Zodiac signs ♋

Zodiac signs ♋ (learn to make zodiac symbols on your keyboard)Signos del Zodiaco ♋ (hacer símbolos del zodiaco con teclado)
Zodiac symbols

This symbols are very popular among people who believe in astrology (not a fan, myself). Zodiac signs are pretty popular computer symbols that people had been texting from the times when ASCII encoding was developed. And if you need them for some work or if you an astrologer and you have to use them to make horoscopes. Here they are!! ヅ. I'll show you how to do type all that cool zodiac signs using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.

Zodiac signs
Text symbols

What zodiac means

Zodiac

In both astrology and astronomy, Zodiac (from Greek: ζῳδιακός, zōdiakos) is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets also remain close to the ecliptic, within the belt of the zodiac, which extends 8-9° north or south of the ecliptic, as measured in celestial latitude.

How to input zodiac 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 zodiac 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 zodiac symbols using it.

Mac

Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including zodiac, 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 Name Unicode hex code Symbol Name
2648 Aries 2649 Taurus
264A Gemini 264B Cancer
264C Leo 264D Virgo
264E Libra 264F Scorpio
2650 Sagittarius 2651 Capricorn
2652 Aquarius 2653 Pisces

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 zodiac 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 zodiac 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 Name HTML entity JS entity Symbol Name
♈ \u2648 Aries (The Ram) ♉ \u2649 Taurus (The bull)
♊ \u264a Gemini (The Twins) ♋ \u264b Cancer (The Crab)
♌ \u264c Leo (The Lion) ♍ \u264d Virgo (The Virgin)
♎ \u264e Libra (The Scales) ♏ \u264f Scorpio (The Scorpion)
♐ \u2650 Sagittarius (Centaur The Archer) ♑ \u2651 Capricorn (Goat-horned, The sea goat)
♒ \u2652 Aquarius (The water bearer) ♓ \u2653 Pisces (The fish)


Article updated on 2013-05-29 22:17:53