What are Characters in Excel?

Characters in Excel are the letters, numbers and  special characters. Each character represented with a code and saved with a predefined ASCII code internally.  Computers stored all call codes in bytes, size of the characters in each cells takes the length of the characters in bytes to store in computer.

Types of Characters in Excel

We can enter verity of Characters in Excel. We can divide all characters in Excel into the following categories.

  • Letters: Letters in both Upper Case (A-Z) and Lower Case (a-z)
  • Numbers: All the digits from 0 to 9
  • Punctuation:  Punctuation Symbols like , (comma), . (dot), : (colon)
  • Special Characters: Special characters like @,!,#,etc..

How to type Characters in Excel?

We can type most of the characters using keyboard keys. We need to use CHAR function to type special characters in Excel. CHAR function takes the ASCII code as input and return the Character in Excel.

For Example:

=CHAR(65) 

Character code 65 returns Letter A.

Create List of Characters in Excel?

We can easily create all list of Characters in Excel. You can use CHAR function to create Characters in Excel. We can provide any number from 1 to 255 as input parameter to the CHAR Function. Follow the below steps to create List of Characters in Excel.

  • Enter the Formula ‘=CHAR(ROW())’ in Range A1
  • Copy Range and Paste in Range A2:A255
  • Now you can see the List of Characters in Excel

List of Characters in Excel

Here is the list of Characters in Excel. This Char List is created using CHAR Function.

Character Code Character Name CHAR Function CHAR Symbol Category
32 Space =CHAR(32) Punctuation
33 Exclamation mark =CHAR(33) ! Punctuation
34 Double quotes (or speech marks) =CHAR(34) Punctuation
35 Number =CHAR(35) # Punctuation
36 Dollar =CHAR(36) $ Punctuation
37 Per cent sign =CHAR(37) % Punctuation
38 Ampersand =CHAR(38) & Punctuation
39 Single quote =CHAR(39) Punctuation
40 Open parenthesis (or open bracket) =CHAR(40) ( Punctuation
41 Close parenthesis (or close bracket) =CHAR(41) ) Punctuation
42 Asterisk =CHAR(42) * Punctuation
43 Plus =CHAR(43) + Punctuation
44 Comma =CHAR(44) , Punctuation
45 Hyphen =CHAR(45) Punctuation
46 Period, dot or full stop =CHAR(46) . Punctuation
47 Slash or divide =CHAR(47) / Punctuation
48 Zero =CHAR(48) 0 Numbers
49 One =CHAR(49) 1 Numbers
50 Two =CHAR(50) 2 Numbers
51 Three =CHAR(51) 3 Numbers
52 Four =CHAR(52) 4 Numbers
53 Five =CHAR(53) 5 Numbers
54 Six =CHAR(54) 6 Numbers
55 Seven =CHAR(55) 7 Numbers
56 Eight =CHAR(56) 8 Numbers
57 Nine =CHAR(57) 9 Numbers
58 Colon =CHAR(58) : Special Characters
59 Semicolon =CHAR(59) ; Special Characters
60 Less than (or open angled bracket) =CHAR(60) < Special Characters
61 Equals =CHAR(61) = Special Characters
62 Greater than (or close angled bracket) =CHAR(62) > Special Characters
63 Question mark =CHAR(63) ? Special Characters
64 At symbol =CHAR(64) @ Special Characters
65 Uppercase A =CHAR(65) A Letters (Upper Case)
66 Uppercase B =CHAR(66) B Letters (Upper Case)
67 Uppercase C =CHAR(67) C Letters (Upper Case)
68 Uppercase D =CHAR(68) D Letters (Upper Case)
69 Uppercase E =CHAR(69) E Letters (Upper Case)
70 Uppercase F =CHAR(70) F Letters (Upper Case)
71 Uppercase G =CHAR(71) G Letters (Upper Case)
72 Uppercase H =CHAR(72) H Letters (Upper Case)
73 Uppercase I =CHAR(73) I Letters (Upper Case)
74 Uppercase J =CHAR(74) J Letters (Upper Case)
75 Uppercase K =CHAR(75) K Letters (Upper Case)
76 Uppercase L =CHAR(76) L Letters (Upper Case)
77 Uppercase M =CHAR(77) M Letters (Upper Case)
78 Uppercase N =CHAR(78) N Letters (Upper Case)
79 Uppercase O =CHAR(79) O Letters (Upper Case)
80 Uppercase P =CHAR(80) P Letters (Upper Case)
81 Uppercase Q =CHAR(81) Q Letters (Upper Case)
82 Uppercase R =CHAR(82) R Letters (Upper Case)
83 Uppercase S =CHAR(83) S Letters (Upper Case)
84 Uppercase T =CHAR(84) T Letters (Upper Case)
85 Uppercase U =CHAR(85) U Letters (Upper Case)
86 Uppercase V =CHAR(86) V Letters (Upper Case)
87 Uppercase W =CHAR(87) W Letters (Upper Case)
88 Uppercase X =CHAR(88) X Letters (Upper Case)
89 Uppercase Y =CHAR(89) Y Letters (Upper Case)
90 Uppercase Z =CHAR(90) Z Letters (Upper Case)
91 Opening bracket =CHAR(91) [ Special Characters
92 Backslash =CHAR(92) \ Special Characters
93 Closing bracket =CHAR(93) ] Special Characters
94 Caret – circumflex =CHAR(94) ^ Special Characters
95 Underscore =CHAR(95) _ Special Characters
96 Grave accent =CHAR(96) ` Special Characters
97 Lowercase a =CHAR(97) a Letters (Lower Case)
98 Lowercase b =CHAR(98) b Letters (Lower Case)
99 Lowercase c =CHAR(99) c Letters (Lower Case)
100 Lowercase d =CHAR(100) d Letters (Lower Case)
101 Lowercase e =CHAR(101) e Letters (Lower Case)
102 Lowercase f =CHAR(102) f Letters (Lower Case)
103 Lowercase g =CHAR(103) g Letters (Lower Case)
104 Lowercase h =CHAR(104) h Letters (Lower Case)
105 Lowercase i =CHAR(105) i Letters (Lower Case)
106 Lowercase j =CHAR(106) j Letters (Lower Case)
107 Lowercase k =CHAR(107) k Letters (Lower Case)
108 Lowercase l =CHAR(108) l Letters (Lower Case)
109 Lowercase m =CHAR(109) m Letters (Lower Case)
110 Lowercase n =CHAR(110) n Letters (Lower Case)
111 Lowercase o =CHAR(111) o Letters (Lower Case)
112 Lowercase p =CHAR(112) p Letters (Lower Case)
113 Lowercase q =CHAR(113) q Letters (Lower Case)
114 Lowercase r =CHAR(114) r Letters (Lower Case)
115 Lowercase s =CHAR(115) s Letters (Lower Case)
116 Lowercase t =CHAR(116) t Letters (Lower Case)
117 Lowercase u =CHAR(117) u Letters (Lower Case)
118 Lowercase v =CHAR(118) v Letters (Lower Case)
119 Lowercase w =CHAR(119) w Letters (Lower Case)
120 Lowercase x =CHAR(120) x Letters (Lower Case)
121 Lowercase y =CHAR(121) y Letters (Lower Case)
122 Lowercase z =CHAR(122) z Letters (Lower Case)
123 Opening brace =CHAR(123) { Special Characters
124 Vertical bar =CHAR(124) | Special Characters
125 Closing brace =CHAR(125) } Special Characters
126 Equivalency sign – tilde =CHAR(126) ~ Special Characters
127 Delete =CHAR(127)  Special Characters
128 Euro sign =CHAR(128) Special Characters
130 Latin small letter f with hook =CHAR(130) Special Characters
131 Double low-9 quotation mark =CHAR(131) ƒ Special Characters
132 Horizontal ellipsis =CHAR(132) Special Characters
133 Dagger =CHAR(133) Special Characters
134 Double dagger =CHAR(134) Special Characters
135 Modifier letter circumflex accent =CHAR(135) Special Characters
137 Per mille sign =CHAR(137) Special Characters
138 Latin capital letter S with caron =CHAR(138) Š Special Characters
139 Single left-pointing angle quotation =CHAR(139) Special Characters
140 Latin capital ligature OE =CHAR(140) ΠSpecial Characters
142 Latin capital letter Z with caron =CHAR(142) Ž Special Characters
145 Left single quotation mark =CHAR(145) Special Characters
146 Right single quotation mark =CHAR(146) Special Characters
147 Left double quotation mark =CHAR(147) Special Characters
148 Right double quotation mark =CHAR(148) Special Characters
149 Bullet =CHAR(149) Special Characters
150 En dash =CHAR(150) Special Characters
151 Em dash =CHAR(151) Special Characters
152 Small tilde =CHAR(152) ˜ Special Characters
153 Trade mark sign =CHAR(153) Special Characters
154 Latin small letter S with caron =CHAR(154) š Special Characters
155 Single right-pointing angle quotation mark =CHAR(155) Special Characters
156 Latin small ligature oe =CHAR(156) œ Special Characters
158 Latin small letter z with caron =CHAR(158) ž Special Characters
159 Latin capital letter Y with diaeresis =CHAR(159) Ÿ Special Characters
160 Non-breaking space =CHAR(160) Special Characters
161 Inverted exclamation mark =CHAR(161) ¡ Special Characters
162 Cent sign =CHAR(162) ¢ Special Characters
163 Pound sign =CHAR(163) £ Special Characters
164 Currency sign =CHAR(164) ¤ Special Characters
165 Yen sign =CHAR(165) ¥ Special Characters
166 Pipe, Broken vertical bar =CHAR(166) ¦ Special Characters
167 Section sign =CHAR(167) § Special Characters
168 Spacing diaeresis – umlaut =CHAR(168) ¨ Special Characters
169 Copyright sign =CHAR(169) © Special Characters
170 Feminine ordinal indicator =CHAR(170) ª Special Characters
171 Left double angle quotes =CHAR(171) « Special Characters
172 Not sign =CHAR(172) ¬ Special Characters
173 Soft hyphen =CHAR(173) ­ Special Characters
174 Registered trade mark sign =CHAR(174) ® Special Characters
175 Spacing macron – overline =CHAR(175) ¯ Special Characters
176 Degree sign =CHAR(176) ° Special Characters
177 Plus-or-minus sign =CHAR(177) ± Special Characters
178 Superscript two – squared =CHAR(178) ² Special Characters
179 Superscript three – cubed =CHAR(179) ³ Special Characters
180 Acute accent – spacing acute =CHAR(180) ´ Special Characters
181 Micro sign =CHAR(181) µ Special Characters
182 Pilcrow sign – paragraph sign =CHAR(182) Special Characters
183 Middle dot – Georgian comma =CHAR(183) · Special Characters
184 Spacing cedilla =CHAR(184) ¸ Special Characters
185 Superscript one =CHAR(185) ¹ Special Characters
186 Masculine ordinal indicator =CHAR(186) º Special Characters
187 Right double angle quotes =CHAR(187) » Special Characters
188 Fraction one quarter =CHAR(188) ¼ Special Characters
189 Fraction one half =CHAR(189) ½ Special Characters
190 Fraction three quarters =CHAR(190) ¾ Special Characters
191 Inverted question mark =CHAR(191) ¿ Special Characters
192 Latin capital letter A with grave =CHAR(192) À Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
193 Latin capital letter A with acute =CHAR(193) Á Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
194 Latin capital letter A with circumflex =CHAR(194) Â Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
195 Latin capital letter A with tilde =CHAR(195) Ã Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
196 Latin capital letter A with diaeresis =CHAR(196) Ä Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
197 Latin capital letter A with ring above =CHAR(197) Å Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
198 Latin capital letter AE =CHAR(198) Æ Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
199 Latin capital letter C with cedilla =CHAR(199) Ç Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
200 Latin capital letter E with grave =CHAR(200) È Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
201 Latin capital letter E with acute =CHAR(201) É Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
202 Latin capital letter E with circumflex =CHAR(202) Ê Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
203 Latin capital letter E with diaeresis =CHAR(203) Ë Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
204 Latin capital letter I with grave =CHAR(204) Ì Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
205 Latin capital letter I with acute =CHAR(205) Í Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
206 Latin capital letter I with circumflex =CHAR(206) Î Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
207 Latin capital letter I with diaeresis =CHAR(207) Ï Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
208 Latin capital letter ETH =CHAR(208) Ð Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
209 Latin capital letter N with tilde =CHAR(209) Ñ Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
210 Latin capital letter O with grave =CHAR(210) Ò Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
211 Latin capital letter O with acute =CHAR(211) Ó Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
212 Latin capital letter O with circumflex =CHAR(212) Ô Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
213 Latin capital letter O with tilde =CHAR(213) Õ Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
214 Latin capital letter O with diaeresis =CHAR(214) Ö Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
215 Multiplication sign =CHAR(215) × Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
216 Latin capital letter O with slash =CHAR(216) Ø Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
217 Latin capital letter U with grave =CHAR(217) Ù Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
218 Latin capital letter U with acute =CHAR(218) Ú Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
219 Latin capital letter U with circumflex =CHAR(219) Û Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
220 Latin capital letter U with diaeresis =CHAR(220) Ü Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
221 Latin capital letter Y with acute =CHAR(221) Ý Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
222 Latin capital letter THORN =CHAR(222) Þ Upper Case Latin-1 Letters
223 Latin small letter sharp s – ess-zed =CHAR(223) ß Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
224 Latin small letter a with grave =CHAR(224) à Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
225 Latin small letter a with acute =CHAR(225) á Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
226 Latin small letter a with circumflex =CHAR(226) â Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
227 Latin small letter a with tilde =CHAR(227) ã Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
228 Latin small letter a with diaeresis =CHAR(228) ä Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
229 Latin small letter a with ring above =CHAR(229) å Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
230 Latin small letter ae =CHAR(230) æ Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
231 Latin small letter c with cedilla =CHAR(231) ç Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
232 Latin small letter e with grave =CHAR(232) è Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
233 Latin small letter e with acute =CHAR(233) é Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
234 Latin small letter e with circumflex =CHAR(234) ê Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
235 Latin small letter e with diaeresis =CHAR(235) ë Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
236 Latin small letter i with grave =CHAR(236) ì Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
237 Latin small letter i with acute =CHAR(237) í Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
238 Latin small letter i with circumflex =CHAR(238) î Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
239 Latin small letter i with diaeresis =CHAR(239) ï Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
240 Latin small letter eth =CHAR(240) ð Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
241 Latin small letter n with tilde =CHAR(241) ñ Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
242 Latin small letter o with grave =CHAR(242) ò Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
243 Latin small letter o with acute =CHAR(243) ó Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
244 Latin small letter o with circumflex =CHAR(244) ô Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
245 Latin small letter o with tilde =CHAR(245) õ Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
246 Latin small letter o with diaeresis =CHAR(246) ö Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
247 Division sign =CHAR(247) ÷ Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
248 Latin small letter o with slash =CHAR(248) ø Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
249 Latin small letter u with grave =CHAR(249) ù Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
250 Latin small letter u with acute =CHAR(250) ú Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
251 Latin small letter u with circumflex =CHAR(251) û Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
252 Latin small letter u with diaeresis =CHAR(252) ü Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
253 Latin small letter y with acute =CHAR(253) ý Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
254 Latin small letter thorn =CHAR(254) þ Lower Case Latin-1 Letters
255 Latin small letter y with diaeresis =CHAR(255) ÿ Lower Case Latin-1 Letters