How to type the copyright symbol “©” on a Mac

To type the copyright symbol simply hold down the option key and press the ‘g’ key. Option-g will type the copyright symbol in any program. This works in Mail, Pages, Microsoft Word, Keynote etc.

You can use the option key to create all kind of special characters. For example:

Option 2 = the trademark symbol  â„¢

Option 8 = a simple bullet ʉۢ

Option K = the temperature degrees symbol  Ëš

Option G = Copyright Symbol ©

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13 responses to “How to type the copyright symbol “©” on a Mac”

  1. Jess

    how do you remove it? i can’t type one of my buttons because it’s stuck on the symbol

  2. N

    “How to type the copyright symbol “©â€ on a Mac”
    There is no Option key on a MacBook Air – this drives me nuts… “To type the copyright symbol simply hold down the option key and press the ‘g’ key. Option-g will type the copyright symbol in any program.” Really? No.

    1. More Info

      The air keyboard I just looked at has 2 option keys. From the space bar it is two keys to the left or right. To the right or left, one key from the command key.

  3. Wayne

    Are you sure? I have a MacBook Air and it has an option key. It’s between the control key and the Apple key to the left of the spacebar.

  4. J

    Works fine. Thanks!

    1. joe

      on the new matchbook pro its option and 1

      1. ow

        thanks!!!

  5. Rangpuriya

     Works fine on Macbook Air (2018). Thanks.

  6. Copyright Symbol Mac
    You can choose from different keyboard shortcuts:

    Alt Gr + c ©

    Option + G

    Alt + 0169

    Alt + 184

  7. Bettye Harmon

    Option-g for copyright symbol does not work if I go back to a saved document and try to insert the symbol.

  8. Copyright Symbol Mac
    You can choose from different keyboard shortcuts:

    Alt Gr + c ©

    Option + G

    Alt + 0169

    Alt + 184

    and

    For keyboard

    Press the Alt key and hold it while typing 0169 on the 10-key keyboard to create the © symbol.

  9. Martin Thompson

    This doesn’t work on my Mac running OS Catalina

  10. Hoyt L Kesterson II

    This work fine in the latest Safari on the Apple silicon Air.

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