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.

Character Sequence
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
0 Alt 48
1 Alt 49
2 Alt 50
3 Alt 51
4 Alt 52
5 Alt 53
6 Alt 54
7 Alt 55
8 Alt 56
9 Alt 57
: Alt 58
; Alt 59
< Alt 60
= Alt 61
> Alt 62
? Alt 63
@ Alt 64
A Alt 65
B Alt 66
C Alt 67
D Alt 68
Character Sequence
E Alt 69
F Alt 70
G Alt 71
H Alt 72
I Alt 73
J Alt 74
K Alt 75
L Alt 76
M Alt 77
N Alt 78
O Alt 79
P Alt 80
Q Alt 81
R Alt 82
S Alt 83
T Alt 84
U Alt 85
V Alt 86
W Alt 87
X Alt 88
Y Alt 89
Z Alt 90
[ Alt 91
\ Alt 92
] Alt 93
^ Alt 94
_ Alt 95
` Alt 96
a Alt 97
b Alt 98
c Alt 99
d Alt 100
e Alt 101
f Alt 102
g Alt 103
h Alt 104
i Alt 105
j Alt 106
k Alt 107
l Alt 108
m Alt 109
n Alt 110
o Alt 111
p Alt 112
Character Sequence
q Alt 113
r Alt 114
s Alt 115
t Alt 116
u Alt 117
v Alt 118
w Alt 119
x Alt 120
y Alt 121
z Alt 122
{ Alt 123
| Alt 124
} Alt 125
~ Alt 126
 Alt 127
Ç Alt 128
ü Alt 129
é Alt 130
â Alt 131
ä Alt 132
à Alt 133
å Alt 134
ç Alt 135
ê Alt 136
ë Alt 137
è Alt 138
ï Alt 139
î Alt 140
ì Alt 141
æ Alt 145
Æ Alt 146
ô Alt 147
ö Alt 148
ò Alt 149
û Alt 150
ù Alt 151
ÿ Alt 152
¢ Alt 155
£ Alt 156
¥ Alt 157
P Alt 158
ƒ Alt 159
á Alt 160
í Alt 161
Character Sequence
ó Alt 162
ú Alt 163
ñ Alt 164
Ñ Alt 165
¿ Alt 168
¬ Alt 170
½ Alt 171
¼ Alt 172
¡ Alt 173
« Alt 174
» Alt 175
¦ Alt 179
ß Alt 225
µ Alt 230
± Alt 241
° Alt 248
Alt 249
· Alt 250
² Alt 253
Alt 0128
Alt 0132
Alt 0133
Alt 0134
Alt 0135
ˆ Alt 0136
Alt 0137
Š Alt 0138
Alt 0139
ΠAlt 0140
Alt 0145
Alt 0146
Alt 0147
Alt 0148
Alt 0150
Alt 0151
˜ Alt 0152
Alt 0153
š Alt 0154
Alt 0155
œ Alt 0156
Ÿ Alt 0159
¨ Alt 0168
Character Sequence
© Alt 0169
® Alt 0174
¯ Alt 0175
³ Alt 0179
´ Alt 0180
¸ Alt 0184
¹ Alt 0185
¾ Alt 0190
À Alt 0192
Á Alt 0193
 Alt 0194
à Alt 0195
Ä Alt 0196
Å Alt 0197
È Alt 0200
É Alt 0201
Ê Alt 0202
Ë Alt 0203
Ì Alt 0204
Í Alt 0205
Î Alt 0206
Ï Alt 0207
Ð Alt 0208
Ò Alt 0210
Ó Alt 0211
Ô Alt 0212
Õ Alt 0213
Ö Alt 0214
× Alt 0215
Ø Alt 0216
Ù Alt 0217
Ú Alt 0218
Û Alt 0219
Ü Alt 0220
Ý Alt 0221
Þ Alt 0222
ã Alt 0227
ð Alt 0240
õ Alt 0245
÷ Alt 0247
ø Alt 0248
ü Alt 0252
ý Alt 0253
þ Alt 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.

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

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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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  2. 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.

    Reply

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