Degree Symbol °

The Degree Symbol is: °
This is a typographical symbol represented by a small raised circle.

This site will teach you how to easily insert the degree symbol in any text field on your device.

How to type the Degree Symbol?

The Degree special character is not present on the keyboard. To insert the degree symbol in a text field you can use a key combination or the keyboard on your mobile. You can also copy/paste it from this page

How to insert the Degree Symbol on Chromebook?

Press Ctrl+Shift+U in any input field on Chromebook, you’ll get a little underlined “u” on your screen. Type 00BA and press Enterto get the degree symbol º. “00BA” (not case sensitive) is the unicode for the degree special character on Chromebook.

How to insert the Degree Symbol in Windows 10?

You can use the Windows Character map or you use a keyboard code.

How to insert the DegreeSymbol using the Character Map?

Character Map is a software built into Microsoft Windows that enables you to view the characters that are available in a selected font.
The way you can open the Character Map depends on your Windows version:

  • In Windows 10: Type “character” in the search box on the task bar, and choose Character Map from the results.
  • In Windows 8: Search for the word “character” on the Start screen and choose Character Map from the results.
  • In Windows 7: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.

This should also work in other Microsoft products: Excel for Office 365 Word for Office 365 Outlook for Office 365 PowerPoint for Office 365 Publisher for Office 365 Excel 2019 Word 2019 Outlook 2019 PowerPoint 2019 OneNote 2016 Publisher 2019 Visio Professional 2019 Visio Standard 2019 Excel 2016 Word 2016 Outlook 2016 PowerPoint 2016 OneNote 2013 Publisher 2016 Visio 2013 Visio Professional 2016 Visio Standard 2016 Excel 2013 Word 2013 Outlook 2013 PowerPoint 2013 Publisher 2013 Excel 2010 Word 2010 Outlook 2010 PowerPoint 2010 OneNote 2010 Publisher 2010 Visio 2010 Excel 2007 Word 2007 Outlook 2007 PowerPoint 2007 Publisher 2007 Access 2007 Visio 2007 OneNote 2007 Office 2010 Visio Standard 2007 Visio Standard 2010

How to insert the Degree Symbol in Word?

If you are running Word on a Windows machine, just have a look above.

How to insert the Degree Symbol in Word on Office 365?

Place the cursor where you want the degree symbol to go in your text.

Click Insert > Symbol. Select More Symbols.
Choose your font from the Font drop-down menu.
Select Latin-1 Supplement from the Subset drop-down menu.
Scroll through the symbols, and click the degree sign. Click Insert.

How to insert the Degree Symbol on Android?

It all depends on the keyboard that you are using. With GBoard, the keyboard from Google for mobile devices, you need to follow the steps below (you can download GBoard from Google Play).

First, tap where you want to insert the degree sign, and tap on ?123 on GBoard. Then tap on the 1234 (next to the space bar) to open the symbols. The degree sign is right there. Have a look at the screenshot below:

GBoard on Android screenshot
GBoard on Android with the degree symbol

Questions that we have been asked

Where is the degree button on the keyboard?

There isn’t a degree symbol on a physical keyboard. You need to use key combinations depending on your operating system. Just check above on this page.

Is there a space before the degree symbol?

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM, an acronym which is French for Bureau international des poids et mesures) and the U.S. Government Printing Office both suggest printing temperatures with a space between the number and the degree symbol, as in 10 °C.

However, the placement of the numbers and degree symbol varies. As a result, this is a place where it is important to check the style book which applies in your discipline. That is particularly important in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Business.

How to use the degree symbol in HTML?

The HTML code for the degree sign can be found here.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.

Usage of the Degree Symbol

Degrees Celsius

Symbol: ℃
The Celsius scale, also known as the centigrade scale, is a temperature scale used by the International System of Units.

Degrees Fahrenheit

Symbol: ℉
The Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale based on one proposed in 1724 by Dutch–German–Polish physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. It uses the degree Fahrenheit as the unit.

Angles in Mathematics

Example: The right angle is 90°.

A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of a plane angle, defined so that a full rotation is 360 degrees.

Geographic Coordinate System

The GPS coordinates for the Google Headquarters are:
36° 16′ 49.3968” N, 95° 50′ 43.4328” W.

On the GRS80 or WGS84 spheroid at sea level at the Equator, a latitudinal degree is 110.6 kilometres and a longitudinal degree is 111.3 kilometres. Read more about the length of a degree in the geographic coordinate system this on this Wikipedia page.