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Windows key character that displays on non-Windows systems (like Mac)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/08

Though there is a Unicode character for the Apple Command Key, there is none for the Windows Key.

The Windows font WinDings does have a character 255 for it, but that font usually is not installed on non-Windows systems. There it will look like Unicode Character ‘LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS’ (U+00FF)

This Unicode code point comes closest to the Windows key: Unicode Character ‘SQUARED PLUS’ (U+229E) and is used by Windows Key page on WikiPedia.

  • The WinDings character looks like this: ÿ
    (non no Windows systems, it will look like an y with two dots on it: ÿ)
  • The Unicode Codepoint U+229E like this: ⊞
    Not a complete match, but pretty close.

The Unicode code points for Mac modifier keys are these:


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