How to type symbols on Windows with your keyboard [Infographic]


This is far from a comprehensive list of symbols you can type on Windows with your keyboard, but it is a start. Feel free to share how to type other symbols you know of in the comments below.

[via MakeUseOf]

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  • jipy

    Maybe I’m stupid, but I don’t understand how to get these symbols on my keyboard with the “Alt” key… can you help me?

  • Jake

    1. Open up character map (“charmap” on the run command, no quotes)
    2. Select your desired letter.
    3. Look at the bottom RIGHT corner of the window. A common character would show a keystroke.

    In the advanced view, you can find more options. Click HELP to know all about the character map, and how to create a customized character.

  • Karl K

    [@Warb] It works just about everywhere!

  • ovl

    List of all symbols:

    (left click = cut, right click = paste)

    List of all characters:


  • Louis

    Thanks Ashraf, this will be über useful !!

  • Mario

    EVERyTHING MUST WORK. There’s not such a thing os see what’s is still working!!!

  • Mario


  • KMHamm

    THANK YOU!! This is going to save me a lot of time and trouble.

  • Coyote

    Hrm.. I have an old DOS 6.2 manual that has 0~255. Maybe I should scan it to see what still works.

  • Bruce

    I’ve programmed a lot of my favorites into AutoHotKey. It works great.

    à é ï ô ü £ € ç ñ ß © are just a few.

  • Peter

    Here’s a link to an absolutely huge selection of keyboard shortcuts:

  • Warb

    Where does this work on windows?

  • nagelfar

    My handy combinations:

    Alt + 0167 = §
    Ctrl + left Alt + u = €