There will be times when you want to type a character that does not appear on your keyboard. The purpose of this thread is to show how you can type characters with just a few keystrokes using keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts, once generated, will propagate themselves throughout your Apple system, so if you generate one one your iPhone, it will be available on your Mac and vice versa, so I'll supply multiple methods for generating them and using them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Setting up a keyboard shortcut on an iPhone or iPad. Assume you wanted to be able to type the Greek letter π. First step is to get a hold of the character. On the iPhone, it's easy. Go to Settings/GeneralKeyboard/Keyboards/Add New Keyboard and select Greek. Now, still in keyboards, go to Text Replacement, hit the + key at the top of the screen, touch the globe key that has now appeared on your keyboard until the keyboard changes to Greek, then type π into the Phrase field. Now type the keystrokes that you want to use into the Shortcut field. I use /pi. The reason for the forward slash is so that I don't get π every time I type "pi". Once you have set up the shortcut, if you want to delete the Greek keyboard, you can do do by selecting it in Keyboards, sliding to the left over the name and hitting the delete button that appears. Within a few seconds, the keyboard shortcut will be available on any macOS or iOS device on your network.