NEW: insert combinations of scientific and math symbols fast with an iOS Shortcut – post

Further to my blog post about typing scientific notation and other symbols natively on the iOS keyboard I have included various Unicode characters below for you to copy to your device.

A new version of this page that is visually easier to navigate is here.

### Symbols below are followed by an example iOS text replacement shortcut (where I’ve made one).

*(Scroll down further for lists of symbols without example shortcuts.)*

**Superscripts**

⁺ ^+

⁻ ^-

⁰ ^0

¹ ^1

² ^2

³ ^3

⁴ ^4

⁵ ^5

⁶ ^6

⁷ ^7

⁸ ^8

⁹ ^9

ˢᵗ or ˢᵀ ^st

ⁿᵈ or ᴺᴰ ^nd

ʳᵈ or ᴿᴰ ^rd

ᵗʰ or ᵀᴴ ^th

(I prefer the capitalised versions in which only the “s” and “t” are of different sizes in some apps)

I’ve updated my shortcuts for ordinal Number suffixes. I have created shortcuts for every date number up to 31 as follows:

1st➝ 1ˢᵀ 2nd➝ 2ᴺᴰ 3rd➝ 3ᴿᴰ 4th➝ 4ᵀᴴ … 30th➝ 30ᵀᴴ 31st➝ 31ˢᵀ

This makes typing dates with superscript a a great deal faster as I don’t have to type a space to trigger the shortcut entry and delete it immediately after. It took some time to enter them but it was worth it in my opinion.

**Subscripts**

₀ ,0

₁ ,1

₂ ,2

₃ ,3

**Numbers & Fractions**

¼ 1/4

½ 1/2

¾ 3/4

⅓ 1/3

① (1)

② (2)

③ (3)

④ (4)

⑤ (5)

**Math Symbols**

× #x or xx

÷ #/

± +_

∞ #infinite

∝ #prop

√ sqrt

≠ !=

≈ #approx

∼

⇒ =>

∴ ^…

∫ #integral

θ

**Arrows**

➝ ->

← <-

↑ |^

↓ |v

↕︎ |^v

⇔ <->

**Miscellaneous
**✓ #tick or ///

✘ #cross

☢

℃

℉

aapl

₿ btc

✂

⌫ #back

⌦ #del

⏏ #eject

⌘ #cmd

⎋ #esc

⏎ #ret

⌥ #option

⌃ #ctrl

␛

␡
̄ #macron
̇ #dot

The macron and dot directly above are combining symbols, so if you type it after a character (no space, like this V#dot or x#macron) it will insert a macron or dot over the character (e.g. V̇ and x̄).

**Greek**

α alpha or greeka

β beta or greekb

γ gamma or greekg

θ theta

λ lambda

μ mu

π pi

ρ rho

τ tau

σ sigma

δ delta

φ phi

ω omega

Ω Omega

Δ Delta

### Just the symbols without “shortcuts”

**Superscripts**

⁺ ⁻

⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁽ ⁾

**Subscripts**

₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₊ ₋

**Numbers**

¼ ½ ¾ ⅓

① ② ③ ④ ⑤

**Math Symbols**

× ÷ ± ∞ ∝ √≠ ≈ ∼ ⇒ ∴ ∫

**Arrows**

➝ ← ↑ ↓ ⇔ ↕︎

**Miscellaneous**

✓ ✘ ☢ ℃ ℉ ₿✂ ⌫ ⌦ ⏏ ⌘ ⎋ ⏎ ⌥ ⌃ ␛ ␡ ̄

**Greek**

α β γ θ λ μ π ρ τ σ δ φ ω Ω Δ

How can you add the mathematical “for all” character that looks like an inverted A

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If you mean this “∀”, then simply copy it and paste into a new text shortcut. You may want to use #A or something?

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Thanks,

Works fine!

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How can one add the math “for all” symbol which looks like an inverted A?

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I am curious to know how you made superscript numbers that are copied online and pasted into iOS! Did you use HTML to do this? I used your superscript numbers, but I had a problem with combining two numbers to make a larger number. For example; using two (1)’s to create 11. Some numbers do not align properly.

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Hi. These are all Unicode characters. It’s a kind of industry standard set of characters for computing applications. I didn’t create these myself.

Like you I am perplexed and at times frustrated that superscript numbers don’t align! I don’t know why they don’t and I wish they did.

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