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List of symbols

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


  • Languages 1
  • Basic communication 2
  • Scientific and engineering symbols 3
  • Consumer symbols 4
    • Navigational symbols 4.1
    • Hazards 4.2
    • Food 4.3
    • General consumer products 4.4
    • Property and pricing 4.5
  • Technology symbols 5
  • Naval 6
  • Religious and mystical symbols 7
    • A 7.1
    • B 7.2
    • C 7.3
    • D 7.4
    • E 7.5
    • F 7.6
    • G 7.7
    • H 7.8
    • I 7.9
    • K 7.10
    • L 7.11
    • M 7.12
    • N 7.13
    • O 7.14
    • P 7.15
    • Q 7.16
    • R 7.17
    • S 7.18
    • T 7.19
    • U 7.20
    • V 7.21
    • W 7.22
    • Y 7.23
  • Heraldic symbols 8
  • Vexillological symbols (flags) 9
  • Sports and games 10
  • Other 11
  • See also 12
  • References 13


List of symbols

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

Navigational symbols



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
    • "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
    which depict shipping boxes as squares with rounded corners: [3] or ASTM D5445 "Standard Practice for Pictorial Markings for Handling of Goods"[2] from ISO standard 780 "Pictorial marking for handling of goods"[1]

Property and pricing

Technology symbols


Religious and mystical symbols

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
























Heraldic symbols

Vexillological symbols (flags)

Sports and games


See also


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