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ALT+Number Combinations

    "Extended" characters are made by depressing either  "Alt"  key, then typing the following numbers - using the numeric keypad on the right side of keyboard. For example:  Alt 241 = ñ  This is a great way to add support for any foreign word or name that is directed at clients. The letter appears in your document after the Alt key is released. The letter or symbol will appear in the font selected in your document. While your Windows machine comes with a simple character map you may want one with more usefulness. For a glimpse of a very useful character map utility to assist you, scroll to the bottom section of the page.


Extended Characters

 Alt + 0134
  ¤  
 Alt + 0164
  Â  
 Alt + 0194
á
 Alt + 0225
 Alt + 0135
¥
 Alt + 0165
Ã
 Alt + 0195
â
 Alt + 0226
ˆ
 Alt + 0136
¦
 Alt + 0166
Ä
 Alt + 0196
ã
 Alt + 0227
 Alt + 0137
§
 Alt + 0167
Å
 Alt + 0197
ä
 Alt + 0228
Š
 Alt + 0138
¨
 Alt + 0168
Æ
 Alt + 0198
å
 Alt + 0229
 Alt + 0139
©
 Alt + 0169
Ç
 Alt + 0199
æ
 Alt + 0230
Œ
 Alt + 0140
ª
 Alt + 0170
È
 Alt + 0200
ç
 Alt +0230
 
 Alt + 0141
«
 Alt + 0171
É
 Alt + 0201
è
 Alt + 0232
 
 Alt + 0142
¬
 Alt + 0172
Ê
 Alt + 0202
é
 Alt + 0233
 
 Alt + 0143
­
 Alt + 0173
Ë
 Alt + 0203
ê
 Alt + 0234
 
 Alt + 0144
®
 Alt + 0174
Ì
 Alt + 0204
ë
 Alt + 0235
 Alt + 0145
¯
 Alt + 0175
Í
 Alt + 0205
ì
 Alt + 0236
 Alt + 0146
°
 Alt + 0176
Î
 Alt + 0206
í
 Alt + 0237
 Alt + 0147
±
 Alt + 0177
Ï
 Alt + 0207
î
 Alt + 0238
 Alt + 0148
²
 Alt + 0178
Ð
 Alt + 0208
ï
 Alt + 0239
 Alt + 0149
³
 Alt + 0179
Ñ
 Alt + 0209
ð
 Alt + 0240
 Alt + 0150
´
 Alt + 0180
Ò
 Alt + 0210
ñ
 Alt + 0241
 Alt + 0151
µ
 Alt + 0181
Ó
 Alt + 0211
ò
 Alt + 0242
˜
 Alt + 0152
 Alt + 0182
Ô
 Alt + 0212
ó
 Alt + 0243
 Alt + 0153
·
 Alt + 0183
Õ
 Alt + 0213
ô
 Alt + 0244
š
 Alt + 0154
¸
 Alt + 0184
Ö
 Alt + 0214
õ
 Alt + 0245
 Alt + 0155
¹
 Alt + 0185
×
 Alt + 0215
ö
 Alt + 0246
œ
 Alt + 0156
º
 Alt + 0186
Ø
 Alt + 0216
÷
 Alt + 0247
 
 Alt + 0157
»
 Alt + 0187
Ù
 Alt + 0217
ø
 Alt + 0248
 
 Alt + 0158
¼
 Alt + 0188
Ú
 Alt + 0218
ù
 Alt + 0249
Ÿ
 Alt + 0159
½
 Alt + 0189
Û
 Alt + 0219
ú
 Alt + 0250
sp
 Alt + 0160
¾
 Alt + 0190
Ü
 Alt + 0220
û
 Alt + 0251
¡
 Alt + 0161
¿
 Alt + 0191
Ý
 Alt + 0221
ü
 Alt + 0252
¢
 Alt + 0162
À
 Alt + 0192
Þ
 Alt + 0222
ý
 Alt + 0253
£
 Alt + 0163
Á
 Alt + 0193
ß
 Alt + 0223
þ
 Alt + 0254
EXTENDED CHARACTERS
  à  
 Alt + 0224
ÿ
 Alt + 0255


    Below is a Screen Capture of a freeware character map ( you can compare it with your Windows "Character Map" already installed with your version of Windows ). This utility is designed to allow you to see each character in a larger size. As you pass the cursor over a character, it appears in the box in the lower right of the window ( in the real program ). It makes it much easier to find just the right character you need. For this particular program, search for "characteristica" in your favorite search engine. It's a nice little add-on. There are other freeware and shareware character map utilities available too.

 Mike Gibbards Characteristica screen capture.

    This very well done freeware utility will allow you to select a font from your installed font list, including True Type fonts and symbols, and view a character enlarged in the window in the lower right ( you can even zoom in or out on the character chosen ) with the Alt+Num code right above the window. It also shows you the ASCII code for use in HTML coding for web pages. It allows you to select multiple characters as shown in the small window at the upper left, and to copy those characters to the clipboard for use in your document.
    Below is a screen capture of the Windows Character Map for comparison. Both are shown at actual size.

 Windows Character Map screen capture.



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