Use the Mac's Degree (°) Keyboard Shortcut


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Using the specific keyboard shortcuts is by much the simplest way to type the degree symbol on mac OS.

The correct keyboard shortcut for Mac's degree symbol (°) is Option+Shift+8.

The keyboard shortcut for the diacritic mark (), which matchs the degree symbol but is smaller and has a different purpose, is Option+K. Though you can use the shortcut option + shift + K to indicate degrees in your papers, we advise against it.

Option + 0 (zero): This extra mark matchs the degree symbol in appearance but functions very differently.