Female sign ♀

Female sign ♀ (learn to make Venus symbol with your keyboard)Signo femenino ♀ (aprende como hacer el símbolo femenino)
Female sign

Female ♀ is a pretty popular symbol that people had been using from the Renaissance specially in alchemy denoting some metals. And you can type female ♀ text symbol right from your keyboard. I'll show you how to do it by using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.

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Text symbols

What female sign means

Venus

Female sign ♀ it´s a gender sign derived from astrological symbols, denoting the classical planet Venus. Also female sign represents feminism in philosophy and sociology. This symbol has been in use since the Renaissance also denoting elements in alchemy, specifically the metal copper. Female sign ♀ is also believed by some to represent a hand mirror, with the top half of the symbol representing the actual mirror, and the bottom half representing the handle of the mirror. It was first used to denote the effective gender of plants by Carolus Linnaeus in 1751.


How to input female symbol

Choose your system and find out.

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, read a guide if you're running a laptop. You can type many frequently used symbols with this method.

Alt code Symbol
12
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. You can assign female symbol ♀ and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.

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 female symbol using it.

Mac

Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

How to input Emoji on iOS iPhone, iPod & iPad (illustrated)How to input Emoji on iOS iPhone, iPod & iPad Simple and beautiful way to discover how to add a virtual keyboard for Emoji symbols visible as small pictures. The keyboard itself is preinstalled on your iOS device, so you don't have to download, or buy anything.

Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including female sign, 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
2640

There actually are 3 different ways to type symbols on Linux with a keyboard. But only third and fourth level chooser keys and unicode hex codes can produce female text symbol.

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 female symbol. 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
♀ \u2640


Article updated on 2014-05-25 23:42:53