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The cross as a special character: also, you make three crosses

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Many special characters are not found on the keyboard, as well as the cross sign †. However, you can enter it with a key combination. We will show you how this works exactly.

The cross-sign with the keyboard

The input of the character † is only on keyboards with number pad:

  1. To do this, hold the [Alt] key pressed. You will find them to the left of the spacebar.
  2. Now press on the number block in the right-hand section of the keyboard in succession the Numbers 0, 1, 3, 4. The Alt key is hold pressed.
  3. Note that the number block must be enabled. This can be done with the key [Num lock] on the Number pad.

Cross signs will have to copy and paste

If you do not have a number pad on your keyboard, you can copy the icon from another location.

  1. The fastest way to Copy from here: †
  2. Alternatively, you can use the character table. Enter in start menu or start screen of Windows 8, "string table" and open the application.
  3. You can find in the string table all the possible special characters. Select the cross (see picture) and click on "Copy".
  4. Now you can insert the Symbol at the desired location.
The cross in the Windows character table

Cross sign on a Mac

  • On a Mac, the cross can be a sign with a simple key combination of insert:
  • Press simultaneously the keys [Alt] and [T] to a cross to insert the Symbol.

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