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.
What female sign means
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
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 female symbol ♀ 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 female symbol using it.
Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
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.
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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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