C Cedilla: How to Type “Ç” or “ç”

What is a Cedilla (¸)

Cedilla” and “cedille” both refer to the same diacritical mark (¸) placed underneath the letter “c“. The term “cedille” is commonly used in French, while “C cedilla” is more commonly used in English and other languages.

C Cedilla

The cedilla is often confused with the comma, but it is important to note that they are two different symbols. The cedilla is always attached to the bottom of the letter “ç” C with a tail while the comma appears above the baseline of the text.

How to type C with Cedilla

Here are some ways to type the c cedilla on different devices and operating systems:

How to make ç in Word

  1. Place the cursor where you want to insert the c with cedilla.
  2. Press and hold the “Ctrl key” and “comma” keys (“,”) simultaneously.
  3. Release both keys.
  4. Press the “c” key.

Alternatively, you can use MS Word Symbol-

  1. Click on the “Insert” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Click on “Symbol” and select “More Symbols”.
  3. In the “Subset” drop-down menu, select “Latin-1 Supplement”.
  4. Select the “ç” character and click “Insert”.
C with Cedilla

On Mac

  1. Press and hold the Option key on your keyboard.
  2. While holding the Option key, press the letter “c”.
  3. Release both keys at the same time.

C with cedilla Windows character map

Character Map is a built-in Windows application that allows users to view and select various characters and symbols, including the c-cedilla. Here are the steps to use the Character Map to type C-cedilla on Windows:

Open the Start menu and search for “Character Map” or “charmap.exe”.

Click on the Character Map application to open it.

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Type “cedilla” in the search box then Select the c-cedilla character from the list of available characters.

C Cedille

Click on the “Copy” button to copy the character to the clipboard.

Paste the character in the desired location by pressing “Ctrl + V” or right-clicking and selecting “Paste”.


Type the c-cedilla (ç) on an Android device

  1. Open the app where you want to type the c-cedilla, such as Messages or Gmail.
  2. Tap on the text box to bring up the keyboard.
  3. Long-press the letter “c” on the keyboard to bring accented characters.
  4. Select the c-cedilla (the letter “c” with a cedilla) from the pop-up menu

C cedilla on keyboard

Use C with tail keyboard shortcut that you can use on Windows PC

For Capital C cedilla – “Alt + 0199” > Ç

For Small c cedilla – “Alt + 0231” > ç

Unicode C cedilla Character code

  • For lowercase c-cedilla is “U+00E7”
  • For the uppercase C-cedilla, it is “U+00C7”

C Cedilla Alt code

In Windows PC, hold down the Alt key and type 0231 on the numeric keypad i.e, “Alt + 0231”.

C with cedilla copy paste

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