GROFF_CHAR

NAME
DESCRIPTION
SEE ALSO

NAME

groff_char − groff character names

DESCRIPTION

This manual page lists the standard groff input characters. Only the characters that are available for the device that is being used to print this manual page will be displayed. The Input code column applies to characters which can be input with a single character, and gives the ISO Latin-1 code of that input character. The PostScript name column gives the usual PostScript name of the output character.

The ISO Latin-1 no-break space (code 0240 octal) is equivalent to \(space). All other ISO Latin-1 characters print as themselves with the following exceptions: ` prints as ‘, ' prints as ’; the corresponding ISO Latin-1 characters can be obtained with \‘ and \(aq. The ISO Latin-1 ‘Hyphen, Minus Sign’ (code 45) prints as a hyphen; a minus sign can be obtained with \-. The ISO Latin-1 ‘Tilde’ (code 126) prints as ~; the larger glyph can be obtained with \(ti. The ISO Latin-1 ‘Circumflex Accent’ (code 94) prints as ^; a larger glyph can be obtained with \(ha.

Output Input Input PostScript Notes

name

code

name

!

!

33

exclam

"

"

34

quotedbl

#

#

35

numbersign

$

$

36

dollar

%

%

37

percent

&

&

38

ampersand

'

39

quoteright

(

(

40

parenleft

)

)

41

parenright

*

*

42

asterisk

+

+

43

plus

,

,

44

comma

-

-

45

hyphen

.

.

46

period

/

/

47

slash

:

:

58

colon

;

;

59

semicolon

<

<

60

less

=

=

61

equal

>

>

62

greater

?

?

63

question

@

@

64

at

[

[

91

bracketleft

\

\

92

backslash

]

]

93

bracketright

^

^

94

circumflex

circumflex accent

_

_

95

underscore

`

96

quoteleft

{

{

123

braceleft

|

|

124

bar

}

}

125

braceright

~

~

126

tilde

tilde accent

¡

¡

161

exclamdown

¢

¢

162

cent

£

£

163

sterling

¤

¤

164

currency

¥

¥

165

yen

¦

¦

166

brokenbar

§

§

167

section

¨

¨

168

dieresis

©

©

169

copyright

ª

ª

170

ordfeminine

«

«

171

guillemotleft

¬

¬

172

logicalnot

173

hyphen

®

®

174

registered

¯

¯

175

macron

°

°

176

degree

±

±

177

plusminus

²

²

178

twosuperior

³

³

179

threesuperior

´

´

180

acute

acute accent

µ

µ

181

mu

182

paragraph

·

·

183

periodcentered

¸

¸

184

cedilla

¹

¹

185

onesuperior

º

º

186

ordmasculine

»

»

187

guillemotright

¼

¼

188

onequarter

½

½

189

onehalf

¾

¾

190

threequarters

¿

¿

191

questiondown

À

À

192

Agrave

Á

Á

193

Aacute

Â

Â

194

Acircumflex

Ã

Ã

195

Atilde

Ä

Ä

196

Adieresis

Å

Å

197

Aring

Æ

Æ

198

AE

Ç

Ç

199

Ccedilla

È

È

200

Egrave

É

É

201

Eacute

Ê

Ê

202

Ecircumflex

Ë

Ë

203

Edieresis

Ì

Ì

204

Igrave

Í

Í

205

Iacute

Î

Î

206

Icircumflex

Ï

Ï

207

Idieresis

Ð

Ð

208

Eth

Ñ

Ñ

209

Ntilde

Ò

Ò

210

Ograve

Ó

Ó

211

Oacute

Ô

Ô

212

Ocircumflex

Õ

Õ

213

Otilde

Ö

Ö

214

Odieresis

×

×

215

multiply

Ø

Ø

216

Oslash

Ù

Ù

217

Ugrave

Ú

Ú

218

Uacute

Û

Û

219

Ucircumflex

Ü

Ü

220

Udieresis

Ý

Ý

221

Yacute

Þ

Þ

222

Thorn

ß

ß

223

germandbls

à

à

224

agrave

á

á

225

aacute

â

â

226

acircumflex

ã

ã

227

atilde

ä

ä

228

adieresis

å

å

229

aring

æ

æ

230

ae

ç

ç

231

ccedilla

è

è

232

egrave

é

é

233

eacute

ê

ê

234

ecircumflex

ë

ë

235

edieresis

ì

ì

236

igrave

í

í

237

iacute

î

î

238

icircumflex

ï

ï

239

idieresis

ð

ð

240

eth

ñ

ñ

241

ntilde

ò

ò

242

ograve

ó

ó

243

oacute

ô

ô

244

ocircumflex

õ

õ

245

otilde

ö

ö

246

odieresis

÷

÷

247

divide

ø

ø

248

oslash

ù

ù

249

ugrave

ú

ú

250

uacute

û

û

251

ucircumflex

ü

ü

252

udieresis

ý

ý

253

yacute

þ

þ

254

thorn

ÿ

ÿ

255

ydieresis

Ð

\(-D

Eth

Icelandic uppercase eth

ð

\(Sd

eth

Icelandic lowercase eth

Þ

\(TP

Thorn

Icelandic uppercase thorn

þ

\(Tp

thorn

Icelandic lowercase thorn

Æ

\(AE

AE

æ

\(ae

ae

Œ

\(OE

OE

œ

\(oe

oe

ß

\(ss

germandbls

Á

\('A

Aacute

É

\('E

Eacute

Í

\('I

Iacute

Ó

\('O

Oacute

Ú

\('U

Uacute

á

\('a

aacute

é

\('e

eacute

í

\('i

iacute

ó

\('o

oacute

ú

\('u

uacute

Ä

\(:A

Adieresis

Ë

\(:E

Edieresis

Ï

\(:I

Idieresis

Ö

\(:O

Odieresis

Ü

\(:U

Udieresis

Ÿ

\(:Y

Ydieresis

ä

\(:a

adieresis

ë

\(:e

edieresis

ï

\(:i

idieresis

ö

\(:o

odieresis

ü

\(:u

udieresis

ÿ

\(:y

ydieresis

Â

\(^A

Acircumflex

Ê

\(^E

Ecircumflex

Î

\(^I

Icircumflex

Ô

\(^O

Ocircumflex

Û

\(^U

Ucircumflex

â

\(^a

acircumflex

ê

\(^e

ecircumflex

î

\(^i

icircumflex

ô

\(^o

ocircumflex

û

\(^u

ucircumflex

À

\(`A

Agrave

È

\(`E

Egrave

Ì

\(`I

Igrave

Ò

\(`O

Ograve

Ù

\(`U

Ugrave

à

\(`a

agrave

è

\(`e

egrave

ì

\(`i

igrave

ò

\(`o

ograve

ù

\(`u

ugrave

Ã

\(~A

Atilde

Ñ

\(~N

Ntilde

Õ

\(~O

Otilde

ã

\(~a

atilde

ñ

\(~n

ntilde

õ

\(~o

otilde

Š

\(vS

Scaron

š

\(vs

scaron

Ž

\(vZ

Zcaron

ž

\(vz

zcaron

Ç

\(,C

Ccedilla

ç

\(,c

ccedilla

Ł

\(/L

Lslash

Polish L with a slash

ł

\(/l

lslash

Polish l with a slash

Ø

\(/O

Oslash

ø

\(/o

oslash

Å

\(oA

Aring

å

\(oa

aring

˝

\(a"

hungarumlaut

Hungarian umlaut

¯

\(a-

macron

macron or bar accent

˙

\(a.

dotaccent

dot accent

^

\(a^

circumflex

circumflex accent

´

\(aa

acute

acute accent

`

\(ga

grave

grave accent

˘

\(ab

breve

breve accent

¸

\(ac

cedilla

cedilla accent

¨

\(ad

dieresis

umlaut or dieresis

ˇ

\(ah

caron

háˇek accent

˚

\(ao

ring

ring or circle accent

~

\(a~

tilde

tilde accent

˛

\(ho

ogonek

hook or ogonek accent

ı

\(.i

dotlessi

i without a dot

¤

\(Cs

currency

Scandinavian currency sign

$

\(Do

dollar

£

\(Po

sterling

¥

\(Ye

yen

ƒ

\(Fn

florin

¢

\(ct

cent

«

\(Fo

guillemotleft

»

\(Fc

guillemotright

\(fo

guilsinglleft

\(fc

guilsinglright

¡

\(r!

exclamdown

¿

\(r?

questiondown

ff

\(ff

ff

ff ligature

fi

\(fi

fi

fi ligature

fl

\(fl

fl

fl ligature

ffi

\(Fi

ffi

ffi ligature

ffl

\(Fl

ffl

ffl ligature

ª

\(Of

ordfeminine

º

\(Om

ordmasculine

¹

\(S1

onesuperior

²

\(S2

twosuperior

³

\(S3

threesuperior

\(<-

arrowleft

\(->

arrowright

\(<>

arrowboth

horizontal double-headed arrow

\(da

arrowdown

\(ua

arrowup

\(lA

arrowdblleft

\(rA

arrowdblright

\(hA

arrowdblboth

horizontal double-headed double arrow

\(dA

arrowdbldown

\(uA

arrowdblup

|

\(ba

bar

¦

\(bb

brokenbar

\(br

br

box rule with traditional troff metrics

_

\(ru

ru

baseline rule

_

\(ul

ul

underline with traditional troff metrics

\(bv

bv

bold vertical

\(ci

circle

\(bu

bullet

©

\(co

copyright

®

\(rg

registered

\(tm

trademark

\(dd

daggerdbl

double dagger sign

\(dg

dagger

\(ps

paragraph

§

\(sc

section

°

\(de

degree

\(em

emdash

em dash

\(en

endash

en dash

\(%0

perthousand

per thousand, per mille sign

½

\(12

onehalf

¼

\(14

onequarter

¾

\(34

threequarters

\(f/

fraction

bar for fractions

\(fm

minute

footmark, prime

\(sd

second

^

\(ha

asciicircum

ASCII circumflex, hat, caret

\(ti

asciitilde

ASCII tilde, large tilde

-

\(hy

hyphen

[

\(lB

bracketleft

]

\(rB

bracketright

{

\(lC

braceleft

}

\(rC

braceright

\(la

angleleft

left angle bracket

\(ra

angleright

right angle bracket

\(lh

handleft

\(rh

handright

\(Bq

quotedblbase

low double comma quote

\(bq

quotesinglbase

low single comma quote

\(lq

quotedblleft

\(rq

quotedblright

\(oq

quoteleft

single open quote

'

\(aq

quotesingle

apostrophe quote

|

\(or

bar

@

\(at

at

\-

minus

minus sign from current font

#

\(sh

numbersign

/

\(sl

slash

\

\(rs

backslash

\(sq

square

\(3d

therefore

\(tf

therefore

Α

\(*A

Alpha

Β

\(*B

Beta

Ξ

\(*C

Xi

Δ

\(*D

Delta

Ε

\(*E

Epsilon

Φ

\(*F

Phi

Γ

\(*G

Gamma

Θ

\(*H

Theta

Ι

\(*I

Iota

Κ

\(*K

Kappa

Λ

\(*L

Lambda

Μ

\(*M

Mu

Ν

\(*N

Nu

Ο

\(*O

Omicron

Π

\(*P

Pi

Ψ

\(*Q

Psi

Ρ

\(*R

Rho

Σ

\(*S

Sigma

Τ

\(*T

Tau

Υ

\(*U

Upsilon

Ω

\(*W

Omega

Χ

\(*X

Chi

Η

\(*Y

Eta

Ζ

\(*Z

Zeta

α

\(*a

alpha

β

\(*b

beta

ξ

\(*c

xi

δ

\(*d

delta

ε

\(*e

epsilon

φ

\(*f

phi

ϕ

\(+f

phi1

variant phi

γ

\(*g

gamma

θ

\(*h

theta

ϑ

\(+h

theta1

variant theta

ι

\(*i

iota

κ

\(*k

kappa

λ

\(*l

lambda

μ

\(*m

mu

ν

\(*n

nu

ο

\(*o

omicron

π

\(*p

pi

ϖ

\(+p

omega1

variant pi, looking like omega

ψ

\(*q

psi

ρ

\(*r

rho

σ

\(*s

sigma

τ

\(*t

tau

υ

\(*u

upsilon

ω

\(*w

omega

χ

\(*x

chi

η

\(*y

eta

ζ

\(*z

zeta

ς

\(ts

sigma1

terminal sigma

\(~~

approxequal

\(~=

approxequal

\(!=

notequal

\(**

asteriskmath

±

\(+-

plusminus

\(<=

lessequal

\(==

equivalence

\(=~

congruent

\(>=

greaterequal

\(AN

logicaland

\(OR

logicalor

¬

\(no

logicalnot

\(te

existential

there exists, existential quantifier

\(fa

universal

for all, universal quantifier

\(Ah

aleph

\(Im

Ifraktur

Fraktur I, imaginary

\(Re

Rfraktur

Fraktur R, real

\(if

infinity

\(md

dotmath

\(mo

element

×

\(mu

multiply

\(nb

notsubset

\(nm

notelement

+

\(pl

plusmath

plus sign in special font

=

\(eq

equalmath

equals sign in special font

\(pt

proportional

\(pp

perpendicular

\(sb

propersubset

\(sp

propersuperset

\(ib

reflexsubset

\(ip

reflexsuperset

\(ap

similar

\(pd

partialdiff

partial differentiation sign

\(c*

circlemultiply

multiply sign in a circle

\(c+

circleplus

plus sign in a circle

\(ca

intersection

intersection, cap

\(cu

union

union, cup

÷

\(di

divide

division sign

\(gr

gradient

\(es

emptyset

\(CL

club

club suit

\(SP

spade

spade suit

\(HE

heart

heart suit

\(DI

diamond

diamond suit

\(CR

carriagereturn

carriage return symbol

\(st

suchthat

\(/_

angle

\(wp

weierstrass

Weierstrass p

\(lz

lozenge

\(an

arrowhorizex

horizontal arrow extension

SEE ALSO

groff(1)
An extension to the troff character set for Europe
, E.G. Keizer, K.J. Simonsen, J. Akkerhuis, EUUG Newsletter, Volume 9, No. 2, Summer 1989