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Mac Keyboard Symbols

Writing keyboard symbols can be extremely useful and it is nice to be able to write out symbols like: ⌃⌥⇧⌘Q.

Sym Key Alt
Control  
Option  
Shift  
Command

A complete list is available in this Gist.

And you can copy-paste (⌃-c, ⌃-v) from this list or some other resource.

Source: Gist by @Zenexer

OR…

This nifty trick, where you define shortcuts for all of the necessary symbols.

Go into ‘System Preferences’, pick ‘Keyboard’ and then ‘Text’.

Define the shortcuts you need. I use the convention <shortcut> and then replaces with the appropriate symbol.

<cmd> becomes and so forth.

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