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Alt Codes on Mac: The Complete List

Computers use alt codes to input symbols and characters for which there is no dedicated key on the keyboard.

Mac and Windows are two different operating systems, but they both accomplish the same or similar goals in different ways.

The Alt and Option keys or the Ctrl and Command keys on the keyboards of these two Operating Systems are perfect examples. One is called Option on Mac and Alt on Windows, while the other is Command on Mac and Ctrl on Windows.

As a result, many Windows keyboard shortcuts can be made to work on the Mac by simply substituting Ctrl for Command or Alt for Option. But as far as Alt Codes go on these two operating systems, things don’t work that way.

In contrast to Windows’ Alt Codes, the Alt Codes on the Mac are unique to the platform. So, if you use the Alt and Option key substitution technique, you won’t get any results.

Thus, in this post, I’ll give you a list of some of the Alt Codes on Mac that you can use to type symbols that cannot be seen on the keyboard.

Without further ado, let’s get to it.

Special Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Math Symbols Alt Codes

Accent Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Arrow Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Check Mark Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Cross Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Currency Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Hearts Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Keyboard Letters & Symbols Alt Codes on Ma

Music Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Numbers Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Punctuation Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Game Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Star Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Weather Symbols Alt Codes on Mac

Zodiac Symbols Alt Codes on Mac


This brings us to the end of the list of Mac Alt Codes.

If you have any concerns about this list don’t hesitate to comment it bellow.

Thanks so much for taking your time to read this blog.

One Comment

  1. I seem to be missing something. I wanted to learn the 1/2 fraction. It’s Alt+0189 on a PC (you likely have to use the numeric keypad). But, I’ve recently switched to a MacBook, and I’m not getting opt+00BD to work at all (I no longer have a numeric keypad either, in case that matters). I’m guessing I’m missing something, or perhaps your article was for an older version of MacOS?

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