How to make symbols with your keyboard

How to make symbols

Doesn’t work with all programs but quite a few.     Click to enlarge

Thanks Jamie



15 comments to How to make symbols with your keyboard

  • tony m

    Thanks Jonco,this will come in handy…i also use
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    • Jonco

      I’ve used that in the past, but didn’t have it bookmarked in this browser so I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  • brad

    This an all other special characters are available in the character map

  • FatPuppy

    I don’t see the one for the “Middle Finger.”

    How can one fully express themselves in type without the “middle finger.”


    • Tim

      I always thought I should make a program that changes the hand the cursor becomes when you hover on a hyperlink. I figure if I can change the pointing finger from the first one to the second one, I could sell this program and buy an island–like Australia.

    • revrick315

      I thought the shortcut was n!m.

  • Sander

    I wish this graphic would show the ALT code I use the most, which is ALT + 0233. That creates the letter “e” with the accent mark. Useful when spelling words like “résume” or “fiancé”.

    • Francois

      Not sure why you would want to represent resume incorrectly – there should be an acute over both ‘e’s

  • Kevin

    My favorite special character is (.)(.)

  • Barbwire

    The Alt plus numbers also makes letters with accent marks, tildes on ns (ñ)inverted question marks and exclamations points, etc. for writing in other languages.

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  • A geek

    It is not as though that has been around for a while or aything…oh, wait, it has been around since the old DOS days. But people have become so addicted to using the mouse instead of learning what can be just as easily done with the keyboard, often quicker than doing it with a mouse, that their productivity suffers.

  • bob miclette

    You must use the number pad, not the numbers above the letters…

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