Learning how to type the delta symbol on a Mac keyboard is easier than you think! Follow this simple guide and you'll be typing this symbol in no time.
Typing the delta symbol (∆) on a Mac keyboard is easy once you know the correct combination of keys. Whether you need it for a math equation or to represent change, this guide will show you the different methods to type the delta symbol and how to access it using the Character Viewer.
Using the Keyboard Shortcut
The quickest and easiest way to type the delta symbol is by using a keyboard shortcut. Depending on what keyboard you have, the shortcut may vary slightly.
For Apple keyboards with numeric keypads, press Option (⌥) + J on your keyboard. On the Apple Wireless Keyboard, press Option + Shift + J. And for the standard Mac keyboard, press Option + K.
If your keyboard does not have a numeric keypad, you can also use the shortcut Option + Shift + =.
Using the Character Viewer
If you don't want to use a keyboard shortcut, you can also access the delta symbol through the Character Viewer. To open the Character Viewer, press Command (⌘) + Control + Space on your keyboard.
In the Character Viewer window, select the Greek and Coptic option in the left sidebar. Then, scroll down until you find the delta symbol and double-click it to insert the character.
Using the Character Manager
Another way to type the delta symbol is through the Character Manager. To open the Character Manager, open the app TextEdit and press Command + Option + T.
In the Character Manager window, type "delta" in the search bar. Then, select the delta symbol from the list of results and click the Insert button.
Using the Emoji & Symbols Menu
Finally, you can type the delta symbol using the Emoji & Symbols menu. To open the menu, go to the top menu bar and select Edit > Emoji & Symbols.
In the Emoji & Symbols window, select Greek and Coptic in the left sidebar and scroll down until you find the delta symbol. Then, double-click the symbol to insert it into your document.
Typing the delta symbol (∆) on a Mac keyboard is simple once you know the correct combination of keys. You can use the keyboard shortcut, the Character Viewer, the Character Manager, or the Emoji & Symbols menu to access the delta symbol. Whichever method you choose, you should be able to type the delta symbol quickly and easily.