Windows ALT Codes

Typing Accents and Symbols

When assessing Presentational Writing in AAPPL Measure on a Windows-based computers, combinations of the ALT key plus a numeric code can be used to type non-English characters (accented letters, diacritical marks, or punctuation symbols). The ALT codes can be used for the French, German and Spanish languages only. For the Arabic, Chinese and Russian languages, the language-specific keyboard must be set up.

To insert an Alt Key character, hold down the "Alt" key while typing (using the numbers keypad to the right of the keyboard) the four numbers in the "Alt Code" column of the chart then let up on the "Alt" key. If you don't have a numbers keypad, hold down the "Fn" and "Alt" keys while typing the four numbers on the beveled front of the keys. The number "1" is on the "J" key on the keyboard.

French

Character

ALT Code

 

Character

ALT Code

 

Character

ALT Code

À

0192

Ë

0203

Ü

0220

à

0224

ë

0235

ü

0252

Â

0194

Î

0206

Ÿ

0159

â

0226

î

0238

ÿ

0255

Ä

0196

Ï

0207

«

0171

ä

0228

ï

0239

»

0187

Ç

0199

Ô

0212

0128

Ç

0231

ô

0244

 

È

0200

Œ

0140

è

0232

œ

0156

É

0201

Ù

0217

é

0233

ù

0249

Ê

0202

Û

0219

ê

0234

û

0251

German

Character

ALT Code

Character

ALT Code

Ä

0196

Ö

0214

ä

0228

ö

0246

Å

0197

Ø

0216

å

0229

ø

0248

Æ

0198

ß

0223

æ

0230

Ş

0222

Ğ

0208

ş

0254

ğ

0240

Ü

0220

Ë

0203

ü

0252

ë

0235

Ÿ

0159

ÿ

0255

Spanish

Character

ALT Code

Á

0193

á

0225

É

0201

é

0233

Í

0205

í

0237

Ó

0211

ó

0243

Ú

0218

ú

0250

Ñ

0209

ñ

0241

¡

0161

¿

0191