Tag Archive: Symbols


How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad

If you find yourself needing to type a trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on the iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily using either of the two methods below. The first trick to typing the trademark symbol “™”, the registered symbol, “®”, or the copyright symbol “©” will utilize the QuickType suggestion … Read More

Future Mac keyboards may feature in-key displays for pictograms, symbols and glyphs

With so much focus on its iOS devices, it’s easy to forget that Apple is constantly innovating for its Mac product line as well. On Thursday, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals… Read more ›

The bizarre Lunecase’s glowing symbols are powered by the iPhone’s own electromagnetic radiationThe bizarre Lunecase’s glowing symbols are powered by the iPhone’s own electromagnetic radiation

We know the iPhone emits radiation; but how much? The answer: Apparently enough to light up luminous glyphs on the back of an iPhone case. A bunch of inventive Ukranians — the same ones who brought us the iBlazr LED… Read more ›

Simbol App Lets You Find And Copy Special Symbols On iOS

Do you get annoyed at struggling to find symbols on iOS, or find yourself missing the Unicode library found on OS X? If you’re the kind of person that needs to make frequent use of symbols and characters not found… Read more ›     

What the iPhone Symbols & Status Bar Icon Indicators Mean

iPhone status bar icons and symbols

Ever wondered what all those status icons and symbols mean that sit in the iPhone status bar, along the top of the screen? You’re certainly not alone, and while some of those little symbols make perfect sense, others can be a bit of a mystery even to longtime iPhone users. Sure, the obvious ones like cell bars signal (or the true numerical signal if you enabled  [Read More…]

Add & Type Symbols, Glyphs, and Special Characters to the iOS Keyboard

Glyphs, symbols, and characters typed in iOS

There are many extra symbols, characters, and glyphs available on iOS that are not immediately accessible, but by adding a new keyboard you can gain access to the glyphs and symbols. This includes fun ones like the   Apple logo and smiley face ☺, and though there is some similarity to emoji, these symbols and glyphs are different from the Emoji keyboard, which is also  [Read More…]

Type Foreign Currency Symbols on the iPhone & iPad

Foreign currency symbols can be accessed and typed iOS easily, all you need to do is be somewhere with keyboard access, and then do the following:

Tap “123″ and then hold down the “$ ” dollar sign to reveal the currency pop-up window

For the USA keyboard, this reveals the symbols for Yen, Euro, Dollar, Cent, British Pound, and the Korean Won, and the process is identical whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Mastering The iOS Keyboard: Easily Add Special Symbols And Accents [iOS Tips]

Special Characters

So, there you are, typing a long note on your iPhone or iPad, when you suddenly realize that you need–gasp–a special symbol or accented character. Perhaps you want to use the £ (British pound) symbol, or the é symbol when sending an email to a business associate or family member.

No, you don’t have to use the Emoji keyboard (unless you want a copyright (©) symbol), but there is a bit  [Read More…]

What Are The Macs Command ? And Option ? Symbols Supposed To Represent?

Is this what the Option (?) symbol is supposed to represent?

The Apple Command key (or, as you might better know it, ?) has a beautiful and clear history. Originally, the ? key was an Apple symbol instead, but Steve Jobs thought that using the Apple logo as a keyboard shortcut in the original Macintosh’s menus was “taking the logo in vain” so he tasked the great icon designer Susan Kare to  [Read More…]

Making Sense of Mac Keyboard Symbols

Mac Keyboard Symbols Ever wondered what those Mac keyboard symbols mean and what they translate to? You see them on a lot of Mac keyboards and on plenty of keyboard shortcut lists, looking like strange glyphs (?), shapes (?), and bugs splattered on windshields (?). They can be fairly confusing, which is why we at OSXDaily.com always try to manually write out the key itself. Using the name of the key is  [Read More…]