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Text Symbols

Text Symbols

With the increasing use of social networking and mobile phones, using text symbols is the latest norm. This article will introduce you to some of the commonly-used text symbols.
Techspirited Staff
If you are there on Facebook or MySpace, you must be familiar with the signs and symbols that some of your friends use as their status symbol. Even if you are not there on either of the social networking sites, you must have received some text messages from your friend using all these text symbols of which you cannot make a head nor tail of. Some people are known for using symbols and codes, which only they themselves can follow. If you too want to use some of these cool symbols and impress your friends, go through the tables below.

Message Symbols

Why do people use these text message symbols so much? Well some use it in order to let the reader know that what he has actually written is a joke or maybe he is angry or happy etc. Instead of writing the whole thing as "I hope you know that I was joking" people use the emoticons or text symbol (:D). Some people have no idea as to what most of the symbols actually mean.

Symbol Meaning
:-) Smiling
;-) Winking
:-> Sarcasm
:-* Kiss
:C Very Sad
:-( Sad
:-@ Screaming
:-() Yelling
XD Laughing hilariously
|-I Asleep
:] Talk to me
;-<> Drooling
:{ }: Two people are talking
:OI Mouth full
(o.o) Owl
3:-o Cow
____/\___\o/___ Shark
:8) Pig
><> Fish
{:V Duck
3<< Mouse
:-s I don't know what to say
:\/ Can't keep ones mouth shut
8-) Wearing sunglasses
:-{) Mustache
X-( Just died
:-p Tongue sticking out
:z Sick
B-} Have got eyes for you
<:)- Dunce
<%-) Cross eyed
>: [~ Vampire
8(:-) Mickey mouse
:-.) Marilyn Monroe
==):-)= Abraham Lincoln
=|:-)## Uncle Sam
>:*) Rudolph
*:o) Clown
<{{{};->~ Wizard
~8-) Harry Potter
( :o (|) Homer Simpson
///////8-) Marge Simpson
X:^) Lisa Simpson
B-)===> Bart Simpson
C|:-)= Charlie Chaplin
o:-) Angel
<3 Love heart
:'( Crying
:-|| Angry
:-J Tongue in cheek
x_O O_x Punched in face
@}--\-,--- Rose
>: - ( Angry yet sad
5:-) Elvis Presley

Now you know the emoticon meanings, the next time you send a message to someone, make it more lively by adding one or two of these cool symbols and let your friends now get a taste of their own medicines. Now, they will be the one who will ask you to help them out figuring your message. The table below consists some of the common symbols for Facebook and MySpace, the two most widely-used social networking sites.

Symbols for MySpace and Facebook

Whenever you log on to your friend's account on Facebook or MySpace, you see them using certain symbols which you think is cool, but you cannot figure out a way to use it, and you do not want to ask your friend and give them an opportunity to laugh at your ignorance about certain technical stuff. Fret not, go through the list below.

Shortcuts Symbols
Alt + 1
Alt + 2
Alt + 3
Alt + 4
Alt + 5
Alt + 6
Alt + 7
Alt + 8
Alt + 9
Alt + 10
Alt + 11
Alt + 12
Alt + 13
Alt + 14
Alt + 15
Alt + 16
Alt + 17
Alt + 18
Alt + 19
Alt + 20
Alt + 0169 ©
Alt + 0171 «
Alt + 0187 »

More Symbols for Facebook and MySpace

These are some of the most common text message abbreviations and symbols that people uses these days.

Names Symbol
Cross ☩ ☨ ☦ ✙
Flower ❃❀❁✿
Weather ☀ ☁ ☂ ☃
Religion ☪ 卐 ✝ ☮ ☯ ✡ ☭ ☥
Messaging ✉ ✏ ⌨
Zodiac Signs ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓
Pointers ← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙ ↰ ↱ ↲ ↳ ↴ ↵ ↶ ↷
Love ❤ ❥
Music ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬
Snowflakes ❈ ❅ ❄ ❆
Star ✦ ★ ☆ ✰ ✮ ✯
Chess ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙
Alphabets (Capital) ⒶⒷⒸⒹⒺⒻⒼⒽⒾⒿⓀⓁⓂⓃⓄⓅⓆⓇⓈⓉⓊⓋ ⓌⓍⓎⓏ
Alphabets (Small) ⓐⓑⓒⓓⓔⓕⓖⓗⓘⓙⓚⓛⓜⓝⓞⓟⓠⓡⓢⓣⓤⓥⓦⓧⓨⓩ
Numbers ➀➁➂➃➄➅➆➇➈➉
Other Symbols ▢ ▲ △ ▼ ▽ ◆ ◇ ○
Fractions ⅓ ⅔ ⅕ ⅖ ⅗ ⅘

These symbols and smiley face symbols are sure to help you express your feelings and thoughts much better. Next time you are chatting with your friend, make use of some of these symbols and show them what you mean and feel.