Swastika signs 卐 卍

Swastika signs 卐 卍 (make swastika symbol on your keyboard)Signo de Esvástica 卐 (haz signo de Esvástica con el teclado)
Swastika symbol

I'm sure you've seen it lots of times in movies, history books, and also tattooed on some people's bodies. Facebook, Myspace, Youtube are sites where you can seen it now, in IT era. And if you wonder how to type this sign for you neonazi flag or you have to do some article about Indus philosophy, I'll show you how to do it by using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.

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What Swastika means

Soldiers in form of swastika

The swastika is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at right angles. The earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization of Ancient India as well as Classical Antiquity. It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke shakti or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. The swastika literally means "to be good". Read Wikipedia article on Swastika to find out more about it's meaning.


How to input swastika symbol

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 swastika symbol 卐 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 swastika using it.

Mac

Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including swastika, 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
5350

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 swastika text symbol.

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 swastika symbol. 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
卐 \u5350


Article updated on 2013-03-10 15:59:43