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  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Italian Symbol

Italian alphabet consists of twenty-one letters including the vowels ( a, e, i, o, u ). Some letters are not included in the alphabet. The letters are (j, k, w, x, y ) they don't appear in the Italian vocabulary, but they can be written in the foreign names and loanwords.

In the Italian language, there special characters (diacritics) that are used to represent close-mid vowels when they stressed in pronunciation in a place other than the default second-to last-syllable. It is generally necessary only in the final syllable other than that it is only present in dictionaries.

The special characters are ( à, è, ì, ò, ù ). They are not ordinarily present in the international keyboard, but you can use the alt code system to type them.

How to use and type Italian symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Code / HTML Code
Ò Uppercase Accent Grave (O) 210
Ì Uppercase Accent Grave (I) 204
ò Lowercase Accent Grave (o) 242