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ALT Key Code Shortcuts and How To Make Symbols With Keyboard

13/08/2013 | Home | Blog | Category: Keyboards | Tags: .

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 Codes Symbol Description
Alt 0224 à a grave
Alt 0225 á a acute
Alt 0226 â a circumflex
Alt 0227 ã a tilde
Alt 0228 ä a umlaut
Alt 0231 ç c cedilla
Alt 0232 è e grave
Alt 0233 é e acute
Alt 0234 ê e circumflex
Alt 0235 ë e umlaut
Alt 0236 ì i grave
Alt 0237 í i acute
Alt 0238 î i circumflex
Alt 0239 ï i umlaut
Alt 164 ñ n tilde
Alt 0242 ò o grave
Alt 0243 ó o acute
Alt 0244 ô o circumflex
Alt 0245 õ o tilde
Alt 0246 ö o umlaut
Alt 0154 š s caron
Alt 0249 ù u grave
Alt 0250 ú u acute
Alt 0251 û u circumflex
Alt 0252 ü u umlaut
Alt 0253 ý y acute
Alt 0255 ÿ y umlaut
Alt 0158 ž z caron

ALT key accents in UPPER CASE

Alt Codes Symbol Description
Alt 0192 À A grave
Alt 0193 Á A acute
Alt 0194 Â A circumflex
Alt 0195 Ã A tilde
Alt 0196 Ä A umlaut
Alt 0199 Ç C cedilla
Alt 0200 È E grave
Alt 0201 É E acute
Alt 0202 Ê E circumflex
Alt 0203 Ë E umlaut
Alt 0204 Ì I grave
Alt 0205 Í I acute
Alt 0206 Î I circumflex
Alt 0207 Ï I umlaut
Alt 165 Ñ N tilde
Alt 0210 Ò O grave
Alt 0211 Ó O acute
Alt 0212 Ô O circumflex
Alt 0213 Õ O tilde
Alt 0214 Ö O umlaut
Alt 0138 Š S caron
Alt 0218 Ú U acute
Alt 0219 Û U circumflex
Alt 0220 Ü U umlaut
Alt 0217 Ù U grave
Alt 0221 Ý Y acute
Alt 0159 Ÿ Y umlaut
Alt 0142 Ž Z 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

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