How to insert a special character using either the “ALT” key or Character Codes methods.

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How to insert a special character using either the “ALT” key or Character Codes methods.

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Added by May 30, 2013

Have you ever seen a special character in a document and wondered how did the author do that? The secret is to use either the “ALT” key or typing the Character Code and immediately pressing ALT-X.

If using the “ALT” key method you must use your computer’s numeric keypad. The number keys across the top of the keyboard will not work. Use the following step to insert special characters:

  1. Make certain the Num Lock key is activated.
  2. Depress the “ALT” key.
  3. While pressing the “ALT” key type the number for the below tables for the desired character.
  4. Release the “ALT” key

If using the Character Code method, use the following step to insert the special character, use the following steps:

  1. Type in the Character Code from the tables below.
  2. Press ALT-X.

The tables below are only a scratch on the surface for all the characters that are available on the keyboard. Have fun and explore.

 

Shapes

 

 

 

 

 

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

1

263A

19

203C

2

263B

20

00B6

3

2665

22

25AC

4

2666

23

 

5

2663

24

2191

6

2660

25

2193

11

2642

26

2192

12

2640

27

2190

13

266A

29

2194

14

266B

30

25B2

15

263C

31

25BC

16

25BA

«

174

00AB

17

25C4

»

175

00BB

18

2195

°

248

00B0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal

 

 

 

 

 

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

§

21

00A7

®

0174

00AE

0134

2020

8453

2105

0135

2021

8470

2116

0153

2122

Ω

8486

2126

©

0169

00A9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math

 

 

 

 

 

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

π

 

03C0

8531

2153

½

0171

00BD

8532

2154

¼

0172

00BC

8539

215B

±

0177

00B1

8540

215C

¾

0190

00BE

8541

215D

236

221E

8542

215E

240

2261

251

221A

242

2265

  ∆

8710

2206

243

2264

8721

2211

247

2248

8800

2260

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money

 

 

 

 

 

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

Symbol

Alt+Code

Character Code

0128

20AC

8355

20A3

¢

155

00A2

8356

20A4

£

156

00A3

8359

20A7

¥

157

00A4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Until next time, ride safe!

 

Rick Trader
Windows Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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