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