Type Special Characters On a Chromebook (Accents, Symbols, Em Dashes)

Typing special characters with a Chromebook can be done using unicode. Here’s a handy reference to show you how.

I work part-time as an editor, which means I spend a lot of my time replacing hyphens with em dashes. So, when I bought my Chromebook, my life became a little different.

I’ve always typed em dashes normally to press Alt and type 0151 on the numerical keypad. The only thing is that Chromebooks don’t have numerical keypads. In fact, most laptops don’t anymore.

In a pinch, you can google the special character and copy and paste the special characters in. But no one’s got time for that. In Word, you can use special characters from the Insert ribbon. But Chromebooks don’t have Word.

You get the idea. For those of you who’ve skimmed all this and are just looking for the solution, here it is:

How to Type Special Characters with a Chromebook: Unicode Input

When you press Ctrl+Shift+U in an input field on a Chromebook, you’ll get a little underlined “u” on your screen. Take a look at the example below.

chromebook unicode

Now, type in the Unicode entry for the special character you want. An em dash is “2014.”

unicode chromebook special characters

Hit enter, and voila, em dash: —

2014 for an em dash is easy to remember because 2014 is when St. Vincent released her self-titled album, St. Vincent. But for all other Unicode characters, you should check out this handy reference:

Wikipedia also has a good breakdown of all the Unicode characters.

That table is massive, of course. So here’s a handy reference for the ones you’d most frequently use on your Chromebook.

Typing Subscript and Superscript in Unicode

The Unicode entries for subscript are U+208X, where X is the number you want in subscript. For example, H₂0 uses CTRL+SHIFT+U and then 2082.

The Unicode entries for superscript are CTRL+SHIFT+U and then 207x, where X is the number you want in superscript. For example, 10⁷ uses CTRL+SHIFT+U and then 2077.

That is, except for 1, 2, and 3, which are CTRL+SHIFT+U and then 00B9, CTRL+SHIFT+U and then 00B2, and CTRL+SHIFT+U and then 00B3, respectively.

Typing Punctuation in Unicode

Use the handy table below for your dashes and other esoteric punctuation.

CTRL + SHIFT + U and …CharacterName
2013En dash
2014Em dash
2015Horizontal bar
2017Double low line
2018Left single quotation mark
2019Right single quotation mark
201ASingle low-9 quotation mark
201BSingle high-reversed-9 quotation mark
201CLeft double quotation mark
201DRight double quotation mark
201EDouble low-9 quotation mark
2021Double dagger
2026Horizontal ellipsis
2030Per mille sign
2033Double prime
2039Single left-pointing angle quotation mark
203ASingle right-pointing angle quotation mark
203CDouble exclamation mark
2044Fraction slash
204ATironian et sign

Typing Symbols in Unicode

CTRL + SHIFT + U and …CharacterName
00A0Non-breaking space
00A1¡Inverted Exclamation Mark
00A2¢Cent sign
00A3£Pound sign
00A4¤Currency sign
00A5¥Yen sign
00A6¦Broken bar
00A7§Section sign
00A8¨Diaeresis (Umlaut)
00A9©Copyright sign
00AB«Left-pointing double-angle quotation mark
00AC¬Not sign
00ADSoft hyphen
00AE®Registered sign
00B0°Degree symbol
00B1±Plus-minus sign
00B2²Superscript two
00B3³Superscript three
00B4Acute accent
00B5µMicro sign
00B6Pilcrow sign
00B7·Middle dot
00B9¹Superscript one
00BAºMasculine ordinal indicator
00BB»Right-pointing double-angle quotation mark
00BC¼Vulgar fraction one quarter
00BD½Vulgar fraction one half
00D7×Multiplication sign
00F7÷Division sign
00BAºMasculine ordinal indicator
00BB»Right-pointing double-angle quotation mark
00BC¼Vulgar fraction one quarter
00BD½Vulgar fraction one half
00BE¾Vulgar fraction three quarters
00BF¿Inverted Question Mark

Typing Accents in Unicode

CTRL + SHIFT + U and…CharacterName
00C0ÀLatin Capital Letter A with grave
00C1ÁLatin Capital letter A with acute
00C2ÂLatin Capital letter A with circumflex
00C3ÃLatin Capital letter A with tilde
00C4ÄLatin Capital letter A with diaeresis
00C5ÅLatin Capital letter A with ring above
00C6ÆLatin Capital letter Æ
00C7ÇLatin Capital letter C with cedilla
00C8ÈLatin Capital letter E with grave
00C9ÉLatin Capital letter E with acute
00CAÊLatin Capital letter E with circumflex
00CBËLatin Capital letter E with diaeresis
00CCÌLatin Capital letter I with grave
00CDÍLatin Capital letter I with acute
00CEÎLatin Capital letter I with circumflex
00CFÏLatin Capital letter I with diaeresis
00D0ÐLatin Capital letter Eth
00D1ÑLatin Capital letter N with tilde
00D2ÒLatin Capital letter O with grave
00D3ÓLatin Capital letter O with acute
00D4ÔLatin Capital letter O with circumflex
00D5ÕLatin Capital letter O with tilde
00D6ÖLatin Capital letter O with diaeresis
00D8ØLatin Capital letter O with stroke
00D9ÙLatin Capital letter U with grave
00DAÚLatin Capital letter U with acute
00DBÛLatin Capital Letter U with circumflex
00DCÜLatin Capital Letter U with diaeresis
00DDÝLatin Capital Letter Y with acute
00DEÞLatin Capital Letter Thorn
00DFßLatin Small Letter Sharp S
00E0àLatin Small Letter A with grave
00E1áLatin Small Letter A with acute
00E2âLatin Small Letter A with circumflex
00E3ãLatin Small Letter A with tilde
00E4äLatin Small Letter A with diaeresis
00E5åLatin Small Letter A with ring above
00E6æLatin Small Letter Æ
00E7çLatin Small Letter C with cedilla
00E8èLatin Small Letter E with grave
00E9éLatin Small Letter E with acute
00EAêLatin Small Letter E with circumflex
00EBëLatin Small Letter E with diaeresis
00ECìLatin Small Letter I with grave
00EDíLatin Small Letter I with acute
00EEîLatin Small Letter I with circumflex
00EFïLatin Small Letter I with diaeresis
00F0ðLatin Small Letter Eth
00F1ñLatin Small Letter N with tilde
00F2òLatin Small Letter O with grave
00F3óLatin Small Letter O with acute
00F4ôLatin Small Letter O with circumflex
00F5õLatin Small Letter O with tilde
00F6öLatin Small Letter O with diaeresis
00F8øLatin Small Letter O with stroke
00F9ùLatin Small Letter U with grave
00FAúLatin Small Letter U with acute
00FBûLatin Small Letter U with circumflex
00FCüLatin Small Letter U with diaeresis
00FDýLatin Small Letter Y with acute
00FEþLatin Small Letter Thorn
00FFÿLatin Small Letter Y with diaeresis

If I missed one of your favorite Chromebook characters, drop it in the comments, and I’ll add it to the list.



  1. Denis de Castro

    March 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks Jack, that’s useful. Also—what’s that editor you’re using in the screenshot?


    • ፍልይyoGEyðø¬

      April 17, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      CTRL+SHIFT+ U+2020=

      • isabel

        October 5, 2020 at 5:22 am

        I think you do†

      • the person who commented

        December 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm

        the fac† that its a dagger and its code is 2020 is not surprising at all

        • zE_SiMp

          March 23, 2021 at 9:00 am


        • Kai Laurvick

          March 26, 2021 at 9:23 am

          do ctrl+shift+u+9099 then press [space] bar.

          • Butts

            April 13, 2021 at 6:35 am

            You can mess around with tons of things.

          • jaxson

            January 26, 2022 at 6:02 am


          • Ur Mom

            October 18, 2022 at 3:34 pm


          • Nnylf_§

            March 16, 2023 at 7:35 am

            ctrl+shift+u+2023= ‣

        • Burner Jack

          August 22, 2021 at 1:17 pm


          • Comfort

            December 14, 2023 at 12:00 am

            How do I get # symbol

          • Jeff Butts

            December 14, 2023 at 7:54 am

            That’s right on your keyboard, or it should be. On a US keyboard, you type the # symbol by pressing Shift+3.

        • covid survivor

          February 27, 2024 at 1:56 pm

          all too true

      • no u

        March 25, 2021 at 10:45 am

        2020=† and 2021=‡
        if 2020 was a dagger getting ready to stab then 2021 is the stabbed dagger meaning 2021 will be way more painful

        • I dum

          January 8, 2022 at 11:49 am

          2022 is a bullet point that is even more painful then a knife

        • waffle

          November 27, 2022 at 6:06 pm

          2023= play button
          2024= period.

          What does that mean? I have no idea, but it might be useful to some people??

          • ur new gf

            March 2, 2023 at 3:51 pm

            The world will end in 2024! That’s what it means! duh

          • NO MORE UWU MEMES

            May 8, 2023 at 7:43 am

            yea cuz doomsday clock is like 90 secs from midnight… *gulp*

          • Dragon

            October 22, 2023 at 10:36 pm

            in other words, everyone will think it ends in 2024, but it won’t really end until 2027 when it just goes blank.

        • Parker

          June 14, 2023 at 11:33 am

          no, it wasn;t

      • Rain

        April 19, 2021 at 6:26 am

        Some people think it is a dagger I think it is a cross

        • Audrey

          May 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm

          me too

        • the random guy

          May 21, 2021 at 9:49 am

          its a cross to me

        • JaketheDog777

          November 3, 2021 at 7:07 am

          True! Thanks. It is actually the trademark symbol too.

          • AL

            December 8, 2023 at 9:00 pm

            That’s what I’m here for. I want to see that little tm in a circle.

      • Geometry Dash: Fredrigoyiyo

        August 30, 2022 at 1:24 pm

        I†’s jus† a dagger! No†hing wrong wi†h a dagger!

        • i hate uwu

          May 8, 2023 at 7:44 am

          um buddy… thats a bit sus…

      • Pranjal

        April 8, 2023 at 9:37 am


      • Gigi

        October 2, 2023 at 11:45 am

        they literlary said it is the begging right after 201E


    • Jade Odom

      September 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Hey, I think this helps because I was trying to go to websites to see how I could do the upside-down (inverted) question mark and this helps.

    • cindy

      November 30, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      what is the greater than or equal symbol then

    • alex

      March 28, 2023 at 12:37 pm

      how do i get a degree symbol?

      • A

        April 6, 2023 at 2:09 pm

        Ctrl + Shift + 00b0 = °

    • aria

      May 9, 2023 at 11:59 am


  2. Laimonas

    April 4, 2017 at 11:23 am

    How would you type + or – in Sub/Superscript. Other than that, you mate, have solved me sooo many problems so thank you.

  3. Troll

    May 9, 2017 at 9:27 am

    You can do ub0 space and then you get the degree symbol.

    • James

      March 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      You could also do ctrl+Shift+00b0 enter and you get a °. :) I don’t know if that’s in there…

      • daniel

        January 20, 2023 at 11:34 am

        its not letting me do that one

    • Rain

      April 17, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      This is gonna make math class so much easier

      • Lemon

        September 2, 2022 at 11:45 pm


  4. NBK2006

    August 18, 2017 at 6:38 am

    there is chinese in unicode, too. this is CTRL+SHIFT+U (8888)= 袈

  5. Hector M Lugo

    September 10, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Wow! Why are computer makers still making this so difficult? The world is getting smaller, more people speak multiple languages than don’t in the world, yet computer makers like to pretend no one speaks anything but Enlgish. SMH

  6. woodles

    September 21, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Does anyone know the code for a checkbox (tick) trying to fill out an online form is driving me crazy.

    Thank you.

    • Jack Brualfnslkf

      October 18, 2017 at 7:14 am


    • bob

      May 14, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      Me too

    • sum person

      October 4, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Ctrl+Shift+U+2713 ✓

    • JaketheDog777

      November 3, 2021 at 7:09 am


  7. Andra

    September 23, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    How do you make an ¨a¨ with an over line; the long A symbol????

    • Ethan

      June 20, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Ā is U+100, and ā is U+101

  8. Denis de Castro

    September 24, 2017 at 12:16 am

    @Andra Try control-shift-U and 0100 or 0101 (Wikipedia—macron (diacritic)). Cheers

    • Ur Mom

      October 18, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      thanks so much!!! :D

  9. Yashmyn Jackson

    October 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Jack Busch,
    Thank you very much for this. You’ve just been bookmarked.

  10. Yashmyn Jackson

    October 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Jack, unfortunately, I don’t know how to get rid of that particular photo that’s appearing with my post. I literally don’t know where that photo is stored (can’t find it on Facebook or Google), so I can’t delete it and replace it with my regular Google profile photo. Any way you could delete it and replace it with some generic image or something? Thank you for any help you can provide in ridding the Internet of that photo. :-|

  11. john frankenfurt

    November 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    omg this is awesome look at this ²

    • Em

      September 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

      What’s the pi sign ?

      • anonymous

        March 18, 2021 at 7:24 am

        its ctrl+shift+u+03c0

        • Rain

          April 19, 2021 at 6:30 am

          This is gonna help me in math.

        • Rain

          April 19, 2021 at 6:30 am

          This is gonna help me in math.

  12. Some Guy

    February 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    You know you can just go to insert then special characters and type the name

    • Hello, I'm dum

      March 18, 2021 at 1:17 pm

      Some websites can cause viruses if you copy and paste, and also, it would just be easier to use simple codes. c:

      • Karim Hosein

        October 17, 2023 at 3:32 pm

        On copy, not paste.

  13. Phoebe Tran

    May 15, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    how do you make the oppsite arrow way of » ?

    • YAM

      January 24, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      Try control + shift + u00AB

      • (มºਢº)༡

        April 7, 2021 at 9:01 am

        yeah thats it

  14. Jeff Frane

    May 25, 2018 at 10:48 am

    New to chromebook and have used character map for ages. This was driving me nuts. Thank you!

  15. Johan

    December 13, 2018 at 2:03 am

    A solution that works better for me is this: change your keyboard to US International Keyboard (Settings/Device/Keyboard/Change language and input settings/Input method). When you´ve done that, to get, for example, an á, you type an apostrophe followed by a; ò is the grave accent (top left) followed by o; ñ is the tilde (top left) folowed by n; Ü is double quotes followed by Shift+u, and so on. Experiment on your own; it´s quite easy to get used to. If you need the accent symbol on it´s own (as in the word it´s), simply type it twice.

    This system doesn´t give access to all diacritical signs used in European languages like Polish, Czech, etc., or the German ß, but at least it´s quicker than having to look up the Unicode value.

    • Matthias Walter Schoener

      November 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      @Johan — Agree with your points, just want to point out that the ¨scharfes s¨ *is* actually available with the international keyboard. I have German language enabled on my US Pixelbook. And with the Intl keyboard activated, if I type + s, I get ß.

      • Matthias Walter Schoener

        November 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        that should read ¨right alt + s¨. My apologies.

      • CostaBuddie

        November 2, 2021 at 7:15 am

        So, the rigt Alt works like Alt Gr on a normal keyboard? That would be a great help.

  16. jacob j hendrickson

    December 13, 2018 at 8:32 am

    English: OMG Thanks you
    Chinese: 哦,谢谢

  17. Katy

    January 22, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Very helpful! Awesome!!

  18. YaBoiiFlare

    February 19, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    If you do unicode 230 you will end out with this: Ȱ It’s like an omega symbol, but upside down!

  19. David Riley

    April 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Mr. Busch. Thanks for that. As an editor, you might be able to amend the article for its online appearance. Consider the following:

    “Now, type in the unicode entry for the special character you want. An em dash is “2014.”


    unicode chromebook special characters
    Hit enter and voila, em dash: —”

    The last line should read – Release the control+shift+U, then hit enter and….

  20. Dariusz

    May 4, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Yet no way to insert the Euro symbol – very annoying

    • Richard

      May 12, 2020 at 11:10 am

      On my keyboard, you press right Alt and 4, it gives a euro.

    • sum person

      October 4, 2021 at 9:59 am

      Ctrl+Shift+u+20AC €

  21. Barbara A Hallowell

    June 23, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! After nothing but PC’s in my life, I just made the switch to a Chromebook laptop, which I love. I have lots of friends in Ireland with fadas in their names, and I could not figure out how to alt+ keycode on this thing, then I found you :)

  22. kylie

    April 28, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    wow ty :) this is bookmarked also CONTROL + ALT + SHIFT + 2020 = †

  23. Richard

    May 12, 2020 at 11:11 am

    this is incredibly useful, many problems have been solved at a stroke, thank you,

  24. Mike McLaren

    July 19, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for this!

  25. Mark Doss

    July 26, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    I find that “$%#$&” pretty much says anything I really need to say on Chromebook.

  26. a guy

    September 28, 2020 at 10:07 am

    I know that that is not all of the unicode symbols (not counting languages)

  27. Robert

    October 5, 2020 at 6:07 am

    (Though that was a pretty amazing list).

    • cameron

      December 1, 2020 at 2:49 pm


  28. thomas

    October 5, 2020 at 10:33 am

    how do i type a snail unicode on my chromebook?

  29. Le

    November 3, 2020 at 6:07 am

    welp control+shift+U+00213= ȓ
    Don’t even know what and where this is used but

  30. gabe

    November 17, 2020 at 9:33 am

    How do you make the ORIGINAL division sign?

  31. pseula

    November 23, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve had my Chromebook since April, and have been cutting and pasting and then reformatting ë (which is in my daughter’s name, so I use it a lot!) because I could *not* find a keyboard shortcut for it!

    I do seriously miss the old ALT + (numeric pad) 137 for it, along with others, but at least new codes to memorize aren’t as toilsome as what I was doing before.

    Much appreciated, and bookmarked!

  32. Tammy Dang

    January 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Does anyone know how to make a square root sign?

    • A

      April 6, 2023 at 2:23 pm

      I think it is 221a but I might be wrong because of how it looks like.

  33. ajkc

    January 27, 2021 at 8:39 am

    this is very helpful thanks!

  34. ajkc

    January 27, 2021 at 9:21 am

    You are missing some special keys

  35. ajkc

    February 4, 2021 at 8:02 am

    what does ‱ mean?

  36. ajkc

    February 4, 2021 at 9:53 am

    how many special characters are there?

  37. Cool Beans

    February 12, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Thank you so much for this site. It has helped my algebra class and me. It is very useful, and we use these symbols very often

  38. Kabeer

    March 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    I don’t know about unicode characters,iv’e never typed them until at mar 1.

  39. rosalie

    April 13, 2021 at 12:58 am


    • Nathan

      May 18, 2021 at 8:50 am


      • \__ (ツ)__/

        February 18, 2022 at 12:24 pm

        ctrl + shift + u + 00d7 = ×

  40. Keegan

    April 17, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    2021 unicode

    • Lucas

      April 26, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      Im looking for the square root code because I’m writing an article but about how 2 is an irrational number but its getting really annoying since I have to keep on copy-pasting since there are sooooo many square root symbols

  41. Lucas

    April 26, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    how do you get the square root code???

    • A

      April 6, 2023 at 2:26 pm

      ctrl + shift + u + 221a = √ (it looks a bit funky I im not 100% sure)

  42. me

    May 19, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    I also am having trouble with the square root sign. Can anyone help me? I am on a chromebook so please don’t tell me how to type one on a Mac or PC. HELP!!!

    • TKTK

      October 17, 2023 at 5:49 pm

      It right above this thing

  43. yay!

    May 25, 2021 at 4:23 pm


  44. Ryan

    July 11, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Is there a way to type the Omega symbol?

  45. Ruth Phinney

    August 19, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    This did not work for me. I tried it both holding control shift the entire time, and releasing it after the control-shift-u. Both ways, I got an umlaut, ok, but the letter I wanted was not there. An umlaut alone does me little good!

    • Lemon

      September 6, 2022 at 8:40 am

      You need to let go of U and continue holding Control & Shift, then press whatever numbers/letters you need.

  46. human ヅ

    October 4, 2021 at 5:23 am

    ctrl + shift + u + 30c5=ヅ

  47. pixie dust

    November 21, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    very amazing guide especially the sign ‰

  48. cranbrry

    December 11, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    whats the code for 1/3

  49. ajck

    January 25, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    how do you type a backwards R

  50. Alienヅ

    January 26, 2022 at 7:18 am

    So cool and useful! I told everyone about it. Thank you groovyPost!

  51. \__ (ツ)__/

    February 18, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    how do you type backwards c?

  52. Lemon

    September 2, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Bookmarked in a heartbeat. Found what I needed. Also for people who are here for math, (Hi, I feel you.) I originally came for pi. It’s CTRL+SHIFT+U+03C0, then press enter. (π) Didn’t find it here, found it elsewhere, but I see a few comments coming for math.

  53. bruh

    October 6, 2022 at 9:15 am

    how do you put square root

    • A

      April 6, 2023 at 2:28 pm

      Ctrl + Shift + u + 221a = √

      or Ctrl + Shift + u + 221b = ∛

      or Ctrl + Shift + u + 221c = ∜

  54. anyone

    November 17, 2022 at 6:34 am

    does anybody know what the greaterthan equal to is

    • Steve Krause

      November 18, 2022 at 9:08 am

      Give this a try

      U+003C < U+003E >

  55. Jackson

    November 20, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    I need a upside down ^ pls thankyou

    • Watts04

      November 29, 2022 at 1:10 pm

      You need This


  56. oijfoijgfoisgj

    November 30, 2022 at 10:30 am


    • anyone

      December 5, 2022 at 5:01 pm

      a greater than equal to sign is a greater than sign with a line under it

  57. Tora

    December 6, 2022 at 8:15 am

    How do you make an about sign? (like the “=” sign but squiggly)

  58. Sonia

    December 6, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Hi, how do we make an arrow downward & upward?? Thanks

  59. Don't Eat Me, I'm Not Food!

    January 20, 2023 at 9:54 am

    How do you type a radical symbol?

  60. Kim

    January 29, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    How do you type a breve? (short vowel sound)

  61. TKTK

    February 7, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    I like this one: କ you make it with ctrl+shift+u+00b15.

  62. HS

    March 2, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    How do you make the pi sign?

    • A

      April 6, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      Ctrl + Shift + u + 03c0 = π

  63. mrbeastsigma

    March 6, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    Make the sigma male symbol

  64. Luca

    March 15, 2023 at 9:46 am

    how do you make a upside down triangle?

  65. Tyler

    April 10, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Can you ad radical?

  66. ME

    April 11, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Really good list but u might have missed a couple. here is one 2023 = ‣

  67. 0rb33

    April 17, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    how do you type a flat like in music (This is one i copy pasted:♭)

  68. Tade

    May 8, 2023 at 3:02 am

    how do you type ‘pi’?

  69. Kian Ahmed Ray

    May 9, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Ctrl + Shift + U Aa12 – Alien, Dc – Smile, Dac – Amogus, Dad – Amogus Visor

  70. Luca

    May 16, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    add ◣ and ◢

  71. Azeez

    July 2, 2023 at 2:18 am

    How to Type a ₹ symbol using CTRL + Shift + U option.

  72. Karim

    July 16, 2023 at 12:27 am

    It is true that Word™ is not on Chromebook, Google Docs is, and it, too, has “insert symbol” available. It even allows one to draw the symbol one wants, and it finds it.

    E.g., draw three dots and it finds the ellipsis, or type “ellipsis” and it finds it in regular, vertical, Mongolian, Lao, et al., or draw a ‘tm’ shape, or a ‘C’/’R’ in a circle and get ™, ®, or ©, as needed. The drawing method is pretty neat when one has a touchscreen, or when one knows the shape of the symbol, but not the name.

    Simply put, one does not need to remember nor lookup Unicode numbers, but type the name, or draw the shape. Yes, typing, [CTRL]+[SHFT]+U 204B may be quick compared to typing “reversed pilcrow” or even drawing a pilcrow, but can one remember “204B” when one needs to type, “⁋”? Besides, [CTRL]+[SHFT]+U only works with numbers, so [CTRL]+[SHFT]+U 204B gives the same result as, [CTRL]+[SHFT]+U 204, which is, “Ȅ”.

  73. aurora

    July 20, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    what’s the symbol with a combined !?

    • Ethan

      January 11, 2024 at 7:03 am

      2049 = ⁉

  74. Robert Romasanta

    October 2, 2023 at 6:01 am

    add check boxes
    filled checkbox and empty checkbox

  75. heehee

    October 10, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    what abou† 1/8?

  76. no.

    October 13, 2023 at 9:43 am

    How do i type superscript st?

  77. Dragon

    October 22, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    ctrl+shift+u 2048=⁈

  78. somebody

    November 1, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    how do you make phi?

  79. somebody

    November 1, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    u could go to wikipedia and see all of it, and signs like pi and phi and delta are in the greek section. the rest of those mathematical symbols are in the ‘mathematical symbols’ section, just click on it. i just found out

  80. me

    December 8, 2023 at 11:18 am

    the centsymbol please

  81. jo

    December 14, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    how do you type infinity symbol.

  82. josh

    December 19, 2023 at 11:55 am

    do arrows plsss

  83. Graham

    January 23, 2024 at 2:37 am

    Is there a code for Pi ? I was looking for it to be able to type a formula into a word doc on my Chromebook.

    • Jeff Butts

      January 23, 2024 at 3:33 pm

      Yep, there sure is! After Ctrol-Shift-U, just type 03A0 for an upper-case pi symbol, or 03C0 for lower-case.

  84. Kai

    February 6, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    Հ is ctrl+shift+u+540 :]

  85. Adam

    February 23, 2024 at 9:15 pm

    Your missed u1010

  86. heehee

    February 27, 2024 at 11:02 am

    type u3393 to get ㎓

  87. Desiree Johnson

    March 17, 2024 at 3:16 am

    check mark for chromebook

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