It happens to everyone. You're typing a paper and then you need to insert some special character that is not conveniently at your fingertips. You then type the word out instead of the character and think to yourself, 'I don't like that' then probably you'll minimize your work in progress and Google search how to etc. Everyone has and this will continue to be a never ending dilemma, because there are quite literally too many to remember that often are seldom used.
Below, I list some of the most common characters we often wish to use rather than type out in full. These are just the basics. Too much information (TMI) is often too easily forgotten.
These are called “Alt Codes”. You can simply hold down the Alt key while typing out a number code to get your desired character.
How to usePress and hold the ALT key and type the number
Alt-0162 = ¢
Alt- 0169 = ©
Alt-0174 = ®
Alt-0153 = ™
Alt-0176 = °(degree sign)
Alt-0134 = †(dagger)
Alt-0135 = ‡(double dagger)
Alt-0188 = ¼
Alt-0189 = ½
Alt-0190 = ¾
More Alt-Codes can be found with the following links.
MS Windows Character map
How to run it...
1.Start ➢ All Programs ➢ Accessories ➢ System Tools ➢ Character Map
2.The Faster way is: Start ➢ Search >Programs and files search bar ➢ type "charmap" then press enter on your keyboard.