You’re in the freezing cold and want to send your next iMessage to your family. “When did you move to Antarctica? Lower the temperature by a few degrees!”
But … how do I insert a degree symbol on my Mac? In this post, I’ll show you some ways to do that.
Keyboard shortcuts for entering degree symbols on Mac
Shift + option +8: This shortcut displays a degree symbol, such as 95 °, in the field.
There are two other shortcuts to add symbols like degrees to the text, but they are actually used for other purposes.
Option + K: This inserts a small ring – 95 °
Used to enter a ring above the diaeresis.
Option +0 (zero): Signing option – 95º
This is a male ordinal indicator used in the written language.
To end the confusion, I’ve listed the actual detailed meaning behind each symbol found using the built-in text-to-speech engine on the Mac.
How to Insert Degree Symbols on Mac: Emoji Keyboard
Mac Pictograms and Symbols There are many characters and symbols on the keyboard.Press to access Ctrl + command + space.. The keyboard will open immediately.
If desired, it can also be accessed from the top menu bar.
- click Edit It’s at the top of the screen.
- select Pictograms and symbols.
To enter the degree symbol
- Place the pointer on Text field..
- Then type degree in the search bar on your keyboard.
- You will see the suggested results, along with various options. Click the option of your choice to insert it in the text field.
That’s all. All you have to do is check the correct character type you need and use the shortcut accordingly. Otherwise, using an emoji keyboard is the best way to get the actual temperature symbol.
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