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Make Dingbats and Arrows with Text Fonts

It’s easy to make dingbats and arrows with text fonts.

Easily create fun graphics, including hearts and smiley faces… with Arial and Times New Roman.

Make dingbats with text fonts

If you need some cool bullets, arrows and other Dingbat style graphics, but you don’t have the Wingding or Zapf Dingbat fonts installed on your computer, here’s how you can make them using Times New Roman, Arial and other common text fonts.

They don’t, however, usually work with Verdana and other fonts designed for web use.

Alt Key symbols work best in print materials and often on your website, but not in emails. HTML codes will generally show up on web pages.

  1. For Alt Key symbols, hold the Alt Key, then press the numbers in succession, while still holding down the Alt key.
  2. For Unicode symbols, type capital letter U, then the plus sign (+) and next the numbers and letters shown in succession. Then hold down the Alt Key and press lower case letter x. Let up the Alt Key.
  3. For HTML codes, type the Ampersand symbol followed by the Number sign – – and then type the numbers in order – followed by a semi-colon.

 

Smiley Face ☺

Alt, 1 for Print

U+263A (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9786 followed by ; for HTML

Black Smiley Face

Alt, 2 for Print

U+263B (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9787 followed by ; for HTML

This graphic is the “black smiley face” with blue fill and orange outline – Arial Font, Alt, 2

BlueSmileyFace


Sun

Alt, 1, 5 for Print

U+263C (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9788 followed by ; for HTML

Female Symbol

Alt, 1, 2 for Print

U+2640 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9792 followed by ; for HTML

Male Symbol

Alt, 1, 1 for Print

U+2642 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9794 followed by ; for HTML

Spade

Alt, 6 for Print

U+2660 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9824 followed by ; for HTML

Club

Alt, 5 for Print

U+2663 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9827 followed by ; for HTML

Heart

Alt, 3 for Print

U+2665 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9829 followed by ; for HTML

Diamond

Alt, 4 for Print

U+2666 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9830 followed by ; for HTML

Black Triangle/Pyramid

Alt, 3, 0 for Print

U+25B2 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9650 followed by ; for HTML

Black Triangle Pointing Down

Alt, 3, 1 for Print

U+25BC (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9660 followed by ; for HTML

Black Square White Circle

Alt, 8 for Print

U+25D8 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9688 followed by ; for HTML

Inverse White Circle

Alt, 1, 0 for Print

U+25D9 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9689 followed by ; for HTML

Black Square

Alt, 9, 6, 3, 2 for Print

U+25A0 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9632 followed by ; for HTML

White Square □

Alt, 9, 6, 3, 3 for Print

U+25A1 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#9633 followed by ; for HTML

Up Arrow ↑

Alt, 2, 4 for Print

U+2191 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#8593 followed by ; for HTML

Down Arrow ↓

Alt, 2, 5 for Print

U+2193 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#8595 followed by ; for HTML

Right-Pointing Arrow →

Alt, 2, 6 for Print

U+2192 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#8594 by followed ; for HTML

Left-Pointing Arrow ←

Alt, 2, 7 for Print

U+2190 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#8592 followed by ; for HTML

Left-Right Arrow ↔

Alt, 2, 9 for Print

U+2194 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#8596 followed by ; for HTML

Up-Down Arrow ↕

Alt, 1, 8 for Print

U+2195 (Alt, x) for Unicode

&#8597 followed by ; for HTML

 

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