8 simple ‘Prohibited’ symbols for smoking, phones, kids and more in Word

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There are some other ‘not allowed’ or ‘prohibited’ symbols, they can be used in Word, PowerPoint, Excel or Outlook.

The Unicode symbol list includes red circle with diagonal to stop, smoking, children under 18, Mobile Phones, Littering, Pedestrians, bicycles plus no sound and undrinkable water.

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The same No Smoking and No Mobile Phone symbols/emoji in Windows (left) and Apple devices (right)

Like all emoji, they look quite different depending on the font and platform. The downside, for Windows users, is the emoji are a single color without the option of a black icon.

Here’s some examples with the Unicode Hex reference/codepoint and official Unicode name.

Plus samples in Segoe UI Emoji and Apple iOS for Mac, iPhone and iPad. For all these emoji, except one, the Segoe UI Emoji and Segoe UI Symbol versions are the same.

How to insert these symbols

The Hex reference (e.g U+1F6AD ) lets you quickly insert a symbol into Word using The Old Alt + X trick . In Word for Windows type the Hex code like 1F6AD then press Alt + X .

Or lookup the symbol via Insert | Symbol. Select the correct font such as Segoe UI Emoji, then type the Hex value into the Character Code box.

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Insert Symbol in Word for Windows.

Windows 10 has the Emoji Panel (Win + . fullstop/period) but the search isn’t easy to use.

Word for Mac is a little harder. Insert | Symbol is very limited, in fact it sucks and Alt+X doesn’t work at all. The best option is using the MacOS Character Viewer (Ctrl + Apple + Space) and search for the symbol by name.

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No Smoking

No Smoking U+1F6AD

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No smoking emoji in Windows Segoe UI Emoji/Segoe UI Symbol fonts and Apple iOS

No Children – under 18

No one Under Eighteen U+1F51E

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No one under eighteen emoji in Windows Segoe UI Emoji/Segoe UI Symbol fonts and Apple iOS

No Mobile Phones

No Mobile Phones U+1F4F5

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No mobile phone emoji in Windows Segoe UI Emoji/Segoe UI Symbol fonts and Apple iOS

No Littering

No Littering U+1F6AF

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No littering emoji in Windows Segoe UI Emoji/Segoe UI Symbol fonts and Apple iOS

Not drinkable (potable) water

Non-Potable Water U+1F6B1

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Non-potable water emoji in Windows Segoe UI Emoji/Segoe UI Symbol fonts and Apple iOS

No pedestrians

No Pedestrians U+1F6B7

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No pedestrians emoji in Windows Segoe UI Emoji/Segoe UI Symbol fonts and Apple iOS

No bicycles

No Bicycles U+1F6B3

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No bicycle emoji in Windows Segoe UI Emoji/Segoe UI Symbol fonts and Apple iOS

No Sound, Mute

Officially called “Speaker with Cancellation Stroke” it looks very different in each font. U+1F507

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