How to do symbols by using keyboard Alt codes

How to do symbols by using keyboard Alt codesComo hacer los símbolos utilizando los codigos Alt

View the video above, or read steps (below) to find out how to type symbols on Personal Computers.
If you're using laptop ("notebook") - read the article about Alt codes on laptops.

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Steps

  1. Find Alt code.

    Numeric code that stands for symbol you want to make. They're all here in Alt codes list.

  2. Enable Num Lock.

    Usually Num Lock is a button located on keyboard's right side (on numeric Keypad). It "unlocks" the numeric pad. When you'll enable it, the green Num Lock indicator will shine green.

  3. Press "Alt" (button).

    You have to press down and hold Alt key button on your keyboard. Try left, if it doesn't work, try the right one.

  4. Type the Alt code in with Keypad keys.

    Do this while holding Alt key pressed. The code needs to be entered on the Numeric keypad (right key pad on usual keyboards). It's a key pad on part of your keyboard. Look at the image to see how it looks. Enter there the numeric Alt code of symbol you want to make.

  5. Release all the keys.

    If you did everything right then the symbol should have been inserted after you've released the Alt button.

If it didn't work after you typed the code while holding right Alt key - try holding down the left one.
If you're really interested in alt codes - read more info on them in Short details on Alt codes.









Article updated on 2013-03-10 11:28:48

Comments

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Help! Somehow these symbols have been enabled on my keyboard. The number three on my 10-keypad will only type ♥ and the number six types ♠ and the number nine types (9\) How do I turn this off?
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Relax, it's how it's meant to be. ^.^ Though 9 should make ○.
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What is the alt code for the peace sign and fingers?
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I cant get it, I'm using Chinese PRC and English ( united states )- US. I can not type it out right. ( Alt + 41455 = ★ ) ( Alt + 33 = ! ) there is something not right...
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Yes, actually [Alt + 33 = !] is right. Take a look at Alt codes list. And as for 41455 - there's no such alt code. Stick to the list I've provided.
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I copied ➋➌ but I can't put in my name. FB keeps rejecting it..
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I try [Alt + 1] for smiley face and I get a question mark I try the [Alt + 0135] and get a dark circle with a line through it. None of them are right. =(
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Haven't seen these problems before.. I'll be asking you in private.
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Grrr!! My keyboard is different. When I press Alt the layout changes into Korean characters. And if I press Alt again it will change into English. And when I combine Alt + the number.. nothing comes out. What's the solution for this?
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If you're a pretty experienced with Windows, you might want to look at your keyboard layout settings. Into the Advanced Key Settings menu in there. Otherwise, or if you won't figure things out - try reading about Keyboard symbols.
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I have been trying for 2 days now to put in ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ after my name on Facebook. No matter where I put it either is rejected or says I may not mix character types.
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I learned a lot here from your site. I was afraid, but thanks a lot, I got everything right, it's very simple and helpful too!
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I have a problem. I typed Alt + any number and I get "?". I need help. It was working but it doesn't any longer. :S And as Example when I press (Alt+0178) I get ◘.
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It's working and I can see the symbol not being "?", but you've got some bad browser/OS that doesn't pisplay those symbols to you in a correct manner.
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Where can I find a full set of these: ℬ ℰ ℯ ℱ ℊ ℋ ℎ ℐ ℒ ℓ ℳ ℴ ℘ ℛ and other fonts?
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Arrgh! 90% of what I type turns into stuff like this -> ッ.
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Lucky! =) I wish it was like that for me too. Maybe, you are typing it in MS Word or some other Rich text editor. If so, then try it in browser. And do exactly the stuff written in the guide. Try in the input field below the guide.
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I don't know how to press @ through the keypad of a laptop.
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Use Alt codes list to find codes for symbols you need. And there is an article on laptop alt codes specifically.