I'm aware of the pros and cons of using symbols in subject lines (including this
www.campaignmonitor.com/resources/will-it-work/symbols/ CM blog post ) but a client of mine wants to try them out.
My question is where can I find a list, or lists of symbols?
Hey there! Here's a character reference which you might find to be handy. No promises they all work, so be sure to test :)
Many thanks Ros, these are useful, but the ones I've seen elsewhere are more colourful.
I've seen things like red coloured hearts, glasses (for drinking), and even scissors.
Anyone know where I can get these?
Just found this useful article and a downloadable cheat sheet.
Just tried a test send via CM and these work a treat in Outlook.com and iPhone where they come out coloured. And B&W in Gmail and Outlook.
Caveat noted that they may not work in some clients as per CM blog article I referred to in my OP!
Hi there, I just updated your post. This is an excellent resource, thank you so much for passing it on! Keen to see how you use all these symbols in your email campaigns :)
Hmm, a strange thing just happened.
I tried symbols in a client email sent earlier. These were Emoji symbols which I had pasted in.
On testing it was fine - GMail, Outlook.com, iPhone and Outlook desktop all displayed the symbols.
The symbols even displayed correctly in the subject line in CM during the campaign build.
However, when I received the email as a subscriber the symobols were replaced with question marks "? ?".
This makes me think it's all a bit precarious and symbols are maybe more trouble than they're worth, especially at "? ?" at the start of a subject line is not good!
Hi there, I've found that pasting in emoji can have very mixed results. Our email subject lines are encoded in UTF-8 (as is email content), so it's best to ensure the symbols you're using are UTF-8 characters... If there's an emoji equivalent like the heart symbol (♥), that's all the better.
Glad you're putting energy into this - it's great! :D
I use this page when I need a special character: