special_charsOften when using Microsoft Word or email, one wants to insert a "Special Character" or "Alt" character as they are sometimes called - these codes insert the special character into the document - for example "ê" or "♥". In this article we will give you the table of the special character codes.

To enter one of these characters into your workspace, hold down your "Alt" key while using the Numeric Pad numbers to type in the code - if you use a notebook make sure you also press the function key at the same time to get the Numeric Pad.

 

Alt + 1 = ☺
Alt + 2 = ☻
Alt + 3 = ♥
Alt + 4 = ♦
Alt + 5 = ♣
Alt + 6 = ♠
Alt + 7 = •
Alt + 8 = ◘
Alt + 9 = ○
Alt + 10 = ◙
Alt + 11 = ♂
Alt + 12 = ♀
Alt + 13 = ♪
Alt + 14 = ♫
Alt + 15 = ☼
Alt + 16 = ►
Alt + 17 = ◄
Alt + 18 = ↕
Alt + 19 = ‼
Alt + 20 = ¶
Alt + 21 = §
Alt + 22 = ▬
Alt + 23 = ↨
Alt + 24 = ↑
Alt + 25 = ↓
Alt + 26 = →
Alt + 27 = ←
Alt + 28 = ∟
Alt + 29 = ↔
Alt + 30 = ▲
Alt + 31 = ▼
Alt + 32 =
Alt + 33 = !
Alt + 34 = "
Alt + 35 = #
Alt + 36 = $
Alt + 37 = %
Alt + 38 = &
Alt + 39 = '
Alt + 40 = (
Alt + 41 = )
Alt + 42 = *
Alt + 43 = +
Alt + 44 = ,
Alt + 45 = -
Alt + 46 = .
Alt + 47 = /
Alt + 48 = 0
Alt + 49 = 1
Alt + 50 = 2
Alt + 51 = 3
Alt + 52 = 4
Alt + 53 = 5
Alt + 54 = 6
Alt + 55 = 7
Alt + 56 = 8
Alt + 57 = 9
Alt + 58 = :
Alt + 59 = ;
Alt + 60 = <
Alt + 61 = =
Alt + 62 = >
Alt + 63 = ?
Alt + 64 = @
Alt + 65 = A
Alt + 66 = B
Alt + 67 = C
Alt + 68 = D
Alt + 69 = E
Alt + 70 = F
Alt + 71 = G
Alt + 72 = H
Alt + 73 = I
Alt + 74 = J
Alt + 75 = K
Alt + 76 = L
Alt + 77 = M
Alt + 78 = N
Alt + 79 = O
Alt + 80 = P
Alt + 81 = Q
Alt + 82 = R
Alt + 83 = S
Alt + 84 = T
Alt + 85 = U
Alt + 86 = V
Alt + 87 = W
Alt + 88 = X
Alt + 89 = Y
Alt + 90 = Z
Alt + 91 = [
Alt + 92 = ..
Alt + 93 = ]
Alt + 94 = ^
Alt + 95 = _
Alt + 96 = ..
Alt + 97 = a
Alt + 98 = b
Alt + 99 = c
Alt + 100 = d
Alt + 101 = e
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
Alt + 123 = {
Alt + 124 = |
Alt + 125 = }
Alt + 126 = ~
Alt + 127 = ⌂
Alt + 128 = Ç
Alt + 129 = ü
Alt + 130 = é
Alt + 131 = â
Alt + 132 = ä
Alt + 133 = à
Alt + 134 = å
Alt + 135 = ç
Alt + 136 = ê
Alt + 137 = ë
Alt + 138 = è
Alt + 139 = ï
Alt + 140 = î
Alt + 141 = ì
Alt + 142 = Ä
Alt + 143 = Å
Alt + 144 = É
Alt + 145 = æ
Alt + 146 = Æ
Alt + 147 = ô
Alt + 148 = ö
Alt + 149 = ò
Alt + 150 = û
Alt + 151 = ù
Alt + 152 = ÿ
Alt + 153 = Ö
Alt + 154 = Ü
Alt + 155 = ¢
Alt + 156 = £
Alt + 157 = ¥
Alt + 158 = ,,
Alt + 159 = ƒ
Alt + 160 = á
Alt + 161 = í
Alt + 162 = ó
Alt + 163 = ú
Alt + 164 = ñ
Alt + 165 = Ñ
Alt + 166 = ª
Alt + 167 = ▒
Alt + 168 = ¿
Alt + 169 = ⌐
Alt + 170 = ¬
Alt + 171 = ½
Alt + 172 = ¼
Alt + 173 = ¡
Alt + 174 = «
Alt + 175 = »
Alt + 176 = ░
Alt + 177 = ▒
Alt + 178 = ▓
Alt + 179 = │
Alt + 180 = ┤
Alt + 181 = ╡
Alt + 182 = ╢
Alt + 183 = ╖
Alt + 184 = ╕
Alt + 185 = ╣
Alt + 186 = ║
Alt + 187 = ╗
Alt + 188 = ╝
Alt + 189 = ╜
Alt + 190 = ╛
Alt + 191 = ┐
Alt + 192 = └
Alt + 193 = ┴
Alt + 194 = ├
Alt + 195 = ├
Alt + 196 = ─
Alt + 197 = ┼
Alt + 198 = ╞
Alt + 199 = ╟
Alt + 200 = ╚
Alt + 201 = ╔
Alt + 202 = ╩
Alt + 203 = ╦
Alt + 204 = ╠
Alt + 205 = ═
Alt + 206 = ╬
Alt + 207 = ╧
Alt + 208 = ╨
Alt + 209 = ╤
Alt + 210 = ╥
Alt + 211 = ╙
Alt + 212 = ╘
Alt + 213 = ╒
Alt + 214 = ╓
Alt + 215 = ╫
Alt + 216 = ╪
Alt + 217 = ┘
Alt + 218 = ┌
Alt + 219 = █
Alt + 220 = ▄
Alt + 221 = ▌
Alt + 222 = ▐
Alt + 223 = ▀
Alt + 224 = ,,
Alt + 225 = ß
Alt + 226 = ,,
Alt + 227 = ,,
Alt + 228 = ,,
Alt + 229 = ,,
Alt + 230 = µ
Alt + 231 = ,,
Alt + 232 = ,,
Alt + 233 = ,,
Alt + 234 = ,,
Alt + 235 = ,,
Alt + 236 = ∞
Alt + 237 = ,,
Alt + 238 = ,,
Alt + 239 = ,,
Alt + 240 = ,,
Alt + 241 = ±
Alt + 242 = ,,
Alt + 243 = ,,
Alt + 244 = ,,
Alt + 245 = ,,
Alt + 246 = ÷
Alt + 247 = ≈
Alt + 248 = °
Alt + 249 = ∙
Alt + 250 = ·
Alt + 251 = ,,
Alt + 252 = ,,
Alt + 253 = ²
Alt + 254 = ■

 

You can download a printable version of this Special Characters Table in PDF to keep as a reference card close to your computer.

Thanks to Adriaan for asking about these Alt characters in a comment from our article on MS Word keyboard shortcuts for Afrikaans characters.

 

 

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