Have any of you seen all those fun symbols people will put in their tweets on Twitter? In case you were wondering where those come from and how to do them I’ve compiled a list below. Those are ALT codes. On a PC, if you turn on your Num Lock key and then hold down the ALT button, and then key in the number/code next to the symbol, your computer will produce that symbol. Also, you can copy and paste them from below. So, in short, to use these Alt Code Characters, here’s what you do when you’re about to make a post on Twitter (tweet),

  1. Hit the Number Lock on your keyboard. This toggles it on. (Because its a toggle, you will want to toggle it off when you’re done.)
  2. Hold down the ALT key.
  3. Key in the number of the alt code you want to get.

Have fun with these, and spice up your tweets ☣ Just don’t go overboard 🙂 ☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟☟

  • [ ℠ ] Service Mark [number: &8480]
  • [ ℃ ] Celsius [number: &8451;]
  • [ ℅ ] care of [number: &8453;]
  • [ ℉ ] Fahrenheit [number: &8457;]
  • [ № ] numero symbol – number sign [number: &8470;]
  • [ ℗ ] Sound Recording Copyright [number: &8471;]
  • [ ℞ ] Prescription Take pharmaceutical symbol [number:&8478;]
  • [ Ω ] Ohm [number: &8486;]
  • [ ℧ ] Inverted Ohm [number: &8487;]
  • [ ☀ ] sunshine – sun [ number: &9728;]
  • [ ☁ ] cloudy – cloud [ number: &9729;]
  • [ ☂ ] raining – rain [ number: &9730;]
  • [ ☃ ] snow – snowman [ number: &9731;]
  • [ ☄ ] comet [ number: &9732;]
  • [ ★ ] star solid [ number: &9733;]
  • [ ☆ ] star outline [ number: &9734;]
  • [ ☇ ] lightning [ number: &9735;]
  • [ ☈ ] thunderstorm [ number: &9736;]
  • [ ☉ ] sun [ number: &9737;]
  • [ ☊ ] ascending node [ number: &9738;]
  • [ ☋ ] descending node [ number: &9739;]
  • [ ☌ ] conjunction [ number: &9740;]
  • [ ☍ ] opposition [ number: &9741;]
  • [ ☎ ] phone number – phone service [ number: &9742;]
  • [ ☏ ] phone symbol outline [ number: &9743;]
  • [ ☐ ] check box – ballot box [ number: &9744;]
  • [ ☑ ] ballot box check mark [ number: &9745;]
  • [ ☒ ] ballot box with X [ number: &9746;]
  • [ ☓ ] Saltire – St. Andrew’s Cross [ number: &9747;]
  • [ ☚ ] left-pointing index finger [number: &9754;]
  • [ ☛ ] right-pointing index finger [number: &9755;]
  • [ ☜ ] left-pointing index finger [number: &9756;]
  • [ ☝ ] upwards pointing index finger [number: &9757;]
  • [ ☞ ] right pointing index finger [number: &9758;]
  • [ ☟ ] downwards pointing index finger [number: &9759;]
  • [ ☠ ] skull & crossbones [number: &9760;]
  • [ ☡ ] caution sign [ number: &9761;]
  • [ ☢ ] radioactive sign [number: &9762;]
  • [ ☣ ] biohazard sign [number: &9763;]
  • [ ☤ ] Caduceus or “Kerykeion” [number: &9764;]
  • [ ☥ ] Ankh [number: &9765;]
  • [ ☦ ] Eastern Christian Cross [number: &9766;]
  • [ ☧ ] Chi Rho Cross [number: &9767;]
  • [ ☨ ] Patriarchal Cross [number: &9768;]
  • [ ☩ ] Greek Cross [number: &9769;]
  • [ ☪ ] Crescent Moon & Star [ number: &9770;]
  • [ ☫ ] Farsi symbol [ number: &9771;]
  • [ ☬ ] Adi Shakti [ number: &9772;]
  • [ ☭ ] hammer & sickle [ number: &9773;]
  • [ ☮ ] peace sign [ number: &9774;]
  • [ ☯ ] yin & yang [ number: &9775;]
  • [ ☰ ] trigram Heaven [ number: &9776;]
  • [ ☱ ] trigram Lake [ number: &9777;]
  • [ ☲ ] trigram Fire [ number: &9778;]
  • [ ☳ ] trigram Thunder [ number: &9779;]
  • [ ☴ ] trigram Wind [ number: &9780;]
  • [ ☵ ] trigram Water [ number: &9781;]
  • [ ☶ ] trigram Mountain [ number: &9782;]
  • [ ☷ ] trigram Heaven [ number: &9783;]
  • [ ☸ ] Dharma Wheel [number: &9784;]
  • [ ☹ ] frowning face [number: &9785;]
  • [ ☺ ] smiley face [number: &9786;]
  • [ ☻ ] black smiley face [number: &9787;]
  • [ ☽ ] waxing crescent moon [number: &9789;]
  • [ ☾ ] waning crescent moon [number: &9790;]
  • [ ☿ ] Mercury [number: &9791;]
  • [ ♀ ] Venus – Female symbol [number: &9792;]
  • [ ♁ ] Earth symbol [number: &9793;]
  • [ ♂ ] Mars – Male symbol [number: &9794;]
  • [ ♃ ] Jupiter [number: &9795;]
  • [ ♄ ] Saturn [number: &9796;]
  • [ ♅ ] Uranus [number: &9797;]
  • [ ♆ ] Neptune [number: &9798;]
  • [ ♇ ] Pluto [number: &9799;]
  • [ ♈ ] Aries [number: &9800;]
  • [ ♉ ] Taurus [number: &9801;]
  • [ ♊ ] Gemini [number: &9802;]
  • [ ♋ ] Cancer [number: &9803;]
  • [ ♌ ] Leo [number: &9804;]
  • [ ♍ ] Virgo [number: &9805;]
  • [ ♎ ] Libra [number: &9806;]
  • [ ♏ ] Scorpio [number: &9807;]
  • [ ♐ ] Sagittarius [number: &9808;]
  • [ ♑ ] Capricorn [number: &9809;]
  • [ ♒ ] Aquarius [number: &9810;]
  • [ ♓ ] Pisces [number: &9811;]
  • [ ♔ ] White King [number: &9812;]
  • [ ♕ ] White Queen [number: &9813;]
  • [ ♖ ] White Rook [number: &9814;]
  • [ ♗ ] White Bishop [number: &9815;]
  • [ ♘ ] White Knight [number: &9816;]
  • [ ♙ ] White Pawn [number: &9817;]
  • [ ♚ ] Black King [number: &9818;]
  • [ ♛ ] Black Queen [number: &9819;]
  • [ ♜ ] Black Rook [number: &9820;]
  • [ ♝ ] Black Bishop [number: &9821;]
  • [ ♞ ] Black Knight [number: &9822;]
  • [ ♟ ] Black Pawn [number: &9823;]
  • [ ♠ ] black spade suit [name: ] [number: &9824;]
  • [ ♡ ] red heart suit [number: &9825;]
  • [ ♢ ] red diamond suit [number: &9826;]
  • [ ♣ ] black club suit = shamrock [name: ] [number:&9827;]
  • [ ♤ ] red spade suit [number: &9828;]
  • [ ♥ ] black heart suit = valentine [name: ] [number:&9829;]
  • [ ♦ ] black diamond suit [name: ] [number: &9830;]
  • [ ♧ ] red club suit [number: &9831;]
  • [ ♨ ] hot springs [number: &9832;]
  • [ ♩ ] musical quarter note [number: &9833;]
  • [ ♪ ] musical eighth note [number: &9834;]
  • [ ♫ ] musical single bar note [number: &9835;]
  • [ ♬ ] musical double bar note [number: &9836;]
  • [ ♭ ] flat note [number: &9837;]
  • [ ♮ ] natural note [number: &9838;]
  • [ ♯ ] sharp note [number: &9839;]
  • [ ✁ ] cut above [number: &9985;]
  • [ ✂ ] cut here [number: &9986;]
  • [ ✃ ] cut below [number: &9987;]
  • [ ✄ ] scissors [number: &9988;]
  • [ ✆ ] public pay phone [number: &9990;]
  • [ ✇ ] film reel – tape spool [number: &9991;]
  • [ ✈ ] airport jet airplane [number: &9992;]
  • [ ✉ ] envelope mail email [number: &9993;]
  • [ ✌ ] victory sign [number: &9996;]
  • [ ✍ ] signature – sign here [number: &9997;]
  • [ ✎ ] pencil diagonal down [number: &9998;]
  • [ ✏ ] pencil [number: &9999;]
  • [ ✐ ] pencil diagonal up [number: &1000;]
  • [ ✓ ] check mark [number: &10003;]
  • [ ✔ ] heavy check mark [number: &10004;]
  • [ ✕ ] multiplication sign X [number: &100005;]
  • [ ✖ ] heavy multiplication sign X [number: &10006;]
  • [ ✗ ] ballot X [number: &10007;]
  • [ ✘ ] heavy ballot X [number: &10008;]
  • [ ✝ ] Latin Roman Cross [number: &10013;]
  • [ ✞ ] Latin Cross 3D shadow [number: &10014;]
  • [ ✟ ] Latin Cross outline [number: &10015;]
  • [ ✠ ] Maltese Cross [number: &10016;]
  • [ ✡ ] Star of David [number: &10017;]
  • [ ❛ ] quotation mark single turned comma [number:&10075;]
  • [ ❜ ] quotation mark single comma [number: &10076;]
  • [ ❝ ] quotation mark double turned comma [number:&10077;]
  • [ ❞ ] quotation mark double comma [number: &10078;]
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Justin was born with an active imagination on a U.S. naval base in Spain, but has spent most of his life in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He is bilingual, and has lived all over the world. He has four children; two boys, and two girls, and an enduring wife. He doesn't have any pets that he's aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed.

In his free time Justin loves to read, write, and play games. He enjoys his close friends, and loves to make people laugh. To learn more about Justin, or his work, you can visit him at www.justinswapp.com

Justin is the author of The Magic Shop. He has also been published in several anthologies, including The Crimson Pact (Volumes 1, 2, and 5), The Memory Eater, and Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2.
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