Type the Cross of Lorraine ☨ into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Cross of Lorraine ☨ symbol was originally a heraldic cross. In more recent times it was used in the global distribution systems, Sabre, Apollo, and Wordspan, as a delimiter in a variety of input formats. However, the latest versions of each system now use different symbols.
How Cross of Lorraine ☨ looks in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how Cross of Lorraine ☨ looks in common Office fonts.
Cross of Lorraine ☨ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Cross of Lorraine or ☨
Decimal: 9768 Hex: 2628
Web: or ☨ or ☨
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Cross of Lorraine ☨ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2628 + Alt + X
Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the Cross of Lorraine symbol.
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Cross of Lorraine ☨ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 9768
Windows Character Map
The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases
Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Cross of Lorraine ☨ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Lorraine “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.
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