Alt Codes for Symbols

Shortcuts you need for every symbol and character

Alt key is one of the modifier keys available on both Windows and Mac keyboard layouts. You can use alt key along with decimal and hexadecimal codes to type symbols and special characters. This website offers thousands for alt code keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac along with HTML escape entities.

Explore By Categories

Find symbol shortcuts from below categories.

Arrow Symbols

Alt code keyboard shortcuts for arrow symbols.

Currency Symbols

Alt code shortcuts for currency symbols.

Emoji

Alt code keyboard shortcuts for emoji.

Punctuation Symbols

Alt code keyboard shortcuts for punctuation symbols.

Text Emoticon

Type text emoticons using alt code.

Windows Shortcuts

General keyboard shortcuts for Windows PC.

Frequently Ask Questions on Emoji

Interesting facts about using emoji symbols.

Who Maintains Emoji Symbols?

Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organization maintains technical specification for all emoji symbols. Fundamentally, you can type all emoji symbols similar to text characters. However, default keyboard does not have keys to support thousands of emoji and other symbols. Therefore, you need to use alt code shortcuts for inserting symbols or use other tools like Character Viewer in Mac and Character Map in Windows 10.

Why Same Emoji Looks Different on Applications?

The display specifications of emoji characters are defined by Unicode Consortium. Individual operating systems and applications need to adopt the Unicode standard by using UTF-8 or similar character encoding. In addition to character encoding, font can also change the display of the emoji.

Poplar applications like Microsoft Word uses UTF-8 encoding, however display emoji in a greyscale without colors. However, social media websites like Facebook uses their own encoding and display colorful emoji.

How to Insert Emoji in iPhone?

Apple offers a dedicated emoji keyboard to insert emoji symbols in iPhone and iPad.

  • When you are typing in a text box, tap on the globe icon on your keyboard.
  • Choose “Emoji” as your keyboard.
  • Tap on the emoji symbol you want to insert.

Standard Alt Code List

Below is a list of standard alt code shortcuts for Windows and Mac operating systems.

SymbolMac CodeWindows Code
NUL00
263A1
263B2
26653
26664
26635
26606
20227
25D88
25CB9
25D910
264211
264012
266A13
266B14
263C15
25BA16
25C417
219518
203C19
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25AC22
21A823
219124
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219226
219027
221F28
219429
25B230
25BC31
SP002032
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002234
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SymbolMac CodeWindows Code
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256A216
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The usage of alt code depending on many factors like your operating system, character encoding and fonts.