Although the number π ( pi ) is a constant widely used in mathematics, physics, and other disciplines, there is no physical or virtual keyboard key that allows you to type the symbol directly. The way you write it depends on your computer's operating system. On mobile devices, the simplest will be to use the copy and paste function.
Enter the π (pi) Symbol in Windows
Regardless of the version of Windows you use, press the Windows
keys, type charmap
, and press Enter
. The Character Map
window will appear. In Search
, type pi
in the box and click Search
. Select it, and click the Select
button. Place the cursor where you want to paste it and press Ctrl
Add the π (pi) Symbol With the Keyboard on Mac
Press the option
key and, without releasing it, press the P
key. Release both keys and the pi symbol will appear.
Enter the π (pi) Symbol in a Word Document
In a Word
document, go to the Insert
tab, and click Symbol
> More symbols
. In the window that opens, look for the pi symbol, select it, and click the Insert
Type the π (pi) Symbol on Android and iOS
Open the web browser on your smartphone or tablet, and type pi
in the search bar. In the list of results, open one of the pages containing the pi symbol in your text. Copy and paste it wherever you want to use it.
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