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How to type/write double quotation mark symbol/emoji on keyboard- Alt+34

July 22,2021 in Blog posts | 0 Comments

What are double quotation marks?

Double quotation marks, also known as quotes, quote marks, inverted commas, speech marks, or talking marks, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off a double quotation, phrase, or direct speech. The pair consists of an opening double quotation mark and a closing double quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character.

Double quotation marks have many forms in different languages and in different media.

Other Names for Quotation Mark

  • Double quotes
  • Quotation mark
  • Speech marks
  • Straight quotes

Use of quotation mark

Unlike curly quotes, neutral double quotation mark has single representation for opening and closing mark.

  • He said, “Please stop it”.
  • Straight double quote is used in many programming languages to accommodate the value of the variable like A = “test”.

Typing the Double quotation mark symbol/emoji (“)

This is a detailed guide with several methods you can use to type or insert the double quotation mark symbol text anywhere on your PC keyboard, like in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint or somewhere in your browser like Google Docs.

You’ll learn all the easy methods to get the double quotation mark symbol shortcut and alt code.

Let’s get to work without wasting much time.

Quick Guide for typing the Double quotation mark symbol (“)

To make a double quotation mark symbol anywhere on your PC or laptop keyboard (like in Microsoft Word or Excel), simply press down the alt key and type 34 using the numeric keypad on the left side of your keyboard.

The table below contains everything you need to know to be able to make a double quotation mark symbol on Windows.

Name of symbol/emoji Double quotation mark or speech mark symbol
Symbol Text
Symbol Alt Code 34
Shortcut for Windows

Shortcut for Mac

Alt + 34

Option + 0022

If you are using Windows, the above information is enough for you to make the double quotation mark symbol into your Word/Excel document.

However, if you are not satisfied with this quick help, keep reading below as I will explain in detail, how to get the double quotation mark symbol text or any other similar double quotation mark symbol anywhere on your Windows or Mac PC.

As you may already know, there are several dual-purpose keys on the Windows keyboard. That is to say that there are symbols readily available as second keys on the keyboard. Just by pressing two or more keys simultaneously, you can easily insert such a symbol into your document. For example, pressing shift + 2 keys give you the @ sign.

However, other symbols aren’t printed on the keyboard as second keys. This makes it difficult to type. One of these symbols is the double quotation mark symbol text (“)

Typing becomes very difficult for you if you need to add some of these symbols regularly into your document. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Especially now that you are reading this detailed step-by-step guide to type double quotation mark symbol.

Quick Keyboard Shortcuts for Double quotation Mark symbol/emoji

Symbol Name Neutral Double quotation Mark
Main Category Alphanumeric
Sub Category Punctuation & Symbols
Alt Code Shortcut (Windows) Alt + 34
Alt + X (Word Document) 0022 + Alt X
Option Code Shortcut (Mac) Option + 0022
HTML Entity Decimal "
HTML Entity Hexadecimal "
HTML Entity Name & quot ;
CSS Value \0022
JS Value \u0022
Decimal 34
Hexadecimal 0022
Unicode Point U+0022

Shortcuts for similar double quotation mark symbols on keyboard

Description Symbol Mac Windows
Apostrophe 0027 Alt 39
Left Single Double quotation Mark 2018 Alt 8216
Right Single Double quotation Mark 2019 Alt 8217
Left Double Double quotation Mark 201C Alt 8220
Right Double Double quotation Mark 201D Alt 8221
Single Low-9 Double quotation Mark 201A Alt 8218
Single High Reversed-9 Double quotation Mark 201B Alt 8219
Double Low-9 Double quotation Mark 201E Alt 8222
Double High Reversed-9 Double quotation Mark 201F Alt 8223
Heavy Single Turned Comma Double quotation Mark 275B Alt 10075
Heavy Single Comma Double quotation Mark Ornament 275C Alt 10076
Heavy Double Turned Comma Double quotation Mark 275D Alt 10077
Heavy Double Comma Double quotation Mark Ornament 275E Alt 10078
Reversed Double Prime Double quotation Mark 301D Alt 12317
Double Prime Double quotation Mark 301E Alt 12318
Low Double Double quotation Mark 301F Alt 12319
Fullwidth Double quotation Mark FF02 Alt 65282

How to Make Double quotation mark symbol/emoji on your keyboard?

Now, I will show you all the easy ways to type or insert double quotation mark symbol anywhere on your Windows (such as Word or Excel or PowerPoint) or Mac.

Without any further delay, below are the methods explained in detail.

Method #1: Typing a Double quotation mark symbol/emoji on keyboard

Using Alt code Shortcut for Double quotation mark symbol for windows

Windows has several shortcuts for symbols, some of which work only in Microsoft Word. However, there’s a Windows shortcut for the double quotation mark symbol that works across all applications. It is the alt code shortcut which is Alt+34.

Now, I’ll further explain the alt code shortcut for the double quotation mark symbol.

Method #2: Typing a Double quotation mark symbol/emoji on keyboard

How to type Double quotation mark symbol on Windows Keyboard?

The keyboard shortcut for the double quotation mark symbol is shift + first key on the left side of ENTER. For windows, the double quotation mark sign alt code is 34. Every symbol in Word has a unique code that you can use to insert the symbol into your document. This code is known as “alt code”.

Below are the steps to type double quotation mark symbol on your keyboard by using the alt code mentioned above:

  • Press the num lock key to enable the numeric keypad. Use Fn key + NumLk keys to turn on Num Lock on laptops without the numeric keypad.
  • Press and hold the alt key and type 34 using the numeric keypad.
  • After typing the alt code (i.e., 34), release the [Alt] key.

Once you’ll release the alt key, the double quotation mark sign will appear in your document.

How to type Double quotation mark symbol on Mac Keyboard?

Press-and-hold down the option key and then press the curly parentheses { key found near the return key for the opening double quotation mark.

Press-and-hold the option and shift key and then press the curly parentheses { key found near the return key for the closing double double quotation mark.

Type Double quotation mark symbol on Mac Keyboard through character viewer

If you work on an Apple Mac like us, then you can access the character menu via the Keyboard menu shortcut…

Then select the punctuation option to locate the special prime and double prime characters.

Method #3: Typing a double quotation mark symbol/emoji on keyboard

Using insert symbol dialog

This approach isn’t as straightforward as the shortcut methods. But it’s fairly simple. And once you get the symbol into your document, you can always copy and paste it again when you need it into your document.

Below are the steps to insert the double quotation mark symbol in Word using the insert symbol dialog.

  • Go to the Insert tab.

Insert tab in Word

  • On the insert tab, click the symbol button and choose more symbol…

These few clicks will bring up the symbol dialog box.

  • Under the symbol’s tab, in the subset drop-down list, type and select Basic Latin. Now, type 0022 in the character code field. Once you’ll type the character code, you’ll get the double quotation mark sign selected.

  • Click on the insert button.
  • Alternatively, double-clicking on the double quotation mark symbol will also insert the symbol into your document.
  • Click the close button.

This is how you may insert a double quotation mark symbol text in Word using the insert symbol dialog.

Method #4: Typing a double quotation mark symbol/emoji on keyboard

Word’s AutoCorrect for the Double quotation mark symbol Text

You can also type the double quotation mark symbol text using the autocorrect feature in Word. It is a feature in MS Word designed for correcting spelling mistakes like thsi to this.

Using this autocorrect feature, you can assign a shortcode to the double quotation mark sign (such as QRTT). This way, whenever you type the text QRTT, Word will think that you actually wanted to type (“) and will convert it into the double quotation mark symbol for you automatically.

  • Click add, and then hit the OK button.

Now, word will automatically insert the double quotation mark symbol into your document whenever you type QRTT.

Things you should remember before using the autocorrect feature in Word

Below are some things to take into consideration when you are using the autocorrect method to insert the double quotation mark sign.

  • Autocorrect is case-sensitive. Meaning if you type qrtt (in lowercase), Word will not convert it into the double quotation mark unless you type QRTT (in uppercase).
  • If there is any text before or after the autocorrect text, Word will consider the autocorrect text as part of the text and hence will not convert it to the down-pointing symbol. For example, GetQRTT (without space) will not get converted, but Get QRTT (with space) will get converted to Get “.

Method #5: Typing a Double quotation mark symbol/emoji on keyboard

Copy and paste the double quotation mark symbol text

You can simply copy the double quotation mark symbol text given below and paste it into your document.

My favorite method for inserting symbol which I can’t easily type is copy and paste.

With this method, all you need to do is google the symbol you need to type, then copy it from one of the search results provided. Once you get the symbol into your document, you can always recopy and paste it as and when the need arises.

There is another way to copy this and any other symbol on Windows. It involves using the Windows character map.

Obey the steps below to copy and paste any symbol using the character map.

  • Search for the character map app by clicking on the start button.

  • The character map app will show up in the search results. Click on it to launch.
  • After the character map window opens up, click to check the advance view checkbox to expand the window for more advanced options.

  • On the advanced view section, type double quotation mark in the search box.

  • The symbol you searched for (i.e., the double quotation mark) will now appear on the character map. Double click on it to select it. You’ll see that the symbol appears in the characters to copy text box. This allows you to select and copy several symbols at the same time.
  • After selecting the symbol, you wish to copy, click on the copy button.
  • Switch over to wherever you need the symbol, whether in MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and press Ctrl + V to paste.

This is how you may copy and paste the double quotation mark symbol using the character map on Windows.

Method #6: Typing a Double quotation mark symbol/emoji on keyboard

HOW TO ADD DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK symbol/emoji IN HTML?

To add the double quotation mark symbol in HTML, you can use an HTML entity, an HTML code (decimal), and a Hex code. Use the shortcode section to copy the various shortcodes for the double quotation mark sign. Here is the example:

<span>&#34;</span>

HOW TO ADD DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK symbol /emoji IN CSS?

To add the double quotation mark sign in CSS, you can use a CSS entity or CSS shortcode. Use the shortcode section to copy the CSS code for the double quotation mark symbol.

Here is the example:

span {
  content: "\0022";
}

Conclusion

As you can see, these are the various ways you can use to type the double quotation mark symbol text in Word/Excel with or without using the keyboard.

My favorite method is using the copy and paste method followed by the double quotation mark symbol shortcut in Word. The alt code method also comes handy.

For any comments or questions about this double quotation mark symbol guide, please let me know in the comments section below.

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