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Epsilon lower ε or upper case Ε symbols in Office and more

Insert the Epsilon upper case Ε, and Epsilon lower case ε symbols in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac. 

Epsilon (uppercase Ε / lowercase ε) is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet. The uppercase isn’t commonly used outside of the Greek language, due to the similarity to the Latin letter “E”.

The lowercase symbol usually has many uses, such as in Economics it refers to elasticity, or in Astronomy it denotes an axial tilt.  Or just as a funny looking ‘e’ or reversed ‘3’.

How Epsilon upper case and Epsilon lower case look in different fonts.

Here’s some examples of how the Epsilon upper case and Epsilon lower case symbols look in common Office fonts in Word 365. 

Epsilon uppercase and lowercase symbol codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the two symbols.

Use the Alt + X shortcut in Word for Windows, for example type 3b5 then Alt + X to enter ε  

Or enter the value into Character Code fields in Symbol dialog boxes to jump to that symbol. 

Epsilon uppercase  Ε        U+0395  

Epsilon lowercase  ε         U+03B5

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 Epsilon symbol using Character Code 0395.

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 10 Emoji Panel has the Epsilon symbol Ε.  Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.

Choose the Symbols tab (the third of the top row icons), then the Language Symbols section which is marked by the capital Ω.  To find the Epsilon letters, look in the second row.

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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.  

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 “Epsilon“ 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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