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Alt Key symbols work best with common text fonts: Arial, Courier New and Times New Roman

(1) How to Create Alt Key Symbols in Windows
Using the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard - with NumLock on - press the Alt Key and the numbers shown in succession. Then you can let up the Alt Key.

(2) How to Insert Unicode Symbols
First type the capital letter U, then the plus sign (+) and next the numbers and letters shown - in succession. Then you hold down the Alt Key and press lower case letter x. Then let up the Alt Key.

(3) How to Use HTML Numeric Codes
Type the Ampersand symbol first, followed by the Number sign - &# - and then type the numbers in order - followed by a semi-colon. These symbols should work on Squidoo lenses.

Copyright
Alt, 0, 1, 6, 9 for Print
U+00A9 (Alt, x) for Unicode
© followed by ; for HTML

Trademark
Alt, 0, 1, 5, 3 for Print
U+2122 (Alt, x) for Unicode
™ followed by ; for HTML

Registered Sign
Alt, 0, 1, 7, 4 for Print
U+00AE (Alt, x) for Unicode
® followed by ; for HTML

Bullet
Alt, 0, 1, 4, 9 for Print
U+2022 (Alt, x) for Unicode
• followed by ; for HTML

Ellipsis
Alt, 0, 1, 3, 3 for Print
U+2026 (Alt, x) for Unicode
… followed by ; for HTML

EN Dash
Alt, 0, 1, 5, 0 for Print
U+2013 (Alt, x) for Unicode
– followed by ; for HTML

EM Dash
Alt, 0, 1, 5, 1 for Print
U+2014 (Alt, x) for Unicode
— followed by ; for HTML

Paragraph (Pilcrow)
Alt, 0, 1, 8, 2 for Print
U+00B6 (Alt, x) for Unicode
¶ followed by ; for HTML

Pound Sign
Alt 0, 1, 6, 3 for Print
U+00A3 (Alt, x) for Unicode
£ followed by ; for HTML

Euro
Alt, 0, 1, 2, 8 for Print
U+20AC (Alt, x) for Unicode
€ followed by ; for HTML

Cent Sign
Alt, 0, 1, 6, 2 for Print
U+00A2 (Alt, x) for Unicode
¢ followed by ; for HTML

One-half
Alt, 0, 1, 8, 9 for Print
U+00BD (Alt, x) for Unicode
½ followed by ; for HTML

French accent a grave -
Alt, 0, 2, 2, 4 for Print
U+00E0 (Alt, x) for Unicode
à followed by ; for HTML

French accent e grave -
Alt, 0, 2, 3, 2 for Print
U+00E8 (Alt, x) for Unicode
è followed by ; for HTML

French accent e acute -
Alt, 0, 2, 3, 3 for Print
U+00E9 (Alt, x) for Unicode
é followed by ; for HTML

Spanish accent n tilde -
Alt, 0, 2, 4, 1 for Print
U+00F1 (Alt, x) for Unicode
ñ followed by ; for HTML

Inverted Exclamation Mark -
Alt, 0, 1, 6, 1 for Print
U+00A1 (Alt, x) for Unicode
¡ followed by ; for HTML

Inverted Question Mark -
Alt, 0, 1, 9, 1 for Print
U+00BF (Alt, x) for Unicode
¿ followed by ; for HTML

Heart ?
Alt, 3 for Print
U+2665 (Alt, x) for Unicode
♥ followed by ; for HTML

Degree Sign
Alt, 0, 1, 7, 6 for Print
U+00B0 (Alt, x) for Unicode
° followed by ; for HTML

Plus or Minus Sign
Alt, 0, 1, 7, 7 for Print
U+00B1 (Alt, x) for Unicode
± followed by ; for HTML

Superscript Two
Alt, 0, 1, 7, 8 for Print
U+00B2 (Alt, x) for Unicode
² followed by ; for HTML

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Important Message for Laptop and Mac Users
To insert symbols using the Alt Key, you'll need to use the numeric keypad. The numbers on the top of your keyboard don't work for this.

No numeric keypad? See the instructions (above) for "Insert Function" and "Character Map." Or try the HTML or Unicode symbols.

Photo Credit: By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Dingbats and Arrows Using Common Fonts
Use the HTML codes for Squidoo
You can get these symbols using Times New Roman, Arial and other common text fonts. But not usually with Verdana and other fonts designed for web use. Alt Key symbols work best in print materials and probably on your website, but not in emails. HTML codes will generally show up on Squidoo lenses.

(1) For Alt Key symbols, hold the Alt Key, then press the numbers in succession, while still holding down the Alt key.

(2) For Unicode symbols, type capital letter U, then the plus sign (+) and next the numbers and letters shown in succession. Then hold down the Alt Key and press lower case letter x. Let up the Alt Key.

(3) For HTML codes, type the Ampersand symbol followed by the Number sign - &# - and then type the numbers in order - followed by a semi-colon.

White Smiley Face ?
Alt, 1 for Print
U+263A (Alt, x) for Unicode
☺ followed by ; for HTML


Black Smiley Face ?
Alt, 2 for Print
U+263B (Alt, x) for Unicode
☻ followed by ; for HTML

Sun
Alt, 1, 5 for Print
U+263C (Alt, x) for Unicode
☼ followed by ; for HTML

Female Symbol ?
Alt, 1, 2 for Print
U+2640 (Alt, x) for Unicode
♀ followed by ; for HTML

Male Symbol ?
Alt, 1, 1 for Print
U+2642 (Alt, x) for Unicode
♂ followed by ; for HTML

Spade ?
Alt, 6 for Print
U+2660 (Alt, x) for Unicode
♠ followed by ; for HTML

Club ?
Alt, 5 for Print
U+2663 (Alt, x) for Unicode
♣ followed by ; for HTML

Heart ?
Alt, 3 for Print
U+2665 (Alt, x) for Unicode
♥ followed by ; for HTML

Diamond ?
Alt, 4 for Print
U+2666 (Alt, x) for Unicode
♦ followed by ; for HTML

Black Triangle/Pyramid ?
Alt, 3, 0 for Print
U+25B2 (Alt, x) for Unicode
▲ followed by ; for HTML

Black Triangle Pointing Down ?
Alt, 3, 1 for Print
U+25BC (Alt, x) for Unicode
▼ followed by ; for HTML

Inverse Bullet ?
Alt, 8 for Print
U+25D8 (Alt, x) for Unicode
◘ followed by ; for HTML

Inverse White Circle ?
Alt, 1, 0 for Print
U+25D9 (Alt, x) for Unicode
◙ followed by ; for HTML

Black Square
Alt, 9, 6, 3, 2 for Print
U+25A0 (Alt, x) for Unicode
■ followed by ; for HTML

White Square ?
Alt, 9, 6, 3, 3 for Print
U+25A1 (Alt, x) for Unicode
□ followed by ; for HTML

Up Arrow ?
Alt, 2, 4 for Print
U+2191 (Alt, x) for Unicode
↑ followed by ; for HTML

Down Arrow ?
Alt, 2, 5 for Print
U+2193 (Alt, x) for Unicode
↓ followed by ; for HTML

Right-Pointing Arrow ?
Alt, 2, 6 for Print
U+2192 (Alt, x) for Unicode
→ by followed ; for HTML

Left-Pointing Arrow ?
Alt, 2, 7 for Print
U+2190 (Alt, x) for Unicode
← followed by ; for HTML

Left-Right Arrow ?
Alt, 2, 9 for Print
U+2194 (Alt, x) for Unicode
↔ followed by ; for HTML

Up-Down Arrow ?
Alt, 1, 8 for Print
U+2195 (Alt, x) for Unicode
↕ followed by ; for HTML

Photo Credit: Microsoft Clipart

To open "Character Map", go to All Programs-Accesories-System Tools-Character Map. Or, in Windows Vista/7, you can enter "char" (without quotes)

x to the power of 2
press and hold the alt key
from the numpad type 253
release the alt key

Press alt key and number
Alt 241 Plus or Minus
Alt 0188 Quarter
Alt 0189 Half
Alt 0190 Three quarters
Alt 46 . Decimal Point
Alt 240 = Exactly Identical
Alt 61 = Equals
Alt 247 Approximately equal
Alt 60 < Less Than
Alt 62 > Greater Than
Alt 242 = Greater than or equal
Alt 243 = Less than or equal
Alt 251 v Square Root
Alt 252 n Power n
Alt 0185 To the power of 1
Alt 0178 squared
Alt 0179 cubed
Alt 227 p Pi
Alt 248 Degree sign
Symbols With the ALT key plus numbers

Symbols With the ALT key plus numbers
KeyboardBulletsandSymbols
Maths symbol