Unicode symbols for the Mac keyboard special keys

Here is a list over the special keys found on the Mac keyboard, their proper names, and Unicode symbol mapping.

  • Tab
    Unicode Character ‘RIGHTWARDS ARROW TO BAR’ (U+21E5)
  • Option
    Unicode Character ‘OPTION KEY’ (U+2325)
  • Command
    Unicode Character ‘PLACE OF INTEREST SIGN’ (U+2318)
  • Control
    Unicode Character ‘UP ARROWHEAD’ (U+2303)
  • Shift
    Unicode Character ‘UPWARDS WHITE ARROW’ (U+21E7)
  • Enter
    Unicode Character ‘UP ARROWHEAD BETWEEN TWO HORIZONTAL BARS’ (U+2324)
  • Forward Delete
    Unicode Character ‘ERASE TO THE RIGHT’ (U+2326)
  • Delete
    Unicode Character ‘ERASE TO THE LEFT’ (U+232B)
  • Escape (Esc)
    Unicode Character ‘BROKEN CIRCLE WITH NORTHWEST ARROW’ (U+238B)
  • Return
    Unicode Character ‘RETURN SYMBOL’ (U+23CE)
  • Page Up
    Unicode Character ‘UPWARDS ARROW WITH DOUBLE STROKE’ (U+21DE)
  • Page Down
    Unicode Character ‘DOWNWARDS ARROW WITH DOUBLE STROKE’ (U+21DF)
  • Top (Home)
    Unicode Character ‘NORTH WEST ARROW’ (U+2196)
  • End
    Unicode Character ‘SOUTH EAST ARROW’ (U+2198)
  • Left Arrow
    Unicode Character ‘LEFTWARDS ARROW’ (U+2190)
  • Up Arrow
    Unicode Character ‘UPWARDS ARROW’ (U+2191)
  • Right Arrow
    Unicode Character ‘RIGHTWARDS ARROW’ (U+2192)
  • Down Arrow
    Unicode Character ‘DOWNWARDS ARROW’ (U+2193)
  • Clear
    Unicode Character ‘X IN A RECTANGLE BOX’ (U+2327)

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