The degree symbol is: °
The degree symbol is also called the degree sign or the degree character.
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 a standard 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 Enter to get the degree symbol º. “00BA” (not case sensitive) is the Unicode code for the degree special character on Chromebook.
This is how you insert the degree sign in the text on Chromebook OS.
How to make the degree symbol on Apple iPhone
To get the degree symbol on iPhone (iOS) just press and hold 0 and drag your finger to the degree symbol that appears on the screen. This procedure is the same as entering diacritics or other special characters.
How to make the degree symbol on iPad
To get the degree symbol on iPad (iPadOS) you have to press and hold 0 and then drag your finger to the degree symbol that appears on the screen. The same procedure is used when entering diacritics and other special characters.
Of course, you can also copy the degree symbol from this page and paste on your iPad.
How to insert the degree symbol in Microsoft Windows 10?
You can use the Windows Character map or you use a keyboard code.
What is the degree alt code? In Windows, the keyboard code for the degree sign is Alt+0176. You could think if this as a degree symbol shortcut. Just place the cursor where you want to insert the degree symbol and type the alt code on your keyboard.
Continue reading to see how you can use the Windows Character Map.
How to insert the degree symbol 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 Microsoft Word on a Windows machine, you can get the degree symbol by using the Character Map or the Alt code presented on this page.
How to insert the segree symbol in PowerPoint?
To insert the degree sign in PowerPoint you can use the Character Map or the Alt code, as described on this page.
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:
The degree symbol on Google Docs
To insert the degree character in Google Docs, go to the Insert menu and select Special Characters. On the Insert special characters screen, search for “degree” and press Enter. Then click on the degree sign to insert it in your text.
Alternatively, you can browse for the degree sign by selecting Categories > Symbol > Miscellaneous.
Questions that we have been asked
Where is the degree button on the keyboard?
There isn’t a degree symbol on a physical keyboard. The degree symbol is present however on the Apple keyboard for iPhone and iPad and on the Google keyboard for Android phones and tablets (GBoard). The App Store (on iPhone and iPad) and the Google Play Store (on Android) there are many keyboard apps – you can either copy and paste the degrees sign from here or you can look for it on those apps.
On a hard 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 25 ℃ or 77 ℉ (please see the noted below regarding the ℃ and the ℉ symbols).
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.
The HTML degree symbol
The HTML codes for the degree sign are below:
Using the codes above, the degree symbol will display correctly in all browsers, both in HTML4 and in HTML5 pages.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.
Degree symbol video
Usage of the degree symbol
Degree Celsius symbol
This is also called the degree Celsius sign (or, incorrectly, the degree Celcius sign)
The above ℃ sign is a symbol on its own; it is different from °C which is the degree symbol followed by the capital letter C. Note the space before the degree sign.
Examples of how to use the degree Celsius symbol:
25 degrees Celsius = 25 ℃
0 degrees Celsius = 0 ℃
-4 degrees Celsius = -4 ℃
The Celsius scale, also known as the centigrade scale, is a temperature scale used by the International System of Units.
Degree Fahrenheit Symbol
The above ℉ symbol is a symbol on its own; it is different from °F which is the degree symbol followed by the capital letter F. Note the space after the number.
Examples of how to use the degree Fahrenheit symbol:
the water’s freezing point is 32 degrees Fahrenheit = 32 ℉
the water’s boiling point is 212 degrees Fahrenheit = 212 ℉
The Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale based on the scale proposed in 1724 by Dutch–German–Polish physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. It uses the degree Fahrenheit as the unit.
For temperature, there is a space between the number and the degree symbol, but no space between the degree symbol and the letter that indicates the scale being used, e.g. 100 °C, 212 °F.
Note: degree symbols are not used for temperatures measured on the Kelvin scale, e.g. +273.15 K.
Angles in Mathematics
the right angle is 90 degrees = 90°
the 360 degree symbol is 360°
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 (360°).
For degrees of arc, the degree symbol follows the number without any intervening space, e.g. 180°.
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.