Morse Code Alphabet

Morse code is a type of character encoding that was developed in the early 1840s for use with Samuel F.B. Morse electric telegraph. It was a vital part of international aviation for years, and is still used today, especially among amateur radio operators. Morse code is also used to help persons with disabilities communicate, and it has inspired additional ways of abbreviating values. For example, Norman Joseph Woodland used the Morse code to create the barcode when he "just extended the dots and dashes downward and made narrow lines and wide lines out of them."

The Morse code alphabet, numbers, and punctuation:

A -

B -

C - -

D -

E

F -

G - -

H

I

J - - -

K - -

L -

M - -

N -

O - - -

P - -

Q - - -

R -

S

T -

U -

V -

W - -

X - -

Y - - -

Z - -

0 - - - - -

1 - - - -

2 - - -

3 - -

4 -

5

6 -

7 - -

8 - - -

9 - - - -

Fullstop [.] - - -

Comma [,] - - - -

Query [?] - -

Apostrophe [] - - - -

Exclamation [!] - - - -

Colon [:] - - -

Semicolon [;] - - -

Quotation ["] - -

For further information on the Morse code and its inventor, see the following: