Elon Musk and partner have named their child X Æ A-12 (no kidding) how do you type Æ in Microsoft Word and Office generally.
The child’s name doesn’t trigger any spelling or grammar errors in Word. No squiggly lines.
What is Æ ?
Æ or æ is a a-e ligature that was used in English and is still used in some European languages.
How to type Æ
The hex code is 00C6 (capital) or 00E6 (lowercase) which is what to remember for a simple shortcut using the old Alt+X trick.
Insert | Symbol can insert Æ or æ in any Office program for Windows or Mac.
Insert | Symbol in Office for Windows
Microsoft’s recommendation (even in 2020) is Alt + 0198 using the decimal version of the Unicode value, but that only works with the right-hand number pad not the top row numbers. Fewer people have the larger keyboards these days.
Insert | Advanced Symbol in Office for Mac
The HTML codes aren’t used in Office but for the sake of completeness:
Æ (caps) Æ or Æ
æ (lower) æ or æ
Æ shortcuts in Word
There are some Word for Windows only shortcuts.
00C6 then Alt + X will insert Æ into Word only
00E6 then Alt + X will insert æ into Word only
Or Ctrl + Shift + & then either A or a
These also work in Outlook for Windows.
But not in Word for Mac which still needs more shortcut compatibility with Word for Windows.
Æ and æ depends on the font
Æ should be available in any commercial font and most free fonts.