Origin of the star symbol
Generally speaking, a five-pointed star depicted as ☆, which is geometrically an equilateral concave decagon, is recognized as a widely common ideogram in modern culture. A star symbol was comparatively rare mainly in classical heraldry. In the Flag Act of 1777, the star symbol was notably introduced for the flag of the United States and since has started to spread in use for other country flags. A star has also become a symbol of "stardom," i.e., fame, in Western culture.
As an emblem or symbol, the five-pointed star, or so-called a mullet of five points, derives from classical heraldry where it shares none of the occult or esoteric associations given to the five-pointed pentagram, or even the "Seal of Solomon," since at least the Renaissance period. The two emblems of a star symbol are frequently associated, and sometimes even identified, in contemporary conspiracy theories. It mainly references the usage of five-pointed star symbols in the flags of the United States and the wider European Union.
How to insert a star symbol on the keyboard
A star symbol is widely referred to as big dots or Asterisk on the computer or smartphone keyboards. The star symbol is actively used to perform mathematical multiplications. Except for the function of multiplication, there are various other types of star symbols accessible to insert and use. Each of these star symbols has different meanings such as magic, beautiful, inspiration, dreams, imagination, occupation, and many more. The different types of star symbols are designed by Hermann Zapf in the back 1977s, and the set of thousands of star symbols are known under the name of Zapf Dingbats.
Windows keyboard has multiple keys with more than one function. Generally, that works as a number key, but it can also be used together with the Shift key to get an additional function. The star symbol is usually assigned to the number 8 on many devices. To create the star symbol on a Windows PC or laptop, you should press Shift + 8 keys. The star symbol will immediately be inserted into your text box or documents.
How to insert a star symbol via the Insert Menu bar
Another option to insert a star symbol is to use the Insert menu. Through the Inter Menu, you can add your star symbol in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other software. Follow these steps to insert a star symbol:
Step 1 – Open the Word document on your PC.
Step 2 – Navigate the insert pointer in your doc where you wish to insert the star symbol. Then, press the “Insert Menu” icon and tap on the Symbols option.
Step 3 – Now, click the “More Symbols” section and enter “Windings 2” in the Font text box.
Step 4 – Next, you should scroll down and choose the star which you wish to insert. Once you chose, click Insert.
Step 5 – Finally, the selected star symbol will be added to your or spreadsheet cell or document.
How to use computer Shortcuts to insert different types of star symbols?
There are over 30 different types of star symbols accessible on devices to insert. Below you will wind the list of frequently used star symbols and the shortcut methods to add the different designs of star symbols manually.
* Alt + code 42 - a star symbol or Asterisk.
★ Alt + code 9733 - black star symbol.
☆ Alt + code 9734 - white star symbol.
✧ Alt + code 10023 - white four-pointed star symbol.
✪ Alt + code 10026 - circled white star symbol.
✬ Alt + code 10028 - black center white star symbol.
🌟 Alt + code 127775 - yellow glowing star symbol.
You can also press and hold the Alt Key simultaneously and click the decimals by using the Number pad to add the preferred star symbol in your document. If you are using the Alt + X shortcut, first you must enter the right code and then click the Alt + X keys to add the star symbol.