How to make a sign on the keyboard?

Yana Merichenko
Yana Merichenko
August 2, 2014
How to make a sign on the keyboard?

Often when writing technical or other documentation, it becomes necessary to insert symbols into the text that are not on the keyboard. This article provides instructions explaining how to insert a symbol of infinity, degrees, paragraphs, and many others into the text.

How to make marks on the keyboard

In order to create such characters, you must press and hold the Alt key, after which you need to type numbers on the numeric keypad. As a rule, the necessary number keys are located on the right side of the desktop computer keyboard. You can activate these keys by pressing the NumLock button. If you are working on a laptop, then these keys can be activated through a certain combination: usually it is the Fn button + button, which will say NumLk or NumLock.

Codes for several common symbols:

  • to get the degree symbol “°”, press the key combination Alt + 0176;
  • to get the character of the paragraph “§” you need to press the key combination Alt + 0167;
  • for the copyright symbol "©" you need to type the key combination Alt + 0169;
  • to get the ppm “пром” character, press the Alt + 0137 key combination;
  • to get the “™” trademark symbol, press the Alt + 0153 key combination;
  • to get the mark of a registered trademark "®" you need to dial the key combination Alt + 0174;
  • to get the plus or minus symbol "±", press the Alt + 0177 key combination;
  • to get the infinity symbol “∞”, press the Alt + 8734 key combination;
  • to get the “÷” dividing character, you need to type the key combination Alt + 0247 (sometimes it functions only with the English keyboard layout);
  • to get the multiplication symbol “×”, you need to press the key combination Alt + 0215 (sometimes it functions only with the English keyboard layout);
  • to get the dash “-” character, press the Alt + 0151 key combination.

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