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Cross of Lorraine ☨ symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

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.

Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.

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