Keyboard Shortcuts – Windows ALT-Codes and Symbols

Symbol Alt Codes Symbol Alt Codes Symbol Alt Codes

Common Alt-key

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 Space 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 ~ 126
 127 128  139
130 ƒ 131 132
133 134 135
ˆ 136 137 Š 138
139 Œ 140  141
Ž 142  143  144
145 146 147
148 149 150
151 ˜ 152 153
š 154 155 œ 156
 157 ž 158 Ÿ 159
160 ¡ 161 ¢ 162
£ 163 ¤ 164 ¥ 165
¦ 166 § 167 ¨ 168
© 169 ª 170 « 171
¬ 172 ­ 173 ® 174
¯ 175 ° 176 ± 177
² 178 ³ 179 ´ 180
µ 181 182 183
¸ 184 ¹ 185 º 186
» 187 ¼ 188 ½ 189
¾ 190 ¿ 191 À 192
Á 193 Â 194 Ă 195
Ä 196 Å 197 Æ 198
Ç 199 È 200 É 201
Ê 202 Ë 203 ̀ 204
Í 205 Î 206 Ï 207
Đ 208 Ñ 209 ̉ 210
Ó 211 Ô 212 Ơ 213
Ö 214 × 215 Ø 216
Ù 217 Ú 218 Û 219
Ü 220 Ư 221 ̃ 222
ß 223 à 224 á 225
â 226 ă 227 ä 228
å 229 æ 230 ç 231
è 232 é 233 ê 234
ë 235 ́ 236 í 237
î 238 ï 239 đ 240
ñ 241 ̣ 242 ó 243
ô 244 ơ 245 ö 246
÷ 247 ø 248 ù 249
250 û 251 ü 252
ư 253 254 0128
0132 0133 0134
0135 ˆ 0136 0137
Š 0138 0139 Œ 0140
0145 0146 0147
0148 0150 0151
˜ 0152 0153 š 0154
0155 œ 0156 Ÿ 0159
¨ 0168 © 0169 ® 0174
¯ 0175 ³ 0179 ´ 0180
¸ 0184 ¹ 0185 ¾ 0190

Alt key (for MS Word, Powerpoint,…)

9728 9729 9730
9731 9732 9733
9734 9735 9736
9742 9743 9745
9746 9747 9760
9761 9762 9763
9764 9765 9766
9767 9768 9769
9770 9774 9775
9784 9797 9798
9799 9800 9801
9802 9803 9804
9805 9806 9807
9808 9809 9810
Ώ 9811 9812 9813
9814 9815 9816
9817 9818 9819
9820 9821 9822
9823 9998 9999
10000 10003 10005
10014 10015 10017

List of Alt Codes for entering characters with accents

Letter A
À 0192 Á 0193 Â 0194
à 0195 ã 0227 Ā 0256
ā 0257 Ă 0258 ă 0259
Ą 0260 ą 0261 Ǎ 0461
ǎ 0462 Ǻ 0506 ǻ 0507
7840 7841 7842
7843 7844 7845
7846 7847 7848
7849 7850 7851
7852 7853 7854
7855 7856 7857
7858 7859 7860
7861 7862 7863
Letter C
Ć 0262 ć 0263 Ĉ 0264
ĉ 0265 Ċ 0266 ċ 0267
Č 0268 č 0269
Letter D
Ď 0270 ď 0271 Đ 0272
đ 0273
Letter E
È 0200 Ê 0202 Ë 0203
Ē 0274 ē 0275 Ĕ 0276
ĕ 0277 Ė 0278 ė 0279
Ę 0280 ę 0281 Ě 0282
ě 0283 7864 7865
7866 7867 7868
7869 7870 ế 7871
7872 7873 7874
7875 7876 7877
7878 7879
Letter G
Ĝ 0284 ĝ 0285 Ğ 0286
ğ 0287 Ġ 0288 ġ 0289
Ģ 0290 ģ 0291
Letter H
Ĥ 0292 ĥ 0293 Ħ 0294
ħ 0295
Letter I
Ì 0204 Í 0205 Î 0206
Ï 0207 Ĩ 0296 ĩ 0297
Ī 0298 ī 0299 Ĭ 0300
ĭ 0301 Į 0302 į 0303
İ 0304 ı 0305 Ǐ 0463
ǐ 0464 7880 7881
7882 7883
Letter J
Ĵ 0308 ĵ 0309
Letter K
Ķ 0310 ķ 0311
Letter L
Ĺ 0313 ĺ 0314 Ļ 0315
ļ 0316 Ľ 0317 ľ 0318
Ŀ 0319 ŀ 0320 Ł 0321
ł 0322 8467
Letter N
Ń 0323 ń 0324 Ņ 0325
ņ 0326 Ň 0327 ň 0328
ʼn 0329
Letter O
Ò 0210 Ó 0211 Ô 0212
Õ 0213 õ 0245 Ø 0216
ø 0248 Ō 0332 ō 0333
Ŏ 0334 ŏ 0335 Ő 0336
ő 0337 Ơ 0416 ơ 0417
Ǒ 0465 ǒ 0466 Ǿ 0510
7884 7885 7886
7887 7888 7889
7890 7891 7892
7893 7894 7895
7896 7897 7898
7899 7900 7901
7902 7903 7904
7905 7906 7907
Letter R
Ŕ 0340 ŕ 0341 Ŗ 0342
ŗ 0343 Ř 0344 ř 0345
Letter S
Ś 0346 ś 0347 Ŝ 0348
ŝ 0349 Ş 0350 ş 0351
Š 0352 š 0353
Letter T
Ţ 0354 ţ 0355 Ť 0356
ť 0357 Ŧ 0358 ŧ 0359
Letter U
Ù 0217 Ú 0218 Û 0219
Ũ 0360 ũ 0361 Ū 0362
ū 0363 Ŭ 0364 ŭ 0365
Ů 0366 ů 0367 Ű 0368
ű 0369 Ų 0370 ų 0371
Ư 0431 ư 0432 Ǔ 0467
ǔ 0468 Ǖ 0469 ǖ 0470
Ǘ 0471 ǘ 0472 Ǚ 0473
ǚ 0474 Ǜ 0475 ǜ 0476
7908 7909 7910
7911 7912 7913
7914 7915 7916
7917 7918 7919
7920 7921
Letter W
Ŵ 0372 ŵ 0373 7808
7809 7810 7811
7812 7813
Letter Y
Ý 0221 ý 0253 ý 0376
Ŷ 0374 ŷ 0375 7922
7923 7924 7925
7926 7927 7928
7929
Letter Z
Ź 0377 ź 0378 Ż 0379
ż 0380 Ž 0381 ž 0382

Talking about Alt Key Codes

Have you ever seen an emoji yin yang or special arrow typed onto a page, while the standard keyboard shouldn’t have access to these characters? Unbeknownst to most, these people are actually using Alt Key Codes to create these pictures. 

One thing worth noting, Alt Keys are characters not directly displayed on your keyboard. They can be typed onto a blank page by using the Alt key while typing a number associated with that certain symbol.

For example, typing the division symbol (÷) requires an Alt Key Code of Alt+0247. This is how we generate all of our amazing Fancy Text.

There is a copious assortment of Alt key codes —varying from letters of the alphabet with accents or tones placed over them, to useful writing tools such as bullet points.

With an abundance of Alt keys, there should be no surprise of the grandiose amount of Alt Key Codes needed to create these characters.

Application of Alt Key Codes

Also, the uses of Alt Key Codes aren’t only restricted for entertainment purposes. Alt key characters are extremely accommodating when writing a letter, or a copyright protection. In fact, some characters can be compulsory applications to making spreadsheets on Excel.

Generating Alt Key Codes is child’s play. Unicode values are also available, though should only be used within HTML. In order to type Alt Key Codes for a special character, follow the detailed instructions below.

Typing Alt Key Codes

The first step is making sure the Number Lock on your keyboard has been switched on. Many laptops do not have a separate numeric bad; thus unable to toggle Num Lock Some laptops provide Numpad input by holding the Fn key on your keyboard consecutively with the Alt key.

Don’t forget, if Num Lock is inactive or disabled, unexpected results may occur, due to characters being associated with numerous tasks—such as Alt+4 acting as a back page. 

Now once the Number Lock is turned on, press and hold down the Alt key. Be sure to hold the key on the left side of your keyboard. The right Alt may not produce results for certain browsers.

From this point, use numbers from the keypad. Not the top number board (unless using a laptop)—Type the Alt code for the character or symbol you wish to use.

Finally, releasing the Alt key codes should create your character. 

Things to Note 

  • First of all, some programs may not accept Alt Key Codes. Microsoft Word is one example, due to the Alt key acting as a shortcut feature for different functions. In the case of applying special characters or symbols into Microsoft Word, we recommend copy and pasting the specific symbol. 
  • Next to note, Linux cannot administer Alt Key Codes. There doesn’t seem to be any use for Alt Codes, considering Linux has access to additional symbols via Shift+Ctrl+U
  • Finally, the issue with characters not able to be displayed is historical. In increasing processing power from 8 to 16 to 32 to 64-bit computing, more characters became available. And again, from 127 to 256 to 65,000-bit. The first set of characters was called American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCI). The American National Standards Institute was adopted afterwards (ANSI), and finally the Unicode system.