In this post, we share how to type the cents symbol on your computer and keyboard. The cent (¢) symbol is mostly used when you write something about U.S. currency to mention a certain amount of cents.
Usually, the cent (¢) symbol is used when you mentioning an amount that is less than $1. Whenever we know a lot of people don’t know how to type the cent (¢) symbol on your computer.
Don’t worry you can type a cent (¢) symbol on most computers that are running on Apple macOS, Microsoft Windows, or Linux, you can also discover the cent (¢) symbol on Android and IOS smartphone keyboard.
What is the cent (¢) symbol?
Etymologically, the word ‘cent drivers from the Latin word centum meaning hundred. The cent symbol is commonly a simple minuscule (lower case) letter c. In North America that c is crossed by a diagonal stroke or a vertical line (contingent on typeface), yielding the character ¢.
Cent Symbol on Microsoft Windows
In most of the Microsoft Windows programs, you can type the cent symbol using the Alt code. It means a numeric code that you type while holding down the Alt key on your keyboard.
The Alt code for entering the cent symbol is 0612, so you have to type the 0612 code on your keyboard while holding the Alt Key to enter the cent symbol.
In the computer somehow to forget the code of the cent symbol or any other symbol, then you just need to access the Windows Character Map utility.
- Then you go open the Windows Character Map utility.
- Then go to the Start Menu button and click on it.
- And the type of Character Map in the search box.
- Then do click the result that pop-up.
- You can search the symbol by scrolling down, or you can type the name of the desired symbol into the search box to find it and use the provided tools to copy the character into your PC’s clipboard and then paste it into another program.
If you don’t find the desired symbol then you don’t worry and just type the name of the desired symbol in any search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing and copy and paste the symbol from there.
Cent Symbol on Apple macOS
Cent symbol type on Apple macOS is a lot easier and quickly type a cent symbol using a simple keyboard shortcut on Apple macOS.
You only need to press the number 4 key on the keyboard while holding on to the option key, and the number 4 key also has the Dollar ($) sign, which helps you in remembering that this key is also associated with U.S currency.
Most of the users don’t know or somehow forget the cent symbol or any other symbol shortcut in Apple macOS. Then you open the Character Viewer, hold the Command key, and press the Space Bar where you want to add the sign.
Then you can search for the desired symbol by scrolling down through the menu list, or you can just type the name of the symbol into the search box to find and add it. If you want to use and find and symbol, just open the Character Viewer again or copy and paste the symbol.
Text Symbols keyboard
You can make frequently used technical non-fancy symbols like “√ ∑ π ∞ ∆ ™ © æ £ ¢” and accented letters on Mac using [Option]. I’ve compiled a list of shortcuts in my article and explained how to open the keyboard viewer. You can also use your Keyboard Viewer as an alternative to my list.
[Option] +  produces ¢ for the cent symbol.
Cent Symbol on Linux
On the computer, if you use a Linux system and you don’t know how to type the cent symbol or any other symbol on your computer.
- Then you can take the help of Character Map to find the cent symbol or any different symbol font accessible on your Linux system.
- After discovering the desired symbol, then just copy-paste it.
- Then you can also type the cent symbol or any other symbol in Linux by entering the Unicode directly while holding the Crtl + Shift and pressing the ‘U’ key.