How to make the "Cent" symbol ¢ (crossed out C) on your keyboard

Do you want to type in the symbol "cent" (crossed out C : ¢), which designates generally the hundredth of a currency, commonly the US dollar (US$), but can also be used to designate subdivision of other currencies, like Euros (c€) ?

There is no key that exists for this symbol, but there are keyboard shortcuts that allows you to perform this combination. See below :

Make the symbol "Cent" ¢ on Windows : Type  Alt + 0 1 6 2  on your keyboard

The technique : Keep the Alt key pressed (key just to the left of the Space bar), then you successively type the numbers  0 1 6 2  then you finally release the Alt key, which will bring up the "Cent" symbole at desired location.


Make the symbol "Cent" ¢ on Mac / Apple TypeAlt ⌥ + 4 on your keyboard

The technique: Keep the Alt ⌥ key pressed, then type on the number 4, which will bring up the non-breaking space as desired location.

Info : On some Mac / Macbook keyboard configuration, the Alt ⌥ key can be named Option ⌥ 

  • HTML code : If you want to make the symbol "Cent" ¢ in HTML , you must type ¢


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 Lock . If 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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