Wish to indicate a right angle without writing “right angle” or “90°”? Find out here **how to insert the right angle symbol** on right about any device (Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android, LaTeX etc.).

## First, Piece of Clothing in Saint Andrews

If you hit a ball of golf and it lands on a piece of clothing on St. Andrews’ famed course, worry not.

The rules from 1858 allow you to “draw the clothes from under the ball.” If a clothes-washing tub is in your way, remove it.

Now that we know what’s right and fair on the golf course, let’s turn to landing right angles on screens everywhere:

## How to Insert the Right Angle Symbol ( ⦜ ) on Windows, Mac and Mobile

### Using Copy and Paste

(Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android…)

Time needed: 2 minutes

To insert a symbol to indicate a right angle:

**Click***Copy*for the right-angle symbol you want to use in the table below.**Position the cursor where you want the symbol to appear.****Paste the right-angle sign.****Here’s how**: Press`Ctrl``V`(Windows, Linux) or`Command``V`(Mac).**Not looking right**: If the symbol does not look right, find a font that includes it (Lucida Sans Unicode, Noto Sans and DejaVu Sans are safe bets for most characters).

Right angle with indicator `⊾` | |

Right angle with dot `⦝` | |

Right angle with square `⦜` | |

Simple right angle `∟` |

Top left `⌜` | |

Bottom left `⌞` | |

Top right `⌝` | |

Bottom right `⌟` |

Triangular ruler `📐` |

Not just right angles: How to Insert the Angle Symbol in Word

### Windows: Using Character Map

To insert a right-angle sign using the Windows Character Map:

- Open Character Map.
**Using Start menu**: Press`Windows`for the start menu, start typing`character map`

and click the*Character Map*application. - Select
*Lucida Sans Unicode*under*Font :*. - Check
*Advanced view*. - Type
`right angle`

under*Search for :*. - Double-click the
*Right Angle*or*Right Angle With Arc*character.

**Alternatives**: On Windows, you can also use other methods to insert Unicode characters, of course; see below for the Unicode UTF codes for various right-angle characters.

### Mac: Using Character Viewer

To add a right-angle symbol on a Mac using Character Viewer:

- Select
*Edit | Emoji & Symbols*from the menu on a Mac.: Press**Mac keyboard shortcut**`Command``Control``Space`or`🌐`(globe) to quickly open Character Viewer or the emoji panel. - Type
`right angle`

in the search field.**Both dialogs**: This works in both the emoji dialog and Character Viewer. - Double-click the right angle sign you want to enter.

**Alternatives**: A Mac offers other ways to insert Unicode characters; you can use them to insert the symbols from the table below, of course.

Degrees: How to Find the Degrees Symbol ( ° ) on a Mac Keyboard

### iOS and Android: Using an Emoji Keyboard

You can use the triangular ruler emoji to indicate a right angle on iPhone and Android.

To insert the ruler:

- Open the emoji keyboard.
- Look for and insert 📐.
**Search**: Try searching for`ruler`

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Degrees: How to Type the Degrees Symbol ( ° ) on iPhone (Any Lang)

## How to Insert the Right Angle Symbol: FAQ

### Can I insert a right-angle sign using HTML?

Yes, you can use the Unicode codepoint equivalents to insert right angle symbols in HTML code:

Symbol | Unicode UTF-16 | HTML Entity |
---|---|---|

`⊾` | 0x22BE | ⊾ |

`⦝` | 0x299D | ⦝ |

`⦜` | 0x299C | ⦜ |

`∟` | 0x221F | ∟ |

`⌜` | 0x231C | ⌜ |

`⌞` | 0x231E | ⌞ |

`⌝` | 0x231D | ⌝ |

`⌟` | 0x231F | ⌟ |

`📐` | 0xD83D 0xDCD0 | 📐 |

### Is there a right-angle symbol for TeX and LaTeX?

No, there is no right-angle character built into LaTeX. You can resort to packages, though

#### amsmath

You can use the angle symbol, for example, from amsmath:

```
\usepackage{amsmath}
…
$\angle$ 90$^{\circ}$
$\angle{ABC}$ 90$^{\circ}$
```

This results in

.

#### unicode-math

With the unicode-math package, you can use Unicode symbols for right angles:

```
\usepackage{unicode-math}
…
$\rightangle$ --- right angle
$\measuredrightangle$ --- measured right angle
With very limited font support:
$\rightanglemdot$ --- measured right angle with dot
$\rightanglesqr$ --- right angle with square
```

The result is for the first two symbols

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As an alternative, you can construct your own right angle symbol in LaTeX.

*(How to insert the right angle symbol tested with Mac and Windows; first published October 2021, last updated March 2024)*