How to make the "half" (½) symbol on your keyboard

You want to type the symbol " half " ( ½ ) and do not know how to achieve it in a text field, a word processing document?
This symbol represents half of what it precedes. You can simply make the " half " ( ½ ) symbol by typing the key combination below:

Make the symbol "a half": Alt + 0 1 8 9 = ½

The technique : You keep the Alt key pressed (key just to the left of the Space bar), then you successively type the numbers 0 1 8 9 , then you finally release the Alt key, which will display the symbol " a half ": ½

" I don't have a numeric keypad on my keyboard, what should I do? "
  • If you do not have a numeric keypad on your keyboard, make sure you have activated the Num Lock (or " Num Lock ") function. If not, press the Fn + Num Lock key .

  • If you don't have Num Lock on your keyboard, try pressing the Fn key first 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: Alt ⌥

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