I would like to be able to view more Unicode characters on my iPhone—specifically, more mathematical operators and symbols. Most of these are not visible on iOS and either appear blank or as a question mark inside a box despite being directly accessible through the character viewer on a Mac.

How can I view these characters on iOS?

1 Answer 1


You would have to add fonts to your iOS device which contain the characters which are missing. This can be done with various apps from the app store, like Anyfont.

You might try the font Symbola.

  • Is there no way to do this for free? I am definitely not a savvy computer user, but could I somehow “load” the fonts from Mac to iPhone? Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 17:04
  • Sorry, it's not a simple process, that's why there are paid apps for it, I recommend you spring for the $1.99 Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 17:38
  • Wonderful! That's the perfect explanation! Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 20:06

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .