Punctuation & Symbols
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How to Say Punctuation & Symbols

While dictating, say the name of the punctuation / character that you want to display:

Say this...

To display this...

new line

a new line in a document

new paragraph

a new paragraph in a document

period

.

comma

,

colon

:

semicolon

;

hyphen, dash, minus sign

-

question mark

?

exclamation mark, exclamation point

!

open paren, open parenthesis

(

close paren, close parenthesis

)

open brace, open curly brace

{

close brace, close curly brace

}

open bracket, open square bracket

[

close bracket, close square bracket

]

less than sign, open angle bracket

<

greater than sign, close angle bracket

>

hash sign, number sign, pound sign 

#

at sign

@

asterisk, asterisk sign

*

ampersand, and sign

&

tilde sign

~

forward slash, slash

/

back slash

\

double slash

//

quote, open quote, open double quote, start quote

"

unquote, close quote, close double quote, end quote

"

open single quote

'

close single quote

'

apostrophe

'

apostrophe S

's

percent sign

%

ellipsis... 

dollar sign

$

pound sterling sign

£

cent sign

¢

copyright sign

©

degree sign

°

division sign

÷

equal sign

=

plus sign

+

multiplication sign

*

plus or minus sign

±

one quarter sign

¼

one half sign

½

three quarters sign

¾

underscore sign

_

vertical bar

|

smiley face

:-)

winky face

;-)

frowny face

:-(

 

 


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