Keyboard symbols on Windows
There are two good ways to type symbols from keyboard on Windows.
|Symbols available||View Alt codes list to see which.|
|Complexity||Easy. But you have to remember symbols codes from Alt codes list.|
You can make special characters and signs, like "♥ ¥ΩÜ", or just type text that requires accented letters, with your keyboard. On Personal Computers running Microsoft Windows operating system there is a series of keyboard shortcuts and combinations called Alt codes that can help you.
Find out about them - read my article and watch video guide on How to do symbols by using keyboard Alt codes. Laptop (Notebook) users, read and watch video guide on Alt Code symbols on Laptop keyboard.
If you'll get into some trouble with keyboard Alt codes, or if you'll want to find out more about them, read Short details on Alt codes.
|Desktop Guide||Laptop Guide||Alt codes List||Additional|
|Complexity||Building and setting up custom keyboard layout takes a while. But after you're done, it's the simplest way to type symbols. Just like typing capital letters with Shift key.|
|Platform||All personal computers. Desktop, notebook, netbook, palmtop.|
There are 6 different Shift states on your keyboard. First one is when you type with only 1 key pressed. Second one is when you also press Shift key to make capital letters and other signs (like dollar "$" sign), than you get with only 1 key pressd down (you would have typed "4" instead). Other 4 shift states are usually kept unassigned - they don't make any symbols.
You can assign all the symbols you want to those unused states.