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Alt-0160 provides a non-breaking space, useful for making a multi-part first name look like one string in a database or keeping a space from breaking across lines. See more on spaces and half spaces at the bottom of this page. .
Alt-0173 provides a non-breaking hyphen for when you want a hyphenated word to stick together (NOT break across lines). Non-breaking hyphen: ‑

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CODE SYMBOL CODE SYMBOL CODE SYMBOL CODE SYMBOL CODE SYMBOL CODE SYMBOL
0127  0128 0129  0130 0131 ƒ 0132
0133 0134 0135 0136 ˆ 0137
(per thousand)
0138 Š
0139 0140 Œ 0141  0142 Ž 0143  0144 
0145 0146 0147 0148 0149 0150
0151 0152 ˜ 0153 0154 š 0155 0156 œ
0157  0158 ž 0159 Ÿ 0160 See note* 0161 ¡ 0162 ¢
0163 £ 0164 ¤ 0165 ¥ 0166 ¦ 0167 § 0168 ¨
0169 © 0170 ª 0171 « 0172 ¬ 0173 ­ 0174 ®
0175 ¯ 0176 ° 0177 ± 0178 ² 0179 ³ 0180 ´
0181 µ 0182 0183 · 0184 ¸ 0185 ¹ 0186 º
0187 » 0188 ¼ 0189 ½ 0190 ¾ 0191 ¿ 0192 À
0193 Á 0194 Â 0195 Ã 0196 Ä 0197 Å 0198 Æ
0199 Ç 0200 È 0201 É 0202 Ê 0203 Ë 0204 Ì
0205 Í 0206 Î 0207 Ï 0208 Ð 0209 Ñ 0210 Ò
0211 Ó 0212 Ô 0213 Õ 0214 Ö 0215 × 0216 Ø
0217 Ù 0218 Ú 0219 Û 0220 Ü 0221 Ý 0222 Þ
0223 ß 0224 à 0225 á 0226 â 0227 ã 0228 ä
0229 å 0230 æ 0231 ç 0232 è 0233 é 0234 ê
0235 ë 0236 ì 0237 í 0238 î 0239 ï 0240 ð
0241 ñ 0242 ò 0243 ó 0244 ô 0245 õ 0246 ö
0247 ÷ 0248 ø 0249 ù 0250 ú 0251 û 0252 ü
0253 ý 0254 þ 0255 ÿ 0000   224 α 225 ß
226 Γ 227 π 228 Σ 229 σ 230 µ 231 τ
232 Φ 233 Θ 234 Ω 235 δ 236 237 φ
238 ε 239 240 241 ± 242 243
244 245 246 ÷ 248 ° 249 250 ·
251 252 253 ² 254 ** $
&cong Danish small [oe] ø   minus 2610   8353
***
8373
(Ghana
Cedi, not
US ¢)
2672 ♲                      

Pronunciation Clarifiers (AKA diacritical marks): ā ē ī ō ū (more here and here):
- A "nonspacing" overline/overbar/vinculum indicates a repeating number or set of numbers, but this does format properly online: ̅
- Methods are available within MS Word to add diacritical marks to characters.
- Overlines are also used to represent a sample mean.
- The macron (line over single character) indicates a long vowel pronunciation: ̄ (e.g. Ō like in RŌKɅ )
- Combining/conjoining macron: ︦  test: 4︦5


Copy & paste the Unicode special characters listed below by [alphabetically sorted] category:
Peace, love & happiness! ☮ ❤ 😊

Top Limitations:

Animals (land/air): 🐾 🐔 🐗 🐯 🐇 🐌 🐢 🐁 🐘 🐕 🐶 😸 🐈 🐾
🐵 🙈 🙉 🙊 😼 🦀 🐧 🐄 🐮 🐼 🐜 🕷 🕸 🐽 🐷 🐖 🐎 🐴 🎠 🏇 🐞
🐸 🐹 🐰 🐻 🐺 🦖 🐦 🦂
(scorpion) 🦎 🦕 🐍 🦖 🐝 😿

Arrows: ▶ ◀ ▼ ▲ ▷ ▽ ◁ △ ⇔ ⇒ ⇓ ⇐ ← ⟵ → ⟶ ⏏ ➤ ➜ ⏪ ⏩ ↗ ↘ ↖ ↙ ➢ ⇨ ⇦ ⇧ ⇩ 🎯 ⏬ ➡ ⟫ ⏎ enter |
⊘ Mac: ⮎ ⮏ ⮍ ⮌ ⭯ ⭮ ⎆ 🡻 ⬌

Beach/Tropical/Marine : 👣 🌴 🏄 🏊 🏖 ⛱ 🐚 🌊 🐟 🐬 ⎈ ⛵ 🔱 🚢 ⚓ 🐳 ⛴ 🛥 🦐
⊘ Mac: ⛯

Body Parts/Hands/Fingers: 👅 👃 👂 👍 👎 ☞ ☜ 🙏 👋 🖖 ✋ 👐 🙋 👊 ✌ 👌 👉 🤞 Ѡ 💅 🧠

Top Bullets/Checks:
| a � | b · | c ⋅ | d · | e • | f ⬤ | e ● | g • | h ● | ⭕
| i ⚫ | j ⭘ | k ◯ | l ❖ | m ⌑ | n ◘ | o 🔘 | p ⊙ | q ⌖ | r ⊕ |
| s ⊗ | t ❍ | u ○ | v ❏ | w ∘| x ◈ | y ※ | z ▣ | 1 ◙ | 2 ▬
⦾ ⦿ 🔳 ✤ 🔲 ░ ▓ ▓ ▒ | ◌ | _ | ⃟ | ◇ | ⬚ |
∎ ■ █ ⬛ ◆ 🔹 🔷 🔶 | ✦ ✦ | ✧ ✧ | ☐ ⁍ ⁌ ⁃
⌘ | ❎ ✅ (✅) | ✓ ✔ ☑ ✘ ☒ ⌧ ❌
position indicator | � "replacement character" Q-mark | |
⊘ Mac: 🙤 🙦 ⯍⯏ 🞴 🞿 ⯐
(square position indicator)

Callouts: (for email subject lines)
📢 ☞ 💡 ⚜ 🔎 ✍ ✎ ✏ ✑ 📖 🆕 ➑
👀 ⌚ ⏰ ⏱ ⏲ ⏳ 📅 📆 👷 🚧
🗓 👓 ❰ ❱ ❮ ❯ ෴ 📰 💥
【 】 🛑 🚩 ⏸ 🎗 ⧉ 📛
(name badge)
⊘ Mac: ⯐ ⯑ 🛇

Clothing/Accessories: 👛 👠 👟 👞 👗 👕 🎽

Entertainment/Music/Performing Arts: ♫ 🎼 📺 🎥 🎞 🎭 🎹

Top Environment/Ecology: Also see "Plants" and "Weather/Nature/Planet."
| 🍃 | 🍂 | General recycling: ♻ ♲ Recycled paper:

Faces/Feelings (emoji list):
😏 👍 🤨 👎 🖕 🤞 ♡ 🍼 ♫ ☮ ❤ 💕 ♡ 💔 💘 ☯ 😉 🤐 🧘
lotus/meditatingcoffin |
a ☺ | b 😄 | c 😜 😛 😝 | d 😊 | e 😁 |
f 😋 | g ☹ | h 😒 | i 😠 | j 😕 | k 🙃 | l | m 🤔 | n 😢 | o 😀 |
p 😑 | q 💨 | r 💩 | s 💢 (anger) | t 😱 | u 😈 | w 👾 | x 🕊 | y 👽 | z 🤐 |
1 ⚰ | 2 🤠 | 3-ROTF: 🤣 | 4 🤡 | 5 🙌 | 6 😰 | 7 😓 | 8 😅 | 9 ☹ | 10 💤 | 11 😖
confounded | 12 |
A 😲 | B 😨 | C 😵 | D 😎 | E 🤨 Colbert face
| F 🤓 nerd | G Joyful Tears 😂 | H Sad Tears 😭 |
I 🤮 vomiting | J 🤦 | K 🤕
head bandage | L 💀 | M 😶 | N 😇 | O 😴 sleeping | P 🤒 sick |
Q 😌
relieved | R 💋 | S 👏 clapping hands | T 🤠 | U 😰 cold sweat | V 😅 sweaty smile | W 😘 face blowing kiss | X 💦 sweat | Y 🤪 looney | Z 💫 dizzy |
⊘ Mac: 🗢

Top Flags: ⚑ 🚩 🏁

Food/Candy/Drinks: 🍆 🍌 🥓 🍍 🍿 🍭 🍴 🍨 🍊 🍅 🍏 🍎 🍣 🍦 🍻 🍶 🍷 🍸
🍺 🍕 🍩 ☕ 🍼 🍒 🍗 🥪 🍔 🍟 🥜 🥑 🥧 🥕 🥛 🍪 🍄 🥨 🥠
fortune cookie
🍯 🍽 🌮
taco 🍳 cooking/egg 🍲 stew | 🍞 🥖

Globe with meridians 🌐 | earth globe Americas 🌎 |

Health/Drugs: 💉 ✚ ☤ ℞ 💊 | 🚭 no smoking | 🧘 meditation |

Holiday/Party/Celebration: 🐰 🍀 🎄 🎅 🎉 🎁 🎂 🍹 🍸 🏆 🍻 🍺 👻 🎃 🎗 💐 🎈 🦃 ☃ 🎆 👰🍾 🎏 koinobori/May 5th |

Legal: ⚖ (waiting for gavel!)

Letters: ƒ
Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ
🄰 🄱 🄲 🄳 🄴 🄵 🄶 🄷 🄸 🄹 🄺 🄻 🄼 🄽 🄾 🄿 🅀 🅁 🅂 🅃 🅄 🅅 🅆 🅇 🅈 🅉
🅰 🅱 🅲 🅳 🅴 🅵 🅶 🅷 🅸 🅹 🅺 🅻 🅼 🅽 🅾 🅿 🆀 🆁 🆂 🆃 🆄 🆅 🆆 🆇 🆈 🆉
⊘ Mac: 🆊

Top Love, Marriage & Family: 💑 💎 👰 ⚭ (marriage symbol) 👪 ⚮ (divorce)

Mail/Hard Copy/Print: 📎 🖨 📪 📫 📬 📭 ✉ 📦 Permanent Paper:
⊘ Mac: 🖶 🖹 🗋 🖺

Math: ✖ Δ ≠ ≅ ≈ ≤ ≥ ∑ √ ⅒ ⅑ ⅛ ⅐ ⅙ ⅕ ⅓ ¼ ⅜ ½ ⅝ ⅔ ¾ ⅘ ⅚ ⅞ Vulgar Fraction Calculators: 1 | 2 |

Measurement/Rulers: ⅊ (property line)(center line) |
📐
(triangular ruler) | ∡ (measured angle) | 📏 (straight ruler) | ⌱ (dimension origin) | ⟀ 3D angle |
⊘ Mac: ⏍ (square foot)

Top Military/Firearms: 🎖 🔫

Miscellaneous Symbols: ⚕ ♿ 👻 ✠ 🏳 ⚑ 🏰 ✚ ♔ ♕ 👑 🤳 ⚜ ⅌ ("per" as a reference to someone, or as a ratio)
⊘ Mac: ⛨

Money: (Finance/Currency/Card Games/Gambling)
📈 📉 📊 🃏 💰 💵 💸 💱 💲 $ $ € | ₠ Euro-Currency |
Ruble: ₽ | Pound: £ £ 💷 | Yen: ¥ ¥ 💴 | Currency Exchange: 💱 | Rupee: ₹ | Korean Won: ₩ |
♥ ♡ ♦ ◇ ♣ ♧ ♠ ♤ 🎲
⊘ Mac: 🂡

Top Music/Instruments:
♩ ♫ ♪ ♯ ♭ 🎹 🎸 🎷 🎺 🥁 🎶 | ♮ (natural) |
⊘ Mac: 𝅝 𝄠 𝅘𝅥𝅮 𝄆 𝄇 𝄫

Top Numbers:
Superscript: In Word, for zero one-hundredths currency, use normal zeros then superscript and underline them. In other applications, try these but don't underline...  ⁰⁰
  | ⁰ | ¹ | ² | ³ | ⁴ | ⁵ | ⁶ | ⁷ | ⁸ | ⁹ | ⁺ | ⁻ | ⁽ ⁾ |
Subscript: ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₊ ₋ ₌ ₍ ₎
More superscript & subscript numbers here.

0̸ ∞ № ⓪ ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ ⑧ ⑨ ⑩ ⑪ ⑫ ⑬ ⑭ ⑮ ⑯ ⑰ ⑱ ⑲ ⑳
Continuing at 21, but different size/style... ㉑ ㉒ ㉓ ㉔ ㉕ ... ㊵
⓵ ⓶ ⓷ ⓸ ⓹ ⓺ ⓻ ⓼ ⓽ ⓾
➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓
❶ ❷ ❸ ❹ ❺ ❻ ❼ ❽ ❾ ❿ (These look larger than set above ONLY on Firefox.)
ROMAN: 1 Ⅰ | 2 Ⅱ | 3 Ⅲ | 4 Ⅳ | 5 Ⅴ | 6 Ⅵ | 7 Ⅶ | 8 Ⅷ | 9 Ⅸ | 10 Ⅹ | 11 Ⅺ | 12 Ⅻ |
CJK: ㉈ ㉉ ㉊ ㉋ ㉌ ㉍ ㉎ ㉏
⊘ Mac: ㉐

Top Organization: 📁 📂

People/Professionals: 👫 👭 👴 👩 👵 🚶 👮 🚼 ⚥ ⚤ ♀ ♂ ⚲ ⚢ ⚣ 🧟 (zombie) 💃 🕺 (dancers) 🚺 🚹

Phone/Conversation: ✆ ☎ ☏ 📱 📞

Plants: (also see Beach): ☘ 🌲 🌳 🌻 🍁 🍂 🌵 🌱 🌷 🌻 🌹 | 🌿 herb | |

Political/Government: ☭

Punctuation: (also see "general writing" yellow boxes in table above):
Neutral quotation mark
" | Neutral apostrophe ' | Reference mark ※ | Dagger † | Double dagger ‡ |
Editorial coronis ⸎ | Javanese left & right rerenggan ꧁ ꧂ |

Real Estate/Hospitality: 🔑 🏠 🏢 | 🏩 LOVE hotel | 🏨 hotel | 🚹 🚺 🛁 🛏 🚽 🚿 | broomstick (han) 帚 | Sweep (han) 掃 | Put Litter in its Place: 🚮 |
⊘ Mac: ⚿

Top Religions/Cults/Cultures: | ✝ | ✡ | ☪ | ☥ | ⛪ | ☦ | ☥ | ☬ Khanda/Sikh | ☸ wheel of dharma | | |

Rental Utilities, Services, Symbols: | electricity 💡 | gas/fire 🔥 | recycle ♲ | trash bin 🗑 | litter 🚮 | water 💧 | no smoking 🚭 | smoking 🚬 |

Script & Doublestruck Letters: 𝒟𝒢 𝔻𝔾

Security: 🔒

Shapes/Lines: ⊡ ⁙ ◬ ⦚ ⌗ 〇
⊘  |  ⃠  |  ⌽  |  ⍉  |  Ø  |  ɷ
 |  ⦵  |  ⃞  |  ⃝  |  ⃟  |  🛆  |  ‗  |  _  |  ⎯  |  _  |  ﹍  |  ﹏
〜 〰 ᔐ 𝆗 ᔑ  |  ̳  |  ﹎  |  ⃤
⊘ Mac: 𝄙 𝄘 ⸾ ⎅

Signs NOT Related to Traffic: | Tag: 🏷 |

Spacers: "hair space" (thinnest)   | narrow no-break space   | normal no-break space   | normal space | medium "mathematical" space   |

Speech/Thought Bubbles: 🗨 💬 💭 | "Anger" bubble: 🗯 |
⊘ Mac: 🗫 🗪 🗩 🗭 🗬 🗮 🗰
(mood bubble)

Top Sports: 🚴 🚲 🚵 ⚔ ⛳ 🏈 ⚾ ⚽ 🏁 🎱 🎳 🏀 ⛷ 🏃 ‍ | KOM 👑 | 🏆 🏅 🥇 🥈 🥉

Stars: ⭐ ✰ ⍟ ⁕ 🌠 🌟 ✵ ✪ ☆ ★ ✯ ✴ / ✶ ✹ ✸ ✲ ❃ ✧ ✦
⊘ Mac: ⚝

Technology: ☰ (hamburger navigation menu trigram) 🤖 ✇ 💾 🎮 💿 📺 📻 📶
📡 ⌁ 🔌 📷 📧 🖥 💻 📹 🎥 🔊 🔇 🔈 🔉
⊘ Mac: ⏻ ⏼ ⏽ ⭘ ⏾ 🖵 🖳 🖰
2-button mouse | 🕪 🕩 🕨

Telephones: 📞 ✆ ☏ 📱 📲 ☏ | Recorder ⌕ | off 📴 |
⊘ Mac: 🕻 🕿 🕾 🖁

Tools, Utensils & Search: ✂ 🔨 🔧 🛠 🍴 🔍 🔭 🗡 🛡

Travel/Vehicles/Traffic Signs: 🛑 ⛔ | No Entry: 🚫 | 🚀 🏍 🏜 🏝 ✈ 🛸 🚌 🚓 🚗 🛴 🏎 🚔 🚒 🚙 ⛽ 🚥 🚦 🚸 🚦 🚥 🚩
⊘ Mac: ⛗ ⮏ 🛇
(prohibited) |

Top Warnings/Alerts: 🚨 ⚠ ⚛ ☢ ☣ 💣 ☠ 🆘 ✚ 🚧 🚩 ⚡

Weather/Nature/Planet: ❄ ☃ 🌡 ☁ ﹅ ✿ ❀ ☂ 🌂 ☔ ⁕ 💮 ☼ ☀ ❂
🌐 🌎 🌍 🌏 🌞 ⚛ ⚛ 🌙 🌧 ⛈ 🌦 🌈 🌀 🌂 🌄 | ☄
comet | |
⊘ Mac: ⚝

NOTE: Unfortunately the Unicode rendering of the international "info/" symbol 🛈 varies between horrible and dysfunctional, so don't bother trying to use it. Just use a graphic (raster/pixels image) version of it when needed. See more notes here. Full ASCII table is provided here.
Different computer & phone operating systems render special characters differently, so be sure to test before publishing.

Another way to make a superscript is to use the <SUP> and </SUP> tags [in code view] on either side of the digit(s) or letter(s) you want to raise. To make a subscript, use the <SUB> and </SUB> tags. Subscripts and superscripts are inline elements, aka "text-level" elements.
See here for more tips on entering in Microsoft applications. The clover can be entered in Word by typing 2618 then pressing and holding ALT while typing x, but it can also be entered by holding ALT while typing 9752 on the numeric keypad. (Notice this does not work in Dreamweaver.)
Keep in mind that the font you're using may impact whether or not the symbol will display properly.

This ASCII / Unicode character reference is provided by Dan Goese.

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Click here to see more "special character" resources in far-right column of Dan's Favorites.

Top Full, traditional ASCII table is provided here.

OTHER NOTES:

  1. The Euro (€) symbol replaced the previous "Euro Currency Unit" symbol (₠) on January 1, 1999.
  2. The "paragraph" symbol/mark (alt-0182) ¶ is now called the "pilcrow." The pilcrow was a type of rubrication used in the Middle Ages to mark a new train of thought, before the convention of visually discrete paragraphs was commonplace. The word pilcrow originates from the Greek word paragraphos. This was rendered in Old French as paragraphe and later changed to pelagraphe. The earliest reference of the modern pilcrow is in 1440 with the Middle English word pylcrafte.