Keyboard symbols on Windows

Keyboard symbols on Windows (alt codes)Símbolos de teclado en Windows (códigos  Alt)Symboles de clavier sous Windows (codes alt)Simboli tastiera di Windows (codici Alt)Símbolos do teclado no Windows (códigos de alt)Tastatursymbole unter Windows (alt-Codes)Symbole z klawiatury na Windows (kody alt)Символы с клавиатуры на Windows (alt коды)

Want to type symbols? Making a keyboard layout that includes symbols. If you're lazy, you can just get my own custom keyboard layout. Another way is to use Alt codes. This method is a lot more popular, although, hell lot worse.

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Shift states

Characteristics

Symbols available All.
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.
Input speed Fastest.
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.

Shift states for Windows symbols (Custom keyboard layouts)
Shift states for Windows symbols Just like with Shift key, on Windows your computer can type any wanted text symbol when you hold Ctrl, or Alt key and press some other key. Find out how to make and setup custom keyboard layouts. It's the easiest and fastest way of typing symbols.

Alt codes

Characteristics

Symbols available View Alt codes list to see which.
Complexity Easy. But you have to remember symbols codes from Alt codes list.
Input speed Normal.
Platform PC, notebooks.

Alt Code symbols on Laptop keyboard
Alt Code symbols on Laptop keyboardGuide on making symbols by using Alt codes on laptop keyboard. Article shows where are number pad keys on laptops located and describes how to type Alt codes using it. You'll know how to do Alt-key codes on a laptop after reading this.

Resources

Desktop Guide Laptop Guide Alt codes List Additional

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MS Windows Character map
MS Windows Character mapInput special characters and text symbols with the use of built-in CharMap program on MS Windows. ☯ 웃 ♥ 유 ♫ ♬ ✄ ✂ ✆ ✉
Article updated on 2013-07-21 23:10:44

Comments

Question
What is * called?
Answer
Asterisk. Means "little star" on Greek.
Question
Help! I up-dated my aol and ever since then I can't use the alt/number combo for the letter desired. If I want to write an email to send in aol it works. I tried to use it on Facebook and it's a no go. I even talked to aol/on-line help and still it's not working. Can you help me? Terry.
Answer
Sorry, I have no idea why that may be happening. =(
Question
I can't do heart symbol on chat room.
Answer
That's strange if you can do it in all the other places. Are you sure, you're doing Alt codes correctly?