How to Create Symbols on Your PC

A how to on create special symbols. ALT Codes are special characters such as ¿ © « ¤. Because your keyboard doesn't have all the keys it needs, you use the ALT key and your number pad. Don't use your the numbers on top, this only works with keypad off the the right, and make sure "NUM LOCK" is on.

Steps

  1. 1
    Find the “ALT” key on your keyboard.
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  2. 2
    Hold it down.
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  3. 3
    Find the any number(s) key on the number pad. It will only work if you use the number pad.
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  4. 4
    Hold it down along with the “ALT” key. To get the symbols, hold as follows:
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    • Hold 1& alt: ☺
    • Hold 2& alt: ☻
    • Hold 3& alt: ♥
    • Hold 4& alt: ♦
    • Hold 5& alt: ♣
    • Hold 6& alt: ♠
    • Hold 7& alt: •
    • Hold 8& alt: ◘
    • Hold 9& alt: ○

Tips

  • Example: ALT-0128 € , ALT-0134 † , ALT-0208 Ð
  • You can create crazy symbols, just by pressing alt, and three other random numbers

Warnings

  • Some websites do not work with these symbols.
  • Remember, it will only work if you use the number pad.

Article Info

Categories: Basic Computer Skills