How To Type That Copyright R

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When it comes to typing the copyright symbol (©), there are a few different methods you can use. In this article, I’ll walk you through each method and provide some personal commentary along the way.

Method 1: Keyboard Shortcut

The quickest and easiest way to type the copyright symbol is by using a keyboard shortcut. On a Windows computer, you can press and hold the Alt key while typing the numbers 0169 on the numeric keypad (make sure Num Lock is turned on). On a Mac, you can press Option + G to insert the copyright symbol. This method is my personal favorite because it’s fast and convenient.

Method 2: Character Map

If you don’t have a numeric keypad or prefer a visual interface, you can use the Character Map utility on Windows or the Character Viewer on Mac. These tools allow you to search for and select various symbols, including the copyright symbol. Simply find the symbol in the list, click on it, and then click the Copy button to insert it into your document.

Method 3: Copy and Paste

If you have the copyright symbol copied to your clipboard, you can easily paste it into your document. You can copy the symbol from a website, another document, or by using the Character Map or Character Viewer method mentioned above. This method is useful if you need to insert the symbol multiple times or if you have it readily available.

It’s important to note that the availability of these methods may vary depending on the operating system, software, or text editor you’re using. If you’re unable to find a suitable method, you can always use the HTML entity code © to display the copyright symbol in your HTML documents.


Typing the copyright symbol may seem like a small task, but it can save you time and add a professional touch to your work. Whether you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, character maps, or copy and paste, there’s a method that’s right for you. So go ahead and add that copyright symbol with confidence!