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ASCII Characters


By: Deanna Lilly

ASCII characters are used for foreign words or when you need a symbol you cannot locate easily on your computer using the Insert Symbol option.

ASCII (/ˈæskiː/ ( listen) ASS-kee), abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication. ASCII codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices.

To create the ASCII character, Hold down the ALT key and use the numeric keypad (you must use the numeric keypad) to create the characters for your manuscripts.

ALT+0162= ¢    ALT+0169= ©    ALT=0153= ™    ALT=0176= °    ALT+0167= §


ALT+2       ☻ 
ALT+3        ♥
ALT+4        ♦
ALT+5        ♣
ALT+6        ♠
ALT+7        •
ALT+8        ◘
ALT+9        ○
ALT+10      ◙
ALT+11      ♂
ALT+12      ♀
ALT+13      ♪
ALT+14      ♫
ALT+15      ☼
ALT+16      ►
ALT+17      ◄
ALT+18       ↕
ALT+19       ‼
ALT+20      ¶
ALT+21      §
ALT+22      ▬
ALT+23      ↨
ALT+24      ↑
ALT+25      ↓
ALT+26      →
ALT+27      ←
ALT+28      ∟
ALT+29      ↔
ALT+30      ▲
ALT+31      ▼
ALT+33      !
ALT+34      “
ALT+35      #
ALT+36      $
ALT+37      %
ALT+38      &
ALT+39      ‘
ALT+40      (
ALT+41      )
ALT+42      *
ALT+43      +
ALT+44      ,
ALT+45      –
ALT+47      /
ALT+48      0
ALT+49      1
ALT+50      2
ALT+51      3
ALT+52      4
ALT+53      5
ALT+54      6
ALT+55      7
ALT+56      8
ALT+57      9
ALT+58      :
ALT+59      ;
ALT+60      <
ALT+61      =
ALT+62      >
ALT+63      ?
ALT+64      @
ALT+65      A
ALT+66      B
ALT+67      C
ALT+68      D
ALT+69      E
ALT+70      F
ALT+71      G
ALT+72      H
ALT+73      I
ALT+74      J
ALT+75      K
ALT+76      L
ALT+77      M
ALT+78      N
ALT+79      O
ALT+80      P
ALT+81      Q
ALT+82      R
ALT+83      S
ALT+84      T
ALT+85      U
ALT+86      V
ALT+87      W
ALT+88      X
ALT+89      Y
ALT+90      Z
ALT+91      [
ALT+92      \
ALT+93      ]
ALT+94      ^
ALT+95      _
ALT+96      `
ALT+97      a
ALT+98      b
ALT+99      c
ALT+100    d
ALT+101    e
ALT+102    f
ALT+103    g
ALT+104    h
ALT+105     i
ALT+106     j
ALT+107     k
ALT+108     l
ALT+109    m
ALT+110     n
ALT+111     o
ALT+112     p
ALT+113     q
ALT+114     r
ALT+115     s


ALT+116     t
ALT+117     u
ALT+118     v
ALT+119     w
ALT+120     x
ALT+121     y
ALT+122     z
ALT+123     {
ALT+124     |
ALT+125     }
ALT+126    ~
ALT+127    ⌂
ALT+128    Ç
ALT+129    ü
ALT+130    é
ALT+131    â
ALT+132    ä
ALT+133    à
ALT+134    å
ALT+135    ç
ALT+136    ê
ALT+137    ë
ALT+138    è
ALT+139    ï
ALT+140    î
ALT+141    ì
ALT+142    Ä
ALT+143    Å
ALT+144    É
ALT+145    §
ALT+146    Æ
ALT+147    ô
ALT+148    ö
ALT+149    ò
ALT+150    û
ALT+151    ù
ALT+152    ÿ
ALT+153    Ö
ALT+154    Ü
ALT+155    ¢
ALT+156    £
ALT+157    ¥
ALT+158    ₧
ALT+159    ƒ
ALT+160    á
ALT+161    í
ALT+162    ó
ALT+163    ú
ALT+164    ñ
ALT+165    Ñ
ALT+166    ª
ALT+167    º
ALT+168    ¿
ALT+169    ⌐
ALT+170     ¬
ALT+171     ½
ALT+172     ¼
ALT+173     ¡
ALT+174     «
ALT+175     »
ALT+176     ░
ALT+177     ▒
ALT+178     ▓
ALT+179     │
ALT+180     ┤
ALT+181     ╡
ALT+182     ╢
ALT+183     ╖
ALT+184     ╕
ALT+185     ╣
ALT+186     ║
ALT+187     ╗
ALT+188     ╝
ALT+189     ╜
ALT+190     ╛
ALT+191     ┐
ALT+192     └
ALT+193     ┴
ALT+194     ├
ALT+195     ├
ALT+196     ─
ALT+197     ┼
ALT+198     ╞
ALT+199     ╟
ALT+200     ╚
ALT+201     ╔
ALT+202     ╩
ALT+203     ╦
ALT+204     ╠
ALT+205     ═
ALT+206     ╬
ALT+207     ╧
ALT+208     ╨
ALT+209     ╤
ALT+210     ╥
ALT+211     ╙
ALT+212     ╘
ALT+213     ╒
ALT+214     ╓
ALT+215     ╫
ALT+216     ╪
ALT+217     ┘
ALT+218    ┌
ALT+219     █
ALT+220     ▄
ALT+221     ▌
ALT+222     ▐
ALT+223     ▀
ALT+224     α
ALT+225     ß
ALT+226     Γ
ALT+227     π
ALT+228     Σ
ALT+229     σ
ALT+230     µ
ALT+231     τ
ALT+232     Φ
ALT+233     Θ
ALT+234     Ω
ALT+235     δ
ALT+236     ∞
ALT+237     φ
ALT+238     ε
ALT+239     ∩
ALT+240     ≡
ALT+241     ±
ALT+242     ≥
ALT+243     ≤
ALT+244     ⌠


ALT+245     ⌡
ALT+246     ÷
ALT+247     ≈
ALT+248     °
ALT+249     ∙
ALT+250     ·
ALT+251     √
ALT+252     ⁿ
ALT+253     ²
ALT+254     ■
ALT+255       (blank space)

ALT+0128    €
ALT+0130    ‚
ALT+0131    ƒ
ALT+0132    „
ALT+0133   …
ALT+0134    †
ALT+0135    ‡
ALT+0136     ˆ
ALT+0137     ‰
ALT+0138     Š
ALT+0139     ‹
ALT+0140     Œ
ALT+0142     Ž
ALT+0145     ‘
ALT+0146     ’
ALT+0147     “
ALT+0148     ”
ALT+0149     •
ALT+0150     –
ALT+0151     —
ALT+0152     ˜
ALT+0153     ™
ALT+0154     š
ALT+0155     ›
ALT+0156     œ
ALT+0158     ž
ALT+0159     Ÿ
ALT+0161     ¡
ALT+0163     ¥
ALT+0166     ¦
ALT+0167     §
ALT+0168     ¨
ALT+0169     ©
ALT+0170     ª
ALT+0171     «
ALT+0172     ¬
ALT+0174     ®
ALT+0175     ¯
ALT+0176     °
ALT+0177     ±
ALT+0178     ²
ALT+0179     ³
ALT+0180     ´
ALT+0181     µ
ALT+0182     ¶
ALT+0183     ·
ALT+0184     ¸
ALT+0185     ¹
ALT+0186     º
ALT+0187     »
ALT+0188     ¼
ALT+0189     ½
ALT+0190     ¾
ALT+0191     ¿
ALT+0192     À
ALT+0193     Á
ALT+0194     Â
ALT+0195     Ã
ALT+0196     Ä
ALT+0197     Å
ALT+0198     Æ
ALT+0199     Ç
ALT+0200     È
ALT+0201     É
ALT+0202     Ê
ALT+0203     Ë
ALT+0204     Ì
ALT+0205     Í
ALT+0206     Î
ALT+0207     Ï
ALT+0208     Ð
ALT+0209     Ñ
ALT+0210     Ò
ALT+0211     Ó
ALT+0212     Ô
ALT+0213     Õ
ALT+0214     Ö
ALT+0215     ×
ALT+0216     Ø
ALT+0217     Ù
ALT+0218     Ú
ALT+0219     Û
ALT+0220     Ü
ALT+0221     Ý
ALT+0222     Þ
ALT+0223     ß
ALT+0224     à
ALT+0225     á
ALT+0226     â
ALT+0227     ã
ALT+0228     ä
ALT+0229     å
ALT+0230     æ
ALT+0231     ç
ALT+0232     è
ALT+0233     é
ALT+0234     ê
ALT+0235     ë
ALT+0236     ì
ALT+0237     í
ALT+0238     î
ALT+0239     ï
ALT+0240     ð
ALT+0241     ñ
ALT+0242     ò
ALT+0243     ó
ALT+0244     ô
ALT+0245     õ
ALT+0246     ö
ALT+0247     ÷
ALT+0248     ø
ALT+0249     ù
ALT+0250     ú
ALT+0251     û
ALT+0252     ü
ALT+0253     ý
ALT+0255     ÿ

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