How to insert the Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ fraction or symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook. Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.
Zero Thirds ↉ symbol (officially called ‘Vulgar Fraction Zero Thirds’) is a rarely used Baseball scoring symbol. The best explanation we could find was a Japanese Wikipedia page, here’s a translation.
There’s also a Wikipedia discussion
How Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ looks in different fonts.
We could only find ↉ in two regular Windows/Office fonts; Tahoma and Times New Roman.
It’s not in the fonts we’d usually expect unusual characters to live, such as Arial Unicode MS and Segoe UI Symbol.
Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ codes
These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Zero Thirds (Baseball) or ↉
Decimal: 8585 Hex:
(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)
Word and Outlook
The Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.
Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut
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 Zero Thirds (Baseball) symbol, most easily using Unicode Hex 2189
In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.
Alt + 8585
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 Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ symbol:
- Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.
- Search for “ Thirds “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need among a small set of results.
Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.
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