The 30 most useful keyboard shortcuts to include special characters in your texts

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We collect each of the 30 main special characters that we can insert in our texts, along with the keyboard combination (always pressing the ‘Alt’ key next to another numerical sequence) that you must perform to obtain it.

Any second that we can save when writing our texts on a computer is welcome, not so much because of the time itself but because of the inconveniences caused by the inefficiencies inherent in this medium. In this sense, one of the reasons that we are most anxious about occurs when trying to include special characters, not always available on the keyboard (depending on the layout of each model or the geographical area from which the equipment comes) or easy to find. In the tedious menus of Word and other office programs.

This is when keyboard shortcuts come into play as a formula to save time and effort when placing these symbols in our texts. In the case of Mac users, they will only have to copy and paste the symbols they want from a list, while in the case of Windows they can choose, in addition to the typical ‘copy-paste’, to memorize some of these combinations of keyboard. For this, the desired location of the character is selected, the ‘Alt’ key is pressed continuously and the necessary numbers are dialed until the symbol is displayed.

Below, we show you each of the 30 main special characters, along with the keyboard combination (always pressing the ‘Alt’ key along with another number sequence) that you must perform to obtain it. In addition, and in case of any doubt, we review the meaning of each specific symbol …

™    :   Alt + 0153 for Trademark  

©    :   Alt + 0169 for Copyright

®    :   Alt + 0174 for Registered

‰  :    Alt + 0137 for ‘per thousand’

±    :    Alt + 241 for ‘more or less’

¼   :    Alt + 0188 for a quarter

½   :    Alt + 0189 for half

¾   :    Alt + 0190 for three quarters

≡     :    Alt + 240 for exactly identical

≈    :     Alt + 247 for approximately equal

≥    :     Alt + 242 for greater than or equal

≤    :     Alt + 243 for less than or equal

√    :     Alt + 251 for square root

ⁿ    :     Alt + 252 for raised to ‘n’

π    :     Alt + 227 for Pi

°     :     Alt + 248 for degrees

∞    :     Alt + 2368 for infinity

µ    :     Alt + 230 for micron

•     :     Alt + 7 for bullet 1

○    :     Alt + 9 for bullet 2

♂    :     Alt + 11 for male sign

♀    :     Alt + 12 for female sign

↑     :     Alt + 24 for up arrow

↓     :     Alt + 25 for down arrow

→   :     Alt + 26 for right arrow

←   :     Alt + 27 for left arrow

Α    :     Alt + 224 for Alpha

ß    :     Alt + 225 for Beta

«    :     Alt + 174 for opening Latin quote

»    :     Alt + 175 for closing Latin quote

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