Special Character Keyboard Commands

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HTML Name Code HTML
Number Code
Glyph MacOS Windows Description
‘ ‘ option – ] Alt + 0145 left single quote
’ ’ option – shift – ] Alt + 0146 right single quote
‚ ‚ single low-9 quote
“ “ option – [ Alt + 0147 left double quote
” ” option – shift – [ Alt + 0148 right double quote
„ „ option – shift – w double low-9 quote
† † option – t Alt + 0134 dagger
‡ ‡ option – shift – 7 Alt + 0135 double dagger
… option – ; horizontal ellipsis
‰ ‰ option – shift – r Alt + 0137 per mill sign
‹ ‹ option – shift – 3 Alt + 0139 single left-pointing angle quote
› › option – shift – 4 Alt + 0155 single right-pointing angle quote
♠ ♠ black spade suit
♣ ♣ black club suit
♥ ♥ black heart suit
♦ ♦ black diamond suit
‾ ‾ overline, = spacing overscore
← ← leftward arrow
↑ ↑ upward arrow
→ → rightward arrow
↓ ↓ downward arrow
™ ™ option – 2 Alt + 0153 trademark sign
" " double quotation mark
& & & ampersand
&lt; &#60; < less-than sign
&gt; &#62; > greater-than sign
&#91; [ left square bracket
&#93; ] right square bracket
&ndash; &#150; option – hyphen Alt + 0150 en dash
&mdash; &#151; option – shift -hyphen Alt + 0151 em dash
&nbsp; &#160; Alt + 0160 nonbreaking space
&iexcl; &#161; ¡ option – 1 Alt + 0161 inverted exclamation
&cent; &#162; ¢ option – 4 Alt + 0162 cent sign
&pound; &#163; £ option – 3 Alt + 0163 pound sterling
&curren; &#164; ¤ Alt + 0164 general currency sign
&yen; &#165; ¥ option – y Alt + 0165 yen sign
&brvbar; or &brkbar; &#166; ¦ Alt + 0166 broken vertical bar
&sect; &#167; § option – 6 Alt + 0167 section sign
&uml; or &die; &#168; ¨ option – shift – u Alt + 0168 umlaut
&copy; &#169; © option – g Alt + 0169 copyright
&ordf; &#170; ª option – 9 Alt + 0170 feminine ordinal
&laquo; &#171; « option – Alt + 0171 left angle quote
&not; &#172; ¬ option – l Alt + 0172 not sign
&shy; &#173; ­ Alt + 0173 soft hyphen
&reg; &#174; ® option – r Alt + 0174 registered trademark
&macr; or &hibar; &#175; ¯ Alt + 0175 macron accent
&deg; &#176; ° option – shift – 8 Alt + 0176 degree sign
&plusmn; &#177; ± option – shift – = Alt + 0177 plus or minus
&sup2; &#178; ² Alt + 0178 superscript two
&sup3; &#179; ³ Alt + 0179 superscript three
&acute; &#180; ´ option – shift – e Alt + 0180 acute accent
&micro; &#181; µ option – m Alt + 0181 micro sign
&para; &#182; option – 7 Alt + 0182 paragraph sign
&middot; &#183; · option – shift – 9 Alt + 0183 middle dot
&cedil; &#184; ¸ option – shift – z Alt + 0184 cedilla
&sup1; &#185; ¹ Alt + 0185 superscript one
&ordm; &#186; º option – 0 Alt + 0186 masculine ordinal
&raquo; &#187; » option – shift – Alt + 0187 right angle quote
&frac14; &#188; ¼ Alt + 0188 one-fourth
&frac12; &#189; ½ Alt + 0189 one-half
&frac34; &#190; ¾ Alt + 0190 three-fourths
&iquest; &#191; ¿ option – shift – ? Alt + 0191 inverted question mark
&Agrave; &#192; À option – ` A Alt + 0192 uppercase A, grave accent
&Aacute; &#193; Á option – e A Alt + 0193 uppercase A, acute accent
&Acirc; &#194; Â option – i A Alt + 0194 uppercase A, circumflex accent
&Atilde; &#195; Ã option – n A Alt + 0195 uppercase A, tilde
&Auml; &#196; Ä option – u A Alt + 0196 uppercase A, umlaut
&Aring; &#197; Å option – shift – a Alt + 0197 uppercase A, ring
&AElig; &#198; Æ option – shift – ‘ Alt + 0198 uppercase AE
&Ccedil; &#199; Ç option – shift – c Alt + 0199 uppercase C, cedilla
&Egrave; &#200; È option – ` E Alt + 0200 uppercase E, grave accent
&Eacute; &#201; É option – e E Alt + 0201 uppercase E, acute accent
&Ecirc; &#202; Ê option – i E Alt + 0202 uppercase E, circumflex accent
&Euml; &#203; Ë option – u E Alt + 0203 uppercase E, umlaut
&Igrave; &#204; Ì option – ` I Alt + 0204 uppercase I, grave accent
&Iacute; &#205; Í option – e I Alt + 0205 uppercase I, acute accent
&Icirc; &#206; Î option – i I Alt + 0206 uppercase I, circumflex accent
&Iuml; &#207; Ï option – u I Alt + 0207 uppercase I, umlaut
&ETH; &#208; Ð Alt + 0208 uppercase Eth, Icelandic
&Ntilde; &#209; Ñ option – n N Alt + 0209 uppercase N, tilde
&Ograve; &#210; Ò option – ` O Alt + 0210 uppercase O, grave accent
&Oacute; &#211; Ó option – e O Alt + 0211 uppercase O, acute accent
&Ocirc; &#212; Ô option – i O Alt + 0212 uppercase O, circumflex accent
&Otilde; &#213; Õ option – n O Alt + 0213 uppercase O, tilde
&Ouml; &#214; Ö option – u O Alt + 0214 uppercase O, umlaut
&times; &#215; × Alt + 0215 multiplication sign
&Oslash; &#216; Ø option – shift – o Alt + 0216 uppercase O, slash
&Ugrave; &#217; Ù option – ` U Alt + 0217 uppercase U, grave accent
&Uacute; &#218; Ú option – e U Alt + 0218 uppercase U, acute accent
&Ucirc; &#219; Û option – i U Alt + 0219 uppercase U, circumflex accent
&Uuml; &#220; Ü option – u U Alt + 0220 uppercase U, umlaut
&Yacute; &#221; Ý Alt + 0221 uppercase Y, acute accent
&THORN; &#222; Þ Alt + 0222 uppercase THORN, Icelandic
&szlig; &#223; ß option – s Alt + 0223 lowercase sharps, German
&agrave; &#224; à option – ` a Alt + 0224 lowercase a, grave accent
&aacute; &#225; á option – e a Alt + 0225 lowercase a, acute accent
&acirc; &#226; â option – i a Alt + 0226 lowercase a, circumflex accent
&atilde; &#227; ã option – n a Alt + 0227 lowercase a, tilde
&auml; &#228; ä option – u a Alt + 0228 lowercase a, umlaut
&aring; &#229; å option – a Alt + 0229 lowercase a, ring
&aelig; &#230; æ option – ‘ Alt + 0230 lowercase ae
&ccedil; &#231; ç option – c Alt + 0231 lowercase c, cedilla
&egrave; &#232; è option – ` e Alt + 0232 lowercase e, grave accent
&eacute; &#233; é option – e e Alt + 0233 lowercase e, acute accent
&ecirc; &#234; ê option – i e Alt + 0234 lowercase e, circumflex accent
&euml; &#235; ë option – u e Alt + 0235 lowercase e, umlaut
&igrave; &#236; ì option – ` i Alt + 0236 lowercase i, grave accent
&iacute; &#237; í option – e i Alt + 0237 lowercase i, acute accent
&icirc; &#238; î option – i i Alt + 0238 lowercase i, circumflex accent
&iuml; &#239; ï option – u i Alt + 0239 lowercase i, umlaut
&eth; &#240; ð Alt + 0240 lowercase eth, Icelandic
&ntilde; &#241; ñ option – n n Alt + 0241 lowercase n, tilde
&ograve; &#242; ò option – ` o Alt + 0242 lowercase o, grave accent
&oacute; &#243; ó option – e o Alt + 0243 lowercase o, acute accent
&ocirc; &#244; ô option – i o Alt + 0244 lowercase o, circumflex accent
&otilde; &#245; õ option – n o Alt + 0245 lowercase o, tilde
&ouml; &#246; ö option – u o Alt + 0246 lowercase o, umlaut
&divide; &#247; ÷ Alt + 0247 division sign
&oslash; &#248; ø option – o Alt + 0248 lowercase o, slash
&ugrave; &#249; ù option – ` u Alt + 0249 lowercase u, grave accent
&uacute; &#250; ú option – e u Alt + 0250 lowercase u, acute accent
&ucirc; &#251; û option – i u Alt + 0251 lowercase u, circumflex accent
&uuml; &#252; ü option – u u Alt + 0252 lowercase u, umlaut
&yacute; &#253; ý Alt + 0253 lowercase y, acute accent
&thorn; &#254; þ Alt + 0254 lowercase thorn, Icelandic
&yuml; &#255; ÿ option – u y Alt + 0255 lowercase y, umlaut
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