pound-sign

Codes for the 'pound-sign' Symbol

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Formal Name:
pound-sign
The symbol:
£
The Alt Code:
Alt 163
The HTML Code:
£
HTML Entity:
£
CSS Code:
\00A3
Hex Code:
£
Unicode:
U+000A3

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Video Explaining How to Insert Special Symbols

This video explains 7 ways to insert a special symbol into an MS Office application (e.g., Word) or a website using HTML, CSS, or JavaScript:

How To Insert the £ Symbol

(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.

Click on the £ symbol from the table above. Press the "Copy" button, and then paste the symbol into your document.

(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."

The Alt Code for £ is Alt 163. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt Key and type 163. When you lift the Alt Key, £ appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)

(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
££

(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
££

(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).

CSS and HTML TextOutput
<style>
span:after {
content: "\00A3";}
</style>
<span>Symbol:</span>
Symbol: £

(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
&#xA3;£

(Method 7) Use the Unicode (for various, e.g. Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Perl).

The Unicode for £ is U+000A3. The important part is the hexadecimal number after the U+, which is used in various formats. For example, in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint), do the following:
TypeOutput
000A3
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]
£
(Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u00A3. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u00A3"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: £

(Method 8) Use an Image (for various).

HTML TextOutput
<img src = "myImg.png"/>£

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