Alt Codes

When you need to add those odd symbols — Use Alt Codes

You know those little copyright and registered symbols, and how about those en-dash and em-dash symbols?   Here’s how…

Source: Alt-Codes

You can also visit Penn State’s Alt Codes for Windows as a good reference, though limited.

This PC World article has a ton of great Alt-Code examples… I just wish the examples weren’t just images on the page, but the descriptions and library of them presented is great.

The Checkbox Symbol…

I’m still trying to find an Alt Code that works for making little checkboxes like:
☐ to-do ☑ completed ☒ postponed

Alt Codes, the all alt code values list for special characters and symbols.
Check to learn how to use Alt-Codes? for special characters and symbols.

The all Alt Codes for special charecters and symbols

Symbol Alt Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
§ 21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
spc 32
! 33
34
# 35
$ 36
% 37
& 38
39
( 40
) 41
* 42
+ 43
, 44
- 45
. 46
/ 47
0 48
1 49
2 50
3 51
4 52
5 53
6 54
7 55
8 56
9 57
: 58
; 59
< 60
= 61
> 62
? 63
@ 64
A 65
B 66
C 67
D 68
E 69
F 70
G 71
H 72
I 73
J 74
K 75
L 76
M 77
N 78
O 79
P 80
Q 81
R 82
S 83
T 84
U 85
V 86
W 87
X 88
Y 89
Z 90
[ 91
\ 92
] 93
^ 94
_ 95
` 96
a 97
b 98
c 99
d 100
e 101
f 102
g 103
h 104
i 105
j 106
k 107
l 108
m 109
n 110
o 111
p 112
q 113
r 114
s 115
t 116
u 117
v 118
w 119
x 120
y 121
z 122
{ 123
| 124
} 125
Symbol Alt Code
~ 126
127
Ç 128
ü 129
é 130
â 131
ä 132
à 133
å 134
ç 135
ê 136
ë 137
è 138
ï 139
î 140
ì 141
Ä 142
Å 143
É 144
æ 145
Æ 146
ô 147
ö 148
ò 149
û 150
ù 151
ÿ 152
Ö 153
Ü 154
¢ 155
£ 156
¥ 157
158
ƒ 159
á 160
í 161
ó 162
ú 163
ñ 164
Ñ 165
ª 166
º 167
¿ 168
169
¬ 170
½ 171
¼ 172
¡ 173
« 174
» 175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
α 224
ß 225
Γ 226
π 227
Σ 228
σ 229
µ 230
τ 231
Φ 232
Θ 233
Ω 234
δ 235
236
φ 237
ε 238
239
240
± 241
242
243
244
245
÷ 246
247
° 248
249
· 250
Symbol Alt Code
251
252
² 253
254
255
0128
0130
ƒ 0131
0132
0133
0134
0135
ˆ 0136
0137
Š 0138
0139
Π0140
Ž 0142
0145
0146
0147
0148
0149
0150 dash
0151 em dash
˜ 0152
0153
š 0154
0155
œ 0156
ž 0158
Ÿ 0159
¡ 0161
¢ 0162
£ 0163
¤ 0164
¥ 0165
¦ 0166
§ 0167
¨ 0168
© 0169
ª 0170
« 0171
¬ 0172
® 0174
¯ 0175
° 0176
± 0177
² 0178
³ 0179
´ 0180
µ 0181
0182
· 0183
¸ 0184
¹ 0185
º 0186
» 0187
¼ 0188
½ 0189
¾ 0190
¿ 0191
À 0192
Á 0193
 0194
à 0195
Ä 0196
Å 0197
Æ 0198
Ç 0199
È 0200
É 0201
Ë 0203
Ì 0204
Í 0205
Î 0206
Ï 0207
Ð 0208
Ñ 0209
Ò 0210
Ó 0211
Ô 0212
Õ 0213
Ö 0214
× 0215
Ø 0216
Ù 0217
Ú 0218
Û 0219
Ü 0220
Ý 0221
Þ 0222
ß 0223
à 0224
á 0225
â 0226
ã 0227
ä 0228
å 0229
æ 0230
ç 0231
è 0232
é 0233
ê 0234
ë 0235
ì 0236
í 0237
î 0238
ï 0239
ð 0240
ñ 0241
ò 0242
ó 0243
ô 0244
õ 0245
ö 0246
÷ 0247
ø 0248
ù 0249
ú 0250
û 0251
ü 0252
ý 0253
þ 0254
ÿ 0255

How to type an Alt Symbol on keyboard?

For example, let’stype a degree symbol by using it’s Alt Code value on the keyboard.

  • Make sure you switch on the NumLock,
  • press and hold down the Alt key,
  • type the Alt Code value of the degree symbol 0176 on the numeric pad,
  • release the Alt key and you got a ° degree symbol.

** Above mentioned procedure is not aplicable for MacOS.

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