Square symbols

Square symbols (box signs on your keyboard)Símbolos de cuadrados (signos de cajas con teclado)
Squares and rectangles

Box signs are symbols which are usually used to make pseudographics. All people who has a bit more experience of using computer should have seen them on all that old DOS programs simulating graphic interface. Some of them are also used by me in my text generators

Boxes
Square
Emoji
🔲
🔳
🔶
🔷
🔸
🔹
Text symbols

Where the square symbols are used

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All this square symbols are part of a big group of symbols called box drawing characters. They are widely used in text user interfaces to draw various frames and boxes. In graphical user interfaces these characters are much less useful, because it is much simpler to draw lines and rectangles directly with graphical APIs; besides, box drawing characters work only with monospaced fonts. They are still useful, however, for plaintext comments on websites.

How to input square signs

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 square 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 box 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 boxes, 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 Unicode hex code Symbol
10063 10064 10065
10066 9600 9601
9602 9603 9604
9605 9606 9607
9609 9610 9611
9608 9612 9613
9614 9615 9616
9617 9619 9620
9621 9622 9623
9624 9625 9626
9627 9628 9629
9630 9631 9632
9633 9634 9635
9636 9637 9638
9639 9640 9641
9642 9643 9644
9645 9646 9647
9776 9647 9776
9647 9776 9647
9776 9777 9778
9779 9780 9781
9782 9783 63521
63522 63523

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 box 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 square 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 HTML entity JS entity Symbol
❏ \u274f ❐ \u2750 ❑ \u2751
❒ \u2752 ▀ \u2580 ▁ \u2581
▂ \u2582 ▃ \u2583 ▄ \u2584
▅ \u2585 ▆ \u2586 ▇ \u2586
█ \u2587 &#9609 \u2588 ▊ \u2589
▋ \u258a ▌ \u258b ▍ \u258c
▎ \u258d ▏ \u258e ▐ \u258f
░ \u2591 ▒ \u2592 ▓ \u2593
▔ \u2594 ▕ \u2595 ▖ \u2596
▗ \u2597 ▘ \u2598 ▙ \u2599
▚ \u259a ▛ \u259b ▜ \u259c
▝ \u259d ▞ \u259e ▟ \u259f
■ \u25a0 □ \u25a1 ▢ \u25a2
▣ \u25a3 ▤ \u25a4 ▥ \u25a5
▦ \u25a6 ▧ \u25a7 ▨ \u25a8
▩ \u25a9 ▪ \u25aa ▫ \u25ab
▬ \u25ac ▭ \u25ad ▮ \u25ae
▯ \u25af ☰ \u2630 ☱ \u2631
☲ \u2632 ☳ \u2633 ☴ \u2634
☵ \u2635 ☶ \u2636 ☷ \u2637
 \uf821  \uf822  \uf823


Article updated on 2013-07-30 20:52:45