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Names of Keyboard Signs and Symbols

Ever wondered what the names of the symbols on your keyboard are? That one that looks like a star, is star really the name or it has some other name?

Okay, that one that you use to represent Naira, is Naira really the name? You’ll find out in this article.

Read on as I write their real names in the article.

Here we go:

#             —           Hash, hashtag, sharp

/              —           Forward slash

\              —           Backward slash

_             —           Underscore

–             —           En dash

—           —           Em dash

&             —           And, ampersand

℅            —           In care of

™            —           Trademark

©            —           Copyright

$              —           Dollar

®             —           Registered

~             —           Tilde

%            —           Percent

^             —           Caret, exponential, circumflex

¢             —           Cent

¥              —           Chinese Yuan

%            —           Percent

°              —           Degree

*             —           Asterisk, star

(              —           Open parenthesis

)              —           Close parenthesis

–              —           Hyphen, minus or dash

“              —           Open quotation

”              —           Close quotation

’               —           Single quotation, apostrophe

;               —           Semi-colon

:               —           Colon

?              —           Question mark

=             —           Equal sign

+             —           Addition sign

@            —           at, asperand

|              —           Pipe, stroke

<             —           Less than, open angle bracket

>             —           Greater than, close angle bracket

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These are the real names of some of the symbols on the keyboard. And with this, I believe when you see a name with ™ at the top, you can tell it’s a registered trademark.

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