How to Make a Crown on the Keyboard

By Mark S. Baker

There are 26 letters used in the English language and they have both uppercase and lowercase versions. There are also a number of symbols to indicate specific things or emotions. A "$" is used for money, the "@" indicates the word at and has become an important symbol in creating emails. A "?" used properly indicates a question. But there are thousands of symbols that can be created using either the Unicode or ASCII character encoding systems. If you are writing a paper and are interested in using a crown for emphasis, you only need to follow a couple of steps using Unicode to place a crown in your paper.

Step 1

Access your word processing program by clicking the desktop icon for the program or through the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the desktop.

Step 2

Open a blank document. Click on the "Insert" tab along the top of the document window.

Step 3

Click on the "Symbol" icon on the upper right-hand side of the document window. Click on the "More Symbols" link.

Step 4

Search for "Segoe UI Symbol" in the drop-down box for "Font" under the "Symbols" tab. Scroll about halfway down. Click on one of the four options for crowns -- which are related to chess king and queen symbols (two black and two white). Place your cursor on the symbol you wish to use, then click the "Insert" button. The symbol will now appear on your document.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also type the symbol manually. Be sure the "Num Lock" key on the number pad has been pressed and the light is on. Type 265b, then hold down the "Alt" key and hit the "X" key -- the black queen crown will appear. The codes for the other crowns:
  • White queen crown: 2655
  • Black king crown: 265a
  • White king crown: 2654