元 | Chinese Yuan Currency Symbol (Meaning, How To Type on Keyboard, & More)


The Chinese Yuan currency sign is used to denote the official currency symbol of the People’s Republic of China.

In Unicode, the Yuan Symbol is the character at code point U+05143. Its HTML code is 元 and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 20803 (in MS Word for Windows Only).

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

Copy Yuan Text Symbol

You can copy and paste this text Symbol wherever you need it. The copy button above will save you some time in doing so.

You can then paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl and V on your keyboard once it has been copied.

Yuan Currency Symbol Information Table

There is some helpful information about the Yuan text Symbol in the table below.

SYMBOL
NAMEYuan Character
CATEGORYCurrency Symbols
ALT CODE20803
SHORTCUT 1 (MS WORD)Alt + 20803
SHORTCUT 2 (MS WORD)05143, Alt X
UNICODEU+05143
HTML CODE元
HEX CODE元
HTML ENTITY
CSS CODE\5143

To the best of our ability, the above table has presented useful information about this text Symbol, including the keyboard shortcut, Unicode, and HTML code, as well.

Continue reading to gain a better understanding of how to get this symbol.

How to Get the Yuan Sign

Although there is no dedicated Chinese Yuan currency symbol key on the keyboard, you can still obtain this symbol by using the keyboard.

You can also insert this symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs if you’re using one of the Microsoft Office or Google apps.

Below you’ll find several methods for accessing this symbol, including keyboard shortcuts and methods utilizing MS Office and Google Docs’ built-in navigation systems.

The symbol for Yuan Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)

The Yuan Alt Code is Alt + 20803.

Note: This Alt Code shortcut works in Microsoft Word for Windows only.

This Alt code method can be used to type this symbol by holding down the Alt key while typing 20803 on the separate numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard

Below is a detailed step-by-step guide you may use to type the Symbol for Yuan with your keyboard.

  • Open your Microsoft Word document where you need to type this symbol.
  • Click to place your cursor in the document where you need to type this symbol.
  • On the keyboard, press down the Alt key with one hand.
  • As you hold down the Alt key, press the Chinese Yuan currency Symbol Alt Code (20803).
  • Now release the Alt key.

After you release the Alt key, the Yuan text symbol (元) will immediately appear exactly where you place the cursor.

Insert Chinese Yuan Symbol in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

You can quickly insert the Yuan Symbol in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using this simple mouse navigation.

The steps below will show you how to insert the Chinese Yuan currency Symbol in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

  • Open your Word or Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
MS Word Insert Tab
  • On the far-right section, you’ll see the Symbols group. Select Symbol > More Symbols.
MS Word Insert More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear as below.

Microsoft Word Symbol Window
  • The symbol (元) can be found in this window. To find it quickly, type 5143 in the Character code: box. The Yuan sign will be selected as soon as you type the code.
  • Insert it into your Word document by clicking the Insert button.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.

These are the steps for inserting the Yuan Currency symbol (元) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

Yuan Symbol In Google Docs

Google Docs is also another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert the Yuan sign.

Meanwhile, Google Docs provides the simplest method for inserting symbols that are not found on the keyboard.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

To get the Yuan Currency Symbol in Google Docs:

  • Launch Google Docs and position your cursor where the symbol is going to be inserted.
  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.
Go to Insert > Special Characters in Google Docs

The Insert special characters window will appear., which includes a search bar and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for Yuan. Then, in the search results, double-click on the text Symbol for Chinese Yuan to insert it into Google Docs.
  • You can also draw the Yuan Symbol using the drawing pad located below the search bar. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it will display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.

These are the steps to insert this and any other symbol into Google Docs.

Yuan Currency Symbol on The Character Map (Windows)

In Windows, the Character Map is a tool that can be used to view characters in any installed font, determine what keyboard input (or Alt code) is used to type those characters, and copy characters to the clipboard instead of typing them with your keyboard.

This section will demonstrate how to use the Character Map tools to easily copy and paste this Symbol.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Search for Character Map in the Windows Start menu.
Searching for the Character Map in Windows
  • You should see the character Map appear in the search results. Click on it to launch it.
  • When it’s open, go to the bottom left corner of the window and click to expand the Advance view options.
Character Map Advanced View
  • To easily locate the Chinese Yuan Symbol on the Character Map, search for the symbol name (Chinese Yuan) in the search box.

The symbol will be displayed for you to copy.

  • To copy this symbol, double-click it, and it will be selected in the Characters to copy box. Then, finally, click the Copy button to copy it to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor where you want the symbol and press Ctrl + V to paste it.

And there you have it.

These are the steps you can take to copy and paste the Yuan symbol or other symbols on your Windows PC.

Adding Yuan Currency in HTML/CSS

The HTML Entity for the Yuan symbol is 元

The CSS code for the Yuan Symbol is \5143

Symbols like the Yuan that are not found on your keyboard can also be added in HTML using entities.

HTML entities are used to display invisible and reserved characters that would otherwise be read as HTML code. It’s in the form of a string of text that starts with an ampersand (&) and ends with a semicolon (;).

To add the Yuan Symbol to an HTML page, you can use its entity name or number (decimal or hexadecimal reference) as shown in the example below:

// html example
<span>&#20803;</span>

To display the Yuan Currency from CSS, you can use a CSS shortcode or CSS entity as shown in the example below:

// css example
span {
  content: "\5143";
}

Conclusion

Most people have difficulty typing or inserting this symbol. So, we’ve broken down the various methods and steps required to type or get it into your documents.

And as you can see above, we’ve attempted to cover as much information about the Yuan Currency text Symbol as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to go through this blog.

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