate text in css. You can do something like this to place the ◢ (U+25E2) and rotate it.

With the following css

.icon-triangle {
   -webkit-transform: rotate(-45deg); 
   -moz-transform: rotate(-45deg);  
   filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Matrix(sizingMethod='auto expand', M11=0.7071067811865476, M12=0.7071067811865475, M21=-0.7071067811865475, M22=0.7071067811865476); /* IE6,IE7 */
   -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Matrix(SizingMethod='auto expand', M11=0.7071067811865476, M12=0.7071067811865475, M21=-0.7071067811865475, M22=0.7071067811865476)"; /* IE8 */
   font-family: Arial Unicode MS;

and the html something like this

<div><span class="icon-triangle">&#9698;</span></div>

This will use the icon you require, but rotate it 45 degrees down, to produce the right facing arrow.

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Here's how the character looks: ▸ – Sebastian Negraszus Dec 10 '12 at 13:25
this is a very wrong answer Kami... – naveen Dec 10 '12 at 13:27
Sorry Kami, that's not what I'm searching for. – XmlmXmlmX Dec 11 '12 at 8:04
@XmlmXmlmX I have updated the answer with a different approach. – Kami Dec 18 '12 at 12:21
@Kami: transform I want to avoid, thx – XmlmXmlmX Dec 18 '12 at 13:50
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Using ▶ (U+25B6). There are no more unicode symbol like this.

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