Windows - Alt Key Numeric Codes

This page list alt codes for accented letters and other characters. In order to use these codes, your computer should have a separate numeric keypad on the right. These tables show select codes only, not all possible codes.

Alt codes in this page

  1. Letters with Accents - (e.g. ó, ò, ñ)
  2. Other Foreign Characters - (e.g. ç, ¿, ß)
  3. Currency Symbols - (e.g. ¢, £, ¥)
  4. Math Symbols - (e.g. ±, °, ÷)
  5. Other Punctuation - (e.g. &, ©, §)
  6. Using the Codes

Letters with Accents

This list is organized by Accent type. To determine the appropriate numeric code, match the accent with the vowel.

Accent A E I O U Y
Grave À
0192
È
0200
Ì
0204
Ò
0210
Ù
0217
à
0224
è
0232
ì
0236
ò
0242
ù
0249
Acute Á
0193
É
0201
Í
0205
Ó
0211
Ú
0218
Ý
0221
á
0225
é
0233
í
0237
ó
0243
ú
0250
ý
0253
Circumflex Â
0194
Ê
0202
Î
0206
Ô
0212
Û
0219
â
0226
ê
0234
î
0238
ô
0244
û
0251
Tilde Ã
0195
Ñ
0209
Õ
0213
ã
0227
ñ
0241
õ
0245
Umlaut Ä
0196
Ë
0203
Ï
0207
Ö
0214
Ü
0220
Ÿ
0159
ä
0228
ë
0235
ï
0239
ö
0246
ü
0252
ÿ
0255

Example: To input the acute a á (0225), hold down the ALT key, type 0225 on the numeric keypad, then release the ALT key. If you are having problems inputting these codes, please review the instructions for using the codes at the bottom of this Web page.

Other Foreign Characters

These include special punctuation and unique consonant and vowel symbols.

Symbol Name Code number
¡ Upside-down exclamation mark 0161
¿ Upside-down question mark 0191
Ç, ç French C cedille (caps/lowecase) 01990231
Œ, œ O-E ligature (caps/lowecase) 01400156
ß German Sharp/Double S 0223
Ø, ø Nordic O slash (caps/lowecase) 02160248
Å, å Nordic A ring (caps/lowecase), Angstrom sign 01970229
Æ, æ A-E ligature (caps/lowecase) 01980230
Þ, þ Icelandic/Old English Thorn (caps/lowecase) 02220254
Ð, ð Icelandic/Old English Eth (caps/lowecase) 02800240
« » Spanish/French quotation marks 01870171

Currency Symbols

These include currency symbols.

Symbol Name Code number
¢ Cent sign 0162
£ British Pound 0163
Euro currency 0128
¥ Japanese Yen 0165
ƒ Dutch Florin 0131
¤ Generic currency symbol 0164

Math Symbols

These include mathematical characters and their alt codes.

Symbol Name Code number
÷ Division sign 0247
° Degree symbol 0176
¬ Not symbol 0172
± Plus/minus 0177
µ Micro 0181

Other Punctuation

These incude copyright symbols and special section marks.

Symbol Name Code number
© Copyright symbol 0169
® Registered symbol 0174
Trademark 0153
List Dot 0149
§ Section Symbol 0167
en-dash 0150
em-dash 0151
Paragraph Symbol 0182

Using the Alt Codes

Windows assigns a numeric code to different accented letters, other foreign characters and special mathematical symbols. For instance the alt code for lower case á is 0225, and the alt code for capital Á is 0193. The ALT key input is used to manually insert these letters and symbols by calling the numeric code assigned to them.


  1. Place your cursor in the location where you wish to insert a special character.
  2. Activate the numeric key pad on the right of the keyboard by pressing Num Lock (upper right of keyboard). The Num Lock light on the keyboard will indicate that the numeric key pad is on.

    NOTE: You must use the numeric key pad; if you use the number keys on the top of the keyboard, the characters will not appear. While pressing down the ALT key, type the four-digit code on the numeric key pad at the right edge of the keyboard. The codes are "case sensitive." For instance, the code for lower-case á is ALT+0225, but capital Á is ALT+0193.
  3. While pressing down the ALT key, type the four-digit code on the numeric key pad at the right edge of the keyboard. The codes are "case sensitive." For instance, the code for lower-case á is ALT+0225, but capital Á is ALT+0193.
  4. Release the ALT key. The character will appear when the ALT key is released.