Alt Key Combinations with PDF cheat sheet

There are a handful of keyboard shortcuts for special characters I routinely need but can never quite remember when I’m working on a PC. Because I split time between Mac and PC, I tend to confuse “alt” and “option” key shortcuts. I put together this cheat sheet of the characters I need the most, plus some other popular international characters.

I would have to say that the copyright, trademark, and em dash symbols are probably the most common for me to have to dial up on the keyboard. How about you?

Here we have an HTML version and a graphic version which is really a preview and a link to a special alt key combinations PDF I typeset so I could print it out and leave it somewhere conspicuous in my work area. I hope you find it as useful as I do.

Alt Key Combinations (HTML version)

¤ Alt + 0164
† Alt + 0134
× Alt + 0215
÷ Alt + 0247
‡ Alt + 0135
± Alt + 0177
— Alt + 0151
– Alt + 0150
¶ Alt + 0182
§ Alt + 0167
ˆ Alt + 0136
˜ Alt + 0152
« Alt + 0171
» Alt + 0187
¦ Alt + 0166
‰ Alt + 0137
© Alt + 0169
® Alt + 0174
™ Alt + 0153
á Alt + 0225
à Alt + 0224
â Alt + 0226
ä Alt + 0228
å Alt + 0229
Á Alt + 0193
à Alt + 0195
Ä Alt + 0196
Å Alt + 0197
À Alt + 0192
 Alt + 0194
æ Alt + 0230
Æ Alt + 0198
ç Alt + 0231
Ç Alt + 0199
ê Alt + 0234
é Alt + 0233

ë Alt + 0235
è Alt + 0232
Ê Alt + 0202
Ë Alt + 0203
É Alt + 0201
È Alt + 0200
ï Alt + 0239
í Alt + 0237
î Alt + 0238
ì Alt + 0236
Í Alt + 0205
Ì Alt + 0204
Î Alt + 0206
Ï Alt + 0207
ñ Alt + 0241
Ñ Alt + 0209
œ Alt + 0156
ΠAlt + 0140
ô Alt + 0244
ö Alt + 0246
ò Alt + 0242
õ Alt + 0245
ó Alt + 0243
ø Alt + 0248
Ó Alt + 0211
Ô Alt + 0212
Õ Alt + 0213
Ø Alt + 0216
Ö Alt + 0214
Ò Alt + 0210
š Alt + 0154
Š Alt + 0138
ú Alt + 0250
ü Alt + 0252
û Alt + 0251
ù Alt + 0249
Ù Alt + 0217
Ú Alt + 0218
Ü Alt + 0220
Û Alt + 0219
ÿ Alt + 0255
Ÿ Alt + 0159
ý Alt + 0253
Ý Alt + 0221
ž Alt + 0158
Ž Alt + 0142
ª Alt + 0170
Þ Alt + 0222
þ Alt + 0254
ƒ Alt + 0131
ß Alt + 0223
µ Alt + 0181
Ð Alt + 0208
° Alt + 0176
º Alt + 0186
• Alt + 0149
„ Alt + 0132
… Alt + 0133
¬ Alt + 0172
¿ Alt + 0191
¡ Alt + 0161
¥ Alt + 0165
£ Alt + 0163
€ Alt + 0128
¢ Alt + 0162
¹ Alt + 0185
² Alt + 0178
³ Alt + 0179
½ Alt + 0189
¼ Alt + 0188
¾ Alt + 0190

Alt Key Combinations (click to download and open PDF version)

One response to “Alt Key Combinations with PDF cheat sheet”

  1. Logo Design

    really man you have made such a great help of mine.. these shortcut keys make my work damn easy and less time consuming.. once again dear thanks a lot. i am trying to have command on all of them ASAP!

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