How to use Alt Codes for Special Characters, and Symbols
On this site, you can find both Alt Code, and Unicode values for special characters, and symbols. On the main page, there are only alt code values fully listed in two separate tables. Categorised pages include both Alt Code(if exists) and Unicode values together.
The common procedure to add both types is: The symbol is selected as you click on it, then you can drag&drop, or just copy&paste it anywhere you like.
The special characters and symbols can be typed by their Alt Code values on computers which are running Microsoft Windows operating systems. They cannot be typed by their Unicode values. Unicode values can be used within HTML, Java..etc programming languages.
To type an Alt Code for a special character or symbol on your computer please follow the instructions below.
- Make sure that you switch on the Number Lock on your keyboard. Please click to learn how to do it on laptops.
- Hold down the ALT key (left alt key).
- Type the alt code(you should use the numbers on the keypad, not the ones on top row) for the special character or symbol you want to get and release the ALT key.
For example the alt code for heart is 3
Press and hold the ALT key and type 3 then release ALT key and you'll get ♥
For example the decimal alt code for euro sign is 0128
Press and hold the ALT key and type 0 1 2 8 then release ALT key and you'll get €