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Thursday, October 15, 2009

How to type the copyright symbol

Illustrating a Copyright Symbol

There may be times where you'll need to type the copyright symbol, the circled C (©) on your images that you want to upload online, probably even on a text document, website or blog to indicate your copyright.

Just learnt today that it can be easily done on my iMac keyboard and thought I'd share it here.

Frankly, I've been using Mac for slightly more than 1 year now, but had not bothered to find out what keyboard keys to use to type this symbol. Can't believe that I've procrastinated far too long, choosing to remain ignorant of such a simple task, until someone wise me up on this matter.

Follow these easy steps :

Just use these combination of keys to type the copyright symbol ©
  1. Place your cursor where you'd like to type the symbol;
  2. If using a Mac, hold down Option and press G (i.e. Option+G);
  3. If using a window-based PC, hold down Ctrl and Alt at the same time and press C (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+C)
    or alternatively, hold down Alt and type 0169 on the number pad at the right side of the keyboard (i.e. Alt+0169).
Try it, it's as simple as ABC!

Points to note :
  • You must always use the number pad at the right side of the keyboard to type 0169 on a PC, which is normally not available for laptops. You can't use the number keys at the top of the keyboard.
  • Alternatively, you can copy and paste the copyright symbol from a website.


  1. Jacqueline, I did it! I can type this symbol on my pictures now! Thank you so much for teaching me. Yes! I have been wanting to do this for so long but don't know how to. (((Hugs))), :)

  2. You're most welcome, Autumn Belle! I really feel so happy for you. I had the same longing too previously but had no tutor. ;-)

  3. Thank you Jacqueline! I learned how to do this thanks to you and Autumn Belle who gave me a link to your blog. I found different methods of doing this long ago, but they were not as simple as this method. I really appreciate your help!

  4. You're most welcome, Tatyana! Delighted to have been of help.

  5. Although this is an old post, it's still very helpful. Thanks a lot! :)

  6. Great to know that, Esther. Thanks for feedback.

  7. Thanks. I can finally copyright all the text and videos on my website,

    1. You're very welcome, Alex! Delighted for you.


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