Know Names of Symbols in Your Computer Keyboard

We are using the symbols available in the computer keyboard in our daily life. But we may not

keyboard be aware of the name of the all symbols used in the keyboard. There is not much use to remember the name of keyboard symbols in our daily life. But things may change if you want to discuss about some keyboard problems or some technical problems, there you may need to mention the keyboard keys. For programmers, these keys are sometimes essential for their daily life, but may notice only when the coding started to make problems and that time you decided to call an expert to solve the problem- you have to tell him/her the code which lavishly filled with such symbols. Anyways, here is a list of the symbols available in a computer keyboard by their names:

Sl.   No.                   Symbol                                 Name
1                      & ampersand or and
2                       apostrophe or single quote
3                       * asterisk
4                       @ at
5                      ` back quote
6                      \ back slash
7                     { } braces or curly braces
8                     [ ] brackets
9                       ^ carat
10                      } close brace
11                      ] close bracket
12                     ) close parenthesis
13                     : colon
14                      , comma
15                    $ dollar
16                    = equal
17                    ! exclamation  mark
18                    > greater than
19                    < less than
20                    – minus or hyphen
21                   { open brace
22                   [ open bracket
23                   ( open parenthesis
24                  ( ) parenthesis
25                  % percent
26                    | pipe or bar
27                   + plus
28                   # pound or number sign or sharp or hash
29                   “ quote
30                  ; semi-colon
31                   / slash or forward slash
32                   ~ tilde
33                    _ underscore
34                    ? Question Mark
35                    . Period, dot or Full Stop
36             F1 to F12 Function keys:  Read-> Do more with function keys

Computerhope also have a nice chart with more symbols that can be used to identify each keyboard key. What you think about this charge? Can you recollect the names of the symbols? Is it useful for your work or not?


  1. Hi i like keyboard short cuts and symbol names beacuse you guys you are trying i like your page thanks

  2. I like your page because it helps me look more professional to use the names of keyboard symbols correctly when necessay in written correspondence. THANK YOU!

  3. I didn’t see this character: ‘¬’

  4. first of all I would like to thank for creating this, I learn some thing which is more important for me. before I visit this I don’t know about how to pronounce the symbols, thanks for your work….

  5. Help me on button
    “CTRL+[Num+] ?

  6. No . period, ? question mark, or ° degree symbol on the list.

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