How to Type the Shekel Symbol (₪)

Wondering how to type the shekel sign (₪)? Discover the best approach for your device and start using the shekel symbol effortlessly.

Henry Chapman, Contributor

July 2, 2023

2 Min Read
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There are several ways to type the shekel sign or symbol (₪), whether you are using Microsoft Word on a PC, a Mac computer, or an iOS or Android device.

How to Insert the Shekel Sign in Microsoft Word

If you are using Microsoft Word on a PC, go to the place in your document where you would like to insert the shekel symbol. Next, hold the ALT key and type 8362 on your numeric keypad.

If you plan on using the shekel symbol frequently in a Microsoft Word document, you can adjust your AutoCorrect options to automatically replace a word (such as “Shekel”) with ₪. 

How to Insert the Shekel Sign on a Mac

You can find the shekel symbol in your Mac’s Emoji & Symbols library. Hold down the Control, Command, and Spacebar keys to reveal the Character Viewer. On the left-hand sidebar, select Currency Symbols.

You can find the shekel symbol in your Mac’s Emoji & Symbols library.

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Either double-click the shekel symbol or drag the ₪ into your document. 

How to Insert the Shekel Sign on a Mobile Device

To type the shekel symbol on an iPhone, you will first need to add Hebrew to your list of available keyboards. In Settings, click General, followed by Keyboards. The option at the bottom of your screen to Add New Keyboard will include Hebrew. Once selected, go to the app where you would like to type the ₪. Press and hold the Globe key to reveal Hebrew. Once selected, hold down the U.S. dollar sign ($) to reveal the ₪.

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To type the shekel symbol on an Android device, switch to a Hebrew keyboard. Find Languages in the Systems part of your Settings. Tap Virtual keyboard, followed by Gboard. Under Languages, you can select the option for Hebrew.

Lastly, you can easily insert the symbol into your document using copy and paste. Highlight the ₪ in this article and tap Copy. Next, click where you would like to paste the symbol in your text, then tap Paste. 

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