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    ALT Key Codes for Special Characters List

    How to Type Special Characters with ALT Keyboard Sequences
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    12 May 2015
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    How to Type Special Characters with ALT Keyboard Sequences

    information   Information
    Many special characters are available that may not appear on your keyboard. This tutorial will show you how to type special characters using a list of ALT keyboard sequences.

    Did you ever want to, or need to, enter a special character that is not on your keyboard? Like 72 instead of 72 degrees?

    Or 9.99 instead of 9.99 British Pounds? And our EU friends, 19.95 instead of 19.95 Euros? Many more:

    ╛ --- the list goes on.

    This is not a registry hack or system tweak of any kind. It simply uses the built-in character set and the ALT key. This applies only to keyboards with a separate numeric keypad on the right. Simply press and hold the ALT key and enter the numeric code on the keypad. When you let go of the ALT key, the symbol appears.

    Examples: = ALT+0249 -- = ALT+248 -- = ALT+156

    Note   Note
    Here is a PDF with instructions and a copy of the table below.

    Special Characters Alt Keyboard Sequences.pdf



    To type a special character, using an Alt keyboard sequence:

    1. Press the Num Lock key to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.

    2. Press and hold the Alt key.

    3. While the Alt key is pressed, type the sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) from the Alt code in the table below.

    4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.


    Character Sequence
    backspace Alt 8
    tab Alt 9
    line break Alt 10
    Alt 15
    Alt 20
    Alt 21
    paste Alt 22
    space Alt 32
    ! Alt 33
    " Alt 34
    # Alt 35
    $ Alt 36
    % Alt 37
    & Alt 38
    ' Alt 39
    ( Alt 40
    ) Alt 41
    * Alt 42
    + Alt 43
    , Alt 44
    - Alt 45
    . Alt 46
    / Alt 47
    Alt 48
    1 Alt 49
    2 Alt 50
    3 Alt 51
    4 Alt 52
    5 Alt 53
    6 Alt 54
    7 Alt 55
    8 Alt 56
    9 Alt 57
    : Alt 58
    ; Alt 59
    < Alt 60
    = Alt 61
    > Alt 62
    ? Alt 63
    @ Alt 64
    A Alt 65
    B Alt 66
    C Alt 67
    D Alt 68
    Character Sequence
    E Alt 69
    F Alt 70
    G Alt 71
    H Alt 72
    I Alt 73
    J Alt 74
    K Alt 75
    L Alt 76
    M Alt 77
    N Alt 78
    O Alt 79
    P Alt 80
    Q Alt 81
    R Alt 82
    S Alt 83
    T Alt 84
    U Alt 85
    V Alt 86
    W Alt 87
    X Alt 88
    Y Alt 89
    Z Alt 90
    [ Alt 91
    \ Alt 92
    ] Alt 93
    ^ Alt 94
    _ Alt 95
    ` Alt 96
    a Alt 97
    b Alt 98
    c Alt 99
    d Alt 100
    e Alt 101
    f Alt 102
    g Alt 103
    h Alt 104
    i Alt 105
    j Alt 106
    k Alt 107
    l Alt 108
    m Alt 109
    n Alt 110
    o Alt 111
    p Alt 112
    Character Sequence
    q Alt 113
    r Alt 114
    s Alt 115
    t Alt 116
    u Alt 117
    v Alt 118
    w Alt 119
    x Alt 120
    y Alt 121
    z Alt 122
    { Alt 123
    | Alt 124
    } Alt 125
    ~ Alt 126
     Alt 127
    Alt 128
    Alt 129
    Alt 130
    Alt 131
    Alt 132
    Alt 133
    Alt 134
    Alt 135
    Alt 136
    Alt 137
    Alt 138
    Alt 139
    Alt 140
    Alt 141
    Alt 145
    Alt 146
    Alt 147
    Alt 148
    Alt 149
    Alt 150
    Alt 151
    Alt 152
    Alt 155
    Alt 156
    Alt 157
    P Alt 158
    Alt 159
    Alt 160
    Alt 161
    Character Sequence
    Alt 162
    Alt 163
    Alt 164
    Alt 165
    Alt 166
    Alt 167
    Alt 168
    Alt 170
    Alt 171
    Alt 172
    Alt 173
    Alt 174
    Alt 175
    Alt 179
    Alt 225
    Alt 230
    Alt 241
    Alt 248
    Alt 249
    Alt 250
    Alt 253
    Alt 0128
    Alt 0132
    Alt 0133
    Alt 0134
    Alt 0135
    Alt 0136
    Alt 0137
    Alt 0138
    Alt 0139
    Alt 0140
    Alt 0145
    Alt 0146
    Alt 0147
    Alt 0148
    Alt 0150
    Alt 0151
    Alt 0152
    Alt 0153
    Alt 0154
    Alt 0155
    Alt 0156
    Alt 0159
    Alt 0168
    Character Sequence
    Alt 0169
    Alt 0174
    Alt 0175
    Alt 0179
    Alt 0180
    Alt 0184
    Alt 0185
    Alt 0190
    Alt 0192
    Alt 0193
    Alt 0194
    Alt 0195
    Alt 0196
    Alt 0197
    Alt 0200
    Alt 0201
    Alt 0202
    Alt 0203
    Alt 0204
    Alt 0205
    Alt 0206
    Alt 0207
    Alt 0208
    Alt 0210
    Alt 0211
    Alt 0212
    Alt 0213
    Alt 0214
    Alt 0215
    Alt 0216
    Alt 0217
    Alt 0218
    Alt 0219
    Alt 0220
    Alt 0221
    Alt 0222
    Alt 0227
    Alt 0240
    Alt 0245
    Alt 0247
    Alt 0248
    Alt 0252
    Alt 0253
    Alt 0254
  1.    12 May 2015 #1

    Great tutorial and thanks for the PDF.

    Jeff
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 May 2015 #2

    Thanks for this PDF file list of special characters! It will come in very handy,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 7,882
    Windows 10
       12 May 2015 #3

    Thanks for the PDF too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 16,492
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       12 May 2015 #4

    Good one, tomcat.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 8,768
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       12 May 2015 #5

    Good stuff, thanks for sharing
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    12 May 2015 #6

    Thanks this will come in useful.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    12 May 2015 #7

    thanks for the pdf!
    Here is a treat for everyone ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠ Alt 3,4,5 and 6!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 May 2015 #8

    I find it easier to just press the key with 1 on it, instead of Alt+(numpad)49

    Thanks for posting the information and the portable doc.

    Every Windows has Charmap in Start | Windows Accessories. It's great if you need a one time character, but not as convenient as learning the few often typed characters such as the ones Dick mentioned.

    If you want to go further with characters, beyond this thread then you should take a peek at Charmap

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  9.    21 Mar 2016 #9

    What about this: ฏ๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎

    I don't even know how its made of how it works.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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