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HTML Special Characters and Symbols

Updated on May 29, 2013

Express Yourself Online with Special HTML Characters and Symbols

If you want to do more with your online correspondence, spice it up by using "dingbats", or special picture characters that you can integrate into your text.

Give your email, status updates, and community posts...


The following is a list of characters that you can simply copy and paste into your Twitter tweets, Facebook status messages, and more!


► ◄ ← ↑ → ↓ ☚ ☛ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟

Card Suits

♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Chess Pieces

♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟


☩ ☨ ☦ ✙ ✚ ✛ ✜ ✝ ✞ ✠


❀ ✿ ❁ ✾


✈ ✂ ✄ ✓ ☮ ✌ ☯ ☠ ☢ ☣ ☎ ✆ ⌛ ⌚


♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯

Stars, Sparkles, Snowflakes, and Smilies

☺ ☻ ✡ ★ ☆ ⋆ ✩ ✮ ✯ ✰ ❇ ❈ ❅ ❄ ❆

Vertical Bars

❘ ❙ ❚


☼ ☀ ☁ ☂ ☃ ☄


✉ ✍ ✎ ✏

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    • techgadgeteer profile image


      6 years ago

      @Jessica Holbrook: you can try adding it as an image

    • Jessica Holbrook profile image


      6 years ago from Southern Indiana

      How did you get these displayed on Squidoo? I am trying to add a star to my lens and I am getting ★ instead!

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      6 years ago

      It can be even simpler to add special characters to your tweets. The site has a special character editor for posting your tweets with lots of symbols. It lets you add special characters to your tweets with a single click.

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      6 years ago

      great lens

    • TonfaGuy profile image


      6 years ago

      interesting idea..



    • GregoryMoore profile image

      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Pretty cool. What a great way to jazz up your tweets and status updates!

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      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Pretty cool. What a great way to jazz up your tweets and status updates!

    • evitaa profile image


      7 years ago

      Awesome. Thanks Dan.

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      7 years ago

      very impressive. This seems like a new trend that I might begin to follow.

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      Steven Cousley 

      7 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Very useful. I can impress (or annoy) my family with new found geekinesss

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      7 years ago

      Thanks. Very informative.

    • lesliesinclair profile image


      8 years ago

      I don't know about this..........maybe it's just an age thing.

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      8 years ago

      Good collection of symbols. Chess pieces are the new one i am seeing here. Symbols are the great way to express our feelings. Thanks. ASP.NET Hosting

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      9 years ago

      Support of the Lou Zhu, Lou Zhu worked hard


      Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.

      ugg classic cardy


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