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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 ** Currrency symbols on Wikipedia $
&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

Peace, love & happiness! ☮ ❤ 😊 • Thanks to http://www.fileformat.info for their well-organized library of special symbols and emojis. For clarity, these :) :( are emoticons and emojis are images.
Also see the official Unicode emoji list here for renderings on multiple platforms (PC, Mac, phone, etc.).
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⊘ 🍏: Indicates there may be issues displaying this symbol on the Mac, iPad or iPhone. The "info" i symbol 🛈 is a crucial and unfortunate one of these.


Copy & paste the Unicode special characters listed below by [alphabetically sorted] category:

Limitations:

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

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

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

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 | |
⊘ 🍏: 🙤 🙦 ⯍⯏ 🞴 🞿 ⯐
(square position indicator)

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

Clothing/Accessories: 👛 👠 👟 👞 👗 👕 🎽

Top Dashes & Hyphens (short to long): | ⁻ superscript minus | ₋ subscript minus | ﹣ small hyphen minus | - hyphen minus |
full-width hyphen minus | ­ soft/discretionary hyphen | ‐ hyphen | ‑ nonbreaking hyphen |
minus sign | ‒ figure dash | – en dash | ― horizontal bar | — em dash |
vertical en | ︱ vertical em |
⊘ 🍏: ⸺
two-em | ⸻ three-em |

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

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

Top Faces/Feelings:
☻ ☺ 🙂 😉 👍
up | 👎 down | 🖕 middle | 🤞 ♡ 🍼 ♫ ☮ ❤ 💕 ♡ 💔 💘 ☯ 🧘 lotus/meditatingcoffin |
a 😏
smirk | b 😄 | c 😋 😜 😛 😝 tongues | 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 |
🙄
rolling eyes | 😪 sleepy/snot | 🤧 sneezing | |
⊘ 🍏: 🗢

Top Flags: ⚑ 🚩 🏁

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

Globe with meridians 🌐 | earth globe Americas 🌎 |

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

Top Holiday/Party/Celebration: 🐰 🍀 🎄 🎅 🎉 🎁 🎂 🍹 🍸 🏆 🍻 🍺
👻 🎃 💀 ☠ 👹 👺 🎗 💐 🎈 🦃 ☃ 🎆 👰🍾 🎏
koinobori/May 5th | 🏮 izakaya/akachōchin |
⊘ 🍏:

Legal: ⚖ (waiting for gavel!)

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

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

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

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

Military/Firearms: 🎖 🔫

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

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

Music/Sounds/Instruments:
♩ ♫ ♪ ♯ ♭ 🎹 🎸 🎷 🎺 🥁 🎶 | ♮
(natural) | 🔔 🕭 🔕 🛎 📢
⊘ 🍏: 𝅝 𝄠 𝅘𝅥𝅮 𝄆 𝄇 𝄫

Top Numbers/Math/Logic:
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.

💯 ∞ № 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
✖ Δ ≠ ≅ ≈ ≤ ≥ ∑ √ ⅒ ⅑ ⅛ ⅐ ⅙ ⅕ ⅓ ¼ ⅜ ½ ⅝ ⅔ ¾ ⅘ ⅚ ⅞ | ∃ there exists |
Vulgar Fraction Calculators: 1 | 2 |
⊘ 🍏: ㉐

Top Organization: 📁 📂

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

Phone/Conversation: ✆ ☎ ☏ 📱 📞

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

Political/Government: ☭ | 🗳 ballot box |

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

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

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 | ̳ | ﹎ | ⃤
⊘ 🍏: 𝄙 𝄘 ⸾ ⎅

Signs NOT Related to Traffic: | Tag: 🏷 |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full ASCII table is provided here.
Different computer & phone operating systems render special characters differently, so be sure to test before publishing.

Top 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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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.