People are sometimes confused because of several advanced features that Alt codes have. That's why I'll speak about those features here. If you have some problems with Alt codes, reading this will most likely end your misunderstanding of Alt key symbols.
Numeric Alt codes tables
Sometimes people get confused thinking that the table is not full. And I've even seen wrong Alt symbols listed on several web sites. Hope this article will help you not to get into trouble. Here are details on what comes out after you type different types of Alt codes.
- #01 - 0127, or #1 - 127 Alt symbols:
Rules are simple here. Alt codes 1 - 127 work same way as 01 - 0127 codes do. Omitted leading 0 can't cause any trouble here.
- #128 - 255 Alt symbols:
Language-specific. This is because 128-255 codes make symbols from the extended ASCII set. And that one is different for all languages. Alt code 158 on Russian-language Windows encodes "Ю" character. Same time, on English Windows it is "₧". Omitted leading zero is the cause of this problem. Type "0code" instead of just "code" on your keypad for maximum compatibility. For example, use 0158 instead of just 158.
- > #0256, or 256 Alt codes:
Alt symbols with codes
N > 256, or
N > 0256are same as the ones that have codes
N modulo 256. For example, character that you can set with Alt code
0444 = 0256 + 0188is "¼". Same as with code 0188, witch is "¼". Try by yourself.
As you see, it's better to type symbols in
01 - 0256 code range.
Notice: Alt codes work only under Microsoft Windows! You can stop trying to create symbols by using Alt codes if you are running another operating system (Linux, for example). But, nevertheless, you can use another keyboard codes to input cool symbol instead. Macintosh and Linux do have some other symbol codes instead. View Mac alt codes, or Alt codes on Linux to find out about them.