How to write/type inverse bullet symbols/emojis on keyboard- Alt + 8

May 19,2017 in Keyboard Shortcuts | 0 Comments

In typography, an inverse bullet symbol or inverse bullet point, is a glyph or typographical symbol used to introduce items in a list. For example:

◘ Point 1
◘ Point 2
◘ Point 3

The bullet symbol may take any of a variety of shapes, such as circular, square, diamond, or arrow. Typical word processor software offers a wide selection of shapes and colors. Several regular symbols, such as * (asterisk),  (hyphen), . (period), and even o (lowercase Latin letter O), are conventionally used in ASCII-only text or other environments where bullet characters are not available. Historically, the index symbol  (representing a hand with a pointing index finger) was popular for similar uses.

Lists made with bullets are called bulleted lists. The HTML element name for a bulleted list is “unordered list” because the list items are not arranged in numerical order (as they would be in a numbered list). Usually, bullet points are used to list things.

When to use bullet points?

Bullet points can be used on some essential points in your writings to highlight and draw the reader’s attention to those specific points.

What are the types of bullet points?

  1. Inverse bullet
  2. Black small circle bullet
  3. Triangle bullet
  4. Arrow bullet
  5. Heart bullet
  6. Diamond bullet
  7. Square bullet
  8. Asterisk bullet
  9. Hyphen bullet

Bullet Point Symbol Copy Paste – Bullet Symbol Alt Codes

Here is the complete list of bullet point symbols. Click to copy the inverse bullet symbol from the below list or use bullet symbol alt codes to make different kinds of bullets.

List of Alt Codes for Bullets

Symbol Description Alt Code HTML Code
Heart 3 ♥
Diamond 4 ♦
Bullet 7 •
Inverse Bullet 8 ◘
White Circle Bullet 9 ○
Inverse White Circle 10 ㎝
Pointer 16 ►
Bullet Operator 8729 ∙
Triangular Bullet 8227 ‣
Hyphen Bullet 8259 ⁃
Black Leftwards Bullet 8268 ⁌
Black Rightwards Bullet 8269 ⁍
White Bullet 9702 ◦
Reversed Rotated Floral Heart Bullet 9753 ☙
Rotated Heavy Black Heart Bullet 10085 ❥
Rotated Floral Heart Bullet 10087 ❧
Circled White Bullet 10686 ⦾
⦿ Circled Bullet 10687 ⦿
Square 254 ☈
Double Arrow 8658 ⇒
Three-D Arrowhead 10146 ➢
Arrow Bullet 128349 🕝

How to insert inverse bullet symbol using the Alt Key?

These are steps to insert the arrow symbol in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  1. Make sure your numeric keypad is active on the keyboard.
  2. Place the mouse cursor where you want to insert the bullet symbol.
  3. Press the Alt + 8  on the numeric keypad.
  4. Release both the keys and the inverse bullet mark will show up.

How to insert a bullet symbol on Linux?

  1. Place the cursor where you want to type the inverse bullet symbol,
  2. Press the Strg + ⇧ + U + 25D8 to insert a inverse bullet symbol.


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