# How Do You Type Symbols Using the Alt Key? We Have Great Ways

Does your Facebook profile name appear far too simple when compared to your friends', which are embellished with special characters and symbols? Have you always wondered how to add a cute smiley or perhaps a heart to your profile name? If yes, then you have certainly come to the right place! Just go through the article to know what all symbols you can make and how to make symbols using the 'Alt' key.

Mukulika Mukherjee

Last Updated: May 2, 2018

How to Make Symbols Using the Alt Key

- Look for the symbol in the list of ASCII or Unicode codes.
- Once you find it, note its code.
- Set the Number Lock on the Keyboard to "ON".
- Now, press and hold the Alt key, and enter the code on the numeric keypad (on the right hand side of your keyboard).
- Release the Alt key.

Types of Symbols

- Bullet Symbols
- Mathematical Symbols
- Letters with Accent
- Greek Letters
- Miscellaneous Symbols

Test Your Alt Codes:

- Check if the Number Lock on the Keyboard is "ON", and go to the text box below.
- Keeping the alt key "Pressed", type a Number from 1 to 255 (or any code from the lists below) on the numpad (numeric keypad).
- When you release the keys, you'll find that for each number you get a unique ALT Code Symbol against the text box.

Bullet Symbols

Symbol |
Code |
Symbol |
Code |
Symbol |
Code |

☺ | 1 | ♂ | 11 | § | 21 |

☻ | 2 | ♀ | 12 | ▬ | 22 |

♥ | 3 | ♪ | 13 | ↨ | 23 |

♦ | 4 | ♫ | 14 | ↑ | 24 |

♣ | 5 | ☼ | 15 | ↓ | 25 |

♠ | 6 | ► | 16 | → | 26 |

• | 7 | ◄ | 17 | ← | 27 |

◘ | 8 | ↕ | 18 | ∟ | 28 |

○ | 9 | ‼ | 19 | ↔ | 29 |

◙ | 10 | ¶ | 20 | ▲ | 30 |

Mathematical Symbols

Symbol | Code | Meaning of Symbol |

0-9 | 48-57 | Digits 0-9 |

% | 37 | Percentage sign |

‰ | 0137 | Per mille (per thousand) sign |

( | 40 | Open bracket |

) | 41 | Closed bracket |

+ | 43 | Addition sign |

- | 45 | Subtraction sign |

× | 0215 | Multiplication sign |

÷ | 0247 | Division sign |

~ | 126 | Congruency sign |

/ | 47 | Fraction separator |

≈ | 247 | Approximately equal |

± | 241 | Plus or minus |

≥ | 242 | Greater than or equal to |

≤ | 243 | Less than or equal to |

Symbol | Code | Meaning of Symbol |

< | 60 | Less than sign |

> | 62 | Greater than sign |

= | 61 | Equal sign |

. | 46 | Decimal point |

# | 35 | Number sign |

^ | 94 | Exponential sign |

{ | 123 | Curly bracket open |

} | 125 | Curly bracket close |

² | 0178 | Squared |

³ | 0179 | Cubed |

¹ | 0185 | To the power of 1 |

º | 0186 | To the power of 0 |

ⁿ | 252 | To the power of n |

√ | 251 | Square root |

° | 248 | Degree sign |

Symbol | Code | Meaning of Symbol |

¼ | 0188 | Quarter |

½ | 0189 | Half |

¾ | 0190 | Three quarters |

½ | 171 | Half |

¼ | 172 | Quarter |

π | 227 | Pi |

Σ | 228 | Sum |

µ | 230 | Micro |

∞ | 236 | Infinity |

≡ | 240 | Identical |

[ | 91 | Square bracket open |

] | 93 | Square bracket close |

⌠ | 244 | Top half |

⌡ | 245 | Bottom half |

· | 0183 | Middle dot |

Letters with Accent

Letter | Code |

À | 0192 |

Á | 0193 |

Â | 0194 |

Ã | 0195 |

Ä | 0196 |

Ç | 0199 |

È | 0200 |

É | 0201 |

Ê | 0202 |

Ë | 0203 |

Ì | 0204 |

Í | 0205 |

Î | 0206 |

Ï | 0207 |

Letter | Code |

Ñ | 165 |

Ò | 0210 |

Ó | 0211 |

Ô | 0212 |

Õ | 0213 |

Ö | 0214 |

Š | 0138 |

Ù | 0217 |

Ú | 0218 |

Û | 0219 |

Ü | 0220 |

Ý | 0221 |

Ÿ | 0159 |

Ž | 0142 |

Letter | Code |

à | 0224 |

á | 0225 |

â | 0226 |

ã | 0227 |

ä | 0228 |

ç | 0231 |

è | 0232 |

é | 0233 |

ê | 0234 |

ë | 0235 |

ì | 0236 |

í | 0237 |

î | 0238 |

ï | 0239 |

Letter | Code |

ñ | 164 |

ò | 0242 |

ó | 0243 |

ô | 0244 |

õ | 0245 |

ö | 0246 |

š | 0154 |

ù | 0249 |

ú | 0250 |

û | 0251 |

ü | 0252 |

ý | 0253 |

ÿ | 0255 |

ž | 0158 |

Greek Letters

Letter | What it Looks Like | Code |

Alpha (lower case) | α | 224 |

Beta (lower case) | ß | 225 |

Gamma (lower case) | Γ | 226 |

Delta (lower case) | δ | 235 |

Epsilon (lower case) | ε | 238 |

Theta (upper case) | Θ | 233 |

Pi (upper case) | π | 227 |

Letter | What it Looks Like | Code |

Mu (lower case) | µ | 230 |

Sigma (upper case) | Σ | 228 |

Sigma (lower case) | σ | 229 |

TAU (lower case) | τ | 231 |

Phi (upper case) | Φ | 232 |

Phi (lower case) | φ | 237 |

Omega (upper case) | Ω | 234 |

Miscellaneous Symbols

Symbol | Code | Meaning |

$ | 36 | Dollar symbol |

£ | 156 | British Pound symbol |

€ | 0128 | Euro currency symbol |

? | 63 | Question mark |

¿ | 168 | Upside down question mark |

Symbol | Code | Meaning |

@ | 64 | At symbol |

& | 38 | Ampersand symbol |

© | 0169 | Copyright symbol |

® | 0174 | Registered symbol |

™ | 0153 | Trademark symbol |