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Mac OS-X Key Combinations for Some Common Characters

Credit: this blog post was inspired by and CSS styles for it were shamelessly ripped off of: Smart Quotes for Smart People website by Jason Santa-Maria.

Following is a list of key combinations for OS-X Latin standard keyboard that allow easy typing of some frequently-needed characters

Character Name Key Combo
© Copyright Sign. Option + g
Trade Mark Sign. Option + 2 (@)
® Registered Sign. Option + r
º Degree. Option + 0
Horizontal Ellipses. Option + ;
Infinity. Option + 5 (%)
Not Equals. Option + =
Almost equal to. Option + x
Less-than or equals to. Option + <
More-than or equals to. Option + >
ƒ Math: “function of” (Caution: it's a “Find” cmd key combo in many editors). Option + f
Math: “sum of”. Option + w
En-dash. Option + -
Em-dash. Option + Shift + -
Left double quotation mark. Option + [
Right double quotation mark. Option + Shift + [
Left single quotation mark. Option + ]
Right single quotation mark / apostrophe. Option + Shift + ]
Apple! Option + Shift + k
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