How to Make the Copyright Symbol on a Mac or Windows Computer?

On a Windows computer, use the numerical keypad to create the copyright logo/symbol. Alt+0169 is the Alt code keyboard shortcut for the copyright symbol; press and hold the Alt key while typing 0169.

The procedure differs for most laptops and other compressed keyboards. Look for small numbers above the keys 7, 8, 9, U, I, O, J, K, L, and M. When Num Lock is turned on, these keys function as 0 through 9. Make the Copyright Symbol on a Mac or Windows Computer.

How to Create the Symbol Without Using a Numeric Keypad

Here's how to create the copyright symbol in the absence of a numerical keypad:

  • To activate Num Lock, press Fn+NumLk.
  • Find the numerical keys.
  • Hold down the Alt key and enter 0169 into the numeric keys (some laptops also require you to press and hold the Fn key as you type).
  • To see the symbol in your text, let go of all the keys.

 But use a Character Map on a Windows PC

If the keyboard shortcut appears to be too time-consuming, copy a copyright symbol from another source (such as this page) and paste it into your text. The symbol is also included in the Windows Character Map tool. Make the Copyright Symbol on a Mac or Windows Computer.

Here's a method for obtaining the copyright symbol from the character map tool in Windows:

  • Go to the Start menu, type map, and then select Character Map.
  • To make the copyright symbol appear in the Characters to copy text box, double-click it, then select Copy.
  • Copy the copyright logo and paste it into any application.

Mac Character Viewer

Here's how to get the copyright symbol in macOS's Character Viewer:

  • Open the Finder and navigate to Edit > Emoji & Symbols.
  • Select Letterlike Symbols in the left panel.
  • Right-click the copyright symbol, or one of the different variants from the bottom of the window's right side, and then choose Copy Character Info. You can also create the copyright symbol on a Mac with just two keystrokes: Hold down the Option key while pressing the g key.

So, What Exactly is the Copyright Symbol?

The copyright symbol () is a special character that photographers and other content creators frequently use. While the use of the copyright symbol is not required by law, it is easily recognizable and lends credibility to intellectual property, so knowing how to type the copyright symbol can be useful.

  • Mick Jone
  • Category: Windows
  • Last Update: 4 months ago