Guide: Special Symbol Shortcuts Using the ALT Key

Posted on Saturday, 22 August 2009
Work Trip - Dublin, Ireland
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2009

Something I’ve always found annoying; is the lack of certain common symbols on the keyboard. Many of you will know this; but still I figured this could help some people.

Special Symbol Shortcuts Using the ALT Key (and Numeric Keyboard):

Alt + 0176 = ° (Degrees)
Alt + 0149 = • (Bullet)
Alt + 0162 = ¢
Alt + 0188 = ¼
Alt + 0189 = ½
Alt + 0190 = ¾
Alt + 0177 = ±
Alt + 0178 = ²
Alt + 0179 = ³
Alt + 0163 = £
Alt + 0128 = €
Alt + 0151 = — (m dash)
Alt + 0150 = – (n dash)
Alt + 0187 = »
Alt + 0169 = ©
Alt + 0174 = ®
Alt + 0165 = ¥
Alt + 0177 = ±
Alt + 0247 = ÷
Alt + 0166 = ¦
Alt + 0134 = †
Alt + 0227 = ã

Work Trip - Dublin, Ireland
European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2009

Anders is the Founder and Owner at Sundstedt Animation, where he creates handcrafted animated explainer videos, music videos and whiteboard videos. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and enjoys film and photography. You can follow him on LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

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