Exclamation Mark !


Symbol Meaning

Exclamation mark indicates emphasis on some important or emotionally charged information. According to one theory, the current form of this symbol has come from the Latin exclamation which meant joy (io — hooray). “I” began to be written below “o”, and later the image became less sophisticated.

This mark is usually put at the end of a sentence. However, in the Russian language you may come across it in the middle of a sentence. It can be put in brackets (which means something like “attention!” or “I'll be damned”). Ih this case, the emotional emphasis applies only to some part of the sentence — a specific word or phrase.

You can find more Exclamation marks here:

Other similar characters:

¡ Spanish, known as the “Inverted Exclamation Mark”. Used at the beginning of a sentence.

՜ Armenian “Yerkaratsman nshan”.

߹ N'Ko script.

Limbu script.

The symbol “Exclamation Mark” is included in the “ASCII punctuation and symbols” subblock of the “Basic Latin” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

Text is also available in the following languages: Русский;


Factorial, Bang.

Unicode Name Exclamation Mark
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Entity !
Unicode Block Basic Latin
Unicode Subblock ASCII punctuation and symbols
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Alt Code
Version 1.1
Block Basic Latin
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 0021
Simple case change 0021
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 21 33 33 00100001
UTF-16BE 00 21 0 33 33 00000000 00100001
UTF-16LE 21 00 33 0 8448 00100001 00000000
UTF-32BE 00 00 00 21 0 0 0 33 33 00000000 00000000 00000000 00100001
UTF-32LE 21 00 00 00 33 0 0 0 553648128 00100001 00000000 00000000 00000000

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