Characters that you can do by holding the Alt key?

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At some point in your academic or professional, to write texts, it is possible that you have been faced with the need to insert a special character, or a letter, number or icon that is not available on standard keyboards that are marketed.

Mostly text editors have a list with all these unusual characters. However, this feature is usually on a “hidden” menu in the program, requiring you to miss a few minutes scouring the resources available to find such a mechanism and the desired character.

Know that this nuisance can be avoided, since all these symbols have shortcuts insertion through the Alt key in this article, you will learn how to perform the characters more funky and useful without having to bang your head to find them.

Holding ALT Key

Holding ALT Key

Attention!

It is possible that not all programs, online services and browsers recognize all the shortcuts mentioned in this article. If you encounter such a situation, it is suggested that you do some research on the internet about inserting special characters to the application in use.

Our research was based on a standard keyboard with ABNT2 and Microsoft Word . However, the most famous software and browsers used today and should not be cause for concern and should understand all commands taught.

Special Characters

Characters that you can do by holding the Alt key?  [Table](Image Source: Playback / Tecmundo )

In the table above, you can see a relationship with the main special characters present in text editors which can be used in many social networks and browsers, including smiles, suits of playing cards, darts, business records marks, currency symbols, heavenly bodies , musical numbers, markers and more.

Adding

To add any of the characters shown here, you need to hold down the Alt key and type the number sequence for the required symbol. When you release the Alt key, the symbol should be inserted automatically.

If you use the numeric keypad to it, remember to check if the “Num Lock” is active. Turn in notebooks must ensure that the mechanism “Function”, which allows the use of a second option key operation, is disabled. In short, you must ensure that the numerical input of your machine is activated.

Your keyboard goes crashing?

Characters that you can do by holding the Alt key?  [Table](Image Source: Playback / Shutterstock )

With time of use, it is common due to dirt or simply wear parts, some keys start malfunctions. For your texts and messages do not leave with spelling all crooked, until you repair or acquired a new keyboard, you can use shortcuts with Alt to add common characters.

Numbers

Alt + 48 = 0 Alt + 49 = 1 Alt + 50 = 2
Alt + 3 = 51 Alt + 52 = 4 Alt + 5 = 53
Alt + 6 = 54 Alt + 55 = 7 Alt + 8 = 56
Alt + 9 = 57 Alt + 166 = ª Alt + 167 = º
Alt + 171 = ½ Alt + 172 = ¼ Alt + 243 = ¾
Alt + 251 = ¹ Alt + 252 = ³ Alt + 253 = ²

Alphabet

Alt + 65 = A Alt + B = 66 Alt + C = 67 Alt + 68 = D Alt + 69 = E
Alt + 70 = F Alt + G = 71 Alt + 72 = H Alt + 73 = I Alt + 74 = J
Alt + 75 = K Alt + L = 76 Alt + 77 = M Alt + N = 78 Alt + 79 = O
Alt + 80 = P Alt + Q = 81 Alt + 82 = R Alt + 83 = S Alt + 84 = T
Alt + 85 = U Alt + = 86 V Alt + W = 87 Alt + 88 = X Alt + Y = 89
Alt + Z = 90 Alt + 97 = a Alt + 98 = b Alt + 99 = c Alt + 100 = d
Alt + = 101 and Alt + 102 = f Alt + 103 = g Alt + 104 = h Alt + 105 = i
Alt + 106 = j Alt + 107 = k Alt + 108 = l Alt + 109 = m Alt + 110 = n
Alt + 111 = o Alt + 112 = p Alt + 113 = q Alt + 114 = r Alt + 115 = s
Alt + 116 = t Alt + 117 = u Alt + 118 = v Alt + 119 = w Alt + 120 = x
Alt + 121 = y Alt + 122 = z

Alphabet sharp

Alt + 131 = â Alt + 132 = ä Alt + 133 = the Alt + 134 = å Alt + 142 = Ä
Alt + 143 = Å Alt + 160 = will Alt + 181 = Á Alt + 182 = Â Alt + 183 = TO
Alt + 198 = ã Alt + 199 = Ã Alt + 130 = is Alt + 136 = ê Alt + 137 = ë
Alt + 138 = è Alt + 144 = It Alt + 210 = Ê Alt + 211 = Ë Alt + 212 = È
Alt + 139 = ï Alt + 140 = î Alt + 141 = ì Alt + 161 = í Alt + 214 = Í
Alt + 215 = Î Alt + 216 = Ï Alt + 222 = Ì Alt + 147 = ô Alt + 148 = ö
Alt + 149 = ò Alt + 153 = Ö Alt + 162 = O Alt + 226 = Ô Alt + 224 = O
Alt + 227 = Ò Alt + 228 = õ Alt + 229 = Õ Alt + 129 = ü Alt + 150 = û
Alt + 151 = ù Alt + 154 = Ü Alt + 163 = ú Alt + 233 = Ú Alt + 234 = Û
Alt + 235 = Ù Alt + 128 = Ç Alt + 135 = ç Alt + 164 = ñ Alt + 165 = Ñ
Alt + 236 = ý Alt + 237 = Ý

Accentuation and punctuation

Alt + 19 =! Alt + 33 =! Alt + = 44,
Alt + 46 =. Alt + 58 =: Alt + = 59;
Alt + 63 =? Alt + 94 = ^ Alt + = 96 ‘
Alt + 126 = ~ Alt + 238 = ¯ Alt + 239 = ‘
Alt + 0145 = ‘ Alt + 0146 = ‘ Alt + 0147 = “
Alt + 0148 = “ Alt + 0132 = “ Alt + 0133 = …
Alt + 0136 = Alt + 0152 = ~

Existing characters on your keyboard

Alt + 35 = # Alt + 36 = $ Alt + = 37% Alt + 38 = &
Alt + 40 = ( Alt + 41 =) Alt + 42 = * + Alt + 43 =
Alt + 45 = – Alt + 47 = / Alt + 60 = < Alt + 61 ==
Alt + 62 => Alt + 64 = @ Alt + 91 = [ Alt + 92 = \
Alt + 93 =] Alt + 95 = _ Alt + 123 = { Alt + 124 = |
Alt + 125 =} Alt + 196 = ─ Alt + 246 = ÷ Alt + 248 ° =
Alt + 249 = ¨ Alt + 0151 = –

Ninja shortcuts

The shortcuts for inserting characters supported by Windows do not end there. To thoroughly check all possible combinations, search the operating system (field “Run” in Windows 7 or earlier and Start Screen in Windows 8) the term “charmap” without the quotes. 

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