Fabulous Code Chart for International Letters (Diacritical Marks)
for PC and MAC (ATL, HTML/ASCII)

Many special characters from Latin-based languages can be entered on an English keyboard as an ALT code, or used in HTML documents as ASCII codes.

This chart displays the ALT and ASCII codes for international letters for languages such as French, German, and Spanish.

Author: Keynote Support

Instructions for Using Code Chart

The ALT codes are used to enter the characters as text in programs such as MS Word or Adobe Photoshop. To enter an ALT code from your keyboard, make sure Num Lock is on, use the numeric keypad, and keep the ALT key pressed as you type the numbers.

Instead of using HTML name codes in an HTML document, ASCII codes can be used. This code is &#nnnn; - where nnnn is the 4-digit number displayed in the ALT code column. For example, the ASCII code for the first character is á.

CharALT CodeHTMLMACDescription
Lowercase (MAC: … means release keys before continuing)
áALT + 0225áOPTION + E  …  A"a" with acute accent
âALT + 0226âOPTION + I  …  A"a" with circumflex
æALT + 0230æOPTION + ' (single quote)"ae" ligature
àALT + 0224àOPTION + `  …  A"a" with grave accent
åALT + 0229åOPTION + SHIFT + A"a" with ring
ãALT + 0227ãOPTION + N  …  A"a" with tilde
äALT + 0228äOPTION + U  …  A"a" with umlaut/diaeresis
çALT + 0231çOPTION + C"c" with cedilla
éALT + 0233éOPTION + E  …  E"e" with acute accent
êALT + 0234êOPTION + I  …  E"e" with circumflex
èALT + 0232èOPTION + `  …  E"e" with grave accent
ëALT + 0235 ëOPTION + U  …  E"e" with umlaut/diaeresis
íALT + 0237 íOPTION + E  …  I"i" with acute accent
îALT + 0238 îOPTION + I  …  I"i" with circumflex
ìALT + 0236 ì "i" with grave accent
ïALT + 0239ïOPTION + U  …  I"i" with umlaut/diaeresis
ñALT + 0241ñOPTION + N  …  N"n" with tilde
óALT + 0243 óOPTION + E  …  O"o" with acute accent
ôALT + 0244 ôOPTION + I  …  O"o" with circumflex
òALT + 0242 ò "o" with grave accent
øALT + 0248øOPTION + O"o" with slash
õALT + 0245õOPTION + N  …  O"o" with tilde
öALT + 0246öOPTION + U  …  O"o" with umlaut/diaeresis
œALT + 0156œOPTION + Q"oe" ligature
úALT + 0250úOPTION + E  …  U"u" with acute accent
ûALT + 0251ûOPTION + I  …  U"u" with circumflex
ùALT + 0249ùOPTION + `  …  U"u" with grave accent
ü ALT + 0252 üOPTION + U  …  U"u" with umlaut/diaeresis
ÿALT + 0255ÿOPTION + U  …  Y"y" with umlaut/diaeresis
Uppercase (MAC: … means release keys before continuing)
ÁALT + 0193ÁOPTION + E  …  SHIFT + A"A" with acute accent
ÂALT + 0194ÂOPTION + I  …  SHIFT + A"A" with circumflex
ÆALT + 0198ÆOPTION + SHIFT + ' (single quote)"AE" ligature
À ALT + 0192ÀOPTION + `  …  SHIFT + A"A" with grave accent
ÅALT + 0197ÅOPTION + SHIFT + A"A" with ring
ÃALT + 0195ÃOPTION + N  …  SHIFT + A"A" with tilde
ÄALT + 0196ÄOPTION + U  …  SHIFT + A"A" with umlaut/diaeresis
ÇALT + 0199ÇOPTION + SHIFT + C"C" with cedilla
ÉALT + 0201ÉOPTION + E  …  SHIFT + E"E" with acute accent
ÊALT + 0202ÊOPTION + I  …  SHIFT + E"E" with circumflex
ÈALT + 0200ÈOPTION + `  …  SHIFT + E"E" with grave accent
ËALT + 0203ËOPTION + U  …  SHIFT + E"E" with umlaut/diaeresis
ÍALT + 0205ÍOPTION + E  …  SHIFT + I"I" with acute accent
ÍALT + 0206ÎOPTION + I  …  SHIFT + I"I" with circumflex
ÌALT + 0204 Ì "I" with grave accent
ÏALT + 0207ÏOPTION + U  …  SHIFT + I"I" with umlaut/diaeresis
ÑALT + 0209ÑOPTION + N  …  SHIFT + N"N" with tilde
ÓALT + 0211ÓOPTION + E  …  SHIFT + O"O" with acute accent
ÔALT + 0212ÔOPTION + I  …  SHIFT + O"O" with circumflex
ØALT + 0216 ØOPTION + SHIFT + O"O" with slash
ÕALT + 0213 ÕOPTION + N  …  SHIFT + O"O" with tilde
ÖALT + 0214ÖOPTION + U  …  SHIFT + O"O" with umlaut/diaeresis
ŒALT + 0140ŒOPTION + SHIFT + Q"OE" ligature
ßALT + 0223ßOPTION + Seszett (sz) or sharp "s"
ÚALT + 0218ÚOPTION + E  …  SHIFT + U"U" with acute accent
ÛALT + 0219ÛOPTION + I  …  SHIFT + U"U" with circumflex
ÙALT + 0217ÙOPTION + `  …  SHIFT + U"U" with grave accent
ÜALT + 0220ÜOPTION + U  …  SHIFT + U"U" with umlaut/diaeresis
ŸALT + 0159ŸOPTION + U  …  SHIFT + Y"Y" with umlaut/diaeresis
Other Symbols (MAC: … means release keys before continuing)
¿ALT + 0191¿SHIFT + OPTION + ?inverted question mark
¡ALT + 0161¡SHIFT + OPTION + 1inverted exclamation point

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