I tried windlegends thing and didn't work for me, plus seems way more complicated and dumb if it did. Special Characters — Alt Keyboard Sequences Character Sequence backspace Alt 8 tab Alt 9 line break Alt 10 ¤ Alt 15 ¶ Alt 20 § Alt 21 paste Alt 22 space Alt 32! This causes the Alt combinations to produce different characters as well as changing the display of any previously-entered text in the same manner. Additional Codes See the for additional codes for accented characters. Also supported is typing the hex number first, and then typing Alt + X to convert it into the correct Unicode character. This causes the Alt combinations to produce different characters as well as changing the display of any previously-entered text in the same manner. In order to use these codes, your computer should have a separate numeric keypad on the right. Modern input methods for foreign languages often have much more user-friendly methods of choosing characters, such as picking them off a popup window or using mnemonic sequences of letters, however the Alt key combinations remain very popular and often the only scheme a user knows for entering letters that are not on their keyboard.
By the way, this also works in reverse. For instance the code for lower case á is 0225, and the code for capital Á is 0193. I hope it helps others too! When Windows later transitioned to Unicode, there was a desire to extend this to allow entry of any Unicode code point. Did you ever want to, or need to, enter a special character that is not on your keyboard? You'll find Character Map in the Start menu under Windows Accessories. Press and hold the Alt key. . In and , for example, only the second method works.
Many fonts improperly display Alt 166 as ª rather than , and Alt 167 as º rather than. In addition, much Unicode documentation and the accessory show the code points in , not decimal. In and and all methods work. See the for additional codes. They are usually in a lighter color and smaller font on already occupied keys on the keyboard.
If you can remember the sequence, you can quickly type the sequence without switching to another app like Character Map. Maybe because the ï is nowhere to be found on the keyboard. Many Wikipedia articles on various characters will include how to type that character using Alt codes for. Similar or extended forms of this feature are also available in many , including and. Windows - Alt Key Numeric Codes This page list codes for accented letters and other characters. It is worth mentioning that every modern Windows version comes with a special app, Character Map, or charmap.
I'm talking about Wordpad because it come free with Windows; you just have to find it. Do I spell it naïve or naive? Note that they only work in Microsoft Office and that you should use the non-Hex code. The Alt key is held down while entering the digits on the numeric keypad. If you are on a laptop or computer without a separate numeric keypad is recommended. Some applications like or 4. If there is a zero then you have to type it Letters A based. However, it is available in Wordpad, but the technique is different.
Other Foreign Characters These include special punctuation and unique consonant and vowel symbols. See for a list of these zero-prefixed alt combinations. Other Punctuation These incude copyright symbols and special section marks. Look at the Windows Character Map; it's not there. However, I thought just for the heck of it, I'd try the same Alt Codes on a Word Document and Voilà! Similar or extended forms of this feature are also available in many , including and. There were, however, many more code pages; for a more complete list, see. And remember that all alt codes are listed at alt-codes.
Star Symbols Star Symbols Alt Codes Make a star symbol, for mostly use of social websites like facebook. In other words, to insert a Black Star, open Microsoft Wordpad, enter 2605, press and hold the alt key, press the x key, release both keys, then copy the Black Star and paste it where you want it. Don't break your keyboard looking for the code. Of course, such a big list cannot be entirely memorized so you might want to bookmark this page in your web browser so you can refer to it later. Many special characters are available that may not appear on your keyboard. If you are on a laptop or computer without a separate numeric keypad is recommended.
Release the Alt key, and the character will appear. Then you got what you want. There you can find the required symbol visually and copy it to the clipboard to paste it in your app. When Windows later transitioned to Unicode, there was a desire to extend this to allow entry of any Unicode code point. Without activated Num lock you may e. This will save your time and won't interrupt your workflow. The Num Lock light on the keyboard will indicate that the numeric key pad is on.