How to use special characters using alt keycodes

If you are like me you have occasionally need to use a character that is generally not available on your run of the mill key boards.  Well here is a list of key codes and the characters they produce.  Keep in mind different font faces will produce different looking characters.

First things first, make sure your number lock is on. Press and hold the alt key and using the numeric pad type in the numerical sequence, then release the alt key and the character will appear.
If you do not have a numeric pad you will need to use the function (fn) plus the alt key and then the numbers on your keyboard (small numbers below the letters on your qwerty keyboard).

If you have a Mac use the option key instead of the alt.

Enjoy

Symbol alt code Symbol alt code Symbol alt code Symbol alt code Symbol alt code
alt 1 A alt 65 ü alt 129 alt 193 alt 0133
alt 2 B alt 66 é alt 130 alt 194 alt 0134
alt 3 C alt 67 â alt 131 alt 195 alt 0135
alt 4 D alt 68 ä alt 132 alt 196 ˆ alt 0136
alt 5 E alt 69 à alt 133 alt 197 alt 0137
alt 6 F alt 70 å alt 134 alt 198 Š alt 0138
alt 7 G alt 71 ç alt 135 alt 199 alt 0139
alt 8 H alt 72 ê alt 136 alt 200 Œ alt 0140
alt 9 I alt 73 ë alt 137 alt 201 Ž alt 0142
alt 10 J alt 74 è alt 138 alt 202 alt 0145
alt 11 K alt 75 ï alt 139 alt 203 alt 0146
alt 12 L alt 76 î alt 140 alt 204 alt 0147
alt 13 M alt 77 ì alt 141 alt 205 alt 0148
alt 14 N alt 78 Ä alt 142 alt 206 alt 0150
alt 15 O alt 79 Å alt 143 alt 207 alt 0151
alt 16 P alt 80 É alt 144 alt 208 ˜ alt 0152
alt 17 Q alt 81 æ alt 145 alt 209 alt 0153
alt 18 R alt 82 Æ alt 146 alt 210 š alt 0154
alt 19 S alt 83 ô alt 147 alt 211 alt 0155
alt 20 T alt 84 ö alt 148 alt 212 œ alt 0156
§ alt 21 U alt 85 ò alt 149 alt 213 ž alt 0158
alt 22 V alt 86 û alt 150 alt 214 Ÿ alt 0159
alt 23 W alt 87 ù alt 151 alt 215 ¤ alt 0164
alt 24 X alt 88 ÿ alt 152 alt 216 ¦ alt 0166
alt 25 Y alt 89 Ö alt 153 alt 217 ¨ alt 0168
alt 26 Z alt 90 Ü alt 154 alt 218 © alt 0169
alt 27 [ alt 91 ¢ alt 155 alt 219 ® alt 0174
alt 28 \ alt 92 £ alt 156 alt 220 ¯ alt 0175
alt 29 ] alt 93 ¥ alt 157 alt 221 ³ alt 0179
alt 30 ^ alt 94 alt 158 alt 222 ´ alt 0180
alt 31 _ alt 95 ƒ alt 159 alt 223 µ alt0181
alt 32 ` alt 96 á alt 160 α alt 224 ¸ alt 0184
! alt 33 a alt 97 í alt 161 ß alt 225 ¹ alt 0185
alt 34 b alt 98 ó alt 162 Γ alt 226 ¾ alt 0190
# alt 35 c alt 99 ú alt 163 π alt 227 À alt 0192
$ alt 36 d alt 100 ñ alt 164 Σ alt 228 Á alt 0193
% alt 37 e alt 101 Ñ alt 165 σ alt 229 Â alt 0194
& alt 38 f alt 102 ª alt 166 µ alt 230 Ã alt 0195
alt 39 g alt 103 º alt 167 τ alt 231 Ä alt 0196
( alt 40 h alt 104 ¿ alt 168 Φ alt 232 Å alt 0197
) alt 41 i alt 105 alt 169 Θ alt 233 È alt 0200
* alt 42 j alt 106 ¬ alt 170 Ω alt 234 É alt 0201
+ alt 43 k alt 107 ½ alt 171 δ alt 235 Ê alt 0202
, alt 44 l alt 108 ¼ alt 172 alt 236 Ë alt 0203
alt 45 m alt 109 ¡ alt 173 φ alt 237 Ì alt 0204
. alt 46 n alt 110 « alt 174 ε alt 238 Í alt 0205
/ alt 47 o alt 111 » alt 175 alt 239 Î alt 0206
0 alt 48 p alt 112 alt 176 alt 240 Ï alt 0207
1 alt 49 q alt 113 alt 177 ± alt 241 Ð alt 0208
2 alt 50 r alt 114 alt 178 alt 242 Ò alt 0210
3 alt 51 s alt 115 alt 179 alt 243 Ó alt 0211
4 alt 52 t alt 116 alt 180 alt 244 Ô alt 0212
5 alt 53 u alt 117 alt 181 alt 245 Õ alt 0213
6 alt 54 v alt 118 alt 182 ÷ alt 246 Ö alt 0214
7 alt 55 w alt 119 alt 183 alt 247 × alt 0215
8 alt 56 x alt 120 alt 184 ° alt 248 Ø alt 0216
9 alt 57 y alt 121 alt 185 alt 249 Ù alt 0217
: alt 58 z alt 122 alt 186 · alt 250 Ú alt 0218
; alt 59 { alt 123 alt 187 alt 251 Û alt 0219
< alt 60 | alt 124 alt 188 alt 252 Ü alt 0220
= alt 61 } alt 125 alt 189 ² alt 253 Ý alt 0221
> alt 62 ~ alt 126 alt 190 alt 254 Þ alt 0222
? alt 63 alt 127 alt 191 alt 0128 ã alt 0227
@ alt 64 Ç alt 128 alt 192 alt 0132 ð alt 0240
ý alt 0253
þ alt 0254
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