Moon crescent signs ☾☽

Moon crescent signs ☾☽ (learn to type symbols on keyboard)Signos de la medialuna ☾☽ (haz simbolos en teclado)
Moon symbol

Crescent symbols are one of main symbols of Islamic world and Middle East. Nowadays you can see it on flags of Turkey, Algeria, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritania, Tunisia and Uzbekistan. And you can type moon ☽ ☾ text symbols right from your keyboard. I'll show you how to do it by using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.

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Text symbols

What crescent means

Crescent moon tower

Crescent is one of the oldest symbols known to humanity. It appeared on Akkadian seals as early as 2300 BC and from at least the second millennium BC it was the symbol of the Mesopotamian Moon gods Nanna in Sumer and Sin in Babylonia, Sin being the "Lamp of Heaven and Earth". The crescent was well known in the Middle East and was transplanted by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC as far as Carthage. Read Wikipedia article to find out more about symbolism of crescent.


How to input crescent 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 crescent 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 crescent 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 crescent signs, 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
263E
263D

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 crescent 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 crescent 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
☽ \u263d
☾ \u263e


Article updated on 2014-05-25 23:41:57