Degree symbol alt code

Degree Symbol Alt Code

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Alt codes Short Summary

The Alt codes, commonly called Alt Codes are as popularly known to numerical codes which can be entered dingbats, symbols, or special characters from the keyboard to insert in the text of the chat rooms, in notes, messages, the mission or in-room names. Initially, these characters were used to decorate some interface elements of the first versions of Habbo (eg buttons, icons of private rooms, received SMS, etc.). Currently, and not long ago, it is used solely for decorative purposes or to emphasize the text being written.

degree symbol alt code

With the final implementation of the new Habbo and with the new fonts for the dialog texts, some of these symbols were adopted in vector format while others were no longer displayed through the client. However, there are some symbols that are only visible from parts of the client interface where the Volter font is still kept, for example in the mission or on the wall notes.


Degree symbol alt code in word

This is one of the most practical and fastest ways to add degree symbol in word. For this we access the document where the symbol has to be written and we will carry out the following process:

If we are on computers with Windows operating systems we will press the Alt key and the numbers 0176 or 248, then we will release the Alt key and the degree symbol will appear automatically.

Alt + 0176 / 248

If we are on computers with macOS operating systems, it will be necessary to use the Option + Shift + 8 key combination to add this symbol.

Option + Shift + 8

With any of these options, we will see the ° symbol in our documents.


Add the ° symbol using a special format

This is a process that applies exclusively in Word and consists of using the key combination Ctrl + Shift + @ and pressing the space bar to get the ° symbol in our document.

Ctrl + Shift + @

Another alternative way is to enter the line 00B0 and press the Alt + X keys and the ° symbol will appear automatically.


Alt + X

A brief history of the ASCII Code:

The ASCII code (acronym in English for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ie American Code (Je! Lease American …) The standard for the exchange of Information) (pronounced Aski). It was created in 1963 by the American Standards Committee or “ASA“, this body changed its name in 1969 by the “American Institute of National Standards” or “ANSI” as it has been known since then.

This code was born from reordering and expanding the set of symbols and characters already used at that time in telegraphy by the Bell company. At first, it only included capital letters and numbers, but in 1967 lower case letters and some control characters were added, thus forming what is known as US-ASCII, So with this set of only 128 characters, it was published in 1967 as standard, containing all the necessary to write in English.

In 1981, the IBM company developed an 8-bit extension of the ASCII code, called “code page 437“, in this version some obsolete control characters were replaced by graphic characters. In addition, 128 new characters were incorporated, with symbols, signs, additional graphics, and Latin letters, necessary for writing texts in other languages, such as Spanish. This is how the characters that go from ASCII 128 to 255 were added. IBM included support for this code page in the hardware of its model 5150, known as “IBM-PC“, considered the first personal computer. The operating system for this model, “MS-DOS” also used extended ASCII code. Almost all computer systems today use ASCII code to represent characters, symbols, signs, and texts (195).

How to use ASCII code:

Without knowing it you use it all the time, every time you use some computer system; but if what you need is to obtain some of the characters not included in your keyboard you should do the following, for example:

How to type degree symbol on the keyboard

Degree Symbol on Microsoft Windows PC

WINDOWS: on computers with operating systems such as Windows 8, Win 7, Vista, Windows XP, etc. To get the letter, character, sign or symbol “@” : (at) on computers with Windows operating system:

1) Press the “Alt” key on your keyboard, and don’t release it.
2) While holding down “Alt”, press the number “64” on the numeric keypad, which is the number of the letter or symbol “@” in ASCII code.
3) Then stop pressing the “Alt” key and … You are done! (196).


Degree Symbol on LINUX Operating System

LINUX: on computers with GNU / Linux operating system, such as Ubuntu (Fedora or Debian with GNOME desktop only).

To get the letter, character, sign or symbol “@” : (at) on computers with GNU / Linux operating system with GNOME desktop as UBUNTU:

1) Press the “CTRL + SHIFT + u” keys on your keyboard, and don’t release them.
2) While holding down “CTRL + SHIFT + u”, press “40” on the keyboard, which is the hexadecimal value of the letter or symbol “@” in ASCII code.
3) Then stop pressing the “CTRL + SHIFT + u” key and … You are done! (197).


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