In World Of Warcraft, I see people using raid target icons in chat. How can I do this?

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Although extremely annoying when people use them to spam trade, inserting icons into chat can be very useful for certain situations, especially for party/raid leaders (even tanks leading groups who want a macro that says "skull first, then x, sheep moon")

The easiest method for me is to put the name of the symbol in curly braces as such: {skull} You can also reference them by number, which can save space in macros but is less clear what each icon is: {rt8}

The full list of icons are:

  • Star {Star} / {rt1}
  • Circle {Circle} / {Coin} / {rt2}
  • Diamond {Diamond} / {rt3}
  • Triangle {Triangle} / {rt4}
  • Moon {Moon} / {rt5}
  • Square {Square} / {rt6}
  • Cross {Cross} / {X} / {rt7}
  • Skull {Skull} / {rt8}
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    If used in a group of players with different languages, use {rt#} instead of {name}. A German client can not understand English target names, like {skull} or vice versa.
    – dly
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 13:46
  • @dly True, but you can use {totenkopf} for skull, etc.
    – AlexioVay
    Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 9:33
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    @AlexioVay correct, but only if everyone plays in German. You can see it, but any other language won't. You can easily try it by joining foreign realms. The trade chat spam with named icons won't show up properly.
    – dly
    Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 10:53
  • I know that this is client-wise. I think this is pretty common sense.
    – AlexioVay
    Commented Jun 26, 2021 at 17:41

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