Symbols and Diacritics in Windows


Go top  Diacritics

0192
À
0193
Á
0194
Â
0195
Ã
0196
Ä
0197
Å
0198
Æ
0224
à
0225
á
0226
â
0227
ã
0228
ä
0229
å
0230
æ
0199
Ç
0231
ç
0208
Ð
0240
ð
200
È
201
É
202
Ê
203
Ë
232
è
233
é
234
ê
235
ë
204
Ì
205
Í
206
Î
207
Ï
236
ì
237
í
238
î
239
ï
0209
Ñ
0210
Ò
0211
Ó
0212
Ô
0213
Õ
0214
Ö
0216
Ø
0140
Œ
0241
ñ
0242
ò
0243
ó
0244
ô
0245
õ
0246
ö
0248
ø
0156
œ
0138
Š
0154
š
0223
ß
0222
Þ
0254
þ
0217
Ù
0218
Ú
0219
Û
0220
Ü
0221
Ý
0159
Ÿ
0249
ù
0250
ú
0251
û
0252
ü
0253
ý
0255
ÿ

Go top  Money

cent
¢
0162  
0131
ƒ
florin/guilder
currency
¤
0164  
0163
£
pound
euro
0128*  
0165
¥
yen

* To (re)produce the euro sign you need to have installed a font featuring .


Go top  Mathematical

divide
÷
0247
 
0215
×
multiply
logicalnot
¬
0172
 
0177
±
plus/minus
degrees
°
0176
 
0188
¼
quarter
half
½
0189
 
0190
¾
three quarters

ftnt 1/power 1

¹
0185
 
0178
²
ftnt 2/squared
ftnt 3/cubed
³
0179
 
0137
per mille
centred dot
·
0183
 
0175
¯
macron/bar

Go top  Punctuation

Punctiation 1: quotation Marks
quotes single high open
0145  
0146
quotes single high close
quotes double high open
0147  
0148
quotes double high close
quotes single low open
0130  
0132
quotes double low open
guillemet ouvert
0139  
0155
guillemet fermé
guillemets ouverts
«
0171  
0187
»
guillemets fermés

Punctuation 2: miscellaneous
bullet
0149  
0133
elipsis
dagger 1
0134  
0135
dagger 2
En dash
0150  
0151
Em dash
paragraph/section
§
0167  
0182
paragraph flag
Start exclamation
¡
0161  
0191
¿
Start question


Go top  Miscellaneous
registration mark
® 0174   0153
trade mark
copyright
© 0169   µ 0181
mu/micron
pipe
¦ 0166   ¨ 0168
Umlaut/dierhesis
ordinal (fem.)
ª 0170   º 0186
ordinal (masc.)

 


Go top  Explanations

Many Anglos are unaware that they can produce more than twice as many characters on their computers as appear directly as one- or two-key strokes on their QWERTY keyboards. These 'invisible' characters all have an ANSI code value greater than 0127 and, using standard Western European font sets (the norm in Italy, The Netherlands and Scandinavia, as well as in all countries where they speak English, French, Portuguese or Spanish) are listed above according to category. The characters are, in ANSI code order from 0128 to 0255 ( = unused/empty): €  ‚ ƒ „ … † ‡ ˆ ‰ Š ‹ Œ  Ž  (0128-0143)  ‘ ’ “ ” • – — ˜ ™ š › œ  ž Ÿ (0144-0159)   ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § ¨ © Œ « ¬ ­ « ¯ (160-175) ° ± ² ³ ´ µ ¶ · © ¹ º » ¼ ½ ¾ ¿ (176-191) À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï (0192-0207) Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß (0208-0223) à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï (0224-0239) ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ (0240-0255).

Most desktop packages have their own key combinations for accessing these characters, but software for email and standard text editing do not. Microsoft Windows offers one way of producing these characters: you call up Character Map, double click the required character, click Copy, and paste it into whatever text you are writing. But there is a quicker way...

The quick way to produce the extra characters without having to open another window. Proceed as follows:

  1. ensure the Num Lock key is Off;
  2. while holding down the Alt key, type 4 figures on the number pad (e.g. 0138 for Š),
  3. release the Alt key to let the required character appear.

This page shows characters not featured on English language computer keyboards alongside the digits to type (e.g. Alt-0138 for Š). To facilitate finding the characters you want, they have been listed systematically or alphabetically on this page, not in ANSI character code order.


Go top  ‘Symbol’ Font

0165
0167
0168
0169
0170
0185
0187
0171
0172
0173
0174
0175
0191
0214

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