Punctuation symbols

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The following is a list of punctuation symbols and typographic symbols used in various languages. Note: A few of these might not display if your browser does not fully support CSS 4 or above (e.g., Internet Explorer may have problems here).


Punctuation symbols
apostrophe ’ ‘
brackets
square brackets (braces)
curly brackets / braces
angled / angular braces
[ ]

[ ]

{ }

< >

parentheses
open / opening parenthesis
close / closing parenthesis
( )

(

)

colon :
semi-colon ;
comma ,
ellipsis … or ...
exclamation mark !
period (full stop) .
question mark ?
quotation marks
opening, closing single quotes
opening, closing double quotes
‘ ’

‘ ’

“ ”

slash/stroke /
Word dividers
space
interpunct · (a·a)
hyphen (e.g., hyphen-ation) -, -
dashes
figure dash
en dash (= “n” size)
em dash (= “m” size)
horizontal bar

Note: dash & en dash: for numerical ranges, phone #s; em dash: for parenthetical phrase; bar: for quotations.

-, --

-

Foreign symbols
inverted question mark (Spanish) ¿
inverted exclamation mark (Spanish) ¡
Chinese paragraph symbol
Chinese full stop
Chinese double quotation marks 『 』
Chinese single quotation marks 「 」
ligature, tie

typographic ligature

⁀ k͜p ts͡

æ œ ʦ ʧ

umlaut /diaeresis ¨ (ä, ö)
grave accent à
acute accent á
circumflex accent â
cedille (French) ç
Hungarian heavy “umlaut” ő, ű
caret, or Czech hačet [hatʃɛt] č, ř, š
guillemets (European) « »
inverted commas / quotes (European) ,, “
General typography
ampersand &
at sign @
asterisk *
backslash \
bullet
caret (e.g., insertion symbol) ^
daggers †, ‡
number / pound sign #
numero sign
percent %
paragraph (pilcrow)
section sign §
tilde /swung dash ~
underline / underscore / understrike
single underline
double underline
aaa

(aaa)

(aaa)

strikethrough aaa
overstrike, overline aaa
vertical pipe/bar

broken bar

|

¦

Math and logic
solidus (math)
prime ' ´
therefore sign
because sign
logical negation ¬ ˜
logical conjunction
logical disjunction
universal quantification
existential qualification
Intellectual property
copyright ©
registered trademark ®
service mark
sound recording copyright
trademark
copyleft (free) (ɔ)
Creative Commons license (CC)
Uncommon & informal typography
asterism
index / fist
interrobang
lozenge
per mil / per mille /mille (like percent)


permyriad / basis point / bp
reference mark
smiley (emoticon) :)
frown (emoticon) :(