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How To Insert a Special Symbol

The easiest way to insert a special 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 "copyright" symbol (©).

(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.

Click on the special 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 169

©

©

\00A9

©

U+00A9

Copyright Sign

(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."

Every special symbol has an Alt Code. The Alt Code for the "copyright" symbol above is 169. 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 special 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 special symbols.

Common and Miscellaneous Symbols

Click on a 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 "Special" Symbols

Alt 10003

✓

✓

\2713

✓

U+2713

Check Mark

@

Alt 64

@

@

\0040

@

U+0040

Commercial At

Alt 8450

ℂ

ℂ

\2102

ℂ

U+2102

Double-Struck Capital C

©

Alt 169

©

©

\00A9

©

U+00A9

Copyright Sign

Alt 10007

✗

✗

\2717

✗

U+2717

Ballot X

Alt 9837

♭

♭

\266D

♭

U+266D

Music Flat Sign

Alt 8453

℅

℅

\2105

℅

U+2105

Care Of

Alt 9838

♮

♮

\266E

♮

U+266E

Music Natural Sign

®

Alt 174

®

®

\00AE

®

U+00AE

Registered Sign

Alt 9839

♯

♯

\266F

♯

U+266F

Music Sharp Sign

Alt 9834

♪

♪

\266A

♪

U+266A

Eighth Note

Alt 8482

™

™

\2122

™

U+2122

Trade Mark Sign

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More "Special" Symbols

Alt 8501

ℵ

ℵ

\2135

ℵ

U+2135

Alef Symbol

Alt 8492

ℬ

ℬ

\212C

ℬ

U+212C

Script Capital B

Alt 8502

ℶ

ℶ

\2136

ℶ

U+2136

Bet Symbol

Alt 8493

ℭ

ℭ

\212D

ℭ

U+212D

Black-Letter Capital C

Alt 9827

♣

♣

\2663

♣

U+2663

Black Club Suit

Alt 8471

℗

℗

\2117

℗

U+2117

Sound Recording Copyright

Alt 8504

ℸ

ℸ

\2138

ℸ

U+2138

Dalet Symbol

Alt 8517

ⅅ

ⅅ

\2145

ⅅ

U+2145

Double-Struck Italic Capital D

Alt 8518

ⅆ

ⅆ

\2146

ⅆ

U+2146

Double-Struck Italic Small D

Alt 9830

♦

♦

\2666

♦

U+2666

Black Diamond Suit

Alt 8519

ⅇ

ⅇ

\2147

ⅇ

U+2147

Double-Struck Italic Small E

Alt 8467

ℓ

ℓ

\2113

ℓ

U+2113

Script Small L

Alt 8495

ℯ

ℯ

\212F

ℯ

U+212F

Script Small E

Alt 8496

ℰ

ℰ

\2130

ℰ

U+2130

Script Capital E

Alt 9792

♀

♀

\2640

♀

U+2640

Female Sign

Alt 8497

ℱ

ℱ

\2131

ℱ

U+2131

Script Capital F

Alt 8503

ℷ

ℷ

\2137

ℷ

U+2137

Gimel Symbol

Alt 8458

ℊ

ℊ

\210A

ℊ

U+210A

Script Small G

Alt 8459

ℋ

ℋ

\210B

ℋ

U+210B

Script Capital H

Alt 9829

♥

♥

\2665

♥

U+2665

Black Heart Suit

Alt 8460

ℌ

ℌ

\210C

ℌ

U+210C

Black-Letter Capital H

Alt 8461

ℍ

ℍ

\210D

ℍ

U+210D

Double-Struck Capital H

Alt 8520

ⅈ

ⅈ

\2148

ⅈ

U+2148

Double-Struck Italic Small I

Alt 8489

℩

℩

\2129

℩

U+2129

Turned Greek Small Letter Iota

Alt 8465

ℑ

ℑ

\2111

ℑ

U+2111

Black-Letter Capital I

Alt 8464

ℐ

ℐ

\2110

ℐ

U+2110

Script Capital I

Alt 10098

❲

❲

\2772

❲

U+2772

Light Left Tortoise Shell Bracket Ornament

Alt 9674

◊

◊

\25CA

◊

U+25CA

Lozenge

Alt 8466

ℒ

ℒ

\2112

ℒ

U+2112

Script Capital L

Alt 9794

♂

♂

\2642

♂

U+2642

Male Sign

Alt 10016

✠

✠

\2720

✠

U+2720

Maltese Cross

Alt 8487

℧

℧

\2127

℧

U+2127

Inverted Ohm Sign

Alt 8499

ℳ

ℳ

\2133

ℳ

U+2133

Script Capital M

Alt 8469

ℕ

ℕ

\2115

ℕ

U+2115

Double-Struck Capital N

Alt 8470

№

№

\2116

№

U+2116

Numero Sign

Alt 8500

ℴ

ℴ

\2134

ℴ

U+2134

Script Small O

Alt 9742

☎

☎

\260E

☎

U+260E

Black Telephone

Alt 8463

ℏ

ℏ

\210F

ℏ

U+210F

Planck Constant Over Two Pi

Alt 8462

ℎ

ℎ

\210E

ℎ

U+210E

Planck Constant

Alt 8473

ℙ

ℙ

\2119

ℙ

U+2119

Double-Struck Capital P

Alt 8474

ℚ

ℚ

\211A

ℚ

U+211A

Double-Struck Capital Q

Alt 10099

❳

❳

\2773

❳

U+2773

Light Right Tortoise Shell Bracket Ornament

Alt 8476

ℜ

ℜ

\211C

ℜ

U+211C

Black-Letter Capital R

Alt 8477

ℝ

ℝ

\211D

ℝ

U+211D

Double-Struck Capital R

Alt 8475

ℛ

ℛ

\211B

ℛ

U+211B

Script Capital R

Alt 8478

℞

℞

\211E

℞

U+211E

Prescription Take

Alt 10038

✶

✶

\2736

✶

U+2736

Six Pointed Black Star

Alt 9824

♠

♠

\2660

♠

U+2660

Black Spade Suit

Alt 9734

☆

☆

\2606

☆

U+2606

White Star

Alt 9733

★

★

\2605

★

U+2605

Black Star

Alt 10072

❘

❘

\2758

❘

U+2758

Light Vertical Bar

Alt 8472

℘

℘

\2118

℘

U+2118

Script Capital P

Alt 8488

ℨ

ℨ

\2128

ℨ

U+2128

Black-Letter Capital Z

Alt 8484

ℤ

ℤ

\2124

ℤ

U+2124

Double-Struck Capital Z

More Methods for Inserting a Special Symbol

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

HTML TextOutput
Click © for details.Click © for details.

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

HTML TextOutput
Click © for details.Click © for details.

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

CSS and HTML TextOutput
<style>
span:after {
content: "\00A9";}
</style>
<span>Fred Bloggs</span>
Fred Bloggs ©

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

HTML TextOutput
Click &#xA9; for details.Click © for details.

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

The Unicode for © is U+00A9. 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
A9
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]
©
(The A9 turns into ©. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u00A9. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u00A9"
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 special symbol you need from the list of common symbols or miscellaneous 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 arrow in different sizes and fonts.

See the page for the © symbol.

Full List

Here is the full list of the most common special symbols:

Check Mark (✓)
Commercial At (@)
Double-Struck Capital C (ℂ)
Copyright Sign (©)
Ballot X (✗)
Music Flat Sign (♭)
Care Of (℅)
Music Natural Sign (♮)
Registered Sign (®)
Music Sharp Sign (♯)
Eighth Note (♪)
Trade Mark Sign (™)
Alef Symbol (ℵ)
Script Capital B (ℬ)
Bet Symbol (ℶ)
Black-Letter Capital C (ℭ)
Black Club Suit (♣)
Sound Recording Copyright (℗)
Dalet Symbol (ℸ)
Double-Struck Italic Capital D (ⅅ)
Double-Struck Italic Small D (ⅆ)
Black Diamond Suit (♦)
Double-Struck Italic Small E (ⅇ)
Script Small L (ℓ)
Script Small E (ℯ)
Script Capital E (ℰ)
Female Sign (♀)
Script Capital F (ℱ)
Gimel Symbol (ℷ)
Script Small G (ℊ)
Script Capital H (ℋ)
Black Heart Suit (♥)
Black-Letter Capital H (ℌ)
Double-Struck Capital H (ℍ)
Double-Struck Italic Small I (ⅈ)
Turned Greek Small Letter Iota (℩)
Black-Letter Capital I (ℑ)
Script Capital I (ℐ)
Light Left Tortoise Shell Bracket Ornament (❲)
Lozenge (◊)
Script Capital L (ℒ)
Male Sign (♂)
Maltese Cross (✠)
Inverted Ohm Sign (℧)
Script Capital M (ℳ)
Double-Struck Capital N (ℕ)
Numero Sign (№)
Script Small O (ℴ)
Black Telephone (☎)
Planck Constant Over Two Pi (ℏ)
Planck Constant (ℎ)
Double-Struck Capital P (ℙ)
Double-Struck Capital Q (ℚ)
Light Right Tortoise Shell Bracket Ornament (❳)
Black-Letter Capital R (ℜ)
Double-Struck Capital R (ℝ)
Script Capital R (ℛ)
Prescription Take (℞)
Six Pointed Black Star (✶)
Black Spade Suit (♠)
White Star (☆)
Black Star (★)
Light Vertical Bar (❘)
Script Capital P (℘)
Black-Letter Capital Z (ℨ)
Double-Struck Capital Z (ℤ)

See Also

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