Hand signs ☞

Hand signs ☞ (make finger symbols on your keyboard)Signos de mano ☞ (haz símbolos de mano con tu teclado)
Hand symbol

I'm sure you´ve seen it lots of times in Facebook, Myspace, Youtube and even in books, motivational posters, polytic signs. All that hand symbols are also represent some gestures that everyone uses in an ordinary life. And if you are interested in use of this signs, I'll show you how to type them on your keyboard by using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.

Hands
Hands Emoji
👍👆
👈👉👋
💼💾👐
👊👇👏
More symbols

What hand symbols mean

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All of that hand signs are some kind of gestures that represent something. For example: Finger gun is a hand gesture in which the subject uses their hand to mimic a handgun. If pointed to oneself, it may indicate boredom or awkwardness; when pointed to another, it is interpreted as a threat of violence, either genuine or in jest. Or Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down are common gestures of approval or disapproval made by extending the thumb upward or downward. Or Clenched fist is used as a gesture of defiance or solidarity. Facing the signer, it threatens physical violence.



How to input hand symbols

Choose your system and find out.

Windows

Shift States

Configure your keyboard layout in Windows so that you can type all additional symbols you want as easy as any other text. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you'll be typing like a boss. You can assign hand symbols and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.

Character Map

CharMap allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. You can input hand symbols using it.

Mac

Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

How to input Emoji on iOS iPhone, iPod & iPad (illustrated)How to input Emoji on iOS iPhone, iPod & iPad Simple and beautiful way to discover how to add a virtual keyboard for Emoji symbols visible as small pictures. The keyboard itself is preinstalled on your iOS device, so you don't have to download, or buy anything.

Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including hands, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer.


Linux

From Keyboard

Unicode hex code Symbol Unicode hex code Symbol
261C 261E
261D 261A
261B 261F
270D 270C

There actually are 3 different ways to type symbols on Linux with a keyboard. But only third and fourth level chooser keys and unicode hex codes can produce hand text symbols.

Character map

Character map allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. It can also help you lookup Unicode codes for entering symbols with keyboard.

HTML code

Following is a list of HTML and JavaScript entities for hand symbols. In Javascript you should write like a = "this \u2669 symbol" if you want to include a special symbol in a string.

HTML entity JS entity Symbol HTML entity JS entity Symbol
☜ \u261c ☞ \u261e
☝ \u261d ☚ \u261a
☛ \u261b ☟ \u261f
✍ \u270d ✌ \u270c


Article updated on 2014-05-25 23:44:47