Star symbols ★
Look at the night sky in a clear weather and you will see there lots of shiny little stars. They are actually as huge as the Sun, just lightyears away. Stars have become one of the biggest symbols nowadays - used from things like flags of North Korea, China and European Union to being applied to Hollywood celebrities.
There are so many stars in both - the sky, modern and historic culture and on computers that I couldn't list all of them. But there's definitely plenty here. They come in all sorts of shapes and if you'll be looking for more stars of the shape you want - paint the stars you want to find on TELL.WTF in my new neural network based tool for discovering symbols.
What star signs mean
The five-pointed red star (a pentagram without the inner pentagon) is a symbol of Communism and Socialism and represents the five fingers of the worker's hand, as well as the five continents (as traditionally counted). If the collinear edges of a regular six-pointed star are connected, so that two interlaced triangles are formed, a symbol results that is variously known as the hexagram, Star of David, or Shield of David. The six-points represent all twelve patriarchs or tribes. The two "Triangles" are actually the letters "Dalet" and "Yud", the two letters assigned to Judah. The two triangles form a diamond, which is the gem assigned to Judah. The Arabic star is a punctuation mark developed to be distinct from the asterisk. The asterisk had existed in feudal times, and the original shape of the asterisk was six-pointed, each point like a teardrop coming from the center.
How to input star symbols
Choose your system to find out.Windows
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 star symbols and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.
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 star symbols using it.
Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including stars, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer.
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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.
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