Do you know all the symbols on the keyboard?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] about 1 month ago.See history

A standard computer keyboard can produce dozens of different symbols. Some of these are commonly used, whereas others are used only rarely. It is important to know what each symbol is called and how to spell it in English. That way, if you are uncertain of how or when to use a particular symbol, you can look it up and get your answer. Below is a table of common keyboard symbols and their spellings.

| Symbol | Explanation | | --- | --- | | ` | Accent grave | | --- | --- | | ~ | Tilde | | --- | --- | | ! (Shift + 1) | Exclamation mark | | --- | --- | | @ (Shift + 2) | At symbol | | --- | --- | | # (Shift + 3) | Hash | | --- | --- | | $ (Shift + 4) | Dollar sign | | --- | --- | | % (Shift + 5) | Percent | | --- | --- | | ^ (Shift + 6) | Caret | | --- | --- | | & (Shift + 7) | Ampersand | | --- | --- | | * (Shift + 8) | Multiplication | | --- | --- | | ( (Shift + 9) | Left parenthesis | | --- | --- | | ) (Shift + 0) | Right parenthesis | | --- | --- | | - | Dash | | --- | --- | | _ (Shift + -) | Underscore | | --- | --- | | = | Equal | | --- | --- | | + (Shift + =) | Plus | | --- | --- | | [ | Left bracket | | --- | --- | | ] | Right bracket  | | --- | --- | | { (Shift + [) | Left brace | | --- | --- | | } (Shift + ]) | Right brace | | --- | --- | |
| Backslash | | --- | --- | | | (Shift + ) | Vertical bar | | --- | --- | | ; | Semicolon | | --- | --- | | : (Shift + ;) | Colon | | --- | --- | | ' | Single quote | | --- | --- | | " (Shift + ') | Quote | | --- | --- | | , | Comma | | --- | --- | | . | Dot | | --- | --- | | < (Shift + ,) | Less than | | --- | --- | | > (Shift + .) | Greater than | | --- | --- | | / | Forward slash | | --- | --- | | ? (Shift + /) | Question mark | | --- | --- |

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