If you have been finding it difficult adding the Naira Symbol “₦” while writing a document with your Android phone or computer, this post is for you. I have discovered more than one ways to add the Naira sign in your keyboard while typing texts or figures.
The Naira Symbol “₦” is the sign for the Naira currency which the official currency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria issued by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The Nigerian Naira is also represented with these symbols; NGN, N and # but the sign ₦ is more recognized and officially accepted in the financial ecosystem. When typing prices of goods and services, amounts, financial figures or similar stuffs, the sign is required.
This is more reason why you need to know how to add the naira code in your keyboard.
For Nigerians, it looks simple but actually typing the Naira sign on a mobile phone or windows PC keyboard can be a daunting task because some of the popular Android and PC keyboards doesn’t come with the Naira sign key instead these keyboards come with the Dollar sign “$”.
So without wasting more time, let’s delve into the ways you can include the code while typing.
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WAYS TO ADD THE NAIRA SYMBOL ₦ WHEN TYPING
Below are the ways I have discovered so far which works for me. It’s listed according to priority.
1. With Google Gboard App
Google was quick to notice the importance of having the Naira Symbol readily available when typing for easy and fast implementation so it released an update that included the naira sign in its Nigerian English Language option. Follow below guide to activate this feature on Gboard.
Some keyboards comes with special fonts which can be customized or tweaked to generate something that looks like the Naira sign so you may not even need a keyboard with the naira symbol embedded on it in order to achieve this.
For instance, on PC, the Arial Unicode MS, Tahoma and Lucida Sans Unicode fonts, which come with Windows XP, display the naira sign properly. All you need to do is follow below guide;
Install and launch latest Microsoft Word software on your PC
Click on the fonts option
Select Ariel Unicode fonts
Then search for the Naira sign which is supported in the special fonts.
3. With Cut & Paste Option On MS Excel
Microsoft Excel is basically representation of figures so you need the Naira Symbol when representing Naira currency on MS Excel and it can be achieved by cutting and pasting the Naira ₦ on your Excel. It’s called “symbol programming” in Microsoft excel.
Open a work book
Go to the Insert Tab
Click on the Symbol Command
On the bottom right of Symbol dialog box ensure it is Unicode (hex)