Ø or ø With Stroke | O With Slash Through It (Detailed Meaning, Type, Copy & Paste)


In this guide, you are going to learn a lot about the  O With Slash Through It Symbol.

First, we will take a look at the meaning, followed by the technical codes like HTML, CSS, and 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  O With Slash Symbol

The O With Slash Through It symbol (Ø or ø) is a character formed by placing a forward slash or stroke through an upper-case or lower-case O letter.

This symbol is an ornamental version of the Latin small letter o. It is often used in mathematical and scientific notation in place of the standard Latin small letter o, which can be difficult to distinguish from the digit zero.

The “Latin letter o with stroke” symbol is also sometimes used as a stylistic alternative to the standard Latin letter o in decorative typefaces.

This symbol is used in music notation to indicate that a note is to be played with a staccato articulation. In other words, the note is to be played rapidly and detached from the following note.

The uppercase “O With Stroke Through it” is the character at code point U+000D8. Its HTML code is Ø and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 0216 (For Windows Users). Also, the lowercase “O With Stroke Through it” is the character at code point U+000F8. Its HTML code is ø and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 0248 (For Windows Users).

For more information about this symbol, continue reading below.

Copy and Paste O With Slash Through It

The easiest way to get the O With stroke Through It Symbol text is to copy and paste it wherever you need it.

Save yourself some time with the copy button above.

Once it is copied, switch over to where you need this symbol and press Ctrl and V on your keyboard to paste it there.

O With Slash Through It Symbol Information Table

The table below shows a bird’s-eye-view of the O with a Slash symbol.

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

SYMBOL (UPPERCASE)Ø
SYMBOL (LOWERCASE)ø
NAMEO With Slash
CATEGORYLetters, Music Symbols
ALT CODE0216 | 0248
SHORTCUT 1Alt + 0216 | 0248
SHORTCUT 2 (WORD)000D8 | 000F8, Alt X
UNICODEU+000D8 | U+000F8
HTMLØ | ø
HEX CODEØ | ø
HTML ENTITYØ | ø
CSS CODE\00D8 | \00F8

As much as possible, the above table has done a great deal in presenting some useful information about the O With Slash Through It Symbol including keyboard shortcuts you can use to type this symbol anywhere including MS Word and Google Docs.

The remaining section will explain this table further.

How to Get the O With Slash Through It Sign

Even though there’s no dedicated key on the keyboard for O With Slash symbol, you can still get this symbol using the keyboard.

If you are also using any of the Microsoft Office or Google apps, there are quick navigations you can perform to insert this symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs.

Without any further ado, below are the various ways to get this symbol whether with your keyboard or using the navigation in MS Office or Google Docs.

O With Slash Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)

The O With Slash Alt Code shortcut is Alt + 0216 for uppercase or Alt + 0248 for lowercase.

NOTE: This Alt Code shortcut works on Windows only.

You can simply use the Alt code method to type this symbol by pressing and holding the Alt key while typing the Symbol Alt code (0216 or 0248) using the numeric keypad on the right.

Below are detailed steps you may use to type the Symbol for O With Stroke using your keyboard.

  • Open your Word document where you need to type the sign for O With Slash.
  • Place your cursor at the desired location.
  • Press and hold down the Alt key.
  • Whilst holding down the Alt key, press the O With Slash Through It Alt Code (0216 or 0248).
  • After typing the code, release the Alt key.

As soon as you release the Alt key, the symbol (Ø or ø) will immediately appear exactly where you place the cursor.

O With Slash Through It Symbol in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

For Microsoft Office users like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, you can use this simple mouse navigation to quickly insert the O With Slash Through It sign.

The below steps will show you how to insert the Symbol for O With Slash Through It in Word or Excel or PowerPoint.

  • Open your Word or Excel or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert Tab.
MS Word Insert Tab
  • At 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
  • From this window, you can find the symbol (Ø or ø).
  • To find it easily, simply type 000D8 or 000F8 in the Character code: box.

As soon as you type the character code, the O With Slash Through It sign will appear selected.

  • Click the Insert button to insert it into your Word document.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.

These are the steps you may use to insert this (Ø or ø) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps in both Windows and Mac OS.

O With Slash Through It Symbol in Google Docs

Google Docs is yet another text editor that people struggle with when it comes to typing or inserting the Sign for O With Slash.

Meanwhile, Google Docs has the easiest way to insert symbols that are not found on the keyboard. Without further ado, let’s see how this is done.

To get the O With Slash Through It Symbol in Google Docs:

  • Open Google Docs and place your cursor where you need the symbol.
  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.
Go to Insert > Special Characters in Google Docs

The Insert special characters window will appear with a search bar and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for ‘O with Stroke. Then double click on the Symbol for O With Slash in the search results to insert it into Google Docs.
  • You can also use the drawing pad below the search bar to draw the Symbol for O With Slash Through It. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it’ll display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.

These are the steps you may use to insert this and any other symbol in Google Docs.

O With Slash on the Character Map (Windows)

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

This section will show you how to use the Character Map tools to copy and paste the O With Slash Through It Symbol with ease.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

  • Go to the Windows Start menu and search for Character Map.
Searching for the Character Map in Windows
  • The Character Map app will appear in the search result. Click on it to Launch.
  • When it is open, look at the bottom left of the window and click to expand the Advance view options.
Character Map Advanced View
  • To easily locate the O With Slash Symbol on the Character Map, type ‘O With Stroke’ in the ‘search for‘ box and hit enter.

The symbol will appear for you to copy.

  • To copy this symbol, simply double-click on it and it’ll be selected in the Characters to copy box. Then click on the Copy button to finally copy it to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor wherever you need the symbol and press Ctrl and V to paste the copied symbol.

And there you have it.

These are the steps you may also use to copy and paste the O With Slash Through It symbol or any other symbol on your Windows PC.

Adding  O with Slash in HTML/CSS

The HTML code for the  Uppercase O with Slash symbol is Ø and lowercase is ø

Whilst the CSS code for the  Uppercase O with Slash Symbol is \00D8 and lowercase is \00F8

Symbols like the  O with Slash 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  O with Slash 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 for uppercase
<span>&#216;</span>

// html example for lowercase
<span>&#248;</span> 

To display the  O with Slash from CSS, you can use a CSS shortcode or CSS entity as shown in the example below:

// css example for uppercase
span {
  content: "\00D8";
}

// css example for lowercase
span {
  content: "\00F8";
}

Conclusion

As much as possible, we’ve tried to cover a lot of information about the O With Slash Through It Symbol.

Most people find it difficult to type or insert this symbol. So, we’ve broken down the several methods and steps needed to be able to type or insert it in Microsoft Word and Google Docs.

Thanks so much for reading this blog and have a wonderful day.

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