In typography, some text editors will offer the option to display “invisible” or “formatting” characters such as these:
(from this page)
Do these have a name?
I mean, of course you could call them “bullet” (the first one) or “tab” symbol (the second one), etc, but I am thinking that they might have a special name for this very particular typographical use.
The only one I could find while searching through Apple’s Character Viewer is “Pilcrow” (the “paragraph break” sign), but its Wikipedia page and an online search didn’t help me in fining the names of the other ones when used as formatting symbols (I’m especially intrigued by the symbol used to represent the Nonbreaking space, which looks like a bullet with a circumflex accent).
The symbol you used for space (·) is ‘MIDDLE DOT’(U+00B7) also known as interpunkt or
One could alternatively use the symbol (␣) 2423 open box (space symbol)
could not find a dot with circumfex but there are combining symbols in unicode so you could use ‘COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT’ (U+0302) which would result in (·̂) but support in browsers is weak.
The tab symbol (⇥) ‘RIGHTWARDS ARROW TO BAR’ (U+21E5) or
in this case it seems to be (→) ‘RIGHTWARDS ARROW’(U+2192).
It could also be (⭾) ‘HORIZONTAL TAB KEY’(U+2B7E)
Line break symbol can (should) be (⏎) which can vary by font, ‘RETURN SYMBOL’(U+23CE) or
it could also be (↵) ‘DOWNWARDS ARROW WITH CORNER LEFTWARDS’(U+21B5) or it could be also be U+8617.
Pillcrow or end of paragraph (¶) ‘PILCROW SIGN’ (U+00B6)
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