Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by porcupine8, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    On my Mac I constantly use option-v to create a √ - is there any way to create a similar character on my iPad?

    (I'm jailbroken with iKeyWi if that helps.)
  2. mactmaster macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    On your iPad open this thread and copy the checkmark symbol. Open the Settings and navigate to General > Keyboard > Shortcuts Select "Add New Shortcut..." paste the symbol as the phrase and give it a shortcut like optv or whatever you'd like.

    Now when you type optv it will replace it with the √
  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    You know √ is actually a square root sign right?
  4. porcupine8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    LOL I never even noticed the little bit on the end of it! I use it in text-only TextEdit files these days, and that doesn't really show up in the monospace font. Though I've been using it as a checkmark since like 1997, when I worked in a lab where it was used in Excel files. Now that I google images of Key Caps, it was pretty obvious in the OS 9 default font. :)
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
  6. porcupine8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Wow, so many checkmarks to choose from! :)

    The copy/paste worked perfectly, thanks. I assigned it to a key in iKeyWi.

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