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Mac users are familiar with the variety of symbols which appear in menus to denote keyboard shortcuts. These symbols correspond with modifier keys and have unique names. However, some symbols are more obvious than others, and it can be difficult to create the symbols themselves.
However, all keyboard shortcut symbols are part of the Unicode character set, which is similar to ASCII in some ways, but capable of representing many more symbols. Below is the list of common modifier key symbols currently supported on our site.

Symbol Description Site Placeholder HTML Entity Code Point Unicode Name
Command [Command] ⌘ U+2318 PLACE OF INTEREST SIGN
Option (alt) [Option] ⌥ U+2325 OPTION KEY
Control (ctrl) [Control] ⌃ U+2303 UP ARROWHEAD
Shift [Shift] ⇧ U+21E7 UPWARDS WHITE ARROW
Caps Lock [CapsLock] ⇪ U+21EA UPWARDS WHITE ARROW FROM BAR
Return [Return] ↩ U+21A9 LEFTWARDS ARROW WITH HOOK
Enter [Enter] ⌤ U+2324 UP ARROWHEAD BETWEEN TWO HORIZONTAL BARS
Delete [Delete] ⌫ U+232B ERASE TO THE LEFT
Forward Delete [ForwardDelete] ⌦ U+2326 ERASE TO THE RIGHT
Escape (esc) [Escape] ⎋ U+238B BROKEN CIRCLE WITH NORTHWEST ARROW
Menu Item [MenuItem] ▸ U+25B8 BLACK RIGHT-POINTING SMALL TRIANGLE
Eject [Eject] ⏏ U+23CF EJECT SYMBOL
Power [Power] ⌽ U+233D APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL CIRCLE STILE
Tab [Tab] ⇥ U+21E5 RIGHTWARDS ARROW TO BAR
Page Up [PageUp] ⇞ U+21DE UPWARDS ARROW WITH DOUBLE STROKE
Page Down [PageDown] ⇟ U+21DF DOWNWARDS ARROW WITH DOUBLE STROKE
Home [Home] ↖ U+2196 NORTH WEST ARROW
End [End] ↘ U+2198 SOUTH EAST ARROW
Left Arrow [LeftArrow] ← U+2190 LEFTWARDS ARROW
Right Arrow [RightArrow] → U+2192 RIGHTWARDS ARROW
Up Arrow [UpArrow] ↑ U+2191 UPWARDS ARROW
Down Arrow [DownArrow] ↓ U+2193 DOWNWARDS ARROW
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