Keyboard Symbols - Creating Accents and Keyboard Symbols

Keyboard Symbols - How to Make Special Characters on Your Computer Keyboard

Have you ever been writing a letter or an article and suddenly realised that you needed a special character that isn't on your keyboard?

One of the most common problems you might encounter is the need for accented characters, for example when you're spelling words from another language - such as resumé (as in CV). If you leave out the accent, then this is an English word which means to continue a previously interrupted activity - i.e. resume.

Keyboard Symbols - How to Create Accents

Fortunately, there is a simple way to add an accent to vowels in this way. All you need to do is hold down the Control and Alt keys, and then press the key for the vowel you want to be accented.

So, to create á, you simply press the Ctrl, Alt and A keys together. Follow the same procedure for the other vowels to create é, í, ó and ú.

Keyboard Symbols - Inserting Special Characters

A variety of special characters, such as the copyright symbol ©, can be quickly created in a similar way by using the numeric keypad. All you have to do is hold down the Alt key, type in a four-digit code and then release the Alt key again.

These codes will only work if you use the numeric keypad - they don't work with the numbers at the top of the keyboard. Here is a list of some of the most commonly requested keyboard symbols and their codes:

Keyboard Symbol Codes

Copyright (©) - 0, 1, 6, 9

Trademark (TM) - 0, 1, 5, 3

Registered (®) - 0, 1, 7, 4

Bullet - 0, 1, 4, 9

"en" Dash - 0, 1, 5, 0

"em" Dash - 0, 1, 5, 1

Pound (£) - 1, 6, 3

Euro - 0, 1, 2, 8

Cents (¢) - 0, 1, 6, 2

One-half (½) - 0, 1, 8, 9

If you want to create the Euro symbol on your keyboard, you can try pressing Ctrl+Alt+4 - using the 4 directly above your QWERTY keyboard, not the one on the keypad.

If you're tired of all these symbols and want some information about musical keyboards instead, you could try this page about keyboard notes.

Comments 57 comments

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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

These are areas I wanted to know.

Thanks heeps


carly 8 years ago

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richard hill 8 years ago

you have forgoten to include how to make an upside down questionmark!!!how uncommon is that of you


NightStalker 8 years ago

dude its not friggin working I'd love it if it would let me do the symbals


drb 8 years ago

hi this is cool


Mexican 8 years ago

In Mexico we have no computers, just tacos. But this is pretty cool. Mmmm.....tacos....


sarya 8 years ago

what about hearts??


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i like monkeys...


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sarah  7 years ago

it isnt working :-( ahhhhh...


lady-lady 7 years ago

a heart is alt 3 : ♥


Elizabeth the eleven-year-old 7 years ago

This helped alot, thanks dude.

To Mexian: I NOW WANT TACOS!! I DON'T EVEN LIKE TACOS!!!


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Soumya 7 years ago

Simply Superb,,,Keep Update More Shortcuts,,,,Thank You


Senior Week 2010 6 years ago

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¿? 6 years ago

an upside down ? is ALT 168 (on the keypad)


Cara 6 years ago

Thank you sooo much! €


Connor And Miranda © 6 years ago

thanx!

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—Connor And Miranda ©


aadixz 6 years ago

so good and interesting for my pride name


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Hitman 6 years ago

Oi... POund is not 163.

It's 0,1,6,3

And thanks for other codes, dude.


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saw 6 years ago

????????• just hold the alt then del 1 or del 2 or del 3 or del 4 or del 5 or del 6 or del 7 or del 8 or del 9


jennifer 6 years ago

how in tha fuqk do i do a star


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Just me 5 years ago

Doesn't work for me in Windows Vista.


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3 years ago

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