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☞☛☟☜☚ | Pointing Finger Symbols (Meaning, How To Type, & More)

Pointing Finger Symbols are icons or text symbols that symbolize the second digit of the human hand pointing straight. The pointing finger is sometimes referred to as the index finger, first finger, trigger finger, forefinger, and many other names).

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

Copy Pointing Finger Text Symbols

These text Symbols can be copied and pasted wherever you need them. Using the buttons above, you can copy all of the symbols, or you can select and copy a specific symbol from the list below.

You can then paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl and V on your keyboard once it has been copied.

Pointing Finger Symbols Information Table

There is some helpful information about these Pointing Finger text Symbols in the table below.

SYMBOL
DESCRIPTIONWhite Right Pointing IndexBlack Right Pointing IndexWhite Down Pointing IndexWhite Left Pointing IndexBlack Left Pointing Index
ALT CODE SHORTCUTAlt + 9758Alt + 9755Alt + 9759Alt + 9756Alt + 9754
UNICODEU+0261EU+0261BU+0261FU+0261CU+0261A
HTML CODE☞☛☟☜☚
HTML ENTITY – – – – –
HEX CODE☞☛☟☜☚
CSS CODE\261E\261B\261F\261C\261A

To the best of our ability, the above table has presented useful information about these text Symbols, including the keyboard shortcuts, Unicode, and HTML codes, as well.

Continue reading to gain a better understanding of how to get these symbols.

How to Get the Pointing Finger Sign

Although there are no dedicated Pointing Finger keys on the keyboard, you can still obtain them by using the keyboard.

You can also insert them in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs if you’re using one of the Microsoft Office or Google apps.

Below you’ll find several methods for accessing these symbols, including keyboard shortcuts and methods utilizing MS Office and Google Docs’ built-in navigation systems.

We will demonstrate the various methods on how to insert or type these symbols using the Pointing Finger symbol. However, the same method can apply to all the other symbols.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

The symbols for Pointing Finger Alt Codes (Keyboard Shortcut)

DESCRIPTIONSYMBOLALT CODE SHORTCUT
White Right Pointing IndexAlt + 9758
Black Right Pointing IndexAlt + 9755
White Down Pointing IndexAlt + 9759
White Left Pointing IndexAlt + 9756
Black Left Pointing IndexAlt + 9754

Note: This Alt Code shortcut works in Microsoft Word for Windows only.

This Alt code method can be used to type these symbols by holding down the Alt key while typing the Alt code (9758 for White Right Pointing Index) using the separate numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard.

Below is a detailed step-by-step guide you may use to type any Symbol for Pointing Finger with your keyboard.

  • Open your Microsoft Word document where you need to type these symbols.
  • Click to place your cursor in the document where you need to type these symbols.
  • On the keyboard, press down the Alt key with one hand.
  • As you hold down the Alt key, enter the Pointing Finger Alt Code (see above table).
  • Now release the Alt key.

After you release the Alt key, the Pointing Finger text symbol will immediately appear exactly where you place the cursor.

Insert Pointing Finger Symbols in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

You can quickly insert the Pointing Finger Symbols in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using this simple mouse navigation.

The steps below will show you how to insert the Pointing Finger Symbols in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

  • Open your Word or Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
MS Word Insert Tab
  • On the far-right section, you’ll see the Symbols group. Select Symbol > More Symbols.
MS Word Insert More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear as below.

Microsoft Word Symbol Window

These symbols can be found in this window. To find it quickly, change the font to Segoe UI Symbol then type the Unicode (0261E for ☞, 0261B for ☛, 0261F for ☟, 0261C for ☜, and 0261A for ☚) in the Character code: box. The Pointing Finger sign will be selected as soon as you type the code.

  • Insert it into your Word document by clicking the Insert button.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.

These are the steps for inserting the Pointing Finger Symbols and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

Pointing Finger Symbols in Google Docs

Google Docs is also another text editor where users may struggle to type or insert the Pointing Finger sign.

Meanwhile, Google Docs has one of the simplest methods for inserting symbols that are not found on the keyboard.

To get the Pointing Finger Symbols in Google Docs:

  • Launch Google Docs and position your cursor where the symbol is going to be inserted.
  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.
Go to Insert > Special Characters in Google Docs

The Insert special characters window will appear, which includes a search bar and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for Pointing Index. Then, in the search results, double-click on the text Symbol for Pointing Finger to insert it into Google Docs.
  • You can also draw the Pointing Finger Symbols using the drawing pad just below the search bar. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it will display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.

These are the steps to insert this and any other symbol into Google Docs.

Pointing Finger Symbols on The Character Map (Windows)

In Windows, the Character Map is a tool that can be used to view characters in any installed font, determine what keyboard input (or Alt code) is used to type those characters, and copy characters to the clipboard instead of typing them with your keyboard.

This section will demonstrate how to use the Character Map tools to easily copy and paste these symbols.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Search for Character Map in the Windows Start menu.
Searching for the Character Map in Windows
  • You should see the character Map appear in the search results. Click on it to launch it.
  • When it’s open, go to the bottom left corner of the window and click to expand the Advance view options.
Character Map Advanced View
  • To easily locate the Pointing Finger Symbols on the Character Map, change the Font to Segoe UI Symbol and search for the symbol name (Pointing Index) in the search box.

The symbol will be displayed for you to copy.

  • To copy these symbols, double-click it, and it will be selected in the Characters to copy box. Then, finally, click the Copy button to copy it to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor where you want the symbol and press Ctrl + V to paste it.

And there you have it.

These are the steps you can take to copy and paste the Pointing Finger Symbols or other symbols on your Windows PC.

Adding Pointing Finger in HTML/CSS

DESCRIPTIONSYMBOLHTML CODECSS CODE
White Right Pointing Index☞\261E
Black Right Pointing Index☛\261B
White Down Pointing Index☟\261F
White Left Pointing Index☜\261C
Black Left Pointing Index☚\261A

Symbols like the Pointing Finger that are not found on your keyboard can also be added in HTML using entities.

HTML entities are used to display invisible and reserved characters that would otherwise be read as HTML code. It’s in the form of a string of text that starts with an ampersand (&) and ends with a semicolon (;).

To add the White Right Pointing Index to an HTML page, you can use its entity name or number (decimal or hexadecimal reference) as shown in the example below:

// html example
<span>&#9758;</span>

To display the White Right Pointing Index from CSS, you can use a CSS short-code or CSS entity as shown in the example below:

// css example
span {
  content: "\261E";
} 

Conclusion

Most people have difficulty typing or inserting these symbols. So, we’ve broken down the various methods and steps required to type or get them into your documents.

And as you can see above, we’ve attempted to cover as much information about these Pointing Finger text Symbols as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to go through this blog.

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