♪ | Eighth Note Symbol (Detailed Meaning, Type, Copy & Paste)


In this guide, you are going to learn a lot about the Eighth Note Symbol.

First, we’ll look at its meaning, HTML & CSS Codes, Alt code, then the steps you may take to type this symbol text on your keyboard, and many more.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Meaning of the Eighth Note

The Eighth note is a musical symbol that represents a unit of time. It is equal to one-Eighth of a whole note, and it usually lasts for a duration of sixteenth notes. The Eighth note is often used in jazz and blues music, and it can be found in sheet music notation.

Eighth notes, also called octaves, are the foundation of most music. The Eighth Note Music Sign is a symbol that was first used in the late 18th century to denote a particular pitch. It consists of two quavers (Eighth notes), one stacked on top of the other. The upper note is typically twice as high as the lower note, which gives it its name.

The Eighth Note Music Sign is used to represent a specific frequency or pitch.

Today, the Eighth Note Music Sign is widely accepted as the standard unit of measurement for musical pitch.

In Unicode, the Eighth Note text symbol is the character at code point U+0266A. Its HTML code is ♪ and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 9834 (in MS Word Only).

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

Copy Eighth Note Text Symbol

The easiest way to get the Eighth Note text symbol is to copy and paste it wherever you need it. The copy button above will save you some time in doing so.

After copying this symbol, you can paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl and V on your keyboard.

Eighth Note Symbol Information Table

The table below depicts a bird’s-eye-view of the Eighth Note.

It summarizes to include some helpful information and data about this symbol. We will keep updating it to include the latest facts.

SYMBOL
NAMEEighth Note
CATEGORYMusical Notes & Music Symbols
ALT CODE9834
SHORTCUT 1 (MS WORD)Alt + 9834
SHORTCUT 2 (MS WORD)0266A, Alt X
UNICODEU+0266A
HTML CODE♪
HEX CODE♪
HTML ENTITY♪
CSS CODE\266A

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 type this symbol using the keyboard and some other methods.

How to Get the Eighth Note Sign

Although there is no dedicated key on the keyboard to type the Eighth Note symbol, you can still get it through 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 Eighth Note Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)

The Eighth Note Alt Code is Alt + 9834.

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 9834 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 Eighth Note 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, use your other hand to press the Eighth Note symbol Alt Code (9834).
  • Now release the Alt key.

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

Insert Eighth Note Symbol in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

You can quickly insert the Eighth Note 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 this 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 (♪) can be found in this window. To find it quickly, change the font to Segoe UI Symbol then type 266A in the Character code: box. The Eighth Note 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 Eighth Note symbol (♪) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

Eighth Note Symbol In Google Docs

Google Docs is also another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert the Eighth Note 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 this 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 Eighth Note. Then, in the search results, double-click on the text Symbol to insert it into Google Docs.
  • You can also draw the Eighth Note 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.

Eighth Note 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 this symbol on the Character Map, change the Font to Segoe UI Symbol and search for the symbol name (Eighth Note) 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 Eighth Note symbol or other symbols on your Windows PC.

Adding Eighth Note in HTML/CSS

The HTML code for the Eighth Note symbol is ♪

The CSS code for the Eighth Note Symbol is \266A

Symbols like the Eighth Note 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 Eighth Note 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> &#9834; </span>

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

// css example
span {
  content: "\266A";
}

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 Eighth Note text Symbol as possible.

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

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