Terminology: Common punctuation symbols

SymbolSymbol nameSymbol design description

Apostrophe 

'

Apostrophe (default) 

Quotation mark: left singleAlso known as inverted commas or speech marks

Quotation mark: right single 

Quotation mark: left double 

Quotation mark: right double 

"

Quotation mark: double (default) 

Quotation mark: right doubleUtilised for some non-English languages

( )

Brackets: roundAlso known as parenthesis

[ ]

Brackets: square 

{ }

Brackets: curlyAlso known as braces

« »

GuillemetsGerman quotation marks consisting of two less than and two greater than symbols.

:

Colon 

;

Semicolon 

,

Comma 

.

Full stop, period 

Hyphen 

-

Dash 

Dash: en 

Dash: em 

Ellipsis 

!

Exclamation mark 

?

Question mark 

InterrobangQuestion mark and exclamation mark

/

Forward slash, Stroke 

\

Backslash 

Solidus