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˚
These keystrokes are universal and supported by everywhere you can type in OS X, it doesn’t matter what app you’re in on the Mac.
You may notice the symbols are slightly different, but I couldn’t tell you why or what for (perhaps one for celsius, fahrenheit, and kelvin?) 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!