I went to: Text → Glyphs → and found the symbol. However, I can't get it from the window box to the artboard.

I've searched Google & YouTube, but cannot find the answer. How do I type in the Registered ‎® symbol in Inkscape?

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    If you are lazy (like I am) google the symbol as unicode, cut and paste. – DA01 Jun 30 '14 at 1:43
  • Most programs will let you type Option (Mac)/ Alt (PC) and the letter R to get the Registered symbol. Haven't used Inkscape yet. – ispaany Jun 30 '15 at 15:09

Open the Glyphs panel (Text → Glyphs). Select a text element. Click on the glyph you want, and click the Append button in the bottom-right.

GIF screencast of the same

If you want it in your clipboard, double-click the glyph to add it to the text-field in the bottom left of the panel—you can copy it from there.

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Follow these steps to insert the registered symbol using Unicode in Inkscape:

  1. Start a text area.
  2. Press Ctrl+U
  3. Type 00AE and hit enter. Keep your eye on the bottom status bar, to preview the symbol being inserted.
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If using Linux like Ubuntu, You may use (GNOME) Tweaks to set the option.

Check out this Compose Key with Gnome Tweaks

And view the compose file with

gedit /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose 
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