Does Anyone Know The Degree (temp) Symbol?

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  1. BeeS4335 macrumors member

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    #1
    Sounds a daft question, I know, but I'm a switcher who used to use ASCII tables. I need to type the symbol for degrees F or C several times a day. Does anyone know how I can do this? Mine's a MacBook Air.
     
  2. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Option+0 (that's the number zero).

    At least I assume that this º is the symbol you're looking for.

    If you go under System Preferences->International and click on the Input Menu tab you can enable the Keyboard viewer which will show the characters available when different modifier keys are pressed.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    there are actually three different symbols you can get

    option+0 = º
    option+k = ˚
    character palette = °
     
  4. atszyman macrumors 68020

    atszyman

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    Don't forget option+shift+8=°

    That'll teach me not to check the keyboard viewer for redundant symbols...:D
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    shift-option-8 will also give you something approximating a degree symbol.

    32°F


    EDIT: Dang you, atszyman! :)
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i believe that is the one is the same as the character palette.
     
  7. BeeS4335 thread starter macrumors member

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