How to write/type circle symbols/emojis on keyboard- Alt + 9

May 19,2017 in Keyboard Shortcuts | 0 Comments

Have you ever wonder how many types of circle symbols/emojis you can insert on documents? The answer is plenty!!! Yes, you can insert these special circle symbols in Windows and Mac documents using alt code keyboard shortcuts. There are two ways to do this – one is using decimal codes on all Windows documents and the other is using hexadecimal codes on Word and macOS documents. Here is a complete list of alt code shortcuts for circle symbols along with how to use and adjust the size for your need.

Check out the enclosed numbers and letter symbols shortcuts if you are looking for typing numbers and letters inside the circle.

The below table contains all the information you need to type this symbol on the keyboard for both the Mac and the Windows PC.

Symbol Name Circle
Symbol Text
Alt Code 9 or 9711 (Word)
Windows Shortcut Alt+9 or Alt+9711
Mac Shortcut Option + 25EF
Word Shortcut 25EF, Alt+X

The quick guide below provides some useful alt codes and shortcuts on how to type the circle symbol in Word on both Windows and Mac.

Below are some more different variations of the circle symbols with their respective alt code that can be used to type them in Word for both Windows and Mac.

Circle Symbol Text Circle Symbol Name Alt Code
🚫 No Entry Sign Alt + 128683
😶 Face Without Mouth Alt + 128566
🔵 Large Blue Circle Alt + 128309
🔴 Large Red Circle Alt + 128308
🔘 Radio Button Alt + 128280
🎯 Direct Hit Alt + 127919
🌕 Full Moon Symbol Alt + 127765
🌓 First Quarter Moon Symbol Alt + 127763
🌑 New Moon Symbol Alt + 127761
Ideographic Number Zero Alt + 12295
⭕ Heavy Large Circle Alt + 11093
Circled Division Sign Alt + 10808
Cross Sign In Double Circle Alt + 10807
Error-Barred Black Circle Alt + 10739
Error-Barred White Circle Alt + 10738
Black Circle With Down Arrow Alt + 10733
White Circle With Down Arrow Alt + 10732
Circle With Two Horizontal Strokes To The Right Alt + 10691
Circle With Small Circle To The Right Alt + 10690
Circled Greater-Than Alt + 10689
Circled Less-Than Alt + 10688
⦿ Circled Bullet Alt + 10687
Circled White Bullet Alt + 10686
Up Arrow Through Circle Alt + 10685
Circled Anticlockwise-Rotated Division Sign Alt + 10684
Circle With Superimposed X Alt + 10683
Circle Divided By Horizontal Bar And Top Half Divided By Vertical Bar Alt + 10682
Circled Perpendicular Alt + 10681
Circled Reverse Solidus Alt + 10680
Circled Parallel Alt + 10679
Circled Vertical Bar Alt + 10678
Circle With Horizontal Bar Alt + 10677
Shadowed White Circle Alt + 10061
Telephone In Circle Alt + 9990
⛔ No Entry Alt + 9940
⚾ Baseball Alt + 9918
Unmarried Partnership Symbol Alt + 9903
Divorce Symbol Alt + 9902
Marriage Symbol Alt + 9901
Medium Small White Circle Alt + 9900
⚫ Medium Black Circle Alt + 9899
⚪ Medium White Circle Alt + 9898
Black Circle With Two White Dots Alt + 9865
Black Circle With White Dot Right Alt + 9864
White Circle With Two Dots Alt + 9863
White Circle With Dot Right Alt + 9862
♾ Permanent Paper Sign Alt + 9854
Partially-Recycled Paper Symbol Alt + 9853
Recycled Paper Symbol Alt + 9852
☯ Yin Yang Alt + 9775
Combining Enclosing Circle Backslash Alt + 8416
Right Arrow With Small Circle Alt + 8692
Circled Plus Alt + 8853
Circled Minus Alt + 8854
Circled Times Alt + 8855
Circled Division Slash Alt + 8856
Circled Dot Operator Alt + 8857
Circled Ring Operator Alt + 8858
Circled Asterisk Operator Alt + 8859
Circled Equals Alt + 8860
Circled Dash Alt + 8861
Apl Functional Symbol Circle Star Alt + 9055
Circled Horizontal Bar With Notch Alt + 9097
Circled Triangle Down Alt + 9098
Broken Circle With Northwest Arrow Alt + 9099
Dentistry Symbol Light Vertical With Circle Alt + 9152
Dentistry Symbol Light Down And Horizontal With Circle Alt + 9153
Dentistry Symbol Light Up And Horizontal With Circle Alt + 9154
Benzene Ring With Circle Alt + 9187
⏺ Black Circle For Record Alt + 9210
White Circle Alt + 9675
Dotted Circle Alt + 9676
Circle With Vertical Fill Alt + 9677
Black Circle Alt + 9679
Circle With Left Half Black Alt + 9680
Circle With Right Half Black Alt + 9681
Circle With Lower Half Black Alt + 9682
Circle With Upper Half Black Alt + 9683
Circle With Upper Right Quadrant Black Alt + 9684
Circle With All But Upper Left Quadrant Black Alt + 9685
Left Half Black Circle Alt + 9686
Right Half Black Circle Alt + 9687
Inverse White Circle Alt + 9689
Upper Half Inverse White Circle Alt + 9690
Lower Half Inverse White Circle Alt + 9691
Upper Half Circle Alt + 9696
Lower Half Circle Alt + 9697
Large Circle Alt + 9711
White Circle With Upper Left Quadrant Alt + 9716
White Circle With Lower Left Quadrant Alt + 9717
White Circle With Lower Right Quadrant Alt + 9718
White Circle With Upper Right Quadrant Alt + 9719
Circled White Star Alt + 10026
Circled Open Centre Eight Pointed Star Alt + 10050
Circled Heavy White Rightwards Arrow Alt + 10162
Anticlockwise Gapped Circle Arrow Alt + 10226
Clockwise Gapped Circle Arrow Alt + 10227
Right Arrow With Circled Plus Alt + 10228
Anticlockwise Closed Circle Arrow Alt + 10560
Clockwise Closed Circle Arrow Alt + 10561
Left Right Arrow Through Small Circle Alt + 10568
Upwards Two-Headed Arrow From Small Circle Alt + 10569
Empty Set With Small Circle Above Alt + 10674
Squared Small Circle Alt + 10695
N-Ary Circled Dot Operator Alt + 10752
N-Ary Circled Plus Operator Alt + 10753
N-Ary Circled Times Operator Alt + 10754
Plus Sign With Small Circle Above Alt + 10786
Plus Sign In Left Half Circle Alt + 10797
Plus Sign In Right Half Circle Alt + 10798
Multiplication Sign In Left Half Circle Alt + 10804
Multiplication Sign In Right Half Circle Alt + 10805
Circled Multiplication Sign With Circumflex Accent Alt + 10806
Black Large Circle Alt + 11044
Left Arrow With Small Circle Alt + 11056
Left Arrow With Circled Plus Alt + 11058
Circled Postal Mark Alt + 12342
Halfwidth White Circle Alt + 65518

To type any of the above circle symbols/emojis in your Word document, press down one of the Alt keys on your keyboard and type the alt numbers using the numeric keypad. For example, press Alt + 9711 to type the big circle symbol text into your Word document.

For more details, below are some other methods you can also use to insert circle symbols into your MS Word document.

How to Insert Circle Symbols?

Circle symbol shortcuts for Windows

  • Hex Code: Enter the hexadecimal code provided in the second column of the below table and then press alt and x keys to convert the code into a circle symbol. For example, 2295 Alt X will insert a circled plus symbol as ⊕. This method will only on Word documents.
  • Decimal Code (Alt Code): Hold one of the alt keys and then type the numbers provided in the first column of the below table using a number pad. For example, Alt 8885 will produce the crossed circle symbol as ⊗. This method will work on all documents like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Character Map: In addition to keyboard shortcuts, you can use the character map app to insert circle symbols in Windows. Open character map using Windows search and use “Unicode subrange” group to filter relevant symbols. Circles are part of many groups like mathematical operators, so you have to search under different groups to find the symbols.

  • Circle Emoji: Some of the circle symbols are part of unicode emoji. You can insert these circle emoji using the emoji panel in Windows 10. Press “Win Logo + Dot” keys to open the emoji panel. You can type “circle” to filter relevant symbols and insert into your documents.

Using the circle symbol Alt code for Windows

The circle symbol alt code is 9711 OR Alt + 9.

Even though the circle symbol has no dedicated key on the keyboard, you can still type it on the keyboard with the Alt code method. To type the circle symbol, press and hold the Alt key whilst pressing the circle Alt code (i.e. 7) using the numeric keypad.

This method works on Windows only. And your keyboard must also have a numeric keypad.

Below is a break-down of the steps you can take to type the circle sign on your Windows PC:

  • Place your insertion pointer where you need the circle symbol text.
  • Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Whilst holding on to the Alt key, press the circle symbol’s alt code (9711 OR 9). You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. If you are using a laptop without a numeric keypad, this method may not work for you. On some laptops, there’s a hidden numeric keypad which you can enable by pressing Fn+NmLk on the keyboard.
  • Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code to insert the symbol into your document.

Circle symbol shortcuts for Mac

On Mac, you can use the hex codes with the unicode hex input method.

  • First, change your keyboard layout to unicode hex input from the top Apple menu bar.
  • Hold one of the alt or option keys.
  • Type the code and release the alt key.

For example, use Alt2A38to type circled division symbol like ⨸. You can use all 4 digits hex code with this method. If it is more than 4 digits, press “Command + Control + Space” and open the character viewer app. Type “circle” in the search box and get the relevant circle symbols.

Using insert symbol dialog box (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The insert symbol dialog box is a library of symbols from where you can insert any symbol into your Word document with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Obey the following steps to insert this symbol (◯) in Word using the insert symbol dialog box.

  • Open your Word document.
  • Click to place the insertion pointer where you wish to insert the symbol.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
Insert tab in Word
  • In the symbols category, click on the Symbol drop-down and select the “More Symbols” button.

The Symbol dialog box will appear.

  • To easily locate the Circle symbol, select “Segoe UI Symbol” font type in the Font list at the upper left section of the window. Then type 25EF in the character code field at the bottom area of the window. After typing this character code, the circle symbol will appear selected.
  • Now click on the Insert button to insert the symbol into your document.
  • Close the dialog.

The symbol will then be inserted exactly where you placed the insertion pointer.

By following these steps you can insert a circle symbol in Word.


As you can see, there are several different methods you can use to type the circle symbol in Microsoft Word.

Using the shortcuts for both Windows and Mac makes the fastest option for this task. Shortcuts are always fast.

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