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How to enter ASCII codes on Windows

If you're like me, sometimes you need to enter a character that's not on your keyboard.   Here's how to enter ascii characters in the Windows PC.

  1. put your keyboard in number pad mode  
  2. then hold down Alt key and type the ascii code, e.g., 194 = '┬'

Here is an extended ascii table where you can see 256 characters you can enter this way:

The Extended ASCII Chart










Creation date: Dec 4, 2008 12:28pm     Last modified date: Dec 1, 2019 3:29pm   Last visit date: Aug 3, 2021 11:01pm
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Dec 4, 2008  ( 2 comments )  
Marie Carr (nanarie)
How enlightening!
Julie Carr (beekielou)
All this makes my head explode! I sure admire people who can understand the computer science field!
Dec 21, 2010  ( 1 comment )  
Terry Groff (cupojava1)
What if your laptop doesn't have a keypad?
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