How to type Degree Temperature Symbol in Mac OS X
You can insert the degree temperature symbol into any Mac OS X app by hitting the following key command:
Option+Shift+8 produced one like this: Temperature Symbol: 85°
Option+K types a symbol like this: Degree Symbol: 24˚
As you can see the symbols are slightly different but I couldn’t tell you why or what for, so just use which ever one you want. If it’s 35˚ outside, now you can tell someone!
This is simple stuff though right? Well, I just got an email from a relative who was clearly very frustrated that they couldn’t figure out how to type the degree temperature symbol in Mac OS X. I laughed about it for a second but then realized I’ve been asked this question a few times before especially from recent switchers, so clearly some of the simple things just need a simple explanation. Happy temperature telling!