Type copyright symbol

Type copyright symbol (© & ℗ produced on Keyboard)Símbolo de los derechos de autor (con el teclado)Type de symbole de droit d'auteur (© & ℗ produite sur le clavier)Simbolo di diritto d'autore (su tastiera)Digite simbolos de direitos autorais (© & ℗ produzido no teclado)Typ Urheberrechtssymbol (© & ℗ am Tastatur produziert)Symbol autorskiego prawa (© & ℗ wykonane na klawiaturze)Символ авторского права (© & ℗ сделан на клавиатуре)

Meaning of © and ℗

Statue of justice - Copyrights are protected by law

A copyright notice, either as symbol or phrase, informs users of the underlying claim to copyright ownership in a published work. For sound recordings you should use produced ℗ symbol instead.

In the United States, the copyright notice consists of three elements:

  • The © symbol, or the word 'Copyright' or abbreviation 'Copr.';
  • The year of first publication of the copyrighted work;
  • Identification of the owner of the copyright, either by name, abbreviation, or other designation by which it is generally known.

How to input copyright symbols

Choose your platform and read a guide.

Windows

From Keyboard

Alt Codes

Shortcut technique that works on Desktops and most Laptops running MS Windows. You press Alt and, while holding it, type a code on Num Pad while it's turned on. Please, watch my guide if you're running a laptop. You can type many frequently used symbols with this method.

Alt code Symbol
0169 ©
Shift States

Configure your keyboard layout in Windows so that you can type all additional symbols you want as easy as any other text. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you'll be typing like a boss. For example, you can assign copyright and produced symbols to be AltGr (right alt key) + C and AltGr + P.

Character Map

CharMap allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. You can input all symbols using it.

Mac

Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

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Keyboard viewer

Mac keyboard viewer window

You can make frequently used technical non-fancy symbols like "√ ∑ π ∞ ∆ ™ © æ £ ¢" and åccénted letters on Mac using [Option] key. I've compiled a list of shortcuts in my article and explained how to open keyboard viewer. You can also use your Keyboard Viewer as an alternative to my list.

[Option] + [G] produces © copyright sign.


Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including copyright, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer.


Linux

From Keyboard

Unicode hex code Symbol Compose key sequence Symbol
00a9 © 0c ©
c0 ©
oc ©
co ©

There actually are 3 different ways to type symbols on Linux with a keyboard. And all of them can produce copyright text symbols.

Character map

Character map allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. It can also help you lookup Unicode codes for entering symbols with keyboard.

HTML code

Following is a list of HTML and JavaScript entities for copyright and produced symbols. In Javascript you should write like a = "this \u2669 symbol" if you want to include a special symbol in a string.

HTML entity JS entity Symbol
© \u00a9 ©
℗ \u2117

Article updated on 2014-07-19 22:44:39