The Yen is a currency symbol mostly used in Japan and China. It is called Yen in Japan and Renminbi or Yuan in China. It is the world’s third most traded currency in the Foreign Exchange Market after the US dollar and the Euro. This symbol looks like the Captial letter Y dashed with two horizontal lines at the center. There are many ways to insert the Japanese Yen symbol using the keyboard.
How to Type Japanese Yen Symbol on Windows
There are different ways to type the Yen symbol on Windows PC. They are listed below.
1. Using Shortcut Keys
To type the Yen symbol, enter the following combination of keys.
Alt Key + 0165 (or) Alt key + 157
2. Using Character Map
 Click on the Search icon displayed on the taskbar.
 Type Character Map and select it.
 A small menu will pop up on the screen. Tick the box placed near the option Advanced view.
 Locate and double-click the Yen symbol.
 The Yen symbol will automatically appear on the Characters to Copy box.
 Select the Copy button and open the document you intend to type the Yen symbol.
 Tap the cursor on a place and click Ctrl+V to paste the Yen symbol.
3. Using Insert Symbol Dialog Box
 Open the document and place the insertion pointer where you wish to add the Yen symbol.
 Navigate to the Insert tab.
 Select the Symbol category and then click More Symbols.
 A dialog box appears on the screen. Select Latin-1 Supplement from the Subset drop-down.
 Select Yen and click on the Insert button, or else double-click on the symbol to insert it directly on the document.
 Close the dialog box after inserting the Yen symbol.
4. Set a Shortcut for Yen Symbol on Microsoft Word
Using the Auto-correct feature on MS Word, you can create a custom shortcut for the Yen symbol.
 Launch the MS Word on your PC and go to the Insert tab.
 Click the Symbol category and tap More Symbols.
 Find and locate the Yen symbol and click on it.
 Click on the AutoCorrect option at the bottom left corner
 An Autocorrect dialog box opens up. Type YNS or any shortcut key for Yen Symbol under the option Replace.
 Finally, tap Add and click OK.
 Now, type the shortcut keys on the document and press Enter or Spacebar to type the Yen Symbol.
How to Type Japanese Yen Symbol on MacBook
The Japanese Yen symbol shortcut for MacBook is Option + Y keys. Press the keys on the keyboard to get Yen symbol (¥ )
Using Character Viewer
 Tap the cursor in a document to type the Yen symbol.
 Press the Ctrl+Cmd+Spacebar key to open the Character viewer.
 Navigate to the option Currency Symbols displayed on the left pane.
 Look for the Yen symbol and click it.
How to Get Yen Symbol on Smartphone
 Navigate to the place and tap the cursor where you want to type the Yen symbol.
 Press the 123 button at the bottom left corner.
 Press and hold down the Dollar sign until a menu pops up.
 Select the Yen Symbol to add it.
In addition to the above methods, you can also copy and paste the Yen symbol from any webpage or document and can place it at your desired location.
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Frequently Asked Questions
* Tap the 123 button on the virtual keyboard and long-press the Dollar symbol.
* Choose the Yen symbol to add it.
Press the Alt key + 0165 (Windows) or Options Key + Y (Mac) to type Yen Symbol.
Yes. You can type ¥ using the Symbols option on Word.