Characters and ASCII Equivalents

Here are some of the more commonly used characters and their ASCII equivalents.

Pronounced ask-ee, ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for representing English characters as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII code for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one computer to another.

Here are some of the more commonly used characters and their ASCII equivalents. To use a character just copy and paste the ASCII symbol into the formatting of your Web page at the spot where you want the character to show up.

Description Char HEX ASCII
space SP 20 32
exclamation mark ! 21 33
(double) quotation mark 22 34
number sign # 23 35
dollar sign $ 24 36
percent sign % 25 37
ampersand & 26 38
apostrophe 27 39
open parenthesis ( 28 40
close parenthesis ) 29 41
asterisk * 2A 42
plus sign + 2B 43
comma , 2C 44
minus sign/hyphen 2D 45
division sign (obelus) 2 F7 246
period, decimal point . 2E 46
slash, virgule, solidus / 2F 47
digit 0 0 30 48
digit 1 1 31 49
digit 2 2 32 50
digit 3 3 33 51
digit 4 4 34 52
digit 5 5 35 53
digit 6 6 36 54
digit 7 7 37 55
digit 8 8 38 56
digit 9 9 39 57
colon : 3A 58
semicolon ; 3B 59
less-than sign < 3C 60
equal sign = 3D 61
greater-than sign > 3E 62
question mark ? 3F 63
commercial “at” sign @ 40 64
capital A A 41 65
capital B B 42 66
capital C C 43 67
capital D D 44 68
capital E E 45 69
capital F F 46 70
capital G G 47 71
capital H H 48 72
capital I I 49 73
capital J J 4A 74
capital K K 4B 75
capital L L 4C 76
capital M M 4D 77
capital N N 4E 78
capital O O 4F 79
capital P P 50 80
capital Q Q 51 81
capital R R 52 82
capital S S 53 83
capital T T 54 84
capital U U 55 85
capital V V 56 86
capital W W 57 87
capital X X 58 88
capital Y Y 59 89
capital Z Z 5A 90
left square bracket [ 5B 91
backslash, reverse solidus 5C 92
right square bracket ] 5D 93
spacing circumflex accent ^ 5E 94
spacing underscore, low line _ 5F 95
spacing grave accent ` 60 96
small a a 61 97
small b b 62 98
small c c 63 99
small d d 64 100
small e e 65 101
small f f 66 102
small g g 67 103
small h h 68 104
small i i 69 105
small j j 6A 106
small k k 6B 107
small l l 6C 108
small m m 6D 109
small n n 6E 110
small o o 6F 111
small p p 70 112
small q q 71 113
small r r 72 114
small s s 73 115
small t t 74 116
small u u 75 117
small v v 76 118
small w w 77 119
small x x 78 120
small y y 79 121
small z z 7A 122
left brace (curly bracket) { 7B 123
vertical bar | 7C 124
right brace (curly bracket) } 7D 125
tilde accent ~ 7E 126
delete 7F 127
letter modifying circumflex ^ 88 136
per thousand (mille) sign 89 137
capital S caron or hacek Š 8A 138
left single angle quote mark 8B 139
left single quotation mark 91 145
right single quote mark 92 146
left double quotation mark 93 147
right double quote mark 94 148
round filled bullet 95 149
en dash 96 150
em dash 97 151
small spacing tilde accent ˜ 98 152
trademark sign 99 153
inverted exclamation mark ¡ A1 161
cent sign ¢ A2 189
pound sterling sign £ A3 156
yen sign ¥ A5 190
broken vertical bar ¦ A6 166
section sign § A7 167
copyright sign © A9 169
logical not sign ¬ AC 172
soft hyphen AD 173
registered trademark sign ® AE 174
degree sign ° B0 248
plus-or-minus sign ± B1 177
micro- sign µ B5 181
paragraph sign, pilcrow sign B6 182
inverted question mark ¿ BF 191
capital A grave À C0 192
capital A acute Á C1 193
capital A circumflex  C2 194
capital A tilde à C3 195
capital A dieresis or umlaut Ä C4 196
capital A ring Å C5 197
capital AE ligature Æ C6 198
capital C cedilla Ç C7 199
capital E grave È C8 200
capital E acute É C9 201
capital E circumflex Ê CA 202
capital E dieresis or umlaut Ë CB 203
capital I grave Ì CC 204
capital I acute Í CD 205
capital I circumflex Î CE 206
capital I dieresis or umlaut Ï CF 208
capital N tilde Ñ D1 209
small sharp s, sz ligature ß DF 223
small a grave à E0 224
small a acute á E1 225
small a circumflex â E2 226
small a tilde ã E3 227
small a dieresis or umlaut ä E4 228
small a ring å E5 229
small ae ligature æ E6 230
small c cedilla ç E7 231
small e grave è E8 232
small e acute é E9 233
small e circumflex ê EA 234
small e dieresis or umlaut ë EB 235
small n tilde ñ F1 241

 

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This article was updated February 24, 2021

 

 

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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