Type the Japanese Yen Symbol in Mac OS X

Nov 9, 2009 - 6 Comments

¥ – You can enter the Japanese Yen symbol in Mac OS X by hitting Option+Y

Rendering the ¥ Yen symbol is fine in most simpler Mac system fonts, but some of the more fancy and crazy fonts will not be able to display Japanese Yen symbol properly. You’ll know this because it will display a small square glyph in it’s place. Now you know how to type the Yen symbol on your Mac!


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Posted by: Manish Patel in How to, Mac OS


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  1. Sisi says:

    Apple erased the yen symbol in IOS 10 and it’s part of my code in IPad Air 2. The last advices didn’t work for me. Need help !

  2. Haz says:

    That Isnt The Yen Sign!!! That Is NOT The Japanese Yen! Trust Me, Im Half Japanese And Ive Passed An A* GCSE In Japanese! x

  3. jpmrb says:

    @OS X Daily: “it will display a small square glyph inIT’S place”…
    @Tzu: “I think ITS better way”…
    Maybe you guys should exchange your ‘its/it’s’ :-)

  4. Tzu says:

    I think its better way to find special symbols with the Keyboard Viewer.
    I have hungarian layout, so for me the last few tip didnt work.
    “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

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