How to type special characters in Windows & MacOS

If you want to type special characters like © , ®  from keyboard, you need not any special special software ,just follow the codes given below and specific character will be typed.
To get more characters , you can use Character map . You can access it via programs> accessories > system tools > Character map.

It is very useful built-in tool for windows 7. It will show HTML code, HTML description  and includes hundreds of characters.



Glyph     MacOS Windows  Description


¡ option+1 Alt+0161    inverted  exclamation


¢ option+4 Alt+0162 cent sign


£ option+3 Alt+0163    pound sterling


¤ Alt+0164 general currency sign


¥ option+y Alt+0165 yen sign


¦ Alt+0166 broken vertical bar


§ option+6 Alt+0167 section sign


¨ shift+option+u Alt+0168 umlaut


© option+g Alt+0169 copyright


ª option+9 Alt+0170 feminine ordinal


« option+\ Alt+0171 left angle quote


¬ option+l Alt+0172 not sign


­ Alt+0173 soft hyphen


® option+r Alt+0174 registered trademark


¯ Alt+0175 macron accent


° shift+option+8 Alt+0176 degree sign


± shift+option+= Alt+0177 plus or minus


² Alt+0178 superscript two


³ Alt+0179 superscript three


´ shift+option+e Alt+0180 acute accent


µ option+m Alt+0181 micro sign


option+7 Alt+0182 paragraph sign


· shift+option+9 Alt+0183 middle dot


¸ shift+option+z Alt+0184 cedilla


¹ Alt+0185 superscript one


º option+0 Alt+0186 masculine ordinal


» shift+option+\ Alt+0187 right angle quote


¼ Alt+0188 one-fourth


½ Alt+0189 one-half


¾ Alt+0190 three-fourths

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