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Some of the More Common Special Characters, Accents, Typograhical Symbols and Their Names.

SPECIAL CHARACTERS AND
THEIR NAMES

Here are a list of some of the more common special characters and their names:-

 

&Ampersand
/Solidus (or forward slash as we now know it!)

Also known as “virgule”
Thanks Alan Seeger

Ellipses
*Asterisk
#Crosshatch:  Number: or Hash

Apparently this is sometimes known as the Pound Sign
as it is the symbol for Pounds weight.

Thanks David Shockey for this information

¶Paragraph
§Section
Trade Mark
®Registered
©Copyright
éAcute
èGrave
ê â î ô ûCircumflex
ñTilde
ä ö ë ï ü ÿUmlaut
çCedilla (below c)