Special Characters ® • © ù

To Create a Special Character

  1. Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
  2. Depress the Alt key.
  3. While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table Below.
  4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.
  5. On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad.  So, instead, depress the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence.  The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9.

The most commonly used Special Characters are (feel free to copy and paste them into your document)

© ® ñ • é

*There are some gaps in the numerical sequence of ALT Character codes because either those items do not exist, or else they are duplicates of characters listed elsewhere.  Many Special Characters are the same. Some web Browsers do not support all the Special Characters.


Microsoft Standard English (United States 101) Keyboard

Typing International & Special Characters using the <Alt> key and the right-side numeric keypad.
<Num Lock>key must be on!

NOTE* Not all characters are available in all font faces or in all browsers - the following table is based on the Times-New Roman or Arial font face and Internet Explorer v5.5. Consult the Microsoft Character Map to see what special characters are available for different fonts on your system. These special characters also work with the Microsoft English US-International keyboard.
Press and hold the <Alt> key while typing the numbers shown to make the special characters:
Alt 0128Euro currency symbol Alt 0195ÃA tilde
Alt 0131ƒFlorin, Guilder or Gulden  Alt 0196
Alt 142
ÄA umlaut
Alt 0132Base line double quote Alt 0197
Alt 143
ÅA ring
Alt 0133Ellipsis Alt 0198
Alt 146
ÆAE ligature
Alt 0134Dagger Alt 0199
Alt 128
ÇC cedilla
Alt 0135Double Dagger Alt 0200ÈE grave
Alt 0136ˆCircumflex Alt 0201
Alt 144
ÉE acute
Alt 0137Permille Alt 0202ÊE circumflex
Alt 0138ŠS caron (hacek) Alt 0203ËE umlaut
Alt 0139Left single guillemet Alt 0204 ÌI grave
Alt 0140ŒOE ligature Alt 0205ÍI acute
Alt 0142ŽZ caron (hacek) Alt 0206ÎI circumflex
Alt 0145Left single quote Alt 0207ÏI umlaut
Alt 0146Right single quote Alt 0208ÐCapital Eth
Alt 0147Left double quote Alt 0209
Alt 165
ÑN tilde
Alt 0148Right double quote Alt 0210ÒO grave
Alt 0149Bullet Alt 0211ÓO acute
Alt 0150En dash Alt 0212ÔO circumflex
Alt 0151Em dash Alt 0213ÕO tilde
Alt 0152˜Tilde Alt 0214
Alt 153
ÖO umlaut
Alt 0153Trademark Alt 0215×Multiply sign
Alt 0154šs caron (hacek) Alt 0216ØO slash
Alt 0155Right single guillemet Alt 0217ÙU grave
Alt 0156œoe ligature Alt 0218ÚU acute
Alt 0158žz caron (hacek)    LINK Alt 0219ÛU circumflex
Alt 0159ŸY umlaut Alt 0220
Alt 154
ÜU umlaut
Alt 0161
Alt 173
¡Inverted exclamation Alt 0222ÞCapital thorn
Alt 0162
Alt 155
¢Cent Alt 0223
Alt 225
(sz ligature)
(sharp "s")   LINK
Alt 0163
Alt 156
£Pound sterling Alt 0224
Alt 133
àa grave
Alt 0164¤Currency Alt 0225
Alt 160
áa acute
Alt 0165
Alt 157
¥Yen Alt 0226
Alt 131
âa circumflex
Alt 0166¦Broken vertical bar Alt 0227ãa tilde
Alt 0167§Section sign Alt 0228
Alt 132
äa umlaut
Alt 0168¨Umlaut (dieresis) Alt 0229
Alt 134
åa ring
Alt 0169©Copyright Alt 0230
Alt 145
æae ligature
Alt 0170
Alt 166
ªFeminine ordinal Alt 0231
Alt 135
çc cedilla
Alt 0171
Alt 174
«Left guillemet Alt 0232
Alt 138
èe grave
Alt 0172
Alt 170
¬Logical Not sign Alt 0233
Alt 130
ée acute
Alt 0173­Soft hyphen (html: &shy;) Alt 0234
Alt 136
êe circumflex
Alt 0174®Registered trademark Alt 0235
Alt 137
ëe umlaut
Alt 0175¯Macron Alt 0236
Alt 141
ìi grave
Alt 0176
Alt 248
°Degree sign Alt 0237
Alt 161
íi acute
Alt 0177
Alt 241
±Plus or minus Alt 0238
Alt 140
îi circumflex
Alt 0178
Alt 253
²Superscript 2 Alt 0239
Alt 139
ïi umlaut
Alt 0179³Superscript 3 Alt 0240ðSmall Eth
Alt 0180´Acute accent Alt 0241
Alt 164
ñn tilde
Alt 0181
Alt 230 
µMu or micro Alt 0242
Alt 149
òo grave
Alt 0182Paragraph (pilcrow) Alt 0243
Alt 162
óo acute
Alt 0183
Alt 250
·Middle dot Alt 0244
Alt 147
ôo circumflex
Alt 0184¸Cedilla mark Alt 0245õo tilde
Alt 0185¹Superscript 1 Alt 0246
Alt 148
öo umlaut
Alt 0186
Alt 167
ºMasculine ordinal Alt 0247
Alt 246
÷Division sign
Alt 0187
Alt 175
»Right guillemet Alt 0248øo slash
Alt 0188
Alt 172
¼One quarter Alt 0249
Alt 151
ùu grave
Alt 0189
Alt 171
½One half Alt 0250
Alt 163
úu acute
Alt 0190¾Three quarters Alt 0251
Alt 150
ûu circumflex
Alt 0191
Alt 168
¿Inverted question mark Alt 0252
Alt 129
üu umlaut
Alt 0192ÀA grave Alt 0253ýy acute
Alt 0193ÁA acute Alt 0254þLower case thorn
Alt 0194ÂA circumflex Alt 0255
Alt 152

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