What character can I use to display the “four arrows icon”?


What Unicode character can I use do display this character?

four arrows icon

I currently need it to write a .doc document, but I would like to know if a Unicode character is available, in order to print it out in an app, or if some font has this glyph in it.


Answers:


These glyphs:

  • ✥ FOUR CLUB-SPOKED ASTERISK
  • ✢ FOUR TEARDROP-SPOKED ASTERISK
  • ✣ FOUR BALLOON-SPOKED ASTERISK

are the best matches. If used with little font sizes, they can do the job.

An ugly alternative would be using three glyphs, maybe mixing different font sizes and faces: ←↕→

UPDATE: A (great) alternative exists for HTML. The trick is placing two characters with absolute positioning, one over the other:

.container {
  width: 100px;
  height: 100px;
  position: relative;
}
.first,
.second {
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
}
.second {
  z-index: 10;
}

body {
	font-family: Monospace; font-size: 50px;
}
<div class="container">
  <div class="first">&#x2194;</div>
  <div class="second">&#x2195;</div>
</div>

<div class="container">
  <div class="first">&#x2928;</div>
  <div class="second">&#x292A;</div>
</div>