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# A Quick And Easy Way To Enter Special Characters

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### #1 rowal5555

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:55 AM

We all know that there is a character map in Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools where you can copy and paste various characters into your text. A quicker way to do this is by using your left ALT KEY and the Numeric Keypad to enter the appropriate code. Here are a few examples but there are hundreds more so have a play and find your favourites.

Using the left ALT KEY + CODES (with the numeric key pad) to quickly enter
special characters in text.

ALT + 0153 = ™ 0162 = ¢ 0163 = £ 0165 = ¥ 0169 = ©

0176 = ° 0177 = ± 0178 = ² 0179 = ³ 0181 = µ

0187 = » 0174 = ® 0175 = ¯ 0186 = º 0171 = «

0188 = ¼ 0189 = ½ 0190 = ¾ 0233 = é 0247 = ÷

Have fun, Cheers

PS: If anyone can find a full list for mathematical symbols, plz post it. Thanks

Edited by rowal5555, 03 August 2007 - 05:34 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:13 PM

This site has a list of special characters, probably not all of them.

http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/ALTchrc.html

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:36 PM

Here's a fairly extensive list:
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:47 AM

We all know that there is a character map in Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools where you can copy and paste various characters into your text. A quicker way to do this is by using your left ALT KEY and the Numeric Keypad to enter the appropriate code. Here are a few examples but there are hundreds more so have a play and find your favourites.

Using the left ALT KEY + CODES (with the numeric key pad) to quickly enter
special characters in text.

ALT + 0153 = â„¢ 0162 = ¢ 0163 = £ 0165 = ¥ 0169 = ©

0176 = ° 0177 = ± 0178 = ² 0179 = ³ 0181 = µ

0187 = » 0174 = ® 0175 = ¯ 0186 = º 0171 = «

0188 = ¼ 0189 = ½ 0190 = ¾ 0233 = é 0247 = ÷

Have fun, Cheers

PS: If anyone can find a full list for mathematical symbols, plz post it. Thanks

Thanks for that basic list! I've put a copy (notepad) in my Tools folder, and a shortcut to it in my Quick Start for easy access when I need it.

Edited by mommabear, 04 August 2007 - 10:47 AM.

### #5 boopme

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:44 PM

here's a pretty good list
ALT Codes - Alt Codes for Maths / Mathematics

http://www.usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes/maths-alt-codes.php
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### #6 rowal5555

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:12 PM

Thanks all.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 02:53 PM

Very good "rowal5555"; your user bar is too pretty brother.

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