Below is the complete list of Windows ALT codes for star symbols & asterisk symbols, along with their corresponding HTML entity numeric character references and, when available, their corresponding HTML entity named character references. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters. If you’re in a hurry, just tap or click any star or asterisk symbol in the list below to copy and paste into your document. (Note: Some symbols might not display correctly due to device or platform limitations in character/text representation.)
Meanings of the various star symbols and emojis
Star symbols and asterisk symbols are widely used graphical representations found in Unicode, a standardized system for encoding characters and symbols from various writing systems and languages. These symbols hold different meanings and are often used for decorative, typographic, or symbolic purposes in various contexts. Here are the details and meanings of the star symbols in the table above:
- *: Asterisk, star – A widely recognized symbol used to indicate a point of interest or emphasis. Also commonly used in coding and mathematics as a multiplication operator.
- ≛: Star equals – Represents a mathematical concept where two values are approximately equal.
- ⋆: Star operator – Used in mathematics to represent different operations, such as convolution in signal processing.
- ★: Black star – Symbolizes importance, excellence, or positive attributes.
- ☆: White star – Represents uniqueness, specialness, or magic.
- ⚝: Outlined white star – An outlined version of a white star.
- ✡: Star of David – A symbol associated with Judaism and Jewish identity.
- ✢, ✣, ✤, ✥: Different styles of teardrop-spoked asterisks – These are decorative symbols that can be used in various creative designs.
- ✦: Black four pointed star – A star with four points, often used for decoration.
- ✧: White four pointed star – Similar to the black four pointed star but in white.
- ✨: Sparkles – Represents something magical, special, or exciting.
- ✩: Stress outlined white star – A white star outlined with dashes, used for decorative purposes.
- ✪: Circled white star – A white star enclosed in a circle, often used for decorative purposes.
- ✫: Open center black star – A black star with an open center, used for design and emphasis.
- ✬, ✭, ✮: Different variations of outlined black stars – These are decorative symbols often used for visual embellishment.
- ✯: Pinwheel star – A star with a pinwheel-like pattern, often used for decoration.
- ✰: Shadowed white star – A white star with a shadow, used decoratively.
- ✱: Heavy asterisk – A bold version of the asterisk symbol, used for emphasis.
- ✲: Open center asterisk – An asterisk with an open center, used decoratively.
- ✳: Eight spoked asterisk – A star with eight spokes, often used in design.
- ✴: Eight pointed black star – A black star with eight points, often used for design.
- ✵: Eight pointed pinwheel star – A pinwheel-like star with eight points.
- ✶, ✷, ✸, ✹: Six and eight pointed black stars – These symbols are often used decoratively or artistically.
- ✺: Sixteen pointed asterisk, starburst – A star with sixteen points, resembling a starburst.
- ✻, ✼, ✽: Different variations of teardrop-spoked asterisks – These symbols can be used for design or decoration.
- ❂: Circled open center eight pointed star – A star enclosed in a circle with an open center, often used for decorative purposes.
- ❄, ❅, ❆: Snowflake symbols – These represent various types of snowflakes and are often used in winter-themed designs.
- ❇, ❈: Sparkle symbols – Used to convey a sense of sparkle or glimmer.
- ❉: Balloon-spoked asterisk, jack – A star with spokes resembling balloons, often used decoratively.
- ❊, ❋: Teardrop-spoked propeller asterisk symbols – These have a unique design and can be used for creative purposes.
- ⭐: White medium star – A medium-sized white star, often used to indicate ratings or reviews.
- ⭑: Black small star – A small black star, used for decoration or visual emphasis.
- ⭒: White small star – A small white star, similar in use to the black small star.
- 🌟: Glowing star – Represents a star that is glowing or shining.
- 🌠: Shooting star – Depicts a star with a trailing line, resembling a shooting star.
- 🔯: Six pointed star with middle dot – Represents a six-pointed star with a dot in the middle, often used in symbolism.
- 🞯 to 🟔: A series of symbols with variations of five, six, eight, and twelve pointed stars – These can be used decoratively or artistically.
Both star symbols and asterisk symbols have evolved beyond their traditional uses and have gained new meanings in digital communication and typography. They are used creatively in social media, messaging, design, and more. Keep in mind that interpretations of these symbols might vary based on context and culture.
See more symbol sets for popular ALT codes at ALT Codes for Miscellaneous Symbols. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.