Special ALT Key Symbols & Characters ~ (Alt+1=☺)

Did you ever wonder how you can type a heart symbol ♥, a smiley face ☺, a little circle • or even the copyright symbol © ?

Wonder no more. You can type these special characters by holding the ALT key on your keyboard and entering the symbol’s number.

For example to type a smiley face: Hold the ALT key and press 1 and you’ll get ☺!

Here’s a list of some cool characters you can type:

 

Alt Code

Character

Description

Alt + 1

Smiley

Alt + 2

Dark Smiley

Alt + 3

Heart

Alt + 4

Diamond

Alt + 5

Club

Alt + 6

Spade

Alt + 7

Solid Circle

Alt + 8

Square

Alt + 254

Solid Square

Alt + 9

Empty Circle

Alt + 10

Circle in Solid Square

Alt + 11

Male

Alt + 12

Female

Alt + 13

Music Note

Alt + 14

Music Note

Alt + 15

Sun

Alt + 16

Right

Alt + 17

Left

Alt + 30

Up

Alt + 31

Down

Alt + 0153

Trademark

Alt + 0169

©

Copyright

Alt + 0174

®

Registered

 


There are, of course, many more but I think the list above encompasses the most frequanlty used ones.

You can use Windows Character Map to find more special characters, the program lets you copy and paste those characters.

To access Character Map: Click Start ► All Programs  ► Accessories ► System Tools ► Character Map.



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