The List of Special Character ALT Codes

As you may already know, you can type extra characters from the Unicode standard which are not present on the keyboard. Almost all apps today support special characters which can be entered with the ALT key and some special combination of digits. Using the proper ALT key sequence, you can type the trademark symbol, the degree symbol, the copyright sign, various currency icons and so on. Here is the list of the most commonly required characters and their ALT codes.


This list can be useful when you need to type such characters frequently. If you can remember the sequence, you can quickly type the sequence without switching to another app like Character Map. This will save your time and won't interrupt your workflow. 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.

CharacterSequence
backspace†Alt 8
tab†Alt 9
line break†Alt 10
¤Alt 15
Alt 20
§Alt 21
Alt 22
Alt 32
!Alt 33
"Alt 34
#Alt 35
$Alt 36
%Alt 37
&Alt 38
'Alt 39
(Alt 40
)Alt 41
*Alt 42
+Alt 43
,Alt 44
-Alt 45
.Alt 46
/Alt 47
0Alt 48
1Alt 49
2Alt 50
3Alt 51
4Alt 52
5Alt 53
6Alt 54
7Alt 55
8Alt 56
9Alt 57
:Alt 58
;Alt 59
<Alt 60
=Alt 61
>Alt 62
?Alt 63
@Alt 64
AAlt 65
BAlt 66
CAlt 67
DAlt 68
CharacterSequence
EAlt 69
FAlt 70
GAlt 71
HAlt 72
IAlt 73
JAlt 74
KAlt 75
LAlt 76
MAlt 77
NAlt 78
OAlt 79
PAlt 80
QAlt 81
RAlt 82
SAlt 83
TAlt 84
UAlt 85
VAlt 86
WAlt 87
XAlt 88
YAlt 89
ZAlt 90
[Alt 91
\Alt 92
]Alt 93
^Alt 94
_Alt 95
`Alt 96
aAlt 97
bAlt 98
cAlt 99
dAlt 100
eAlt 101
fAlt 102
gAlt 103
hAlt 104
iAlt 105
jAlt 106
kAlt 107
lAlt 108
mAlt 109
nAlt 110
oAlt 111
pAlt 112
CharacterSequence
qAlt 113
rAlt 114
sAlt 115
tAlt 116
uAlt 117
vAlt 118
wAlt 119
xAlt 120
yAlt 121
zAlt 122
{Alt 123
|Alt 124
}Alt 125
~Alt 126
Alt 127
ÇAlt 128
üAlt 129
éAlt 130
âAlt 131
äAlt 132
àAlt 133
åAlt 134
çAlt 135
êAlt 136
ëAlt 137
èAlt 138
ïAlt 139
îAlt 140
ìAlt 141
æAlt 145
ÆAlt 146
ôAlt 147
öAlt 148
òAlt 149
ûAlt 150
ùAlt 151
ÿAlt 152
¢Alt 155
£Alt 156
¥Alt 157
PAlt 158
ƒAlt 159
áAlt 160
íAlt 161
CharacterSequence
óAlt 162
úAlt 163
ñAlt 164
ÑAlt 165
¿Alt 168
¬Alt 170
½Alt 171
¼Alt 172
¡Alt 173
«Alt 174
»Alt 175
¦Alt 179
ßAlt 225
µAlt 230
±Alt 241
°Alt 248
Alt 249
·Alt 250
²Alt 253
Alt 0128
Alt 0132
Alt 0133
Alt 0134
Alt 0135
ˆAlt 0136
Alt 0137
ŠAlt 0138
Alt 0139
ŒAlt 0140
Alt 0145
Alt 0146
Alt 0147
Alt 0148
Alt 0150
Alt 0151
˜Alt 0152
Alt 0153
šAlt 0154
Alt 0155
œAlt 0156
ŸAlt 0159
¨Alt 0168
CharacterSequence
©Alt 0169
®Alt 0174
¯Alt 0175
³Alt 0179
´Alt 0180
¸Alt 0184
¹Alt 0185
¾Alt 0190
ÀAlt 0192
ÁAlt 0193
ÂAlt 0194
ÃAlt 0195
ÄAlt 0196
ÅAlt 0197
ÈAlt 0200
ÉAlt 0201
ÊAlt 0202
ËAlt 0203
ÌAlt 0204
ÍAlt 0205
ÎAlt 0206
ÏAlt 0207
ÐAlt 0208
ÒAlt 0210
ÓAlt 0211
ÔAlt 0212
ÕAlt 0213
ÖAlt 0214
×Alt 0215
ØAlt 0216
ÙAlt 0217
ÚAlt 0218
ÛAlt 0219
ÜAlt 0220
ÝAlt 0221
ÞAlt 0222
ãAlt 0227
ðAlt 0240
õAlt 0245
÷Alt 0247
øAlt 0248
üAlt 0252
ýAlt 0253
þAlt 0254

provided by Oratory

For your convenience, I have also saved the table above to a PDF file which you can download and use as your reference.

Download PDF with ALT codes for special characters

It is worth mentioning that every modern Windows version comes with a special app, Character Map, or charmap.exe. It provides a convenient user interface when you need to search for or explore Unicode characters in fonts. You'll find Character Map in the Start menu under Windows Accessories.

Character Map Shortcut Start Menu Character Map In WIndows 10

There you can find the required symbol visually and copy it to the clipboard to paste it in your app.

5 thoughts on “The List of Special Character ALT Codes

  1. DKO

    As a Brit, I was surprised to see the omission (unless I am going blind or my search app is not working) of Alt 0163 £ GDP Symbol, bearing in mind its one of the World’s major currencies :)

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    1. DKO

      Just found that it is there. Seems Alt 156 also gives the GDP symbol :)

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  2. Jack

    @DKO – that’s the after Brexit codes. The new name for Brrrrt currency is Nigel. New ALT code soon.

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    1. DKO

      Very good LOL

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  3. Robert Shiffman

    Thanks for the beautifully crafted pdf! I hasten to point out that one can copy a character directly from the pdf, thus avoiding the trip to Character Map.

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