ALT Key Code Shortcuts and How To Make Symbols With Keyboard

It is easy to make a letter with an acute, tilde or umlaut accent using the ALT key shortcuts on your keyboard. Here is a list of the most used international ALT code accents.

Remember to keep the ALT key down while you type the number.

There are quite a few of them so it is best to bookmark this page (CTRL D) or copy and paste the shortcuts. 

Alt CodesSymbolDescription
Alt 0224àa grave
Alt 0225áa acute
Alt 0226âa circumflex
Alt 0227ãa tilde
Alt 0228äa umlaut
Alt 0231çc cedilla
Alt 0232èe grave
Alt 0233ée acute
Alt 0234êe circumflex
Alt 0235ëe umlaut
Alt 0236ìi grave
Alt 0237íi acute
Alt 0238îi circumflex
Alt 0239ïi umlaut
Alt 164ñn tilde
Alt 0242òo grave
Alt 0243óo acute
Alt 0244ôo circumflex
Alt 0245õo tilde
Alt 0246öo umlaut
Alt 0154šs caron
Alt 0249ùu grave
Alt 0250úu acute
Alt 0251ûu circumflex
Alt 0252üu umlaut
Alt 0253ýy acute
Alt 0255ÿy umlaut
Alt 0158žz caron

ALT key accents in UPPER CASE

Alt CodesSymbolDescription
Alt 0192ÀA grave
Alt 0193ÁA acute
Alt 0194ÂA circumflex
Alt 0195ÃA tilde
Alt 0196ÄA umlaut
Alt 0199ÇC cedilla
Alt 0200ÈE grave
Alt 0201ÉE acute
Alt 0202ÊE circumflex
Alt 0203ËE umlaut
Alt 0204ÌI grave
Alt 0205ÍI acute
Alt 0206ÎI circumflex
Alt 0207ÏI umlaut
Alt 165ÑN tilde
Alt 0210ÒO grave
Alt 0211ÓO acute
Alt 0212ÔO circumflex
Alt 0213ÕO tilde
Alt 0214ÖO umlaut
Alt 0138ŠS caron
Alt 0218ÚU acute
Alt 0219ÛU circumflex
Alt 0220ÜU umlaut
Alt 0217ÙU grave
Alt 0221ÝY acute
Alt 0159ŸY umlaut
Alt 0142ŽZ caron

How to make symbols with ALT keys on your keyboard

Alt + 0153….. ™… trademark symbol
Alt + 0169…. ©…. copyright symbol
Alt + 0174….. ®….registered ­ trademark symbol
Alt + 0176 …°……degree symbol
Alt + 0177 …±….plus-or ­-minus sign
Alt + 0182 …¶…..paragr­aph mark
Alt + 0190 …¾….fractio­n, three-fourths
Alt + 0215 ….×…..multi­plication sign
Alt + 0162…¢….the ­ cent sign
Alt + 0161…..¡….. ­.upside down exclamation point
Alt + 0191…..¿….. ­upside down question mark
Alt + 1…….….smiley face
Alt + 2 ……☻…..black smiley face
Alt + 15…..☼…..sun
Alt + 12……♀…..female sign
Alt + 11…..♂……m­ale sign
Alt + 6…….♠…..spade
Alt + 5…….♣…… ­Club
Alt + 3…….…… ­Heart
Alt + 4…….♦…… ­Diamond
Alt + 13……♪…..e­ighth note
Alt + 14……♫…… ­beamed eighth note
Alt + 8721…. ∑…. N-ary summation (auto sum)
Alt + 251…..√…..square root check mark
Alt + 8236…..∞….. ­infinity
Alt + 24…….↑….. ­up arrow
Alt + 25……↓…… ­down arrow
Alt + 26…..→…..r­ght arrow
Alt + 27……←…..l­eft arrow
Alt + 18…..↕……u­p/down arrow
Alt + 29……↔…lef­t right arrow

alt key

On most PC keyboards the alt key is to right the right of the Windows key, as on this Genius SlimStar 8000 wireless keyboard:

Genius keyboard alt key

Date: 13 Aug 2013