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I am designing a logo and i almost filled all space because i want to keep it very simple. Now i want to put something in there which can represent that we do coding or atleasy signifies coding or something thats related to code

like

{ P = () * etc

Whats the smallest character or symbol max 3 characters or anything else which can signify code. i don't have space for image i can hold only 1,2,3 characters like

something like

(..)
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Many icons (including one used at the Stack Exchange sites) representing code are comprised of an empty set of curly braces.

{ }
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Programmers.se's logo works great too: /* Programmers */ Although comment block expresses more about commentary and the subjective side of coding (which probably is the intent in that case). –  koiyu Jul 18 '11 at 9:20
    
Could also add an ellipsis inside the braces and still remain within 3 character limit. {…} (well, you could if HTML entities worked in comments) –  Farray Jul 18 '11 at 15:05
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</> is most common i think since it represents html and some scripting languages.

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Which scripting languages? Certainly not Javascript. –  Camilo Martin Jan 18 '12 at 9:57
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I believe you mean coding as programming. So therefore I can imagine something like f() or a[0] would be quite nice in relation to modern programming languages. Other ideas, but containing slightly more characters: int *ptr;, void *.

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