Yen & Yuan sign ¥

Yen & Yuan sign ¥ (learn to type Yen money symbol on keyboard)Signo del Yen & Yuan ¥ (como escribir el símbolo de Yen)
Yen (Yuan) currency sign

Meet China's and Japan's currency symbol ¥. In Japan it's called "Yen", while in China it's called "Renminbi", or "Yuan". It's used in economics and banking, shops and is money symbol for two of top-ten economies of the world.In this article you'll find out how you can type Yen/Yuan ¥ text symbol right from your keyboard.

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What yen/yuan means

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Symbol ¥ is a currency (money) sign called by Japanese "yen" (JPY) and by Chinese "yuan" (CNY which you can see on picture). The symbol resembles a Latin letter Y with a double stroke. The base unit of both currencies shared the same Chinese character pronounced yuán in Mandarin Chinese and en in Standard Japanese. In China, the character was later abbreviated with the different character 元, which has the same pronunciation in Mandarin (but not in Japanese).


How to input yen/yuan 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
0165 ¥
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 yen/yuan 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 yrn/yuan 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.

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] + [Y] produces ¥ yen/yian sign.


Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including yrn/yuan, 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
00A5 ¥ =Y ¥

There actually are 3 different ways to type symbols on Linux with a keyboard. And all of them can produce yen/yuan 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 yen/yuan 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
¥ \u00a5 ¥


Article updated on 2014-05-25 23:40:56