In this article, I will be taking you through a simple procedure on how to activate Naira sign (₦) on either your Android Keyboard (Gboard) or when using your Microsoft MS Word for Windows or even excel.
You can now use the ₦ Naira sign on your well-liked Android keyboard. Until recently, I was unable to use the symbol for the Nigerian currency ₦, the naira, when writing articles that included pricing for things sold there. Either I use the whole “Naira” sign or the “N” alphabet, for example, N100 stands for one hundred Naira.
I’m happy to confirm that “possibility is nothing” with Gboard. The Google Android keyboard includes a Naira symbol ₦ (Gboard). I’ll demonstrate how to enable and use the naira ₦ symbol on your Android keyboard.
How to Turn On And Activate the Naira ₦ Symbol on Android Gboard
The following are the steps to activating the Naira ₦ Symbol on your Android Gboard. Please note that Gboard can be downloaded and installed on Android devices for free if your device do not have it already.
- Download and install Gboard on your android device.
- New users should activate Gboard as the default keyboard.
- Go to settings » select language and input » go to keyboard and input method » select Gboard.
- Go to languages » switch off “use system language” » navigate and switch on “English (Nigeria)” as the default language for the keyboard.
- Wait a few minutes, then check your Gboard for the “₦” when you select the number button (?123 ).
With this new knowledge, you can now use the ₦ naira symbol place of the traditional ‘N’ or ‘#’ or ‘=N=’ anytime you wish, it’s a good thing Google keyboard now features the Naira sign in then. Thank you Google, Gboard is always my favourite!
Don’t forget that Gboard should be set as the default keyboard if you are a new user.
- Access settings » language and input options » access the keyboard and input method page » choose Gboard.
- Access languages “Use system language” should be disabled. To set “English (Nigeria)” as the keyboard’s default language, browse and turn it on.
When you choose the number button (?123) and wait a short while, then check your Gboard to see if the “₦” is now present.
It’s excellent that the Google keyboard now includes the Naira ₦ sign in it because you can now use it in place of the usual “N” or “#” or “=N=” symbol whenever you choose. I appreciate you, Google; Gboard will always be my favorite.
How to Turn On the Naira ₦ Symbol on MS Word for Windows
To type the Naira Symbol on Word for Windows, simply press down the Alt key and type 8358 using the numeric keypad, then let go of the Alt key. This shortcut works only on MS Word.
The below table contains all the information you need to type this Symbol on the keyboard on Word for Windows PC.
How To Use the Naira Symbol Alt Code (Windows Only) To Activate The Naira Sign
The Naira Symbol alt code is 8358.
Even though this Symbol has no dedicated key on the keyboard, you can still type it on the keyboard with the Alt code method. To do this, press and hold the Alt key whilst pressing the Naira Alt code (i.e. 8358) 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 Naira Sign on your Windows PC:
- Place your insertion pointer where you need the Naira Symbol text.
- Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
- Whilst holding on to the Alt key, press the Naira Symbol’s alt code (8358). You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. If you are using a laptop without the 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.
How To Activate Naira Sign 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 or Excel using the insert symbol dialog box.
- Open your Word/Excel/PowerPoint document.
- Click to place the insertion pointer where you wish to insert the symbol.
- Go to the Insert tab.
- 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 Naira symbol, type 20A6 in the character code field at the bottom of the window. After typing this character code, the Naira 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.These are the steps you may use to insert this Symbol in Word.
How to Insert the Naira Symbol on a Mac
You can find the naira 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.
How to Insert the Naira Symbol on a Mobile Device
There isn’t yet a shortcut for typing the naira sign from the keyboard of an iOS or Android device, but you can insert the sign using copy and paste.
On your mobile device, highlight the ₦ in this article and tap Copy. Go to the place in your text where you would like to insert the symbol, then tap Paste.
To activate Naira sign on your keyboard Gboard, go to settings » select language and input » go to keyboard and input method » select Gboard. Go to languages » switch off “use system language” » navigate and switch on “English (Nigeria)” as the default language for the keyboard. Wait a few minutes, then check your Gboard for the “₦” when you select the number button (?123 ).
To activate the Naira symbol on your Microsoft Word on a PC, go to the place in your document where you would like the naira symbol. Next, hold the ALT key and type 8358 on your numeric keypad.
Another shortcut for the naira symbol is to type 20A6, then hold down the ALT key and press X.
If you plan on using the naira sign frequently in a Microsoft Word document, you can adjust your AutoCorrect options to automatically replace a word (such as “Naira”) with ₦.