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Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
This has been a rather unusual thread. The conversation isn't especially stimulating, but it seems that everyone feels the need to post an Apple logo, just to see if they can do it.

Technically, clicking Preview Post would be good enough to test this, but by clicking Submit Reply you can prove your talent to the world!


macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2002
What's interesting is that on one post, I just used the Shift + Option + K and got a ?, but when I edited, I tried it again (same method) and it worked. Weird huh?

Lemme try again here:


And after editing:

Yep, that works.



macrumors 6502
Apr 2, 2009
The Unicode code for the Apple symbol is 63743 (the dollar and cents number in my post - get it? :) ), so if you type  in your post, it'll come out as a .

This will work if you then click the Submit Reply button. However, if you click the Preview Post button, the  will turn into an symbol in the Preview display, and you must then change the back into  before you click Submit Reply, or it will come out as a question mark.

I had to do this a few times myself while previewing this post to make sure it came out right!

You can find the codes for this and other characters, such as or , in The HTML Document Character Set.

let me try

Edit: cool, but preview did not turn it in ? symbol


macrumors newbie
Oct 3, 2010
apple works?




Times have changed, or I did something wrong.


macrumors 601
Jun 8, 2007
A few people use the Apple logo in their signatures, and there's some attention to signatures during the open test of migration from vBulletin to XenForo, so it's worth revisiting this topic.

… on a Windows machine it doesn't appear …


… Is there one for the Windows flag?

In Mavericks, OS X 10.9.5: no.

Screenshots below, and attached.

(Side note: there are a variety of characters that may appear OK with OS X, not without.)





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Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
I would like to have one in my signature.
I tried it three ways.

Method #1 is best:
Type the letters :apple: in your forum signature.​

Method #2:
Copy the character from anywhere you see it displayed as text, for example right here --> 
and then paste it into your forum signature.​

This method will appear to work, and will probably look right to Mac and iOS users, but may not look right to everyone else, because the apple symbol is in the "private use" section of the Unicode standard.

Method #3:
Type the letters  in your forum signature.​

The forum system doesn't seem to support this syntax, so this method does not work.


macrumors 68000
May 2, 2012
That's the thing.. I can see it on a Mac or iOS but not Win.
[doublepost=1463778261][/doublepost]What I meant to say is is there a way to make the apple logo show up in a Gmail signature...

Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
To add an Apple logo to your gmail signature, you need to find an Apple logo image, not text, anywhere on the web, get its URL, use the Insert Image option in your gmail signature, and paste in the URL of the image.

For example, you could use the image URL from MacRumors:

Another choice, to avoid depending on anybody else's URL, is to download the icon, in your choice of size, from this page (these images are public domain) and then upload it to somewhere permanent that you control on the web. Use that URL.
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