Anyone knows how to type a Simplified Chinese degree symbol (°) on a regular English keyboard? Thanks.
Chinese word processors have the option to use
U+2103 ℃ or
U+2104 ℉, to get over the typographical problem of displaying a degree much closer to the C or F than otherwise allowable in fullwidth text.
However, it is also true that the Chinese 度 is used more commonly in everyday text and in most newspapers; my personal contact with ℃ has been in academic papers.
Both of these are in the Unicode block "Letterlike Symbols", alongside ℏ, the "Planck constant Over Two Pi"
U+210F and Ω the Ohm sign
U+2126; most common is likely the ™ trademark sign
U+2122, also repurposed in modern Chinese's Internet slang.