Copyright Symbol © (capital letter “C” under a circle) is the symbol used in copyright notices to the authors of “original work of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works. The symbol © internationally represents the proprietary status of an intellectual property (where, the C stands for copyright).
Typing and inserting copyright symbol in Windows, Mac and all other platforms might be the extremely difficult task for you if you don’t know the exact methods. Since, different gadgets have completely different methods to type and insert copyright symbol. So, people feel puzzled during typing the copyright symbol on new devices and they start asking basic questions like:
How do I create a copyright sign using the keyboard? How to type a copyright symbol in Windows Computers? How to insert copyright symbol in an MS Word Document? What is the keyboard shortcut for copyright symbol? How to make the copyright symbol on your keyboard? Where can I find the copyright symbol on my computer? etc.
One thing I have noticed that all those people who don’t know the keyboard shortcut for copyright symbol or appropriate process to insert copyright symbol on PC, they generally copy and paste © copyright sign from the Internet whenever they need it. If you are also doing the same then this guide will teach you to type and insert copyright symbol on Windows PC, Apple Mac and all other important places.
How to Type © Copyright Symbol
I have personally tested all these methods to type Copyright Symbol on PC and all works absolutely fine. Read below mentioned instructions carefully and type copyright symbol through the keyboard shortcut. Here’s how:
How to Type Copyright Symbol on Windows
Typing copyright symbol in Windows PC is truly simple and most of the Windows operating system users are well familiar with it. Few most simplistic methods to type and insert copyright symbol in Windows are:
(i) Type Copyright Symbol using Keyboard Shortcut
Typing copyright symbol © using keyboard shortcuts is the simplest and most preferred method. These keyboard shortcuts for copyright symbol nicely work on all Windows applications. Here are best three ways to type copyright sign in Windows through keyboard shortcuts:
To insert the copyright symbol, simply press Ctrl+Alt+C. Just after the press copyright sign © will appear.
Firstly, press Alt key and then type 0169 from NumPad of your PC. Shortcut for copyright symbol is Alt + 0169. (Must remember: you need to use NumPad keys for typing 0169.)
To enter Unicode of the copyright symbol, firstly type 00A9 and then press Alt+x keys. You will see that © sign is present on the place of code 00A9.
(ii) Insert Copyright Symbol using Character Map
Inserting copyright symbol on Windows applications using Character Map is also a helpful way. To insert copyright symbol using character map:
- First of all, press Windows+R shortcut keys together to open Run dialog box.
- In the Run box, just type charmap and then press Enter.
- From the Character Map box, select the © copyright symbol.
- Now, copy the symbol and paste it wherever you want to use.
(iii) Insert Copyright Symbol in MS Word
Since, Microsoft Word is of the most usable application on Windows PC. So, all Windows users want to learn the ways to type copyright symbol in MS Word. Although, MS Word supports maximum methods to insert copyright symbol, but here I have listed only some important methods:
First of all, open MS Word Document and go to Insert tab. On the Insert tab, click on Symbol button and select Copyright Symbol © from the list of symbols.
Press Ctrl+Alt+C shortcut keys to insert the copyright symbol.
For typing copyright symbol in Word, press Alt key and then type 0169 from NumPad of the computer.
You can also insert copyright symbol by typing 00A9 and then pressing Alt and x keys.
How to Type Copyright Symbol on Mac
If you are using Apple computer then you must be well familiar with its different and stylish keyboard. There are two faster ways to enter copyright symbols in Mac:
(i) Type Copyright Symbol using Keyboard Shortcut
To type the copyright symbol on Mac using Keyboard Shortcut, press Option and g keys together. In simple words, the keyboard shortcut for copyright symbol is Option+g.
(ii) Insert Copyright Symbol using Character Viewer
Inserting symbol or special characters in Mac through Character Viewer is also a very simple task. Only you have to go to Edit → Special Characters and then Character Viewer will appear. Now from the Character Viewer box, select © sign and use it on your document.
How to Type Copyright Symbol in Linux
The use of Compose Key sequence to add Copyright Symbol in Linux is one of the simplest methods. To type copyright symbol in Linux, firstly press Compose Key and then press OC. Thus, you can easily insert Copyright symbol © in Linux.
Note: Please, remember it’s not “zero and C”, it’s letter O and letter C).
Unicode for Copyright Symbol
To make the digital representation of © copyright symbol simpler, the character set is mapped in Unicode. The Unicode for Copyright Symbol are:
- U+00A9 is Unicode for standard copyright symbol ©
- U+24B8 is Unicode for a circled capital letter C Ⓒ
- U+24D2 is Unicode for a circled small letter c ⓒ
Add Copyright Symbol in HTML
You may notice that almost each and every blog, website, or web page contains the copyright notice. In most of the case, you can easily find the copyright symbol in the footer area. To typing copyright symbol in HTML, you need to use following HTML codes:
- © and © both display the standard copyright symbol ©
- Ⓒ display a circled capital letter C Ⓒ
- ⓒ display a circled small letter c ⓒ
For example: var str = “The content is \u00A9 by Zerodollartips.com”;