Microsoft Standard English (United States 101) Keyboard

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Typing International & Special Characters using the <Alt> key and the right-side numeric keypad.

<Num Lock>key must be on!

NOTE* Not all characters are available in all font faces or in all browsers - the following table is based on the Times-New Roman or Arial font face and Internet Explorer v5.5. Consult the Microsoft Character Map to see what special characters are available for different fonts on your system. These special characters also work with the Microsoft English US-International keyboard.
Press and hold the <Alt> key while typing the numbers shown to makethe special characters:
Alt 0128Euro currency symbolAlt 0195ÃA tilde
Alt 0131ƒFlorin, Guilder or Gulden Alt 0196
Alt 142
ÄA umlaut
Alt 0132Base line double quoteAlt 0197
Alt 143
ÅA ring
Alt 0133EllipsisAlt 0198
Alt 146
ÆAE ligature
Alt 0134DaggerAlt 0199
Alt 128
ÇC cedilla
Alt 0135Double DaggerAlt 0200ÈE grave
Alt 0136ˆCircumflexAlt 0201
Alt 144
ÉE acute
Alt 0137PermilleAlt 0202ÊE circumflex
Alt 0138ŠS caron (hacek)Alt 0203ËE umlaut
Alt 0139Left single guillemetAlt 0204 ÌI grave
Alt 0140ŒOE ligatureAlt 0205ÍI acute
Alt 0142ŽZ caron (hacek)Alt 0206ÎI circumflex
Alt 0145Left single quoteAlt 0207ÏI umlaut
Alt 0146Right single quoteAlt 0208ÐCapital Eth
Alt 0147Left double quoteAlt 0209
Alt 165
ÑN tilde
Alt 0148Right double quoteAlt 0210ÒO grave
Alt 0149BulletAlt 0211ÓO acute
Alt 0150En dashAlt 0212ÔO circumflex
Alt 0151Em dashAlt 0213ÕO tilde
Alt 0152˜TildeAlt 0214
Alt 153
ÖO umlaut
Alt 0153TrademarkAlt 0215×Multiply sign
Alt 0154šs caron (hacek)Alt 0216ØO slash
Alt 0155Right single guillemetAlt 0217ÙU grave
Alt 0156œoe ligatureAlt 0218ÚU acute
Alt 0158žz caron (hacek)    LINKAlt 0219ÛU circumflex
Alt 0159ŸY umlautAlt 0220
Alt 154
ÜU umlaut
Alt 0161
Alt 173
¡Inverted exclamationAlt 0222ÞCapital thorn
Alt 0162Alt 155¢CentAlt 0223
Alt 225
ßEsszet
(sz ligature)
(sharp "s")   LINK
Alt 0163
Alt 156
£Pound sterlingAlt 0224
Alt 133
àa grave
Alt 0164¤CurrencyAlt 0225
Alt 160
áa acute
Alt 0165
Alt 157
¥YenAlt 0226
Alt 131
âa circumflex
Alt 0166¦Broken vertical barAlt 0227ãa tilde
Alt 0167§Section signAlt 0228
Alt 132
äa umlaut
Alt 0168¨Umlaut (dieresis)Alt 0229
Alt 134
åa ring
Alt 0169©CopyrightAlt 0230
Alt 145
æae ligature
Alt 0170
Alt 166
ªFeminine ordinalAlt 0231
Alt 135
çc cedilla
Alt 0171
Alt 174
«Left guillemetAlt 0232
Alt 138
èe grave
Alt 0172
Alt 170
¬Logical Not signAlt 0233
Alt 130
ée acute
Alt 0173Soft hyphen (html: &shy;)Alt 0234
Alt 136
êe circumflex
Alt 0174®Registered trademarkAlt 0235
Alt 137
ëe umlaut
Alt 0175¯MacronAlt 0236
Alt 141
ìi grave
Alt 0176
Alt 248
°Degree signAlt 0237
Alt 161
íi acute
Alt 0177
Alt 241
±Plus or minusAlt 0238
Alt 140
îi circumflex
Alt 0178
Alt 253
²Superscript 2Alt 0239
Alt 139
ïi umlaut
Alt 0179³Superscript 3Alt 0240ðSmall Eth
Alt 0180´Acute accentAlt 0241
Alt 164
ñn tilde
Alt 0181
Alt 230 
µMu or microAlt 0242
Alt 149
òo grave
Alt 0182Paragraph (pilcrow)Alt 0243
Alt 162
óo acute
Alt 0183
Alt 250
·Middle dotAlt 0244
Alt 147
ôo circumflex
Alt 0184¸Cedilla markAlt 0245õo tilde
Alt 0185¹Superscript 1Alt 0246
Alt 148
öo umlaut
Alt 0186
Alt 167
ºMasculine ordinalAlt 0247
Alt 246
÷Division sign
Alt 0187
Alt 175
»Right guillemetAlt 0248øo slash
Alt 0188
Alt 172
¼One quarterAlt 0249
Alt 151
ùu grave
Alt 0189
Alt 171
½One halfAlt 0250
Alt 163
úu acute
Alt 0190¾Three quartersAlt 0251
Alt 150
ûu circumflex
Alt 0191
Alt 168
¿Inverted question markAlt 0252
Alt 129
üu umlaut
Alt 0192ÀA graveAlt 0253ýy acute
Alt 0193ÁA acuteAlt 0254þLower case thorn
Alt 0194ÂA circumflexAlt 0255
Alt 152
ÿy umlaut


Inserting characters by using hexidecimal Unicode values

If you know the *Unicode (hexadecimal) value of any character, you can use the "ALT X" keyboard shortcut to enter the character directly in your document in some programs such as Microsoft Word. This is particularly useful for all special characters that are not included in the list above (such as the R-hacek  Ř (0158 ALT X )). (You must press and HOLD DOWN the "ALT" key while pressing the X)

1. Type the 4-digit Unicode (hexadecimal) value of the character, including the leading zero if applicable. (Optionally, the value string can also begin with U+)
2. Press "ALT X" - this is the ALT key and the X key at the same time.
Microsoft Word, Wordpad and some other applications will replace the string to the left of the insertion point with the character you specified.
*(Unicode: A character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. By using more than one byte to represent each character, Unicode enables almost all of the written languages in the world to be represented by using a single character set.)