May 24,2019 in Keyboard Shortcuts | 1 Comment
In today’s article, you’ll learn how to use some keyboard shortcuts plus other methods to type the female sign emoji/symbol in MS Word/Excel using either Windows or Mac.


The female sign emoji represents feminine gender and female birth sex identities and expressions, often used online or in texts to champion feminism and women’s empowerment. The female sign emoji can be paired with others, such as the woman emoji, to celebrate international women’s day, which falls on March 8 each year.

However, if you just want to type female sign emoji/symbol on your keyboard, then I’m going to teach you how you can do this using your keyboard by following simple steps.


Very often online, the female sign emoji simply displays after another emoji character because the full-fledged woman emoji isn’t supported on the platform. In some instances, this may appear redundant because the default emoji person is already a woman.

When used alone, the female sign emoji may mark content expressing feminine pride and feminist solidarity, notably used in the January 2017 women’s marches around the world and in the wake of the #MeToo movement exposing sexual violence and assault against women.

The female sign emoji is also used to mark international women’s day, which has been commemorated since 1911. Held on March 8, the day gives visibility to issues of women’s equality and gender parity, while also bringing attention to charities and women’s achievements.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Gender sign Emoji/Symbols

Here is a complete list of gender symbols along with alt code keyboard shortcuts for typing in Windows and Mac computers.

Common Name Symbol Windows Shortcut Word Shortcut Mac Shortcut Unicode Name
Male Alt + 9794 2642 Alt + X Opt + 2642 Male Sign
Female Alt + 9792 2640 Alt + X Opt + 2640 Female Sign
Intersex Alt + 9893 26A5 Alt + X Opt + 26A5 Male and Female Sign
Transgender Alt + 9894 26A6 Alt + X Opt + 26A6 Male with Stroke Sign
Transgender Alt + 9895 26A7 Alt + X Opt + 26A7 Male with Stroke and Male and Female Sign
Bisexual Alt + 9892 26A4 Alt + X Opt + 26A4 Interlocked Female and Male Sign
Lesbian Alt + 9890 26A2 Alt + X Opt + 26A2 Doubled Female Sign
Gay Alt + 9891 26A3 Alt + X Opt + 26A3 Doubled Male Sign
Married Alt + 9901 26AD Alt + X Opt + 26AD Marriage Symbol
Divorced Alt + 9902 26AE Alt + X Opt + 26AE Divorce Symbol
Living Together Alt + 9903 26AF Alt + X Opt + 26AF Unmarried Partnership Symbol
Vertical Male Alt + 9896 26A8 Alt + X Opt + 26A8 Vertical Male with Stroke Sign
Horizontal Male Alt + 9897 26A9 Alt + X Opt + 26A9 Horizontal Male with Stroke Sign
No Gender Alt + 9898 26AA Alt + X Opt + 26AA Medium with Circle
No Gender Alt + 9906 26B2 Alt + X Opt + 26B2 Neuter

How to type Female sign emoji/Symbol in Word/Excel

Microsoft Office provides several methods for typing female sign emoji/symbols or inserting symbols that do not have dedicated keys on the keyboard.

In this section, I will make available for you five different methods you can use to type or insert this and any other symbol on your PC, like in MS Office (ie. Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) for both Mac and Windows users.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Using the Female sign emoji/Symbol Shortcut for Mac and Windows

For Mac users, the keyboard shortcut for the female sign emoji is Option + 2640. For Windows users, use the Alt code method by pressing down the [Alt] key whilst typing the symbol Alt code which is 12. You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. Also, ensure that your num lock key is turned on.

Below is a breakdown of the Female Symbol shortcut for Mac:

  • First of all, place the insertion pointer where you need to type the female sign.
  • Now, press Option + 2640 simultaneously on your keyboard to insert the symbol.

Below is a breakdown of the female sign emoji/symbol shortcut for Windows in MS Word

  • Click to place the insertion pointer where you want the female sign to be inserted.
  • Type this code – 2640.
  • After typing the code and whilst the insertion pointer is still next to the last digit in the code, press Alt + X to convert the code to the symbol.


Below is a breakdown of the female sign emoji/symbol shortcut for Windows in MS Word

  • Place the insertion pointer at the desired location.
  • Press and hold down the Alt key
  • While pressing down the Alt key, type 12 using the numeric keypad to insert the symbol.

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 female sign/symbol (♀) in Excel or 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 female sign emoji, select “Times New Roman” font type in the Font list at the upper left section of the window. Then type 2640 in the character code field at the bottom area of the window. After typing this character code, the female sign emoji will appear selected.
  • Now click on the insert button to insert the symbol into your document.

Copy and Paste Female Sign emoji/symbol on the keyboard ♀

Another easy way to get the female sign emoji/symbol on any PC is to use my favorite method: copy and paste.

All you have to do is to copy the symbol sign from somewhere like a web page, or the character map for windows users, and head over to where you need the symbol (say in Word or Excel), then hit Ctrl+V to paste.

Below is the symbol for you to copy and paste into your Word document. Just select it and press Ctrl+C to copy, switch over to Microsoft Word, place your insertion pointer at the desired location, and press Ctrl+V to paste.


Alternatively, just use the copy button at the beginning of this post.

For windows users, obey the following instructions to copy and paste the female sign emoji using the character map dialog box.

  • Click on the Start button and search for the character map. The character map app will appear in the search results, click to open.

  • The character map dialog will appear. Click to check the advanced view check-box to expand the dialog box for more advanced options.

  • On the advanced view, type the female sign emoji/symbol in the search box.
  • You should now see the female sign (♀) on the character map dialog. If you can’t see it, then you should look through the library of symbols to spot it. When found, double click it to select. Alternatively, click on the select button.

  • After you select the symbol by double-clicking it, it should appear in the character to copy field, then click on the copy button to copy the symbol.
  • Switch to your Microsoft Word or Excel document, place the insertion pointer at the desired location, and press Ctrl+V to paste.

By following these simple steps, you can copy and paste the female sign emoji.


By following the abovementioned ways, you can type female sign on the keyboard without any hassle.

Thank you very much for reading this blog.

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Reader comments:

20th June 2020 at 18:09

Very detailed and informative content. Already used it and it worked perfectly fine. Thanks dude ;)


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