Home » Articles » Computers, Tricks, Tips

How to type Square ² in Computer Keyboard?

Square unit is a superscript numerical 2 set above the baseline. Examples are cm², m², km², ft² etc. You usually encounter these units but have you ever wondered how to write or type ² (squared) in computer keyboard?... Here are some guide and tips for you to learn:

1. You can make x² (squared) or superscript 2 by typing this keyboard shortcut:
  • Hold Alt while typing 0178

2. You can also create ² through the Character Map of Windows OS software:
  • Go to Start Menu --> All Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> Character Map.
Windows Start Menu All Programs


Character Map Start Menu


  • Find and click the superscript 2 (²) and then, click the Select button.

squared 2
squared (²) in Character Map


  • The superscript 2 (²) will appear in the blank field. Click the Copy button to copy it. And you can paste anywhere you want for example in the Microsoft Word, Notepad, or in a website, etc.

Copy Square 2



3. And the easiest part to create a square (²) or superscript 2 is by copying any of the sample characters below. They vary in sizes and you can adjust them later after pasting in a word processor.
  • ²
  • ²
  • ²
  • ²
Squared applied in metric unit:
  • mm² - square millimeter
  • cm² - square centimeter
  • m² - square meter
  • km² - square kilometer
  • ft² - square feet
  • in² - square inch
"How to type Square ² in Computer Keyboard?" was written by under the Computers, Tricks, Tips category. It has been read times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on .
Rating: 0.0/0
Warning! When posting comments, strictly observe correct spelling. Avoid incomplete words such as TY (as Thank You), Pls as Please, gud as good, dpt as dapat, etc. You can comment in English or Tagalog. If you will not follow this simple instruction, your comment(s) will not be accepted or published.
Name *:
Email:
Code *:
Total comments: 0