Special Character |
Name of Special Character |
Usage |
Unicode |
Keyboard shortcut |

**~** |
Tilde |
Used as an accent mark in Spanish |
U + 007E |
Shift + ` |

**`** |
Grave accent |
Used as an accent mark in French |
U + 0060 |
` |

**!** |
Exclamation mark |
1)Marks the termination as an exclamatory sentence or word. 2)Denotes the logic, not in programming languages. 3)In mathematics, it is used as a factorial mark. |
U + 0021 |
Shift + 1 |

**@** |
Ampersand |
1)Used in Gmail address for connecting usernames to domain names. 2)In accounting, used for expressing rates. 3)In social media, used before names. |
U + 0040 |
Shift + 2 |

**#** |
Octothorpe |
1)Used for expressing comments in programming languages. 2)Used as hashtags in social media |
U + 0023 |
Shift + 3 |

**$** |
Dollar sign |
1)Used to express the currency value |
U + 0024 |
Shift + 4 |

**%** |
Percentage symbol |
1)Used for denoting the percentage values. |
U + 0025 |
Shift + 5 |

**^** |
Caret or Circumflex |
Used as the exponent in mathematics, Used as a shortcut for the CTRL key on the keyboard. |
U + 005E |
Shift + 6 |

**&** |
Ampersand |
1)Used to connect sentences in English as "and". 2)In a spreadsheet used to combine formulas. |
U + 0026 |
Shift + 7 |

***** |
Asterisk |
1)Used in doing mathematics multiplication. 2)Used to denote the footnotes. |
U + 002A |
Shift + 8 |

**(** |
Open parenthesis |
Starts the text in brackets. |
U + 0028 |
Shift + 9 |

**)** |
Close parenthesis |
Ends the text in brackets |
U + 0029 |
Shift + 0 |

**-** |
Hyphen, dash |
1)Used to do subtraction in mathematical calculations. 2) Dashes text of any language. |
U + 002D |
- |

**_** |
Underscore |
1)Used in place of the Space key when spaces are restricted in writing or typing. |
U + 005F |
Shift + - |

**+** |
Plus symbol |
Used to perform the mathematical additions. |
U + 002B |
Shift + = |

**=** |
Equal sign |
Used to equate the RHS and LHS in mathematical equations. |
U + 003D |
= |

**{** |
Open curly brace |
1)Used to open a code block in some programming languages. 1)They are also used in mathematics to denote the sets. |
U + 007B |
Shift + [ |

**}** |
Close curly brace |
1)Used to close blocks or statements in some programming languages. 2) It is used in mathematics to denote the set. |
U + 007D |
Shift + ] |

**[** |
Open bracket |
1)Starts the calculations in mathematics. 2)Used as the string validation in programming languages. |
U + 005B |
[ |

**]** |
Close bracket |
1)Starts the calculations in mathematics. 2)Used as the string validation in programming languages. |
U + 005D |
] |

**:** |
Colon |
Used to separate the address on websites |
U + 003A |
Shift + ; |

**|** |
A vertical bar, Or Pipe |
1)Denotes the Boolean operation "OR". 2)Used as the delimiter in writing texts. |
U + 007C |
Shift + \ |

**\** |
Backslash |
Differentiates the file location in the network path or URL. |
U + 005C |
\ |

**;** |
Semicolon |
1) Connects the linked sentences in the text. 2) Terminates the code lines in some programming languages. 3) differentiates the lengthy listed things in writing text. |
U + 003B |
; |

**"** |
Double Quotation marks or inverted commas |
1) Used in grammar while denoting the direct speech spoken by a person. 2) Used in mentioning the attributes in HTML. |
U + 0022 |
Shift + ' |

**'** |
Single Quotation mark or Apostrophe |
1) Used to denote a quotation mark in English text. 2) Denotes the omitted characters and contractions. |
U + 0027 |
' |

**<** |
Less than an open angular bracket |
In logical statements and mathematics used to denote the relationship between two values, the less value is placed left to the symbol and the greater value to the right. |
U + 003C |
Shift + , |

**,** |
Comma |
1) Used to separate items in sentences and lists. 2) Differentiates the numbers. 3) Used to join the clauses in the sentences. |
U + 002C |
, |

**>** |
Greater than close angular brackets |
In logical statements and mathematics used to denote the relationship between two values, the less value is placed to the right, and the greater value is placed to the left. |
U + 003E |
Shift +. |

**.** |
Period, full stop, dot |
1)Denotes the termination of a sentence. 2)Used to represent the file extension in the file name. 3)Differentiates the parts in a URL. |
U + 002E |
. |

**?** |
Question mark |
Terminates the interrogative sentences. |
U + 003F |
Shift + / |

**/** |
Forward Slash and division in mathematics |
1) Dose the division in mathematics. 2)Used to denote the comments in programming languages. 3)In HTML and XML, it closes the tags. 4)Differentiates the sessions in URL and network paths. |
U + 002F |
/ |