Sometimes you want not just to write the word “ruble”, but to put the brand symbol he recently acquired – ₽. But how can this be done as simply as possible? You will find this and other shortcuts below.
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How to type dollar symbol $, ruble ₽ and euro € on macOS keyboard
So, here’s how to put the ruble symbol (sign) on a Mac keyboard:
⌥ Alt (Option) + eight… Please note – the keyboard layout must be Russian (and not just Russian, but “Russian PC”), for just “Russian” or “USA” the same “hot keys” will give a different character.
Yes, it’s that simple!
Note: In case you are using the “Russian” keyboard instead of “Russian PC”, there is another method for typing the ₽ symbol, described below.
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And here are a few more shortcuts for quickly entering other currency icons:
- Euro (€) – ⇧Shift + ⌥ Alt (Option) + 2…
- British pound (£) – ⌥ Alt (Option) + 3… The keyboard layout is English.
- Japanese yen (¥) – ⌥ Alt (Option) + Y…
With the dollar, of course, everything is much easier. It is printed on the keyboard of any Mac, so even a green beginner will guess that to enter the $ sign, you need to go to the English keyboard and then press ⇧Shift and figure 4… If the dollar is any other – Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, the keyboard shortcut does not change. But the icon for the cent, of course, you already need to know – this is ⌥ Alt (Option) + 4…
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Emoji & Symbols panel
Here you can find new currency symbols – including some you never knew existed!
To open this panel, click on the language bar in the menu bar, and then click on the label Show the Emoji & Symbols panel…
Currency symbols are collected in the section of the same name. Test your erudition – are you familiar with all these currencies? :).
P.S. In the window on the right, you can choose the font options suitable for a variety of cases. And if you feel that you will use a symbol often, it makes sense to add it to your favorites – and quickly copy it until you remember the combination of “hot keys”.