Alt Key Numeric Codes

This page list codes for accented letters and other characters. In order to use these codes, your computer should have a separate numeric keypad on the right. These tables show select codes only, not all possible codes. All codes do not work with all word processors.

1.    Letters with Accents

2.    Other Characters

3.    Currency Symbols

4.    Math Symbols

5.    Music Symbols

6.    Other Symbols

7.    Using the Codes

 


 

Letters with Accents

Accent

A

E

I

O

U

Y

Grave
(Upper Case)

À
0192

È
0200

Ì
0204

Ò
0210

Ù
0217

 

Grave
(Lower Case)

à
0224

è
0232

ì
0236

ò
0242

ù
0249

 

Acute
(Upper Case)

Á
0193

É
0201

Í
0205

Ó
0211

Ú
0218

Ý
0221

Acute
(Lower Case)

á
0225

é
0233

í
0237

ó
0243

ú
0250

ý
0253

Circumflex
(Upper Case)

Â
0194

Ê
0202

Î
0206

Ô
0212

Û
0219

 

Circumflex
(Lower Case)

â
0226

ê
0234

î
0238

ô
0244

û
0251

 

Tilde
(Upper Case)

Ã
0195

 

Ñ
0209

Õ
0213

 

 

Tilde
(Lower Case)

ã
0227

 

ñ
0241

õ
0245

 

 

Umlaut
(Upper Case)

Ä
0196

Ë
0203

Ï
0207

Ö
0214

Ü
0220

Ÿ
0159

Umlaut
(Lower Case)

ä
0228

ë
0235

ï
0239

ö
0246

ü
0252

ÿ
0255

Macron
(Upper Case)

Ā
0256

Ē
0274

Ī
0298

Ō
0332

Ū
0362

 

Macron
(Lower Case)

ā
0257

ē
0275

ī
0299

ō
0333

ū
0363

 

Breve
(Upper Case)

Ă
0258

Ĕ
0276

Ĭ
0300

Ŏ
0334

Ŭ
0364

 

Breve
(Lower Case)

ă
0259

ĕ
0277

ĭ
0301

ŏ
0335

ŭ
0365

 

Ogonek
(Upper Case)

Ą
0260

Ę
0280

Į
0302

 

Ų
0370

 

Ogonek
(Lower Case)

ą
0261

ę
0281

į
0303

 

ų
0371

 

 

If you are having problems inputting these codes, please review the instructions for using the codes at the bottom of this page.

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Other Characters

SYMBOL

NAME

CODE NUMBER

¡

Inverted exclamation mark

0161

¿

Inverted question mark

0191

ß

German double S (eszett)

0223

Ç ç

French C cedilla

0199, 0231

Ø ø

Nordic O slash

0216, 0248

Å å

Nordic A ring, Angstrom sign

0197, 0229

Æ æ

A-E ligature

0198, 0230

Œ œ

O-E ligature

0140, 0156

Þ þ

Icelandic/Old English Thorn

0222, 0254

Ð ð

Icelandic/Old English Eth

0208, 0240

Ė ė

E dot

0278, 0279

Ħ ħ

H stroke

0294, 0295

Ł ł

L stroke

0321, 0322

Ŧ ŧ

T stroke

0358, 0359

Ů ů

U ring

0366, 0367

Ə ə

Schwa

0399, 0601

« »

Spanish/French quotation marks

0171, 0187

Š š

Latin S

0138, 0154

Ž ž

Latin Z

0142, 0158

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Currency Symbols

SYMBOL

NAME

CODE NUMBER

$

Dollar sign

0036

¢

Cent sign

0162

£

British Pound

0163

¤

Generic currency symbol

0164

¥

Japanese Yen

0165

Euro currency

0128

ƒ

Dutch Florin

0131

French Franc

8355

Italian Lira

8356

Spanish Peseta

8359

Israeli New Shekel

8362

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Math Symbols

SYMBOL

NAME

CODE NUMBER

÷

Division sign

0247

×

Multiplication sign

0215

°

Degree symbol

0176

¬

Not symbol

0172

±

Plus/minus

0177

Partial Differential

8706

Delta

8710

Integral

8747

Therefore

8756

Greater than or equal to

242

Less than or equal to

243

Approximately

247

Square root

251

π

Pi

227

Σ

Sum

228

Infinity

236

Identical to

240

µ

Micro

0181

%

Percent

0037

Per mille

0137

ª

Female Ordinal

0170

º

Male Ordinal

0186

nth Power

252

¹

First Power

0185

²

Squared

0178

³

Cubed

0179

¼

One Quarter

0188

½

One Half

0189

¾

Three Quarters

0190

One Third

8531

Two Thirds

8532

One Eighth

8539

Three Eighths

8540

Five Eighths

8541

Seven Eighths

8542

 

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Music Symbols

SYMBOL

NAME

CODE NUMBER

Eighth Note

9834

Double Eighth Note

9835

Double Sixteenth Note

9836

Flat

9837

Natural

9838

Sharp

9839

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Other Symbols

SYMBOL

NAME

CODE NUMBER

Up/Down Arrow

23

Up Arrow

24

Down Arrow

25

Right Arrow

26

Left Arrow

27

Left/Right Arrow

29

©

Copyright

0169

®

Registered

0174

Trademark

0153

Care Of

8453

Numero

8470

List Dot

0149

Ellipsis

0133

Cross

0134

Double Dagger

0135

§

Section Symbol

0167

en-dash

0150

em-dash

0151

¯

Over Line

0175

Paragraph Symbol

0182

ˆ

Circumflex Symbol

0136

˜

Tilde Symbol

0152

¨

Umlaut Symbol

0168

´

Accent (acute) Symbol

0180

¸

Cedilla Symbol

0184

Low Quote Symbol

0132

‹ ›

Angle Quote Symbols

0139, 0155

Female

9792

Male

9794

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Using the Codes

Windows assigns a numeric code to different accented letters, other characters and special mathematical symbols. For instance, the code for lower case á is 0225, and the code for upper case Á is 0193. The ALT key input is used to manually insert these letters and symbols by calling the numeric code assigned to them.

 

To use the codes:

1.    Place your cursor in the location where you wish to insert a special character.

2.    Activate the numeric key pad on the right of the keyboard by pressing Num Lock (upper right of keyboard). The Num Lock light on the keyboard will indicate that the numeric key pad is on.

3.      While pressing down the ALT key, type the four-digit code on the numeric key pad at the right edge of the keyboard. Release the ALT key. The character will appear when the ALT key is released.
NOTE: You must include the initial zero in the code. For example to insert á (0225), you must type "ALT + 0225", NOT "ALT + 225".

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