The backspace sign is a graphical symbol that is commonly represented as a left-pointed arrow with a cross in the middle ⌫. It is used to indicate the backspace function on a keyboard or in a text editing application.
The backspace function enables us to delete or erase anything immediately by taking the cursor to the left of the document. This can be useful when correcting typing errors or when editing text anywhere. It is often written as “BS” or “Bksp” to represent its key.
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Backspace Symbol 2023:
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All Symbols That Can Be Used For Backspace:
⌫, 🔙, ⬅,⬅️, ✖,␈, ✖️, ←, 🢀, ⇦, ⮜
How to Use These Symbols?
Copy and paste the Backspace symbol in just one click. Just click on the symbol copy button next to it and insert it anywhere. You can also highlight the icon and click “Ctrl+C”. Then put the cursor on the desired place and press “Ctrl+V”.
Where Did Backspace Icon Originate From?
In the early days of computing, the backspace key was also used to erase or delete characters from the text that had been entered using a keyboard. However, the backspace key was not always standardized across different computer systems and applications.
During the mid-1970s, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) came up with a standard for keyboard layouts, which included the backspace key as a standard feature. The backspace key was typically located in the upper right-hand corner of the keyboard, next to the enter or return key.
What is ␈?
The symbol ␈ is a representation of the backspace control character, which is also known as the ASCII BS character.
What is the Unicode for Backspace?
The Unicode character for the backspace sign( ␈) is U+2408. You can type the Unicode character by entering the “2408” while holding down the Alt key for Windows or the Option key for Mac on your keyboard.