Type the Om 🕉 or Devanagari Om ॐ symbol in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
The Om 🕉 symbol is a divine sign that denotes the essence of absolute truth, Atman or consciousness. In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The syllable is chanted either separately or before a spiritual recitation.
The Om symbol is independent of the Devanagari font. Devanagari is the fourth most widely adopted left to right writing system in the world, composed of 33 consonants and 14 vowels, Devanagari Om ॐ symbol, represents the Om symbol using Devanagari script.
How Om and Devanagari Om look in different fonts.
Here’s some examples of how the Om and Devanagari Om symbols look in common Office fonts in
Word 365. There aren’t many fonts to choose from.
Devanagari Om Symbol is also available in Mangal and Nirmala UI fonts.
Om and Devanagari Om symbol codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the three symbols.
Use the Alt + X shortcut in Word for Windows, for example type 950 then Alt + X to enter ॐ
Or enter the value into Character Code fields in Symbol dialog boxes to jump to that symbol.
Om Symbol 🕉 U+ 1F549
Devanagari Om ॐ U+ 950
Quick access for commonly used symbols.
If you use a symbol often, a fast way to enter it is AutoCorrect.
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 Om symbol using Character Code 1F549 or 950
Windows Character Map
Similarly, the Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases. Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.
Or use one of the hex character codes to jump to the right part of the list.
Windows 10 has the Emoji Panel (Win + . ) however searching for a symbol isn’t easy see Emoji Panel is part of Windows 10 that totally sucks
MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters
On a Mac, to enter the Male, Female or combo symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Om “ should find the symbol you need as the first result.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.
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