How to Make a Copyright Symbol on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

If you are a content creator or a website owner, it’s essential to protect your intellectual property by properly marking your work with a copyright symbol. On Mac, there are several ways to make a copyright symbol using keyboard shortcuts or the Character Viewer. In this tutorial, we will explore these methods in detail.

Using the Keyboard Shortcut

If you frequently need to insert a copyright symbol, using a keyboard shortcut is the most convenient method. Follow these steps to easily create the copyright symbol:

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the copyright symbol.

  2. Press and hold the Option key on your Mac keyboard.

  3. While holding the Option key, press the letter “G”.

  4. Voila! The copyright symbol (©) will appear at your cursor’s location.

Using the Character Viewer

If you don’t prefer using keyboard shortcuts or if you need to access other special characters as well, you can utilize the Character Viewer on your Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the application or text editor where you want to insert the copyright symbol.

  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “Edit”.

  3. In the dropdown menu that appears, select “Emoji & Symbols” (previously known as “Special Characters”).

  4. The Character Viewer window will now open. In this window, select “Symbols” from the left sidebar.

  5. Next, choose “Copyright” from the list of symbols on the right side.

  6. Click on the copyright symbol (©) to insert it at your cursor’s location.

Additional Tips

Here are a few additional tips to enhance your experience while working with copyright symbols:

  • If you need to use the copyright symbol frequently, consider adding it to your “Favorites” in the Character Viewer for quick access.

  • You can also create a keyboard shortcut specific to the copyright symbol by going to “System Preferences” > “Keyboard” > “Text”.

  • If you are using HTML, you can represent the copyright symbol using its corresponding HTML entity ©. This will ensure that the symbol appears correctly across different browsers and platforms.

Now that you know how to make a copyright symbol on Mac, you can easily protect your creative work and provide proper attribution. Whether you choose to use keyboard shortcuts or the Character Viewer, incorporating this symbol into your content will help safeguard your intellectual property rights.

Remember, it’s always important to respect intellectual property and give credit where it is due!

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