Over the years most of us have got used to typing quicker. However there are times when knowing certain keyboard signs or symbols can save us some time. We may not use these keys on a daily basis but its good to know these keys, for work or sending emails to family or friends.

I have listed some of the commonly used Alt key combinations below, which work with Windows PC. To use these signs or symbols you need to press a few numbers, while holding the alt key down.

Description Sign ALT Key Combination
Trademark sign  Alt + 0153
Copyright sign © Alt + 0169
Registered trademark ® Alt + 0174
Degree sign ° Alt + 0176
Dollar sign $ Alt + 36
Pound sterling £ Alt + 0163
Cent sign ¢ Alt + 0162
Euro sign Alt + 0128
Multiplication sign × Alt + 0215
Division sign ÷ Alt + 0247
One-fourth ¼ Alt + 0188
One-half ½ Alt + 0189
Three-fourths ¾ Alt + 0190

Just FYI, Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, announced the name of their new baby boy as X Æ A-12. Yes its a little strange and we are not sure if this name can be registered for a passport. However, notice the character in the middle, ‘Æ’. Æ is a character formed from the letters a and e. It has been promoted to the full status of a letter in some languages, including Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese.

You can type this too with the ALT key.

Alt + 0198 = Æ

Let me know if you use any other special character keys at work or home.

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  1. Debby

    Thanks for sharing these alt key shortcuts, they’re very useful!

    1. Gagan

      Thank you! Glad its useful to you

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