No Symbol

What does no symbol mean?

The image of a red circle sectioned in half by a diagonal line represents interdiction to enter. The symbol is utilized in buildings and for particular spaces where people are restricted from entering or doing something prohibited. Prohibited emoji, also commonly known as no symbol, can mean the following: "You are not allowed to enter the premises."

The no symbol emoji first appeared in 2010 and was immediately called the "No entry" sign, no sign, no symbol, circle-backslash symbol, interdictory circle, nay, or universal no. It is a red circle with a red diagonal line, enclosing a pictogram to prevent someone from something that is not permitted.

How to use, copy, and paste no symbol

It is relatively easy to get no symbol or no emoji either on your computer or any mobile device even without any special emoji keyboard installed. The users need to select the preferred sign, then copy, and finally paste the symbol wherever they with the character to appear (text, document, message box, etc.). You can copy the sign: 🚫 . Please select the name as a regular text and then copy it to your clipboard. It would be best to go to another website or blog post or application to paste no emoji using your context menu or even a keyboard. You may use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy the sign, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste it.

Even if the no symbol emoji - 🚫 - or icon looks like a question mark or black square, in most cases, it will be converted and “translated” into an appropriate image by the website or an application where you paste it.

What are the international standards for no symbol?

While the "prohibition sign" or "no sign" has been so widely used in promotions or advertising that now a lot of variations of the symbol design (like, flipped left to right or even varied in hue). The public highly recognizes them; local and international standards still monitor it. The standardized definition of the "no symbol" comes right from the International Organization for Standardization.

In 2002, "ISO 3864-1" was first published. The introduction included language on the need for using as few words as possible to send the information. Hence, ISO 3864-1 sets the rules for the shape and color of safety signage. Besides, it regulates the incorporation of text according to signs size and viewing distance. The range of form and color for the no sign is defined in this standard for the "no symbol" as "a prohibition surround shape over the top of a black graphical symbol."

Since the standard of this, no symbol is not published fully freely, and many examples seen in public differ from the norm. Indeed, several public signs and symbols using it have not been based on the character's official standard, however, instead of on interpretations of signs or inexact copies of characters seen by each graphic artist. That has led to vast variations in sign dimensions and color. The most common variations that are seen appear to be brighter reds than the standard version. The sign is also seen with a far thinner width for the diagonal line and the right dimensions with the same width for slash as the red circle. For instance, compare the image "No smoking" (see above) with the second image "Prohibition Sign."

What is Unicode for no symbol?

The Unicode code point for the no sign, no symbol, or prohibition sign is - U+20E0 ⃠ , which combines an enclosing circle with a backslash in it ⃠. The Unicode of no logo is a united character, which means that no symbol can appear on top of the character once before it. Thus, for instance, putting W ⃠ will immediately display the letter "W" right inside the prohibition sign: W ⃠ (if and only if your system supports it). Also, there are two prohibition sign symbols and emojis, if you use U+26D4 ⛔ No entry sign and U+1F6AB 🚫 NO Entry sign, which does not unite with anything.

How to use and type No symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Unicode Code / HTML Code
No entry &U+26D4 &#9940

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Other Miscellaneous Symbols

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