Want to include cute little symbols in your Twitter posts?

December 26, 2011

Ever wonder how people type those little symbols in their Twitter posts? My pal Sherman Hu pointed me in the right direction. Thanks Sherm!

A special thanks to this website, where I was able to find what I needed: http://www.alt-codes.net/

I also posted more elusive alt-codes for some awesome symbols, however, many of them you’ll need to copy and paste into Twitter instead of trying the alt-code sequence. For some reason they aren’t working as expected in Twitter anymore.

As an extra bit of fun and coolness, I located a website that has something called “Twitter Art“. Pretty fun stuff.

Disclosure: I’ve only tested a handful of these myself, on a Windows XP PC. Also tested in Outlook 2007 emails. Apologies up front if they don’t work in the environment you are in.

How To Use Alt Code Characters

  1. Make sure that you switch on the Number Lock on your keyboard.
  2. Hold down the ALT key (left alt key).
  3. And type the number of which alt code you want to get.

Example 1

For example the decimal alt code of heart is 3
Press and hold the ALT key and type 3 then you will get ♥

Example 2

For example the decimal alt code of one half is 171
Press and hold the ALT key and type 171 then you will get ½

Symbol Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
§ 21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
space 32
! 33
34
# 35
$ 36
% 37
& 38
39
( 40
) 41
* 42
+ 43
, 44
- 45
. 46
/ 47
0 48
1 49
2 50
3 51
4 52
5 53
6 54
7 55
: 56
; 57
: 58
; 59
< 60
= 61
> 62
? 63
@ 64
A 65
B 66
C 67
D 68
E 69
F 70
G 71
H 72
I 73
J 74
K 75
L 76
M 77
N 78
O 79
P 80
Q 81
R 82
S 83
T 84
U 85
Symbol Number
V 86
W 87
X 88
Y 89
Z 90
[ 91
\ 92
] 93
^ 94
_ 95
` 96
a 97
b 98
c 99
d 100
e 101
f 102
g 103
h 104
i 105
j 106
k 107
l 108
m 109
n 110
o 111
p 112
q 113
r 114
s 115
t 116
u 117
v 118
w 119
x 120
y 121
z 122
{ 123
| 124
} 125
~ 126
127
Ç 128
ü 129
é 130
â 131
ä 132
à 133
å 134
ç 135
ê 136
ë 137
è 138
ï 139
î 140
ì 141
Ä 142
Å 143
É 144
æ 145
Æ 146
ô 147
ö 148
ò 149
û 150
ù 151
ÿ 152
Ö 153
Ü 154
¢ 155
£ 156
¥ 157
158
ƒ 159
á 160
í 161
ó 162
ú 163
ñ 164
Ñ 165
ª 166
º 167
¿ 168
169
¬ 170
Symbol Number
½ 171
¼ 172
¡ 173
« 174
» 175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
α 224
ß 225
Γ 226
π 227
Σ 228
σ 229
µ 230
τ 231
Φ 232
Θ 233
Ω 234
δ 235
236
φ 237
ε 238
239
240
± 241
242
243
244
245
÷ 246
247
° 248
249
· 250
251
252
² 253
254
255

 

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3 Responses to “Want to include cute little symbols in your Twitter posts?”


  1. Thank you! What a generous ‘share’, Andrea and Sherman!


  2. Reblogged this on Beauté Noire and commented:
    I like these being where I can blog them.


  3. Reblogged this on Beauté Noire and commented:
    I like these being where I can blog them.


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