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How to Type Cent Symbol on Your Computer or Smartphone

In this article, we'll explain how to type Cent symbol on Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone

Cent is a currency symbol representing 1/100 of a unit, for example 1USD = 100¢. It is also called by other names like penny or centavo with similar monetary value. Cent sign is written in different ways like a stroke on letter c. However, here we will explain how to type proper cent sign using keyboard shortcuts.

The cent symbol (¢) is used when writing about U.S. currency to refer to a particular number of cents, usually when dealing with amounts less than $1. You can type a cent sign on most computers running Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS, and you can find the symbol on keyboards for Android and iOS smart phones. If all else fails, you can search for the cent symbol online and copy and paste it into your message or document.

Cent Sign ¢ Shortcuts for Windows

On Windows computers, you can use one of the below methods to insert Cent sign.

  • Alt code shortcuts – You can press alt key and 0162 in Windows to type cent sign ¢. However, you need to use separate number pad on your keyboard to type the numbers.
  • Hexadecimal code for Word – On Windows based Word documents, you can type 00A2 and press alt + x keys to convert the code into a cent symbol.

If you don’t know the Alt code for a cent sign or any other symbol, you can access it using the Windows Character Map utility. To open this program, click the search box in the Start Menu or on the taskbar and type Character Map, clicking the result that pops up. Search through the list of characters by scrolling or by typing cent into the search box. Use the provided tools to copy the character into your computer’s clipboard and then paste it into another program.

Also read: How To Type Degree Symbol In Mac OS X

Cent Sign ¢ Shortcuts for Mac

You can type a cent sign on Apple macOS using a keyboard shortcut. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard and press the number 4. That key also has the dollar sign ($) on it, which may make it easier to remember that it’s associated with U.S. currency.

To insert characters in general when you don’t know a keyboard shortcut, use Apple’s built-in Character Viewer. Pop it up by holding down the Control and Command keys and pressing the Space Bar where you want to insert the symbol.

Search through the menu for the symbol you want using the search box or by scrolling through the list. Click the symbol you want to insert it into the program you’re using. If you want to reuse a symbol, reopen the Character Viewer or copy and paste it.

Cent Sign on Smart Phones

Most keyboards for iOS and Android smart phones let you access a cent sign.

On iOS and Android devices, press and hold the $ symbol on the virtual keyboard to access other currency symbols, including the cent sign. Tap the cent sign or another currency symbol you need.

Diekola Yusufhttps://www.novabach.com
Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sort of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.
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