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10/26/10 at 07:19 AM 8 Comments

167 Symbols to Spice Up Your Twitter and Facebook Updates ♫✞★♥☺

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You’ve probably seen a few fun symbols like musical notes ♫, smiley faces ☺, or hearts ♥ posted to Facebook or Twitter. But did you know there are dozens of interesting, non-alpha-numeric characters you can use in status updates and tweets?

Here are 167 of them I found…

Weather/Astrological

  1. ☀ – sunshine – sun
  2. ☼ – sunburst
  3. ☉ – sun
  4. ☁ – cloudy – cloud – dark cloud
  5. ☂ – raining – rain – umbrella
  6. ☃ – snow – snowman
  7. ☄ – shooting star
  8. ★ – star solid
  9. ☆ – star outline
  10. ☽ – waxing crescent moon
  11. ☾ – waning crescent moon
  12. ☇ – lightning
  13. ☈ – thunderstorm
  14. ° – degree – e.g. 45°
  15. ℃ – Celsius
  16. ℉ – Fahrenheit
  17. ♈ – Aries
  18. ♉ – Taurus
  19. ♊ – Gemini
  20. ♋ – Cancer
  21. ♌ – Leo
  22. ♍ – Virgo
  23. ♎ – Libra
  24. ♏ – Scorpio
  25. ♐ – Sagitarius
  26. ♑ – Capricorn
  27. ♒ – Aquarius
  28. ♓ – Pisces

Money

  1. ¢ – cent
  2. £ – pound
  3. ¤ – currency
  4. ¥ – yen
  5. € – euro sign

Publishing & Punctuation

  1. § – section
  2. © – copyright
  3. ℗ – Sound Recording Copyright
  4. ® – registered trademark
  5. ™ – trademark
  6. ℠ – Service Mark
  7. ¹ – superscript 1
  8. ² – superscript 2
  9. ³ – superscript 3
  10. · – middle dot
  11. • – bullet = black small circle
  12. ¸ – spacing cedilla
  13. ‼ – bang bang, or two exclamation points…it’s one character
  14. ¶ – paragraph symbol)
  15. ¿ – inverted question mark
  16. ℅ – care of

Math

  1. ① – 1 in a circle
  2. ② – 2 in a circle
  3. ③ – 3 in a circle
  4. ④ – 4 in a circle
  5. ⑤ – 5 in a circle
  6. ⑥ – 6 in a circle
  7. ⑦ – 7 in a circle
  8. ⑧ – 8 in a circle
  9. ⑨ – 9 in a circle
  10. ⑩ – 10 in a circle
  11. ¼ – fraction 1/4
  12. ½ – fraction 1/2
  13. ¾ – fraction 3/4
  14. × – multiplication
  15. ✕ – multiplication sign X
  16. ✖ – heavy multiplication sign X
  17. ÷ – division
  18. № – numero symbol – number sign

Checks & Checkboxes

  1. ✓ – check mark
  2. ✔ – heavy check mark
  3. ✗ – ballot X
  4. ✘ – heavy ballot X
  5. ☐ – check box
  6. ☑ – check box check mark
  7. ☒ – ballot box with X

Arrows

  1. ► (black triangle pointing right)
  2. ◄ (black triangle pointing left)
  3. ↕ (up and down arrows)
  4. ☚ – left-pointing index finger
  5. ☛ – right-pointing index finger
  6. ☜ – left-pointing index finger
  7. ☝ – upwards pointing index finger
  8. ☞ – right pointing index finger
  9. ☟ – downwards pointing index finger

Smilies

  1. ☹ – frowning face
  2. ☺ – smiley face
  3. ☻ – black smiley face

Chess & Cards

  1. ♔ – White King
  2. ♕ – White Queen
  3. ♖ – White Rook
  4. ♗ – White Bishop
  5. ♘ – White Knight
  6. ♙ – White Pawn
  7. ♚ – Black King
  8. ♛ – Black Queen
  9. ♜ – Black Rook
  10. ♝ – Black Bishop
  11. ♞ – Black Knight
  12. ♟ – Black Pawn
  13. ♠ – black spade suit
  14. ♢ – red diamond suit
  15. ♣ – black club suit = shamrock
  16. ♤ – red spade suit
  17. ♥ – black heart suit = valentine
  18. ♦ – black diamond suit
  19. ♧ – red club suit

Music

  1. ♩ – musical quarter note
  2. ♪ – musical eighth note
  3. ♫ – musical single bar note
  4. ♬ – musical double bar note
  5. ♭ – flat note
  6. ♮ – natural note
  7. ♯ – sharp note

Scissors & pencils

  1. ✁ – cut above
  2. ✂ – cut here
  3. ✃ – cut below
  4. ✄ – scissors
  5. ✍ – signature – sign here
  6. ✎ – pencil diagonal down
  7. ✏ – pencil
  8. ✐ – pencil diagonal up

Crosses & Religious Symbols

  1. ✝ – Latin Roman Cross
  2. ✞ – Latin Cross 3D shadow
  3. ✟ – Latin Cross outline
  4. ✠ – Maltese Cross
  5. ☓ – St. Andrew’s Cross
  6. ✡ – Star of David

Pipes and Wallpaper

  1. ╣– T pipe
  2. ║– straight pipe
  3. ╗– left elbow pipe
  4. ╝–right elbow pipe
  5. ░ – light wallpaper
  6. ▒ – medium light wallpaper
  7. ▓ – medium wallpaper
  8. █ – dark wallpaper
  9. ▄ – half wallpaper

Misc

  1. ♂ – Male
  2. ♀ – Female
  3. � – black diamond with question mark)
  4. ◘ – block with white circle)
  5. ◙ – block with filled white circle)
  6. ◊ – lozenge
  7. ℞ – Prescription Take pharmaceutical symbol
  8. Ω – Ohm
  9. ℧ – Inverted Ohm
  10. ☊ – ascending node
  11. ☋ – descending node
  12. ☌ – conjunction
  13. ☍ – opposition
  14. ☎ – phone
  15. ☏ – phone symbol outline
  16. ✆ – public pay phone
  17. ✇ – film reel – tape spool
  18. ✈ – airport jet airplane
  19. ✉ – envelope mail email
  20. ✌ – victory sign
  21. ♨ – hot springs
  22. ☠ – skull & crossbones
  23. ☡ – caution sign
  24. ☢ – radioactive sign
  25. ☣ – biohazard sign
  26. ☮ – peace sign
  27. ☯ – yin & yang
  28. ஓ – I have no idea???
  29. ๑ – swirl
  30. ۩ – birdhouse?
  31. ۞ – 8 point star
  32. εїз – butterfly, not actually 1 symbol but 3 combined.

Know of any I missed? Got any favorites?

The easiest way to put one of these symbols into a post/tweet, is to highlight it with your mouse, hit control-c to copy, click into the status update/tweet you’re writing and hit control-v to paste. So, you might want to bookmark this post so you can quickly add symbols to any posts/tweets from now on.

Show Your Creativity

 Let’s have some fun. Create the most creative symbol-laden message you can come up with. Post it in the comments, post it to Facebook, post it to Twitter.

Invite your friends to join the fun and post their most creative message too!

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