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Special ALT Characters

ALT Key

ALT Codes (also called ALT Characters) are special characters such as ¿ © « ¤ ™. Because your keyboard doesn't have all the keys it needs, you use the ALT key and your number pad.

See below this table for example of how to create an ALT Character.

Also check the HTML Codes - ASCII Special Characters page

Character ALT Code*   Character ALT Code*   Character ALT Code*   Character ALT Code*   Character ALT Code*
[backspace] Alt 8 E Alt 69 q Alt 113 Alt 162 Alt 0174
[tab] Alt 9 F Alt 70 r Alt 114 Alt 163 Alt 0175
[line break] Alt 10 G Alt 71 s Alt 115 Alt 164 Alt 0178
Alt 15 H Alt 72 t Alt 116 Alt 165 Alt 0179
Alt 20 I Alt 73 u Alt 117 ª Alt 166 Alt 0180
Alt 21 J Alt 74 v Alt 118 º Alt 167 Alt 0184
[paste] Alt 22 K Alt 75 w Alt 119 Alt 168 Alt 0185
[space] Alt 32 L Alt 76 x Alt 120 Alt 170 Alt 0190
! Alt 33 M Alt 77 y Alt 121 Alt 171 Alt 0192
" Alt 34 N Alt 78 z Alt 122 Alt 172 Alt 0193
# Alt 35 O Alt 79 { Alt 123 Alt 173 Alt 0194
$ Alt 36 P Alt 80 | Alt 124 Alt 174 Alt 0195
% Alt 37 Q Alt 81 } Alt 125 Alt 175 Alt 0196
& Alt 38 R Alt 82 ~ Alt 126 Alt 179 Alt 0197
' Alt 39 S Alt 83  Alt 127 Alt 225 Alt 0200
( Alt 40 T Alt 84 Alt 128 Alt 230 Alt 0201
) Alt 41 U Alt 85 Alt 129 Alt 241 Alt 0202
* Alt 42 V Alt 86 Alt 130 Alt 248 Alt 0203
+ Alt 43 W Alt 87 Alt 131 Alt 249 Alt 0204
, Alt 44 X Alt 88 Alt 132 Alt 250 Alt 0205
- Alt 45 Y Alt 89 Alt 133 Alt 0128 Alt 0206
. Alt 46 Z Alt 90 Alt 134 Alt 0132 Alt 0207
/ Alt 47 [ Alt 91 Alt 135 Alt 0133 Alt 0208
0 Alt 48 \ Alt 92 Alt 136 Alt 0134 Alt 0210
1 Alt 49 ] Alt 93 Alt 137 Alt 0135 Alt 0211
2 Alt 50 ^ Alt 94 Alt 138 Alt 0136 Alt 0212
3 Alt 51 _ Alt 95 Alt 139 Alt 0137 Alt 0213
4 Alt 52 ` Alt 96 Alt 140 Alt 0138 Alt 0214
5 Alt 53 a Alt 97 Alt 141 Alt 0139 Alt 0215
6 Alt 54 b Alt 98 Alt 145 Alt 0140 Alt 0216
7 Alt 55 c Alt 99 Alt 146 Alt 0145 Alt 0217
8 Alt 56 d Alt 100 Alt 147 Alt 0146 Alt 0218
9 Alt 57 e Alt 101 Alt 148 Alt 0147 Alt 0219
: Alt 58 f Alt 102 Alt 149 Alt 0148 Alt 0220
; Alt 59 g Alt 103 Alt 150 Alt 0150 Alt 0221
< Alt 60 h Alt 104 Alt 151 Alt 0151 Alt 0222
= Alt 61 i Alt 105 Alt 152 Alt 0152 Alt 0227
> Alt 62 j Alt 106 Alt 155 Alt 0153 Alt 0240
? Alt 63 k Alt 107 Alt 156 Alt 0154 Alt 0245
@ Alt 64 l Alt 108 Alt 157 Alt 0155 Alt 0247
A Alt 65 m Alt 109 P Alt 158 Alt 0156 Alt 0248
B Alt 66 n Alt 110 Alt 159 Alt 0159 Alt 0252
C Alt 67 o Alt 111 Alt 160 Alt 0168 Alt 0253
D Alt 68 p Alt 112 Alt 161 Alt 0254 Alt 0169

To obtain an ALT Character:

1. Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
2. Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard.
3. While the Alt key is pressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above.
4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.

Example:

Also check the HTML Codes - ASCII Special Characters page

 

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