This is a very thorough guide with several methods you can use to insert or type the C with Cedilla Symbol or C Cedilla Sign (Ç) anywhere like Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, whether you are using the Windows or on Mac keyboard. You’ll learn all the easy methods including the C Cedilla Alt code shortcut.

Without any wasting much time, let’s get started.

Quick Guide for typing the C Cedilla symbol (Ç)

To type the C with Cedilla Symbol anywhere on your PC or Laptop keyboard (like in Microsoft Word or Excel), press Option + Shift + C shortcut for Mac. And if you are using Windows, simply press down the Alt key and type 0231 or 0199 using the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard.

However, to type the C with Cedilla sign for Microsoft Word users, press Ctrl + [ , ], [ C ]. To use this shortcut, simultaneously press and release the Control and the Comma keys [Ctrl] + [ , ], then hit the [C] key once.  Alternatively, just type 00E7 and then press Alt + X to get the Ç sign.

The table below contains everything you need to know to be able to type this symbol on both Windows and Mac.

Name of SymbolC with Cedilla
Symbol TextÇ
Lowercase Alt Code0231
Uppercase Alt Code0199
Windows ShortcutAlt + 0231 or 0199
Lowercase Shortcut – MacOption + C
Uppercase Shortcut – MacOption + Shift + C
Shortcut in Word-100E7, Alt+X
Shortcut in Word-2Ctrl + [ , ] , [ C ]
c with cedilla shortcuts for both windows and Mac

Whether you are using Windows or Mac, the above information is enough for you to write the Ç sign anywhere including your Word/Excel document.

However, if you are not satisfied with this quick help, keep reading below as I will explain in detail, how to get the C with Cedilla symbol or any other symbol anywhere on your Mac or Windows PC like in MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint.

As you may already know, there are several dual-purpose keys on the keyboard for both Windows and Mac. That is to say that there are symbols readily available as second keys on the keyboard. Just by pressing two or more keys simultaneously, you can easily insert such symbols into your work. For instance, pressing Shift + 6 keys give you the Caret (^) sign.

However, other symbols aren’t printed on the keyboard as second keys. This makes it difficult to type. One of these symbols is the C with Cedilla symbol (Ç).

Typing becomes very difficult for you if you need to add some of these symbols regularly into your work.

But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Especially now that you are reading this step-by-step guide.

How to Insert C with Cedilla symbol in Word/Excel

In the following sections, I will show you all the easy ways to type or insert this symbol (Ç) anywhere on your Windows or Mac PC (such as Word or Excel or PowerPoint).

In a couple of minutes, I’ll explain several methods you can use to get this (Ç) and any other symbol as and when the need arises.

As a quick guide, press Ctrl + [ , ] , [ C ] on your keyboard to type the C with Cedilla symbol in Microsoft Word. This shortcut works in MS Word only. For Windows users outside MS Word, press down the Alt key and type 0231 or 0199 alt code on your numeric keypad. You can also press Option + C on Mac.

However, without any further ado, below are the methods explained into details.

Method 1: C with Cedilla Symbol Shortcuts (Windows and Mac)

The C with Cedilla Symbol Shortcut for Mac is Option + C for lowercase and Option + Shift + C for uppercase.

Windows has several shortcuts, some of which works only in Microsoft Word.

However, there’s a Windows shortcut for the C with Cedilla Sign that works across all applications. It is the alt code shortcut which is Alt + 0231 for lowercase or Alt + 0199 for uppercase(will be discussed in the next section).

c with cedilla shortcuts for both windows and Mac

The C with Cedilla Symbol shortcut for Microsoft Word is Ctrl + [ , ] , [ C ] or 00E7, Alt X.

These shortcuts work in Microsoft Word Only.

To use this shortcut on Windows (for Word), obey the following instructions:

  • Place the insertion pointer in the right place.
  • Press [Ctrl] + [ , ] simultaneously and then press the [ C ] key once. This shortcut will insert the C with Cedilla Symbol for you. To press this shortcut, simultaneously press and release both the [Ctrl] and the Comma [,] keys, then hit once on [C].
  • Alternatively, type 00E7 on your keyboard, then press Alt + X. This will convert the numbers into the C with Cedilla symbol at where you place the insertion pointer.

Below is a breakdown on how to use the C with Cedilla symbol shortcut for Mac:

  • First of all, place the insertion pointer where you need to insert the symbol.
  • Now, using the Mac keyboard, Press Option +  C or Option + Shift + C simultaneously.
C with cedilla shortcut Mac

This shortcut should insert the symbol for you on your Mac PC.

In the next section, I’ll show you how to use the C with Cedilla Symbol Alt Code to type the symbol on your keyboard.

Method 2: C with Cedilla Symbol Alt Code (Windows)

The C with Cedilla (Ç) Symbol Alt Code is 0231 for lowercase or 0199 for uppercase.

Every symbol in Word has a unique code that you can use to insert the symbol into your document. This code is well known as “Alt code”.

Below are the steps to type this symbol on your keyboard (using the Alt code provided above:

  • Press the num lock key to enable the numeric keypad. Use Fn key + NumLk keys to turn on Num Lock on laptops without the numeric keypad.
  • Press and hold the Alt key and type 0231 or 0199 using the numeric keypad.
  • After typing the Alt code (i.e. 0231 or 0199), release the [Alt] key you pressed down.
Illustration of C with cedilla alt code on keyboard

As soon as you release the Alt Key, the C with Cedilla (Ç) symbol should appear in your document.

Method 3: Copy and paste C with Cedilla symbol

Use the button below to copy and paste the C with Cedilla symbol for your work.

My favorite method for inserting symbols I can’t easily type is copy and paste.

With this method, all you need to do is google the symbol you need to type, then copy it from one of the search results provided. Once you get the symbol into your document, you can always recopy and paste it as and when the need arises.

Use the button above to get this symbol on your clipboard.

There is another way to copy this and any other symbol on Windows. It involved using the Windows Character Map.

Obey the steps below to copy and paste any symbol using the character map.

  • Search for the Character map app by clicking on the Start button.
  • The Character map app will show up in the search results. Click on it to launch.
searching for character map to copy and paste symbols
  • After the Character Map window opens up, click to check the Advance View checkbox to expand the window for more advanced options.
Advanced view of the Character map dialog box
  • On the Advanced View section, type Cedilla in the search box.
  • The symbol you searched for (i.e. letters with the Cedilla symbols) will now appear on the Character map. Double click on it to select it. You’ll see that the symbol appears in the Characters to copy text box. This allows you to select and copy several symbols at the same time.
copy and paste c cedilla symbol
  • After selecting the symbol, you wish to copy, click on the Copy button.
  • Switch over to wherever you need the symbol, whether in MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint and press Ctrl + V to paste.

This is how you may copy and paste the C with Cedilla sign using the Character Map on Windows.

Method 4: Using Insert Symbol Dialog

This approach isn’t as straight forward as the shortcut methods. But it’s fairly simple.

And once you get the symbol into your document, you can always copy and paste it again as and when you need it in your work.

Below are the steps to insert the C with Cedilla Sign in Word using the insert symbol dialog.

  • Go to the Insert tab.
Go to the Insert tab
  • On the Insert tab, click the Symbol button and choose More Symbols…
More Symbols

These few clicks will bring up the Symbol dialog box.

  • Locate the Symbol you want to insert.

To easily find the C with Cedilla symbol on the Symbols window, look at the top right area of the dialog and select Latin-1 Supplement in the Subset: drop-down list. The C with Cedilla symbol you want to insert is in this category and should appear.

  • Select the symbol, and then click on the Insert button.
Inserting c cedilla symbol in Word or Excel

Alternatively, double-clicking on the symbol will also insert the symbol into your document.

  • Click the Close button.

This is how you may insert a C with Cedilla symbol in Word using the insert symbol dialog.

Method 5: Word’s AutoCorrect for the C with Cedilla Sign

You can also type the C with Cedilla Symbol using the AutoCorrect feature in Word.

It is a feature in MS Word designed for correcting spelling mistakes like thsi to this.

Using this AutoCorrect Feature, you can assign a short code to the C with Cedilla symbol (such as CWC).

This way, whenever you type the text CWC, Word will think that you actually wanted to type Ç and will convert it into the C with Cedilla symbol for you automatically.

See illustration below:

creating a custom c with cedilla shortcut in Word

What makes this method interesting is that you can assign your own custom shortcut or short code to the symbol and Word will automatically insert the symbol whenever you type the code.

Without further ado, below are the steps you can use to type C with Cedilla symbol in Word using AutoCorrect.

  • Go to the Insert tab.
Go to the Insert tab
  • On the Insert tab, go to Symbol and then click More Symbols… The Symbol windows will appear.
More Symbols
  • Locate the C with Cedilla symbol, then click to select it.
  • Click on the AutoCorrect… button to display the AutoCorrect window.
creating a custom c with cedilla shortcut in Word
  • In the AutoCorrect dialog box, enter the following:

Replace: CWC

With: Ç

creating a custom c with cedilla shortcut in Word
  • Click Add, and then then hit the OK button.

Now, word will automatically insert the C with Cedilla symbol into your document whenever you type CWC.

creating a custom c with cedilla shortcut in Word

However, below are some few things to note when you are using the AutoCorrect Method to insert the C with Cedilla sign.

  • AutoCorrect is case sensitive. Meaning if you type cnt (in lowercase), Word will not convert it into the C with Cedilla sign unless you type CWC (in uppercase).
  • If there is any text before or after the AutoCorrect text, Word will consider the AutoCorrect text as part of the text and hence will not convert it to the C with Cedilla symbol. For example, XCWC will not get converted, but X CWC will get converted to X Ç.

Conclusion

As you can see, these are the various ways you may insert or type the C with Cedilla symbol in Word/Excel with or without using the keyboard.

My favorite method is using the copy and paste method followed by the shortcut in Word for both Windows and Mac. The Alt Code method also comes simple.

For any comments or questions about this guide, please let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.