List of symbols

This is a list of graphical signs, icons, and symbols.

Languages

Many (but not all) graphemes that are part of a writing system that encodes a full spoken language are included in the Unicode standard, which also includes graphical symbols. See:

The remainder of this list focuses on graphemes not part of spoken language-encoding systems.

Basic communication

Scientific and engineering symbols

Consumer symbols

Hazards

Food

Kosher symbols

General consumer products

  • Recycling symbol
  • Laundry symbol
  • Period-after-opening symbol (on cosmetics as 6M, 12M, 18M, etc.)
  • U+2602 UMBRELLA - keep dry
  • U+2614 UMBRELLA WITH RAIN DROPS - keep dry
  • Japanese postal mark
  • ℮, the European estimated sign
  • Inventory tracking symbols
  • Printing registration marks intended for the manufacturer of the packaging, to ensure different colors are aligned when printed
  • Various certification marks (see article for list) signifying conformance with a government or private organization's requirements
  • Shipping symbols[2] from ISO standard 780 "Pictorial marking for handling of goods"[3] or ASTM D5445 "Standard Practice for Pictorial Markings for Handling of Goods"[4] which depict shipping boxes as squares with rounded corners:
    • "Fragile": the silhouette of a wine glass
    • "This end up": a horizontal line with two arrows pointing up
    • "Do not stack": a filled-in box, under a crossed-out outlined box
    • "Maximum stack height": three boxes stacked vertically; the bottom one is filled in, the middle one is an outline with a number inside (the number of boxes to safely stack on top of this one), and the top one is an outline and crossed out
    • "Maximum stack weight": from the bottom upward: a box, a horizontal line, a wide arrow pointing down, and a number followed by "kg max"
    • "Keep dry": an umbrella with rain falling on it
    • "Protect from sunlight": a circle with rays coming out of it, with a box protected by a chevron
    • "Protect from radiation": the radiation symbol, separated from a box by a chevron
    • "Center of gravity": crosshairs pointing to the center of a dashed circle
    • "Do not roll": a box with a curved arrow above, and a cross-out line coming up from the box at an angle
    • "Do not use hand hooks"
    • "Do not use hand truck"
    • "Do not use forklift"
    • "Clamp as indicated": a filled-in box with a vertical line and inward-pointing arrow on the right and left
    • "Do not clamp": the same as "clamp as indicated", crossed out
    • "Sling here": the silhouette of a chain
    • A thermometer with a diagonal slash, indicating the maximum and minimum temperature

Property and pricing

  • U+2122 TRADE MARK SIGN
  • U+2120 SERVICE MARK
  • U+00AE ® REGISTERED SIGN
  • U+2117 SOUND RECORDING COPYRIGHT
  • Ⓧ, Ⓨ - Japanese typographic symbols used under Japan's resale price maintenance system
  • Various logos
  • Various trademarks

Technology symbols

Religious and mystical symbols

A subset has been used as United States Department of Veterans Affairs emblems for headstones and markers.

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I

K

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M

N

O

P

Q

R

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T

U

V

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Y

Heraldic symbols

Sports and games

Other

See also

References

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