Below is a list of special combination keys you can use to create letters or characters with accents. You can create the following characters by holding the ALT key and entering the corresponding numbers using the number keypad. Do not use the number row above the letter keys.

To find codes similar to the ones below, use the Character Map, which contains a different set of codes for the characters, but you can use it in the same way.

Note: Most fields support only those special characters included in the Character Map. However, Rich Text Format (RTF) fields, such as notepads, also support special characters not included in the Character Map.
  1. Access the character map  
  2. Double click on the special character to use. It will appear in the upper right hand window.
  3. Click Copy
  4. Put your cursor where you want to add the character and press Ctrl-V to paste it

Romance Languages / Foreign Languages:
Hold down ALT and enter the number from the keypad (not number row above letters).
á 160          ä 132  
é130 ë 137
í161  ï139
ó162 ö 148
ú 163  ü 129
ñ 164  å 134
Ñ 165  â 131
à 133  ê 136
è 138  î 140
ì 141  ô 147
ò 149  ù 151
û 150  ç 135

Mathematical/Symbol:
Hold down ALT and enter the number from the keypad (not number row above letters).
½ 171        247
¼ 172  ¿168
¢ 155  ¡ 173
£ 156  ° 248
236  242
± 241  243