I tend to use ﷺ in my answers next to the mention of Prophet Muhammad. The ligature is a condensed form of

صلى الله عليه وسلم

Which roughly means "may Allah send his peace and blessings upon him".

The Unicode page for this ligature says that U+FDFA, which I should be able to print using

Alt + 65018

When I do this, however, it results in this:


How can I print this Unicode character without resorting to the stone-age clipboard copy-pasting?

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    Is it necessary to include this? For the purpose of this site, it seems not too different from greetings and it might not display correctly on people's devices. May 6 '17 at 11:32
  • @RebeccaJ.Stones there are good reasons to include it. I like the conciseness of the symbol - it doesn't detract too much from the main body of text
    – Zaid
    May 6 '17 at 12:02
  • Oh wow I can actually do emojis with Alt + a number lol. Never knew that ☺
    – Casanova
    May 7 '17 at 6:07

By default Alt codes are truncated and interpreted as ASCII, 65018 mod 256 = 250, which is the ascii code for ·

To enter unicode you need to change the registry to allow for hex alt-codes and then use:

Alt (hold) + (press + on numpad) FDFA

The above will not work for alphabet hex codes in some programs, including most browsers, instead you will need to use something else.

The following works on chrome:

Alt (hold) Shift (hold) + (on numpad) FDFA (keys on keypad)

prints ﷺ

  • This works in Chrome, as you said. What a roundabout way to get it to work though...
    – Zaid
    May 7 '17 at 6:08

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