Key Strokes for Some Symbols

To form signs and symbols, the following works on most desktop computers in WORD, WORKS, e-mail, etc. Hold down the Alt key while you press the numbers on the right side of the keyboard. Make sure the Num Lock is on.

Note: Some computers are loaded with different software so the symbols will be different when you use the Alt key followed by the four-digit numbers.

With a PC laptop, in order to use the keyboard shortcuts, the laptop must have a Function key (usually noted as Fn in blue characters). If it does, you can access a “ten-key” calculator keypad that spans the right end of the QWERTY keyboard. By pressing Fn, ALT and the corresponding numbers, you will get the symbol.  On some laptops, you will see a tiny 0 on the front edge of the M key, a tiny 1 on the front side of the J key, 2 on K, 3 on L, etc.  Just turn on Num Lock, press the Alt key, and then press those regular keys to create all the symbols.

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Symbol

033

!

034

"

035

#

036

$

037

%

038

&

039

'

040

(

041

)

042

*

043

+

044

,

045

-

046

.

047

/

048

0

049

1

050

2

051

3

052

4

053

5

054

6

055

7

056

8

057

9

058

:

059

;

060

061

=

062

063

?

064

@

065

A

066

B

067

C

068

D

069

E

070

F

071

G

072

H

073

I

074

J

075

K

076

L

077

M

078

N

0145 '
0146 '
0147 "
0148 "
0149 •
0150 –

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Symbol

0151

—

0152

˜

0153

â„¢

0154

Å¡

0155

›

0156

Å“

0158

ž

0159

Ÿ

0161

¡

0162

¢

0163

£

0164

¤

0165

Â¥

0166

¦

0167

§

0168

¨

0169

©

0170

ª

0171

«

0172

¬

0173

-

0174

®

0175

¯

0176

°

0177

±

0178

²

0179

³

0180

´

0181

µ

0182

¶

0183

·

0184

¸

0185

¹

0186

º

0187

»

0188

¼

0189

½

0191

¿

0193

Á

0201

É

0205

Í

0209

Ñ

0211

Ó

0218

Ú

0220

Ü

0225

á

0233 é
0237 í
0241 ñ
0243 ó
0250 ú
0252 ü