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, 2014 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, 2015 at 15:09

3 Answers 3


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.


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.

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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