More Fun Symbol Codes


It seems the degrees sign was quite popular last week .  If you missed it, you can make this ° by holding the “Alt” key while typing 0176.

Thanks to Phoebe and some quick Swagbucks searching (if you’re not using Swagbucks, you’re missing out on free money… I’ve won $169 in gift cards!), I’ve got a few more fun symbols for you to try.  While holding down the Alt key, press

  • 3 for a ♥
  • 0162 for a ¢
  • 0169 for ©
  • 0189 for ½
  • 0188 for ¼

If you have trouble, you might try pressing the caps lock on.  That seemed to help a few people last week.

Know of some more fun codes?  Leave them in the comments so we can all enjoy!

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  1. Ohh Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much for the tips!

  3. I’ve found that I can only do this using the number pad, not the numbers on the keyboard above the letters. Hope that helps. thanks for the tip!

  4. (CAPS LOCK DOWN): ° ¢ ♥ oh the fun never ends!!

  5. Cool! I love the heart!

  6. For Apple MacBook the codes are different, but the “Alt” key plus a number or letter does create a variety of signs I had no idea my computer could do so easily. To make ¢ on my Apple I did “ALT” 4. Thanks for opening my eyes to possibilities I didn’t know existed!

  7. Good to know! I have wondered how people do that…

  8. So neat, that’s total news to me. Thanks!!

  9. Find the Character Map on your computer (I just searched for it), click on the icon you want and it will import it. It will also tell you the keystroke!

  10. I always forget about using these kinds of codes! thanks for the reminder!

  11. How fun! I’m going to give these a try.

  12. Thanks I ALT3 those ideas!

  13. Happy St. Patricks Day!
    blessings, kari & kijsa

  14. I have been wondering and wondering and wondering how to do that one. Really. Now my life is complete! Yay!

  15. So cool! I think I’ll be using some symbols in my next correspondance!

    Someone told me that if you do ( s ) it makes a moon? Not sure if it works or if you need the alt key….

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  16. This is one to bookmark!

  17. Yay! You got the #1 spot!

    Like Alisa, I cannot use the numbers above the letters, and I have to have Num Lock on.

  18. Sweet! Thanks for the info! I have already used the one from last week. 😀

  19. I’m always looking for these things…thanks SO much for helping me finally figure it out!!

  20. I have been using your tip for the degree sign° ever since you posted it. thanks for these new ones. I can’t wait to try them out! I just ♥ them!

  21. Thanks, Amy! I needed these others, too, especially the copyright one.

  22. Very interesting. Got the ½ to work, but the love symbol comes out as ♥. Guess my keyboard is heart-broken.

  23. Ohhhh…I have always wanted to know this but have not had a chance to “google” the info!
    Glad I stopped by!

  24. I have not been able to do this. My computer doesn’t have a keypad and it just wouldn’t work! But Rachel’s suggestion worked! Thanks…♥! Lisa~

  25. I have always wondered how people do this. I wanted to use the ­degree sign when typing a recipe but didn’t know how. ° See…I did it…woohoo! Thank you from the bottom of my ♥

  26. Thank you! I always wondered how people made those symbols.

  27. The Alt tutorials are great!

  28. Smiley face ☺ is Alt, 1

    Heart ♥ is Alt, 3

    Diamond ♦ is Alt, 4

    Club ♣ is Alt, 5

    Spade ♠ is Alt, 6

    Bullet • is Alt, 7

    Bullet ◘ is Alt, 8

    Music Notes ♫ is Alt, 1, 4

    Sun ☼ is Alt, 1, 5

  29. Thank you for sharing this.

  30. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing! I linked-up to you on my site! I had to share!


  31. This is the coolest thing ever-I had no idea!! I am loving the heart and the degree sign. Thank you so much!!



    I have an ASUS laptop and can do the heart symbol by using shift <3 for the heart but can't do a smiley face as my alt button doesn't seem to work and I don't have a keypad to my right – just a key bad below the Function symbols. Please help – my research isn't getting me anywhere! Thanks so much, Rachael

  33. Like this:

  34. Aww it didn’t work!
    Does it work with a laptop?

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