How To Easily Include the Model III Symbol**

How To Easily Include the Model III Symbol**

On my phone and tablet I use the HTML character code for "identical to":

≡ or ≡

≡ or ≡

Found here:

You can wrap it with other tags too. Like so <h1>:

Model ≡

On Windows w/ a 10-key keyboard, you can use Alt-240 key combination.

Thanks to @Red Sage for suggesting this with his in-depth explanation of how he was doing it in the Model III Post.

I've (finally!) been able to add a section to my Tips & Tricks on this topic, but to help folks find it I thought I would do a quick post first.

**UPDATE: Oh the irony. The HTML special character code does not work in a Post Title on the Post Topics Main Listing page nor in the Topic Sidebar. As you can see it works fine below (and the title of the topic page itself, but I removed it from my title for now). I have a prediction — Tesla will fix this bug before the Model ≡ is released.

Found another issue for Tesla to fix. Notice how my T≡SLA Grin URL does not turn into a link:≡sla-grin

Grinnin'.VA | July 25, 2014

Testing Model 3 symbol via HTML: Model ≡

Ron :)

holidayday | July 25, 2014

so, I can just type &#x2261 (2261) and it will show the =-?

Or should I type &#8801 (8801) to show it?

stupid ASCII character sets ;)

holidayday | July 25, 2014

-evidently, I'm doing something wrong.

balabanshik | July 25, 2014

I would guess you forgot the semicolon at the end. If I remember my HTML, it has to be literally this:
to get ≡

Red Sage ca us | July 25, 2014

JeffreyR: Thank you! I should have considered HTML Character Code as an option in my previous description. It is more universal, as it ties directly into UniCode. I'm glad you thought of it! ;-)

holidayday | July 25, 2014

okay, trying this again. (2261) should come out to ࣕ and (8801) should come out to ≡

Since you mention HTML, should I put in brackets < or slashes?

holidayday | July 25, 2014

oops, forgot the x in the 2261 code: ≡

I think I'll just keep saying Model 3 or Model III. :D

JeffreyR | July 25, 2014

No need for brackets or anything besides what I was showing above; either example should work. You can copy-paste from my post to do it yourself:

Is Amp+num+8801+semi

Or w/ the ampersand "escaped" you can see it again here:


Brian H | July 26, 2014


Red Sage ca us | July 28, 2014


Anemometer | July 28, 2014

Eh? Somat lyke dis?

Anemometer | July 28, 2014


Brian H | July 28, 2014

≡! ≡! ≡1

Ø | August 3, 2014

≡ and look at the T≡SLA badge....the ≡ is just another way to indicate an E :-)

Bottom line, Tesla is still talking about the same "version", the ≡ / E, the very same E/≡

Expressed by a skilled graphic designer :-)

Elon will still use the "E" as part of the TELSA E badge :-)

Nexxus | August 4, 2014

Guys, the symbol is available as an ascii character too. It's how I imbedded mine here: ≡ (Hold down ALT button, type 240).

holidayday | August 4, 2014

okay, that works better. ≡ mak≡s it ≡asi≡r to typ≡ than th≡ oth≡r ascii charact≡rs above.


It ≡v≡n shows up in the t≡xt box as you writ≡ it!

Nexxus | August 5, 2014

Yeah, I kind of thought it was cool to see it real time too.

mikeadams | August 5, 2014

I like the three horizontal bars because it looks like the E in the tesla logo and also represents three, but is there an offical announcement that indicates that it would be represented as such? It would be a shame not to have it as such, but I have only seen Tesla III or Tesla 3 indicated in news stories. And I have only seen the horizontal bars in forum posts so far. What did I miss?

JeffreyR | August 6, 2014

@MikeAdams Elon said in an interview w/ AutoExpress in the UK

Check out the Model III post for discussion:

@HolidayDay I agree it's easy, but not everyone uses Windows and has a 10-key to do the Alt+240 combo. However even a smartphone user can add the HTML special characters.

Brian H | August 7, 2014

­Using W7 and alt-240 gives nothing. ´­± ← Those are 239 & 241. Maybe I'm defaulting to the wrong character set.

Red Sage ca us | August 8, 2014

Brian, try switching the 'fixed font' on your web browser to 'Courier New', and the language to 'English US', and the default keyboard to 'USA QWERTY' as well. Some combination of those changes should help, once you close and restart your web browser.

Alternatively, make your way to 'Programs | Accessories | Character Map' and you should be able to find the 'Identical To' emblem, '≡', in the Arial font list. Selecting it should tell you the correct keyboard combination to enter the emblem with your default PC settings. Or you can just copy & paste it here as needed.

Brian H | August 9, 2014

­­­­Yeah, all those defaults are in place. One-time replication of the character is not a problem or the issue.

Al1 | August 10, 2014


Al1 | August 10, 2014

Al1 | August 10, 2014

It worked! ≡

Al1 | August 10, 2014

Brian H | August 10, 2014

­≡ I can copy it, but alt-240 still does nothing for me. It's the math symbol for "Identical to", btw.

Red Sage ca us | August 10, 2014

Have you tried it with both left and right ALT keys...?

Brian H | August 11, 2014

Yes, but that has never made any difference. I'm on a new(ish) kb, and it performs fine. ­­

2-Star | August 12, 2014

How do you do it on an iPad?

JeffreyR | August 12, 2014

You need to use my HTML character. &#8801; like this ≡

From my IPhone.

Brian H | August 12, 2014

Not the problem. Alt-240 doesn't work for me. ­

Robert Fahey | August 13, 2014

JeffreyR | August 14, 2014

@fredtowers | AUGUST 12, 2014

How do you do it on an iPad?

You need to use my HTML character. ≡ like this ≡

(or you can probably select an existing one and copy-paste it)

@Brian H | AUGUST 12, 2014

Not the problem. Alt-240 doesn't work for me.

I have found that Windows does not use the numbers at the top of the keyboard, only those on the 10-key. I am not sure if that can be changed, but w/o a 10-key on your keyboard Alt-key combinations for special characters do not work.

Like the é in Café is Alt-0233 or the á in Cláudia is Alt-0224. Which means that &#233; looks like this é.

Non-Windows + 10-key users must either use the HTML special characters or some proprietary special-key utility. Here is a page with options for those w/o a full keyboard w/ 10-key

How to use Alt-key Codes

Table of Alt-key Codes

2-Star | August 14, 2014

I copied it, but was still trying to figure out how with my iPad Air and Logitech keyboard/cover,

Brian H | August 14, 2014

I've been familiar with alt-### codes for >20 years. The 240 code is the only one that gets no response I have seen. Here are 238, 239, 240, 241,242:


I have always used the numeric keypad.

Al1 | August 14, 2014

JeffreyR | August 14, 2014

@Brian H

I've only been doing them for 21 years myself. I am the only one I've seen on this forum even mention that it's a 10-key on Windows (I use iOS, Windows 7 and OS X on here so I make no assumptions). So sorry I did not know what your root issue was. Looking at the reference page above, it seems like your character table is definitely off. Alt-238, Alt-239 and Alt-241 are not matching that reference (maybe the page is wrong too).

On Linux/Unix/OS X you could enter the control chars directly; no idea how to do that on Windows.

Have you checked on this more deeply or are you over it and making due w/ other approaches?

JeffreyR | August 14, 2014

@Brian H

That Alt-code website has a tool

I'm curious if your computer has issues w/ other chars too using that tool.

JeffreyR | August 14, 2014

Using that tool on an iPad copy-paste test

Seems good so far.....

JeffreyR | August 14, 2014

You can enter unicode codepoints by pressing Ctrl-Shift-u and then the codepoint you want to use. So if you type Ctrl-Shift-u 0 1 8 8, you will see an underlined u0188 and then press enter and you will see ƈ.
Alternatively, you may want to check out the compose key, which will probably let you type faster. (System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layouts -> Options -> Compose Key, select a key to use, then press Close, and type in the test box to see how it works. E.g. Compose ' c will produce ć, same as above only with fewer keystrokes.

That's a new one for me!

Homebrook | August 14, 2014

Timo | August 15, 2014

­alt-240 doesn't work for me either. Must be keyboard layout setting.

alt-399 is Å and alt-241 is ±.

Red Sage ca us | August 15, 2014

What are the display fonts in your web browser for fixed, serif, and sans-serif?

Brian H | August 15, 2014

I'm using a PC with the Courier New font table (default). Copy-paste is no problem. Only the Alt code. For that single character.

JeffreyR | August 16, 2014

Weird! You'd think that if copy-paste works other techniques would too. Did you try the Ctrl-Shift-u trick I found the other day?

Brian H | August 16, 2014

Yes, that sounds like an Apple thing; no effect on a PC.

Red Sage ca us | August 17, 2014

Hmmm... On Ubuntu/PinguyOS Linux:
ɀ = CTRL,SHIFT,U + 240
Ι = CTRL,SHIFT,U + 399
Ɂ = CTRL,SHIFT,U + 241
ȹ = CTRL,SHIFT,U + 239
ȳ = CTRL,SHIFT,U + 0233
≡ = CTRL,SHIFT,U + 2261
蠁 = CTRL,SHIFT,U + 8801

bayoufilter.tx | August 17, 2014

Me, I'd be digging up this post for the instructions anyway, it'll be easier to copy paste when I need to talk about ≡.

Red Sage ca us | August 17, 2014

Brian, perhaps this can help?

Character Map Utility -- Windows 7, Vista and XP

Apparently the 'advanced' options of the Character Map program may be necessary to expose the proper code entry for the symbol you want to use in Windows 7.