♭ | Music Flat Symbol (Detailed Meaning, Type, Copy & Paste)


In this guide, you are going to learn a lot about the  Music Flat Sign/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  Music Flat Sign

The musical flat sign is a symbol that is used in sheet music to indicate that the pitch of the note should be lowered by a semitone.

This sign is typically used when a musician is playing a piece of music that is in a key other than the key that they are used to playing in.

When a note is lowered by one half-step, it produces a softer, less vibrant sound.

In Unicode, the  Music Flat text symbol is the character at code point U+0266D. Its HTML code is ♭ and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 9837 (in MS Word Only).

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

Copy  Music Flat Text Symbol

The easiest way to get the  Music Flat 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.

 Music Flat Symbol Information Table

The table below depicts a bird’s-eye-view of the  Music Flat.

It summarizes to include all the important and technical information about this symbol. We will keep updating it to include the latest facts.

SYMBOL
NAME Music Flat Sign
CATEGORYMusical Notes & Music Symbols
ALT CODE9837
SHORTCUT 1 (MS WORD)Alt + 9837
SHORTCUT 2 (MS WORD)0266D, Alt X
UNICODEU+0266D
HTML CODE♭
HEX CODE♭
HTML ENTITY♭
CSS CODE\266D

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  Music Flat Sign

Although there is no dedicated key on the keyboard to type the  Music Flat 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  Music Flat Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)

The  Music Flat Alt Code is Alt + 9837.

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 9837 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  Music Flat 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  Music Flat symbol Alt Code (9837).
  • Now release the Alt key.

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

Insert  Music Flat Symbol in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

You can quickly insert the  Music Flat 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 266D in the Character code: box. The  Music Flat 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  Music Flat symbol (♭) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

 Music Flat Symbol In Google Docs

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

Music Flat 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 ( Music Flat) 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  Music Flat symbol or other symbols on your Windows PC.

Adding  Music Flat in HTML/CSS

The HTML code for the  Music Flat symbol is ♭

The CSS code for the  Music Flat Symbol is \266D

Symbols like the  Music Flat 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  Music Flat 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> &#9837; </span>

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

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

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  Music Flat text Symbol as possible.

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

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