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A useful guide to Symbol Codes. Discover facts and information on:

  • HTML Symbol Codes
  • Alt Symbol Codes
  • Character Symbol Codes
  • Special Character Codes

 

 

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Keyboard Symbol Codes - Examples
Symbol codes are essential if you spend most of your day in front of your computer! They are a great way to get things done quickly. In the world of mobile phones and social networking, texting abbreviations are vital and commonplace, so too are the symbols and shortcuts we use on our keyboards. The information in the tables list some of the most helpful symbol codes on your keyboard, hope you find them useful!

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HTML Symbol Codes - Definition
There are many different symbols that we need to use on a daily basis but unfortunately they all do not appear as standard on our keyboard! The term 'a picture speaks a thousand words' is an ideal way to describe a symbol. A simple picture or image can convey a message often too complicated to be explained in several sentences and the need to incorporate different symbols in our written work whether it be a document, email, tweet or status update means that it is vital we know how to access these hidden and special characters on our computer keyboard! It would be impossible and confusing for every keyboard to display every symbol that it can produce, that is where symbol codes are essential! There are literally of thousands of symbol codes which can be entered on a standard keyboard to produce a huge range of additional characters, a small selection of the most popular codes are shown in the table below with their HTML code:

HTML Symbol Codes Character
   
£
€
¥
&#amp; &
" "
% %
•
‡
©
$ $
@ @
†
¿
¼
¾
½


ALT Symbol Codes  - How to add an ALT Symbol Code
The table below list all the ALT keys for windows computers. To enter an ALT code, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Ensure that the the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard

  2. Press the Alt key

  3. While the Alt key is held down, type the sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) using the ALT code from the table below

  4. Once you release the Alt key, the character will appear

  5. On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad

  6. To add ALT characters to documents using a laptop, press the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence

Character ALT Code Character ALT Code

Character

ALT Code

1

V 86 171

2

W 87 172
3 X 88 173
4 Y 89 174
5 Z 90 175
6 [ 91 176
7 \ 92 177
8 ] 93 178
9 ^ 94 179
10 _ 95 180
11 ` 96 181
12 a 97 182
13 b 98 183
14 c 99 184
15 d 100 185
16 e 101 186
17 f 102 187
18 g 103 188
19 h 104 189
20 i 105 190
21 j 106 191
22 k 107 192
23 l 108 193
24 m 109 194
25 n 110 195
26 o 111 196
27 p 112 197
28 q 113 198
29 r 114 199
30 s 115 200
31 t 116 201
Space 32 u 117 202
! 33 v 118 203
" 34 w 119 204
# 35 x 120 205
$ 36 y 121 206
% 37 z 122 207
& 38 { 123 208
' 39 | 124 209
( 40 } 125 210
) 41 ~ 126 211
* 42 127 212
+ 43 128 ı 213
, 44 129 214
- 45 130 215
. 46 131 216
/ 47 132 217
0 48 133 218
1 49 134 219
2 50 135 220
3 51 136 221
4 52 137 222
5 53 138 223
6 54 139 224
7 55 140 225
8 56 141 226
9 57 142 227
: 58 143 228
; 59 144 229
< 60 145 230
= 61 146 231
> 62 147 232
? 63 148 233
@ 64 149 234
A 65 150 235
B 66 151 236
C 67 152 237
D 68 153 238
E 69 154 239
F 70 155 240
G 71 156 ~+mn~ 241
H 72 157 242
I 73 158 243
J 74 159 244
K 75 160 245
L 76 161 246
M 77 162 247
N 78 163 248
O 79 164 249
P 80 165 250
Q 81 166 251
R 82 167 252
S 83 168 253
T 84 169 254
U 85 170    

Special Character Codes
The table below shows some of the most popular characters that you can add to your documents, emails and status updates to make them more unique! Want to add a smiley face to your email, simple hold down the ALT key on your keyboard and press the numeric key one! ☺ Its simple! ☺

 

Windows Key Function

ALT & 1

ALT & 2

ALT & 3
ALT & 4
ALT & 5
ALT & 6
ALT & 64 @
ALT & 11
ALT & 12
ALT & 13
ALT & 14
ALT & 15

Symbol Codes - Facts
Did you know...

Symbol Codes Fact 1: The hash (#) sign commonly used in social networking can be obtained by entering ALT + 35

Symbol Codes Fact 2: Want to confuse your friends or looking for a simple practical joke? Try entering the following key combination to turn the screen on its side! CTRL & ALT & Side arrow (ensure num lock is switched off and to return to normal enter CTRL & ALT & Up arrow)

Symbol Codes Fact 3: On non US keyboards, the ALT key on the right of the space bar is labelled ALTGR. This is also a modifier key and used mainly to insert currency symbols

Symbol Codes Fact 4: If you hold down the SHIFT key when inserting a cd into your drive, it stops the autoplay functionality

Symbol Codes Fact 5: The F5 key is useful for quickly refreshing/reloading the screen

Symbol Codes Fact 6: The AT or @ sign can be added by entering ALT + 64

Symbol Codes Fact 7: ASCII art is the term commonly given to pictures created using keyboard letters and symbols

Symbol Codes Fact 8: The copyright symbol can be added to your documents using the ALT code 0169

Symbol Codes Fact 9: The HTML for the registered trademark symbol is &reg;

Symbol Codes Fact 10: On a standard UK keyboard, the Euro currency symbol  () can be obtained by pressing the ALTGR key and the number 4

Symbol Codes Fact 11: If you cannot locate the @ sign on your keyboard, use the key combination, ALT & 64 (typing the numbers from the numeric keypad) @

Symbol Codes Fact 12: Did you know on laptops and keyboards without a separate numeric keypad, the Fn key works the same way as the ALT key?

Symbol Codes Fact 13: On a standard American qwerty keyboard the # symbol can be found above the number 3

Symbol Codes Fact 14: The > sign is commonly referred to as greater than but is also referred to as angle brackets

Symbol Codes Fact 15: The Querty keyboard is the most widely used keyboard layout used throughout the world

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