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LOCATION: Accents : Windows : Alt Key Numeric Codes
Windows - Alt Key Numeric Codes
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This page list codes for accented letters and other characters. In order to use these codes, your computer should have a separate numeric keypad on the right. If it does not, then another method of inputting accents is recommended.
The list is organized by type. If you need more information on how to type the codes, please read the detailed instructions. These tables show select codes only, not all possible codes.
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Letters with Accents - (e.g. ó, ò, ñ)  Other Foreign Characters - (e.g. ç, ¿, ß)  Currency Symbols - (e.g. ¢, £, ¥)  Math Symbols - (e.g. ±, °, ÷)  Other Punctuation - (e.g. &, ©, §)  Using the Codes  Other Accents and Symbols: Character Map Other Page  Non-Numeric Accent Codes: Activate International Keyboard Other Page  Links to Other References
Letters with Accents
This list is organized by Accent type. To determine the appropriate numeric code, match the accent with the vowel.
Windows Alt Codes for Accented Vowels
Accent
A
E
I
O
U
Y

Capital
À
0192
È
0200
Ì
0204
Ò
0210
Ù
0217
Grave Lower Case
à
0224
è
0232
ì
0236
ò
0242
ù
0249

Capital
Á
0193
É
0201
Í
0205
Ó
0211
Ú
0218
Ý
0221
Acute Lower Case
á
0225
é
0233
í
0237
ó
0243
ú
0250
ý
0253
Capital
Â
0194
Ê
0202
Î
0206
Ô
0212
Û
0219
Circumflex Lower Case
â
0226
ê
0234
î
0238
ô
0244
û
0251
Capital
Ã
0195
--
Ñ
0209
Õ
0213
--
Tilde Lower Case
ã
0227
--
ñ
0241
õ
0245
--

Capital
Ä
0196
Ë
0203
Ï
0207
Ö
0214
Ü
0220
Ÿ
0159
Umlaut Lower Case
ä
0228
ë
0235
ï
0239
ö
0246
ü
0252
ÿ
0255
Example: To input the acute a á (0225), hold down the ALT key, type 0225 on the numeric keypad, then release the ALT key.
If you are having problems inputting these codes, please review the instructions for using the codes at the bottom of this Web page.
Additional Codes
See the Specific Language Page for additional codes for accented characters. Note that codes may only work in Microsoft Office.
Other Foreign Characters
These include special punctuation and unique consonant and vowel symbols.
Windows Alt Codes for Foreign Characters
SYMBOL
NAME
CODE NUMBER
¡
Upside-down exclamation mark
0161
¿
Upside-down question mark
0191
Ç, ç
French C cedille (caps/lowecase)
0199
0231
Œ,œ
O-E ligature (caps/lowecase)
0140
0156
ß
German Sharp/Double S
0223
º, ª
Masculine Ordinal Number (Span/Ital/Portuguese)
Feminine Ordinal Number
0186
0170
Ø,ø
Nordic O slash (caps/lowecase)
0216
0248
Å,å
Nordic A ring (caps/lowecase), Angstrom sign
0197
0229
Æ, æ
A-E ligature (caps/lowecase)
0198
0230
Þ, þ
Icelandic/Old English Thorn (caps/lowecase)
See other Old English Characters
0222
0254
Ð, ð
Icelandic/Old English Eth (caps/lowecase)
See other Old English Characters
0208
0240
« »
Spanish/French angle quotation marks
0171
0187
‹ ›
Spanish/French angle single quotation marks
0139
0155
Š š
Czech S hachek (S Caron)
(caps/lowercase)
See other Czech Characters
0138
0154
Ž ž
Czech Z hachek (Z Caron)
(caps/lowercase)
See other Czech Characters
0142
0158
Additional Codes
Note that codes may only work in Microsoft Office.
Currency Symbols
Windows Alt Code for Currency Symbols
SYMBOL
NAME
CODE NUMBER
¢
Cent sign
0162
£
British Pound
0163
Euro currency
0128
¥
Japanese Yen
0165
ƒ
Dutch Florin
0131
¤
Generic currency symbol
0164
Math Symbols
Windows Alt Codes for Math Symbols
SYMBOL
NAME
CODE NUMBER
÷
Division sign
0247
°
Degree symbol
0176
¬
Not symbol
0172
±
Plus/minus
0177
µ
Micro
0181
Per Mille (1/1000th)
0137
Fractions
These codes produce fractions which are spaced on one line.
Windows Alt Codes - Fractions
SYMBOL
NAME
CODE NUMBER
¼
Fraction 1/4
0188
½
Fraction 1/2
0189
¾
Fraction 3/4
0190
Superscript and Subscript
Check these references for other methods to implement superscript/subscript and extra fractions
Superscript/Subscript in Microsoft Word  Superscript/Subscript in HTML and CSS
Additional Math Codes
See the Unicode Math Chart for additional codes for math symbols. Note that they only work in Microsoft Office and that you should use the non-Hex code. For instance an entry ∛ for the cube root symbol (∛) would corrspond to ALT+8731 in Word.
Other Punctuation
These incude copyright symbols and special section marks.
Windows Alt Codes for Punctuation
SYMBOL
NAME
CODE NUMBER
©
Copyright symbol
0169
®
Registered symbol
0174
Trademark
0153
List Dot
0149
§
Section Symbol
0167
Dagger
0134
Double Dagger
0135
-
en-dash
0150
-
em-dash
0151
Paragraph Symbol (Pilcrow)
0182
Using the Codes
Windows assigns a numeric code to different accented letters, other foreign characters and special mathematical symbols. For instance the code for lower case á is 0225, and the code for capital Á is 0193. The ALT key input is used to manually insert these letters and symbols by calling the numeric code assigned to them.
To use the codes:
Place your cursor in the location where you wish to insert a special character.  Activate the numeric key pad on the right of the keyboard by pressing Num Lock (upper right of keyboard). The Num Lock light on the keyboard will indicate that the numeric key pad is on.

NOTE: You must use the numeric key pad; if you use the number keys on the top of the keyboard, the characters will not appear. If you are on a laptop or computer without a separate numeric keypad one of the other methods is recommended.  While pressing down the ALT key, type the four-digit code on the numeric key pad at the right edge of the keyboard. The codes are "case sensitive." For instance, the code for lower-case á is ALT+0225, but capital Á is ALT+0193.

NOTE: If you have the International keyboard activated, you will only be able to input codes with the ALT key on the left side of the keyboard.
Release the ALT key. The character will appear when the ALT key is released.

NOTE: You must include the initial zero in the code. For example to insert á (0225) you must type ALT+0225, NOT ALT+225.
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