How to make quotation mark (“ and ” symbols) on your keyboard

Want to write a quote but can't figure out how to make the quote marks symbols that aren't on your keyboard?

All you have to do is make the following key combinations:

Make quotation mark (“ and ” symbols) on Windows

  • To make the left quotation mark, keep the Alt key pressed (to the left of the space key), then type the numbers0 1 4 7and finally release Alt 
    • So : Alt + 0 1 4 7 → 

  • To make the right quotation mark, keep the Alt key pressed (to the left of the space key), then type the numbers 0 1 4 8 and finally release Alt 
    • So : Alt + 0 1 4 8 → ”

Make quotation mark (“ and ” symbols) on Mac / Apple

To make the left quotation mark, keep the Option ⌥  key pressed (to the left of the space key), then type the left bracket [ and finally release Alt 

  • So : Option ⌥ + [  → 

To make the right quotation mark, hold the Option ⌥ and Shift ⇧ keys pressed, then type the left bracket [ then finally release all keys.

  • So : Option ⌥ +  Shift ⇧ + [  → ”



I don't have a numeric keypad on my keyboard, what should I do? "

  • If you don't have a numeric keypad on your keyboard, make sure you have activated the function Num LockIf not, press the Fn + button  Num Lock.

  • If you do not have the function  Num Lock on your keyboard, try first pressing the key  Fn and then performing the combination with Alt described in the previous paragraph.

  • If you still can't do it, don't hesitate to copy and paste the symbol from this article to the location of your choice.

"I have a Mac / Macbook / Apple computer"

If you have a Mac / Apple keyboard, the technique is the same. The Alt ⌥ key can also be called  Option ⌥ but it is always the key just to the left of the Space bar.

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