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How To Insert a Punctuation Symbol

The easiest way to insert a punctuation symbol is to copy and paste the one you need from the list below. If you're using a Microsoft Office program (e.g., Word or PowerPoint), you can also use the "Alt Code" method.

Here is an explanation of how to insert the "inverted question mark" symbol (¿).

(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.

Click on the punctuation symbol you need from the list below. Press the "Copy" button, and then paste the symbol into your document. Here is the ¿ symbol as an example:

¿

Alt 191

¿

¿

\00BF

¿

U+00BF

Inverted Question Mark

(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."

Every punctuation symbol has an Alt Code. The Alt Code for the "inverted question mark" symbol above is 191. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt key and type of the number. When you lift the Alt key, the symbol appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)

Video Explaining How to Insert Special Symbols

This video explains 7 ways to insert a special symbol into an MS Office application (e.g., Word) or a website using HTML, CSS, or JavaScript:

More Methods

There are six more ways to get the punctuation symbol you need. The other methods are a little more complicated and are typically used by programmers or graphic designers. Methods 3-8 are shown below the list of punctuation symbols.

Punctuation Symbols

Click on a punctuation symbol to copy it and to see its Alt Code, HTML Code, HTML Entity, CSS Code, Hex Code, Unicode, and formal name. Also, click on the link to learn more about the symbol or to create an image of the symbol.

Common Punctuation Symbols

!

Alt 33

!

!

\0021

!

U+0021

Exclamation Mark

(

Alt 40

(

(

\0028

(

U+0028

Left Parenthesis

)

Alt 41

)

)

\0029

)

U+0029

Right Parenthesis

Alt 8208

‐

‐

\2010

‐

U+2010

Hyphen

Alt 8211

–

–

\2013

–

U+2013

En Dash

Alt 8212

—

—

\2014

—

U+2014

Em Dash

*

Alt 42

*

*

\002A

*

U+002A

Asterisk

,

Alt 44

,

,

\002C

,

U+002C

Comma

.

Alt 46

.

.

\002E

.

U+002E

Full Stop

:

Alt 58

:

:

\003A

:

U+003A

Colon

;

Alt 59

&#59;

;

\003B

&#x3B;

U+003B

Semicolon

?

Alt 63

?

?

\003F

?

U+003F

Question Mark

[

Alt 91

[

[

\005B

[

U+005B

Left Square Bracket

]

Alt 93

]

]

\005D

]

U+005D

Right Square Bracket

"

Alt 34

"

"

\0022

"

U+0022

Quotation Mark

'

Alt 39

'

'

\0027

'

U+0027

Apostrophe

Alt 8216

‘

‘

\2018

‘

U+2018

Left Single Quotation Mark

Alt 8217

’

’

\2019

’

U+2019

Right Single Quotation Mark

Alt 8220

“

“

\201C

“

U+201C

Left Double Quotation Mark

Alt 8221

”

”

\201D

”

U+201D

Right Double Quotation Mark

#

Alt 35

#

#

\0023

#

U+0023

Number Sign

%

Alt 37

%

%

\0025

%

U+0025

Percent Sign

&

Alt 38

&

&

\0026

&

U+0026

Ampersand

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More Advanced Punctuation Symbols

/

Alt 47

/

/

\002F

/

U+002F

Solidus

\

Alt 92

\

\

\005C

\

U+005C

Reverse Solidus

^

Alt 94

^

^

\005E

^

U+005E

Circumflex Accent

_

Alt 95

_

_

\005F

_

U+005F

Low Line

`

Alt 96

`

`

\0060

`

U+0060

Grave Accent

{

Alt 0123

{

{

\007B

{

U+007B

Left Curly Bracket

|

Alt 0124

|

|

\007C

|

U+007C

Vertical Line

}

Alt 0125

}

}

\007D

}

U+007D

Right Curly Bracket

˜

Alt 126

~

˜

\007E

~

U+007E

Tilde

ˆ

Alt 710

ˆ

ˆ

\02C6

ˆ

U+02C6

Modifier Letter Circumflex Accent

¡

Alt 161

¡

¡

\00A1

¡

U+00A1

Inverted Exclamation Mark

¦

Alt 166

¦

¦

\00A6

¦

U+00A6

Broken Bar

§

Alt 167

§

§

\00A7

§

U+00A7

Section Sign

¨

Alt 168

¨

¨

\00A8

¨

U+00A8

Diaeresis

ª

Alt 170

ª

ª

\00AA

ª

U+00AA

Feminine Ordinal Indicator

¬

Alt 172

¬

¬

\00AC

¬

U+00AC

Not Sign

­

Alt 173

­

­

\00AD

­

U+00AD

Soft Hyphen

¯

Alt 175

¯

¯

\00AF

¯

U+00AF

Macron

²

Alt 178

²

²

\00B2

²

U+00B2

Superscript Two

³

Alt 179

³

³

\00B3

³

U+00B3

Superscript Three

´

Alt 180

´

´

\00B4

´

U+00B4

Acute Accent

µ

Alt 181

µ

µ

\00B5

µ

U+00B5

Micro Sign

Alt 182

¶

¶

\00B6

¶

U+00B6

Pilcrow Sign

·

Alt 183

·

·

\00B7

·

U+00B7

Middle Dot

¸

Alt 184

¸

¸

\00B8

¸

U+00B8

Cedilla

¹

Alt 185

¹

¹

\00B9

¹

U+00B9

Superscript One

º

Alt 186

º

º

\00BA

º

U+00BA

Masculine Ordinal Indicator

¿

Alt 191

¿

¿

\00BF

¿

U+00BF

Inverted Question Mark

Alt 8213

―

―

\2015

―

U+2015

Horizontal Bar

Alt 8214

‖

‖

\2016

‖

U+2016

Double Vertical Line

Alt 8224

†

†

\2020

†

U+2020

Dagger

Alt 8225

‡

‡

\2021

‡

U+2021

Double Dagger

Alt 8226

•

•

\2022

•

U+2022

Bullet

Alt 8229

‥

‥

\2025

‥

U+2025

Two Dot Leader

Alt 8230

…

…

\2026

…

U+2026

Horizontal Ellipsis

Alt 8240

‰

‰

\2030

‰

U+2030

Per Mille Sign

Alt 8241

‱

‱

\2031

‱

U+2031

Per Ten Thousand Sign

Alt 8242

′

′

\2032

′

U+2032

Prime

Alt 8243

″

″

\2033

″

U+2033

Double Prime

Alt 8244

‴

‴

\2034

‴

U+2034

Triple Prime

Alt 8245

‵

‵

\2035

‵

U+2035

Reversed Prime

Alt 8254

‾

‾

\203E

‾

U+203E

Overline

Alt 8257

⁁

⁁

\2041

⁁

U+2041

Caret Insertion Point

Alt 8259

⁃

⁃

\2043

⁃

U+2043

Hyphen Bullet

Alt 8260

⁄

⁄

\2044

⁄

U+2044

Fraction Slash

Alt 8271

⁏

⁏

\204F

⁏

U+204F

Reversed Semicolon

Alt 8279

⁗

⁗

\2057

⁗

U+2057

Quadruple Prime

«

Alt 171

«

«

\00AB

«

U+00AB

Left-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark

»

Alt 187

»

»

\00BB

»

U+00BB

Right-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark

Alt 8218

‚

‚

\201A

‚

U+201A

Single Low-9 Quotation Mark

Alt 8222

„

„

\201E

„

U+201E

Double Low-9 Quotation Mark

Alt 8249

‹

‹

\2039

‹

U+2039

Single Left-Pointing Angle Quotation Mark

Alt 8250

›

›

\203A

›

U+203A

Single Right-Pointing Angle Quotation Mark

Codes for the "Space" Symbols

The space symbols below have been shaded so you can see their sizes relative to each other.

 

Alt 160

 

 

\00A0

 

U+00A0

No-Break Space

Alt 8194

 

 

\2002

 

U+2002

En Space

Alt 8195

 

 

\2003

 

U+2003

Em Space

Alt 8201

 

 

\2009

 

U+2009

Thin Space

Alt 8204

‌

‌

\200C

‌

U+200C

Zero Width Non-Joiner

Alt 8205

‍

‍

\200D

‍

U+200D

Zero Width Joiner

Alt 8206

‎

‎

\200E

‎

U+200E

Left-To-Right Mark

Alt 8207

‏

‏

\200F

‏

U+200F

Right-To-Left Mark

Check, Tick, or Correct Symbols

Alt 9083

⍻

none

\237B

⍻

U+0237B

not check mark

Alt 9745

☑

none

\2611

☑

U+02611

ballot box with check

Alt 9989

✅

none

\2705

✅

U+02705

green heavy check mark

Alt 10003

✓

none

\2713

✓

U+02713

check mark

Alt 10004

✔

none

\2714

✔

U+02714

heavy check mark

🗸

Alt 128504

🗸

none

\1F5F8

🗸

U+1F5F8

light check mark

🗹

Alt 128505

🗹

none

\1F5F9

🗹

U+1F5F9

ballot box with bold check

Cross or Wrong Symbols

×

Alt 0215

×

none

\00D7

×

U+000D7

multiplication sign, z notation cartesian product

Alt 9587

╳

none

\2573

╳

U+02573

box drawings light diagonal cross

Alt 9745

☑

none

\2611

☑

U+02611

ballot box with check

Alt 9746

☒

none

\2612

☒

U+02612

ballot box with x

Alt 9747

☓

none

\2613

☓

U+02613

saltire, st andrew's cross

Alt 10005

✕

none

\2715

✕

U+02715

multiplication x

Alt 10006

✖

none

\2716

✖

U+02716

heavy multiplication x

Alt 10007

✗

none

\2717

✗

U+02717

ballot x (cross)

Alt 10008

✘

none

\2718

✘

U+02718

heavy ballot x (bold cross)

Alt 10060

❌

none

\274C

❌

U+0274C

cross mark

Alt 10062

❎

none

\274E

❎

U+0274E

negative squared cross mark

Alt 10070

❖

none

\2756

❖

U+02756

black diamond minus white x

Alt 10761

⨉

none

\2A09

⨉

U+02A09

n-ary times operator

Alt 10799

⨯

none

\2A2F

⨯

U+02A2F

vector or cross product

Alt 11197

⮽

none

\2BBD

⮽

U+02BBD

ballot box with light x

Alt 11198

⮾

none

\2BBE

⮾

U+02BBE

circled x

⮿

Alt 11199

⮿

none

\2BBF

⮿

U+02BBF

circled bold x

🗙

Alt 128473

🗙

none

\1F5D9

🗙

U+1F5D9

cancellation x

🗳

Alt 128499

🗳

none

\1F5F3

🗳

U+1F5F3

ballot box with ballot, vote

🗴

Alt 128500

🗴

none

\1F5F4

🗴

U+1F5F4

ballot script x

🗵

Alt 128501

🗵

none

\1F5F5

🗵

U+1F5F5

ballot box with script x

🗶

Alt 128502

🗶

none

\1F5F6

🗶

U+1F5F6

ballot bold script x

🗷

Alt 128503

🗷

none

\1F5F7

🗷

U+1F5F7

ballot box with bold script x

🞩

Alt 128937

🞩

none

\1F7A9

🞩

U+1F7A9

light saltire

More Exclamation Marks

!

Alt 33

!

!

\0021

!

U+00021

exclamation mark, factoria, bang

¡

Alt 161

¡

¡

\00A1

¡

U+000A1

inverted exclamation mark

ǃ

Alt 451

ǃ

none

\01C3

ǃ

U+001C3

latin letter retroflex click

Alt 8252

‼

none

\203C

‼

U+0203C

double exclamation mark

Alt 8253

‽

none

\203D

‽

U+0203D

interrobang

Alt 10082

❢

none

\2762

❢

U+02762

heavy exclamation mark ornament

More Methods for Inserting a Punctuation Symbol

(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
¿Que hora es?¿Que hora es?

(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
¿Que hora es?¿Que hora es?

(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).

CSS and HTML TextOutput
<style>
span:before {
content: "\00BF";}
</style>
<span>Que hora es?</span>
¿Que hora es?

(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
&#xBF;Que hora es?¿Que hora es?

(Method 7) Use the Unicode (for various, e.g. Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Perl).

The Unicode for ¿ is U+00B1. The important part is the hexadecimal number after the U+, which is used in various formats. For example, in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint), do the following:
TypeOutput
BF
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]
¿
(The BF turns into ¿. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u00BF. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u00BF"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: ¿
To see the formats for C, C++, Java, Perl, and Python, click on the symbol you need from the list below and follow the link.

(Method 8) Use an Image (for various).

HTML TextOutput
<img src = "myImg.png"/>¿
Click on the punctuation symbol you need from the list of punctuation symbols below and follow the link at the bottom of the details box. On the new page, there is a widget for creating images of the punctuation symbol in different sizes and fonts.

See the page for the ¿ symbol.

Full List

Here is the full list of the punctuation symbols:

Full List

Here is the full list of the punctuation symbols:

Exclamation Mark (!)
Left Parenthesis (()
Right Parenthesis ())
Hyphen (‐)
En Dash (–)
Em Dash (—)
Asterisk (*)
Comma (,)
Full Stop (.)
Colon (:)
Semicolon (;)
Question Mark (?)
Left Square Bracket ([)
Right Square Bracket (])
Quotation Mark (")
Apostrophe (')
Left Single Quotation Mark (‘)
Right Single Quotation Mark (’)
Left Double Quotation Mark (“)
Right Double Quotation Mark (”)
Number Sign (#)
Percent Sign (%)
Ampersand (&)
Solidus (/)
Reverse Solidus (\)
Circumflex Accent (^)
Low Line (_)
Grave Accent (`)
Left Curly Bracket ({)
Vertical Line (|)
Right Curly Bracket (})
Tilde (˜)
Modifier Letter Circumflex Accent (ˆ)
Inverted Exclamation Mark (¡)
Broken Bar (¦)
Section Sign (§)
Diaeresis (¨)
Feminine Ordinal Indicator (ª)
Not Sign (¬)
Soft Hyphen (­)
Macron (¯)
Superscript Two (²)
Superscript Three (³)
Acute Accent (´)
Micro Sign (µ)
Pilcrow Sign (¶)
Middle Dot (·)
Cedilla (¸)
Superscript One (¹)
Masculine Ordinal Indicator (º)
Inverted Question Mark (¿)
Horizontal Bar (―)
Double Vertical Line (‖)
Dagger (†)
Double Dagger (‡)
Bullet (•)
Two Dot Leader (‥)
Horizontal Ellipsis (…)
Per Mille Sign (‰)
Per Ten Thousand Sign (‱)
Prime (′)
Double Prime (″)
Triple Prime (‴)
Reversed Prime (‵)
Overline (‾)
Caret Insertion Point (⁁)
Hyphen Bullet (⁃)
Fraction Slash (⁄)
Reversed Semicolon (⁏)
Quadruple Prime (⁗)
Left-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark («)
Right-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark (»)
Single Low-9 Quotation Mark (‚)
Double Low-9 Quotation Mark („)
Single Left-Pointing Angle Quotation Mark (‹)
Single Right-Pointing Angle Quotation Mark (›)
No-Break Space ( )
En Space ()
Em Space ()
Thin Space ()
Zero Width Non-Joiner ()
Zero Width Joiner ()
Left-To-Right Mark ()
Right-To-Left Mark ()
not check mark (⍻)
ballot box with check (☑)
green heavy check mark (✅)
check mark (✓)
heavy check mark (✔)
light check mark (🗸)
ballot box with bold check (🗹)
multiplication sign, z notation cartesian product (×)
box drawings light diagonal cross (╳)
ballot box with check (☑)
ballot box with x (☒)
saltire, st andrew's cross (☓)
multiplication x (✕)
heavy multiplication x (✖)
ballot x (cross) (✗)
heavy ballot x (bold cross) (✘)
cross mark (❌)
negative squared cross mark (❎)
black diamond minus white x (❖)
n-ary times operator (⨉)
vector or cross product (⨯)
ballot box with light x (⮽)
circled x (⮾)
circled bold x (⮿)
cancellation x (🗙)
ballot box with ballot, vote (🗳)
ballot script x (🗴)
ballot box with script x (🗵)
ballot bold script x (🗶)
ballot box with bold script x (🗷)
light saltire (🞩)
exclamation mark, factoria, bang (!)
inverted exclamation mark (¡)
latin letter retroflex click (ǃ)
double exclamation mark (‼)
interrobang (‽)
heavy exclamation mark ornament (❢)

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