What there is to know
- the Windows: With the NumLock key activated : Hold down Other type of key 0162. Or copy it from the character map.
- Mac: Hurry Variant + 4 or select it in the character viewer.
- Android and iPhone: Open numeric keypad > long press dollar sign button, slide your finger to the penny sign.
This article explains how to type the cent sign on a Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone keyboard. On Windows and Mac, you also have alternative options in the Character Map or Character Viewer.
Enter the Cent sign on Windows
The easiest way to enter the cent sign in Windows is to use a keyboard shortcut. This method requires you to have either a numeric keypad, which is the number key defined to the right of the alphabet keys, or a NumLock key that you can press to activate it.
hold it Other key and type 0162 on the numeric keypad or number keys with Num Lock alight.
Use Character Map
If you don’t have a numeric keypad or the NumLock key, you can use the character map to copy and paste the cent sign.
Open the Character map from Window accessories section in Begin menu, using the Look foror ask Cortana.
When the Character Map dialog opens, you can keep the default font Arial. Then select the penny signwhich is the fourth character from the right in the fifth line.
Click on Select to add the cent sign to the Characters to copy box and press Copy.
In your document, place your cursor where you want the symbol and press Ctrl+V to stick it.
Enter the cent sign on a Mac
Similar to Windows, you can use a keyboard shortcut on a Mac to type the cent sign, but it’s actually much easier: place your cursor where you want the cent sign to be and press Option + 4
Use Character Viewer
macOS also has a tool that lets you enter special characters, signs, and symbols. Here’s how to add the cent sign with the character viewer on Mac.
Open the character viewer using Edit > Emoji and symbols from menu bar or keyboard shortcut Command + Control + Space.
When the character viewer box opens, select Currency symbols on the left or type “Cent” in the search box at the top right.
Select the penny sign in the viewer and drag it into your document. You can also place your cursor where you want to place the symbol in your document and double-click the cent sign in the viewer.
Enter the Cent sign on Android or iPhone
You can use the built-in keyboard of your Android device or iPhone to enter the penny with just a few clicks.
Access your device’s numeric keypad by pressing the ?123 key on Android or 123 key on iPhone.
Tap and hold dollar sign and you will see a small toolbar appear above it with additional symbols.
Move your finger to the penny sign in the small toolbar and release it to place it in your document.
How do I make a dime on my Chromebook?
Use Unicode shortcuts to type special characters on a Chromebook. First, press CTRL+Gap+youthen type 00A2 and press Walk in for the hundred sign.
How do I make a degree sign on my keyboard?
Use alternate codes. For the degree symbol, hold the Alt key and type 176 (in Windows) or press Option+Gap+8 (on Mac). On Chromebooks, tap CTRL+Gap+youthen enter 00B0.
How do I make a division sign on my keyboard?
Use alternate codes. For the division symbol, hold the Alt key and type 246 (in Windows) or press Option+Gap+/ (on Mac). On Chromebooks, tap CTRL+Gap+youthen enter 00F7.
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