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Some characters will show an ALT+Keystroke combination. This will be displayed in the lower right corner of the character map utility. In order to use this shortcut, hold down thekey while you type in the entire code. When you release the ALT key the glyph will appear. On some computers this will only work if youris on. The ASCII range of 97-122 has the lower-case letters of the alphabet and 65-90 range has the capitalized letters of the alphabet The numbers beyond 170 can also have meaning, such as special characters and the Greek alphabet. Some combinations may require a 0 before the 3 digit combination. To type with special symbols you may also use transliteration tools. Another method is to hold and simply type on the number pad then release alt. That is: ??????•???????¤????¶§????????? $%&’()*+,- (All you have to do is press the Alt key and hold it down, and type in a number on the number pad: it’s that easy! ALT 128 Ç (Cedille-French) 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 æ ALT 146 Æ ALT 741 s 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 123 ¥ ALT 158 P ALT 159 ƒ ALT 160 á (SPANISH) ALT 161 í (SPANISH) ALT 162 ó (SPANISH) ALT 163 ú (SPANISH) ALT 164 ñ (SPANISH) ALT 165 Ñ (SPANISH) ALT 166 ª ALT 167 º ALT 168 ¿ (SPANISH) ALT 169 ¬ ALT 170 ¬ ALT 171 ½ ALT 172 ¼ ALT 173 ¡ (SPANISH) ALT 174 « ALT 175 » Number Pad Code 1 — 30: Alt + 1 through Alt + 30, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ?.??.?.?.?.•. ?.?. ? .? . ? . ? . ?. ¤. ? ? . ? . ? . ¶ . §. ? .? . ? . ? .?. ?. ?. ?. ? “1″ for example: ? Smile symbol, (NOT 01) code 1 “2″ for example: ? Blush symbol, (NOT 02) code 2 “3″ for example: ? Heart symbol, (NOT 03) code 3 Here are some good symbols to get you started and keep you interested. ¡ (Span exclamation prefix, code 0161) ¢ (Cent, American currency; code 0162) £ (Pound, British currency, code 0163) ¥ (Yen, Japanese currency, code 0165) © (Copyrighted, code 0169) « (Double-headed left arrows, code 0171) ® (Registered trademark, All rights reserved, code 0174) ° (Degrees, code 0176) ± (Plus or minus, e.g. to say “DVD±RW drive”, code 0177) » (Double-headed right arrows, code 0187) ¿ (Spanish question prefix, code 0191) × (Proper multiplication sign, code 0215) ÷ (Proper division sign, code 0247) + (proper something sighn, code 22222)

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