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Help with Microsoft Standard English (US101)

Microsoft Standard English (United States 101) Keyboard

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 make the special characters:

Alt 0128Euro currency symbolAlt 0195ÃA tilde
Alt 0131ƒFlorin, Guilder or Gulden Alt 0196ÄA umlaut
Alt 142
Alt 0132Base line double quoteAlt 0197ÅA ring
Alt 143
Alt 0133EllipsisAlt 0198ÆAE ligature
Alt 146
Alt 0134DaggerAlt 0199ÇC cedilla
Alt 128
Alt 0135Double DaggerAlt 0200ÈE grave
Alt 0136ˆCircumflexAlt 0201ÉE acute
Alt 144
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 0209ÑN tilde
Alt 165
Alt 0148Right double quoteAlt 0210ÒO grave
Alt 0149BulletAlt 0211ÓO acute
Alt 0150En dashAlt 0212ÔO circumflex
Alt 0151Em dashAlt 0213ÕO tilde
Alt 0152˜TildeAlt 0214ÖO umlaut
Alt 153
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 0220ÜU umlaut
Alt 154
Alt 0161¡Inverted exclamationAlt 0222ÞCapital thorn
Alt 173
Alt 0162¢CentAlt 0223ßEsszet
Alt 155Alt 225(sz ligature)
(sharp “s”)   LINK
Alt 0163£Pound sterlingAlt 0224àa grave
Alt 156Alt 133
Alt 0164¤CurrencyAlt 0225áa acute
Alt 160
Alt 0165¥YenAlt 0226âa circumflex
Alt 157Alt 131
Alt 0166¦Broken vertical barAlt 0227ãa tilde
Alt 0167§Section signAlt 0228äa umlaut
Alt 132
Alt 0168¨Umlaut (dieresis)Alt 0229åa ring
Alt 134
Alt 0169©CopyrightAlt 0230æae ligature
Alt 145
Alt 0170ªFeminine ordinalAlt 0231çc cedilla
Alt 166Alt 135
Alt 0171«Left guillemetAlt 0232èe grave
Alt 174Alt 138
Alt 0172¬Logical Not signAlt 0233ée acute
Alt 170Alt 130
Alt 0173Soft hyphen (html: ­)Alt 0234êe circumflex
Alt 136
Alt 0174®Registered trademarkAlt 0235ëe umlaut
Alt 137
Alt 0175¯MacronAlt 0236ìi grave
Alt 141
Alt 0176°Degree signAlt 0237íi acute
Alt 248Alt 161
Alt 0177±Plus or minusAlt 0238îi circumflex
Alt 241Alt 140
Alt 0178²Superscript 2Alt 0239ïi umlaut
Alt 253Alt 139
Alt 0179³Superscript 3Alt 0240ðSmall Eth
Alt 0180´Acute accentAlt 0241ñn tilde
Alt 164
Alt 0181µMu or microAlt 0242òo grave
Alt 230 Alt 149
Alt 0182Paragraph (pilcrow)Alt 0243óo acute
Alt 162
Alt 0183·Middle dotAlt 0244ôo circumflex
Alt 250Alt 147
Alt 0184¸Cedilla markAlt 0245õo tilde
Alt 0185¹Superscript 1Alt 0246öo umlaut
Alt 148
Alt 0186ºMasculine ordinalAlt 0247÷Division sign
Alt 167Alt 246
Alt 0187»Right guillemetAlt 0248øo slash
Alt 175
Alt 0188¼One quarterAlt 0249ùu grave
Alt 172Alt 151
Alt 0189½One halfAlt 0250úu acute
Alt 171Alt 163
Alt 0190¾Three quartersAlt 0251ûu circumflex
Alt 150
Alt 0191¿Inverted question markAlt 0252üu umlaut
Alt 168Alt 129
Alt 0192ÀA graveAlt 0253ýy acute
Alt 0193ÁA acuteAlt 0254þLower case thorn
Alt 0194ÂA circumflexAlt 0255ÿy umlaut
Alt 152

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.)
Unicode Character Table: Arabic

Many Other Unicode Character Tables Here

Microsoft Character Map

This is useful for the infrequent accent or symbol. It is located within Windows at Start – Programs – Accessories – Character Map (OR click Start, Run, and type Charmap). After choosing a font, double click the desired character(s), click on Copy, return to your document and paste.