How to Type the Peso Sign (₱) on Computer or Smartphone

How to Type the Peso Sign (₱)

The Philippine peso sign (₱) is used to represent the currency of the Philippines, the Philippine peso. The sign (₱) is often seen in publications, but PHP may also be used as an abbreviation of the currency. Mexico currently uses the same currency but it uses the dollar sign ($) as its symbol instead of the peso sign (₱) therefore making the Philippine peso a unique symbol.

Unlike the dollar sign, the peso uses a unique symbol, the ₱, not available on standard computer keyboards, You must therefore use a special combination of keys to type it. The Philippine peso is represented with the local currency symbol, PHP, and is usually placed after a number to indicate that amount in Philippine pesos (for example, PHP 10,000). While most Filipinos know what it stands for, it would be better if more people started using the official symbol. 

In this article, we'll teach you how to insert a Philippine peso symbol into your laptop, desktop or smartphone.

Peso Sign Copy-and-Paste Shortcut

If you want to copy the peso sign for quick pasting into your document or application, we have provided an easy way to do so. Just click the Copy the Code button we provided below and the symbol will be copied instantly to your clipboard.

To paste the peso symbol, go to your document or application and then right-click and select Paste. You can also hit Ctrl + V.

How to Type the Peso Sign on a Windows Computer

To type the peso sign (₱) using your computer keyboard, hold down the Alt key while pressing 8369 on the number pad.

The keyboard shortcut to use is Alt + 8369.

Peso Sign on a Windows Computer

Note: Make sure that the number pad is active. To activate the number pad, press the Num Lock key.

An alternative way to type the peso symbol is by typing 20B1 (two, zero, letter b, one) and then pressing the Alt and X keys simultaneously.

The keyboard shortcut is 20B1 + Alt and X.

How to Insert the Peso Sign in Microsoft Word

Typing the peso sign in Microsoft Word can be done using the keyboard combinations mentioned earlier, but you can also insert it directly into your document if you want.

To insert the peso symbol in Microsoft Word, click the Insert tab, click the Symbol button (usually located on the rightmost portion), and then click More Symbols.

This will reveal the Symbol popup. On the Subset field, choose Currency Symbols, click the peso symbol (₱), and then click Insert.

Insert the Peso Sign in Microsoft Word

How to Insert the Peso Symbol Using Character Map

In some cases, using the keyboard combinations doesn’t work. This is where the Character Map tool in Windows 10 comes in handy. To launch Character Map, click the Windows icon, choose Windows Accessories, and then click Character Map.

Insert the Peso Symbol Using Character Map

Tick the Advanced view box and enter the word “peso” in the Search for box (make sure that the character set is Unicode). Press Enter or click Search.

Click the peso sign (₱) and then click the Select button. Click Copy.

Peso Symbol Using Character Map

You can now paste (Ctrl + V) it into your document or application.

How to Type the Peso Sign on Your Smartphone


Typing the peso sign on your Android mobile phone is very easy. On the mobile keyboard, just long-press the dollar symbol ($) and it will show several currency symbols, one of which is the peso symbol.

Peso Sign on Your Smartphone

iPhone (iOS)

If you’re an iPhone user, typing ₱ is also easy. You make it the default currency symbol on your keyboard. If you see $ on your keyboard when you go to the numbers and symbols, but not ₱, you may add Filipino as a language on your keyboard to make ₱ one of the currency symbol options on your keyboard. Here’s how:

1. Go to Settings.

2. Select General.

3. Tap Keyboard and then, click Keyboards.

4. Click Add new keyboard and select Filipino.

Once you do this, the peso sign should be one of the currency symbol options on your keyboard. When you hold the $ key, other currency symbol options would appear. Slide your finger to ₱ to select.


Now you know how to type the Peso sign in your different platforms such us Windows, Microsoft Word and Android. Learning about this symbol is as easy as pie. If everything is too difficult or complicated for you, you can simply copy the peso sign (₱) from this page.

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