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

    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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