The Central Bank of the Philippines was established in 1949, and with its creation, the formal Filipino currency was generated.
The Philippine peso sign (₱) is a symbol used to represent the currency of the Philippines, the Philippine peso. The sign is frequently used in publications, but PHP or Php is also used as an abbreviation of the currency.
Mexico currently uses the same currency but uses the dollar sign ($) as its symbol instead of the peso sign (₱), making the Philippine peso a unique symbol.
In this article, we will teach you how to type peso sign, whether it’s on your laptop, desktop, or smartphone.
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At a Glance: Peso Sign Copy-and-Paste Shortcut
No time to read the article? No problem.
Click the copy button below and then paste (Ctrl + V) it into your document, and you’re good to go. There’s no need to follow instructions or click multiple buttons.
However, we still recommend that you learn to type the peso sign manually so you won’t have to return to this page each time you need this special character.
Ready to learn how to type peso sign on your own? Please scroll down to our comprehensive guide to getting started.
Part I. How To Type Peso Sign on a Laptop or Desktop Keyboard
A. How To Type Peso Sign on Windows 10 WITH a Numerical Pad
- Press the NumLock key to enable the numerical pad.
- Hold the ALT key while pressing the number 8369 on the numerical pad. This will create a ₱.
B. How To Type Peso Sign on Windows 10 WITHOUT a Numerical Pad
If you’re using a laptop without a numerical pad, the Character Map will be helpful to you.
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard or click the Windows icon in the taskbar.
- Scroll down and click Windows Accessories, then Character Map. Or, type in Character Map on the search box located in the taskbar.
- Locate the peso sign in the app by ticking the box that says ‘Advanced View’ at the bottom and typing the word peso in the box next to ‘Search for:’ Click on the Search button (see the screenshot above).
- Select the Philippine peso symbol and click the Copy button.
- Paste (Ctrl + V) the peso sign on a file or document.
C. How To Type Peso Sign in Microsoft PowerPoint
Inserting a peso sign in PowerPoint is as easy as 123!
- Click the Insert tab beside the Home tab (see the screenshot above).
- Click the Symbol button on the far right.
- Set the ‘Subset’ option to Currency, click the peso sign, then Insert.
D. How To Type Peso Sign in Microsoft Excel
- Click the Insert tab beside the Home tab.
- Click on the Symbol located on the far right.
- Set the ‘Subset’ option to Currency, click the peso sign, then Insert (see the screenshot above).
E. How To Type the Peso Sign in Microsoft Word
- Option 1 – Insert Symbol: Click the Insert tab > Symbol > Peso sign
- Option 2 – Shortcut key (applicable to Windows 10): Type 20b1, then highlight it before pressing Alt + X simultaneously.
F. How To Type the Peso Sign in Adobe Photoshop
- Option 1 – Copy and Paste: Copy (Ctrl + C or right-click > Copy) the peso sign located at the end and beginning of this article or Character Map (see section B above) and paste (Ctrl + V or right-click > Paste) it on the file.
- Option 2 – Glyphs Panel: Select Type > Panels > Glyphs or Window > Glyphs. Use the Text tool to place an insertion point in the file. Click the Set Font category and find the Currency > Peso sign.
G. How To Type the Peso Sign in Google Documents/Slides
- Click the Insert tab between ‘View’ and ‘Format.’
- Click on Special Characters.
- Type peso in the search bar (see the screenshot above) and hit ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
- Click the peso sign, and it will automatically appear in the file.
H. How To Type the Peso Sign in Mac OS X
- Press Ctrl + Cmd + space, and a character viewer will appear.
- Type peso in the search bar at the top or type the Unicode (U + 20B1).
- Click the peso sign.
I. How To Type the Peso Sign in Linux/Ubuntu
This is only applicable to the GNOME Character Map.
- Click Application > Accessories > Character Map.
- Search peso sign.
- Copy and paste the peso sign to the destination file/document.
J. How To Type the Peso Sign in Chromebook
- Option 1 – Unicode: Press Ctrl + Shift + U, then enter 20B1.
- Option 2 – Copy and Paste: Copy and paste the sign at the article’s end or beginning.
Part II. How To Type the Philippine Peso Sign on a Smartphone Keypad
A. How To Type the Peso Sign in iOS
- Make sure that the region in the Settings is set to “Philippines”.
- Open the keyboard and click the ‘123’ button.
- Find the peso sign and press.
B. How To Type the Peso Sign in Android
- Set the keyboard to Filipino. You must first install the free Gboard application in the Google Play store to do this. Tap System > Languages & Input. Upon finding Keyboards, press Virtual keyboard > Gboard > Languages. Pick English (Philippines) > choose your desired layout > Done. To activate it, press the globe icon on the lower left of the keyboard to switch keyboards. Press and hold the spacebar and select the English (Philippines) keyboard.
- Click the 123 button.
- Select/press the peso sign.
Tips and Warnings
- Not all fonts in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel carry the peso sign, as it’s not a common symbol. Therefore, if you can’t find the peso sign in the ‘Symbol’ section in the toolbar, your preferred font doesn’t carry it, and you must choose another one.
Easiest Way To Put or Insert a Philippine Peso Sign
Copy (Ctrl + C or right-click > Copy) and paste (Ctrl + V or right-click > Paste) the sign below: