Keyboard symbols on Windows
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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|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.
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.
|Symbols available||View Alt codes list ☺♥♪ keyboard symbols to see which.|
|Complexity||Easy. But you have to remember symbols codes from Alt codes list ☺♥♪ keyboard symbols.|
|Platform||PC, some notebooks/laptops.|
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.
|Desktop Guide||Laptop Guide||Alt codes List||Additional|
MS Windows Character mapInput special characters and text symbols with the use of built-in CharMap program on MS Windows. ☯ 웃 ♥ 유 ♫ ♬ ✄ ✂ ✆ ✉