Male sign ♂

Male sign ♂ (how to make Mars symbol with your keyboard)Signo masculino ♂ (aprende como hacer el símbolo masculino)
Male sign

Male ♂ is a pretty popular symbol that people had been using from the Renaissance specially in alchemy denoting some metals. And you can type male ♂ 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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What male sign means

Mars

Male sign ♂ it's a gender sign derived from astrological symbols, denoting the classical planet Mars. This symbol has been in use since the Renaissance also denoting elements in alchemy, specifically the metal iron. Male sign ♂ is a depiction of a circle with an arrow emerging from it, pointing at at angle to the upper right. In old manuscripts, it is usually interpreted as the shield and spear from the war god Ares. It was first used to denote the effective gender of plants by Carolus Linnaeus in 1751.


How to input male 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
11
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 male 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 mail 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 male 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
2642

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 male 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 male 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
♂ \u2642


Article updated on 2014-05-25 23:42:39