How to Make Cute Symbols in your Blog or Twitter Posts

April 30, 2010

Have you seen blog or twitter posts with special symbols like these?   

“I ♥ cupcakes!”

”☺ Hey Cutie ☺!” 

“Don’t stop the ♫!”

I stumbled on how to do this at work earlier this week.  I needed a less than or equal to symbol:   ≤. 

The process is really simple.

First, make sure the “NUM LOCK” key is turned on for your keyboard.
Next, hold down the ALT key.
Finally, type the number of the symbol you want.

Here are a few:

1     ☺
2     ☻
3     ♥
4     ♦
5     ♣
6     ♠
14    ♫
171  ½

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  1. Thanks for the information, I really can use these.

  2. Thanks for introducing me to the Mother Lode of all symbols!!!

  3. Great post!! I get asked how to do ♥ all the time! LOL

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It!! Have a GREAT weekend!

  4. I can't get this to work, I'll ask my husband to help me.

  5. Smart you, thanks for sharing!

  6. I know very little when it comes to this blogging. I have been trying to figure out how to get a button that people could copy and link back to my blog. You wouldn't know how to do that would you? Thanks for the tip for our blog. I coming to your site by The Girl Creative New friend Friday.

  7. I've been wanting to use the ♥ symbol for ages! Thanks for showing me how!

  8. YAY! Thanks sooo very much for sharing this how-to!

  9. Ha - I've been curious about how my younger Facebook friends do that. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is fabulous! Thanks for the info.

  11. I have been wondering how to do this! This is fabulous!


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