Names for special characters on keyboard

I am not sure if school teaches the names for special characters/signs on keyboard in English speaking countries, but we did not have these taught in School or at least shown in text book in China.

So if you have no knowledge or limited knowledge of the names for keyboard signs, here you have the list to help you:

‘~’ -> ’tilde dash’

‘`’ -> ‘backquote’

‘!’ -> ‘exclamation mark’

‘@’ -> ‘at sign’

‘#’ -> ‘number sign’ or ‘hash’ or ‘pump sign’

‘$’ -> ‘dollar sign’

‘%’ -> ‘percentage sign’

‘^’ -> ‘caret sign’

‘&’ -> ‘ampersand’

‘*’ -> ‘asterisk’ or ‘star sign’

‘(‘ -> ‘parenleft’ or ‘opening parentheses’

‘)’ -> ‘parenright’ or ‘closing parenteses’

‘-‘ -> ‘minus’

‘_’ -> ‘underscore’

‘+’ -> ‘plus’

‘=’ -> ‘equal’

‘{‘ -> ‘braceleft’

‘[‘ -> ‘bracketleft’

‘}’ -> ‘braceright’

‘]’ -> ‘bracketright’

‘|’ -> ‘bar’

‘\’ -> ‘back slash’

‘:’ -> ‘colon’

‘;’ -> ‘semicolon’

‘”‘ -> ‘double quote’

”’ -> ‘single quote’

‘<‘ -> ‘less than sign’

‘,’ -> ‘comma’

‘>’ -> ‘greater than sign’

‘.’ -> ‘period’

‘?’ -> ‘question mark’

‘/’ -> ‘forward slash’

‘ ‘ -> ‘space’

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