Cross signs ✞
Christians pray to Cross symbol. People wear crosses on necks, pray to it in Christian and Protestant churches and cathedrals, make tombstones in its shape. Also, as for non-religious uses, remember ✙ cross sign on your local pharmacy and Emergency medical car? As of religious uses, it's one of the most prominent religious signs nowadays. In this article I'll review different techniques and you can pick one that suits you best, depending on your Operating System and your tastes.
What Cross symbolizes
Cross (from Latin "crux", a Roman torture device used for crucifixion) is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars perpendicular to each other, dividing one or two of the lines in half. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally; if they run obliquely, the design is technically termed a saltire, although the arms of a saltire need not meet at right angles. Let's also not forget that ✙ cross, along with ☾ crescent also are symbol of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide.
How to input cross symbols
Choose your system and find out.Windows
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, read a guide if you're running a laptop. You can type many frequently used symbols with this method.
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. You can assign cross symbols and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.
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 cross symbols using it.
Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
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] + [T] produces † cross sign.
Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including cross, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer.
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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.
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