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In a very short descriptive text I want to indicate that a user has to open several cascading/nested sections in a menu structure. At the moment I use the > character to indicate the structure. But is there a better looking character/icon/symbol available?

I only have the default typeset for an iOS device available:

subcategory typography icon or symbol

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I think > is a good "step" symbol. so one>two>three – SaturnsEye May 6 '14 at 16:06
I use > or ->, in some quick googling I also see people using – OGHaza May 6 '14 at 16:34

Sometimes the ">" symbol looks subtle and not recognised as it was planned to be.

Probably, to make it more prominent you can make it bold: File > New

Secondly, the "classic symbol" for submenus is triangle -File ▶︎ New File ➤ New

Next, you can use arrows and a hand: File ☞ New File ☛ New File ⍈ New

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