How to make the symbol "micro" (µ) on your keyboard

You want to type the symbol " micro " ( µ , small u with a tab at the bottom left) and do not know how to do it in a text field, a word processing document?
Indeed, there is no key which exists and this symbol represents the millionth of the unit that it precedes (10 -6 ). For example: micrometer -> µm = 10 -6 m , or 0.000001 meter. But you can simply achieve the "micro" symbol by typing the key combination below:

Make the symbol "micro" on Windows


 

Make the symbol "micro": Alt + 2 3 0 = µ

The technique : You keep the Alt key pressed, then you successively type the numbers2 3 0 , then you finally release the Alt key, which will bring up the " micro " symbol: µ

 

Make the symbol "micro" on Mac / Macbook


Make the symbol "micro": ⌥ Alt + M = µ

The technique : You keep the ⌥ Alt key pressed, then you type the letter M , then you finally release the ⌥ Alt key, which will bring up the " micro " symbol: µ


" 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've turned on the Num Lock (or " Num Lock ") feature. 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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