Adding Script Letters to Webpages
Did you know that you can use script or cursive letters on webpages without embedding a font? And, it sure makes adding fancy letters to a webpage very easy for blogging communities and others that don't allow for direct access to their files and directories. I'll admit, that before I started this series on Fancy Letters, I didn't know there were so many ASCII codes and how useful they are.
The script letters are available in uppercase, lowercase and bold variations for each letter.
HTML & ASCII Table Number
Using the ASCII table number to generate the extended characters is quite easy. The format is 𝓒 where 120018 is one of the numbers from the chart below.
When using the ASCII number, you can also use your keyboard to generate the letters and symbols but this is where some of the different computer manufacturers still insist on doing things their way instead of how everyone else is doing it. You would generally use the numeric keypad (i.e. numlock must be on) and hold down the ALT key whilst entering the ASCII number. You might try it and see how it goes but do keep in mind, your results may vary.
You could also cut and paste the letter from this page and it should work for forums, most blogging platforms and social media sites.
|Upper Case Letter||ASCII #||Lower Case Letter||ASCII #|
|𝒜 / 𝓐||119964 / 120016||𝒶 / 𝓪||119990 /120042|
|ℬ / 𝓑||08492 / 120017||𝒷 / 𝓫||119991 / 120043|
|𝒞 / 𝓒||119966 / 120018||𝒸 / 𝓬||119992 / 120044|
|𝒟 / 𝓓||119967 / 120019||𝒹 / 𝓭||119993 / 120045|
|ℰ / 𝓔||08496 / 120020||ℯ / 𝓮||08495 / 120046|
|ℱ / 𝓕||08497 / 120021||𝒻 / 𝓯||119995 / 120047|
|𝒢 / 𝓖||11970 / 120022||ℊ / 𝓰||08458 / 120048|
|ℋ / 𝓗||08459 / 120023||𝒽 / 𝓱||119997 / 120049|
|ℐ / 𝓘||08464 / 120024||𝒾 / 𝓲||119998 / 120050|
|𝒥 / 𝓙||119973 / 120025||𝒿 / 𝓳||119999 / 120051|
|𝒦 / 𝓚||119974 / 120026||𝓀 / 𝓴||120000 / 120052|
|ℒ / 𝓛||08466 / 120027||𝓁 / 𝓵||120001 / 120053|
|ℳ / 𝓜||08499 / 120028||𝓂 / 𝓶||120002 / 120054|
|𝒩 / 𝓝||119977 / 120029||𝓃 / 𝓷||120003 / 120055|
|𝒪 / 𝓞||11978 / 120030||ℴ / 𝓸||08500 / 120056|
|ℋℯ𝓁𝓅 ℱℴ𝓇 𝒲ℯ𝒷 ℬℯℊ𝒾𝓃𝓃ℯ𝓇𝓈|
|𝒫 / 𝓟||119979 / 120031||𝓅 / 𝓹||120005 / 120057|
|𝒬 / 𝓠||119980 / 120032||𝓆 / 𝓺||120006 / 120058|
|ℛ / 𝓡||08475 / 120033||𝓇 / 𝓻||120007 / 120059|
|𝒮 / 𝓢||119982 / 120034||𝓈 / 𝓼||120008 / 120060|
|𝒯 / 𝓣||119983 / 120035||𝓉 / 𝓽||120009 / 120061|
|𝒰 / 𝓤||119984 / 120036||𝓊 / 𝓾||120010 / 120062|
|𝒱 / 𝓥||119985 / 120037||𝓋 / 𝓿||120011 / 120063|
|𝒲 / 𝓦||119986 / 120038||𝓌 / 𝔀||120012 / 120064|
|𝒳 / 𝓧||119987 / 120039||𝓍 / 𝔁||120013 / 120065|
|𝒴 / 𝓨||119988 / 120040||𝓎 / 𝔂||120014 / 120066|
|𝒵 / 𝓩||119989 / 120041||𝓏 / 𝔃||120015 / 120067|
Did you happen to spot the breaks in the numbers? Some of the letters serve double duty as mathematical symbols. It makes sense when you think about it that those letters that are used in mathematics would have a lower number considering the ASCII code definitions were designed by computer scientists. They would have placed a greater importance on ensuring they had symbols for mathematical terms over creating pretty letters. Lucky for us, they created both.
As you may have also noticed from the sample text, the letters don't connect as nice as many of the modern fonts do. My suggestion would be to use these letters sparingly as you would drop cap letters.
More Options for Lettering
This is the second in what will hopefully be an extensive series of articles on HelpForWebBeginners.com on using ASCII codes to generate fancy letters, symbols and designs online.
If you want to use one of the images from our vintage images site or one of your own, we also have a tutorial on how to use drop caps on webpages too.