Alt Codes for Currency Symbols (Shortcuts to Type Currencies on keyboard)

The table below contains a list of currency text symbols along with their alt codes and keyboard shortcuts.

Before we dive into the list, obey the instructions below to type any of these symbols using the Currency symbols alt code method.

  • Open MS Word (this is because some of the alt codes listed below can only work in Microsoft Word).
  • Press and hold the Alt key on your windows keyboard.
  • As you hold on to the alt key, press the alt code of the particular Currency symbol you need. (Note: Only the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard can be used for this task. So, ensure that your Num Lock key is disabled. If your laptop doesn’t have this separate numeric keyboard, you may need to use an external one or use the other methods described right after this section)
  • After holding down the Alt key and typing the Alt code, release the Alt key. This will insert the currency symbol whose alt code you typed.
  • Once the text symbol is inputted into your MS Word, you can copy and paste it wherever you desire.

Without any further ado, let’s get into the list of Alt codes for currency symbols.

DescriptionSymbolAlt CodeKeyboard Shortcut
Currency Sign¤0164Alt + 0164
Cent Sign¢0162Alt + 0162
Dollar Sign$36Alt + 36
Euro Sign0128Alt + 0128
Pound Sign£0163Alt + 0163
Yen Sign¥0165Alt + 0165
Tugrik Sign8366Alt + 8366
Bengali Rupee Mark2546Alt + 2546
Bengali Rupee Sign2547Alt + 2547
Tamil Rupee Sign3065Alt + 3065
Thai Currency Symbol Baht฿3647Alt + 3647
Khmer Currency Symbol Riel6107Alt + 6107
Euro-Currency Sign0128Alt + 0128
Colon Sign8353Alt + 8353
Cruzeiro Sign8354Alt + 8354
French Franc Sign8355Alt + 8355
Mill Sign8357Alt + 8357
Naira Sign8358Alt + 8358
Peseta Sign158Alt + 158
Rupee Sign8360Alt + 8360
Won Sign8361Alt + 8361
New Sheqel Sign8362Alt + 8362
Dong Sign8363Alt + 8363
Kip Sign8365Alt + 8365
Drachma Sign8367Alt + 8367
Peso Sign8369Alt + 8369
German Penny Sign8368Alt + 8368
Peso Sign8369Alt + 8369
Guarani Sign8370Alt + 8370
Austral Sign8371Alt + 8371
Hryvnia Sign8372Alt + 8372
Cedi Sign8373Alt + 8373
Fullwidth Yen Sign65509Alt + 65509
Rial Sign65020Alt + 65020
Latin Small Letter F with Hookƒ402Alt + 402

Insert Currency Text Symbols in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Aside from using the Alt code method to get Currency symbols, you can also quickly insert a lot of Currency text symbols in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint by using this simple method.

The steps below will show you how to insert Currency Symbols in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

  • Fire up MS Word or Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
MS Word Insert Tab
  • On the far-right section, you’ll see the Symbols group. Select Symbol > More Symbols.
MS Word Insert More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear as below.

Microsoft Word Symbol Window

The Currency text symbol can be found in this window. To easily locate currency symbols in this window, go to the Subset: drop-down and select Currency Symbols from the list to filter out all the currency symbols in the World.

  • Locate the symbol you need and insert it into your Office document by clicking the Insert button.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.

These are the steps for inserting the Currency Text Symbols and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

Currency Symbols Text in Google Docs

Google Docs is another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert Currency Symbols. This is mainly because some Currency symbol alt codes do not work on this text editor.

Meanwhile, Google Docs provides one of the simplest methods for inserting these symbols.

Below are the steps you may use to get any Currency symbol in Google Docs.

To get the Currency Symbols in Google Docs:

  • Launch Google Docs and position your cursor where the symbol will be inserted.
  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.
Go to Insert > Special Characters in Google Docs

The Insert special characters window will appear, which includes a search bar and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for the name of the particular Currency symbol you wish to insert. You should see it appear in the search results. double-click on it to insert it into Google Docs.
  • You can also draw the Currency Symbol using the drawing pad located below the search bar. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it will display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.

These are the steps to insert any symbol into Google Docs.

Currency Symbols on The Character Map (for Windows users)

If you cannot use the Currency Symbol Alt code, the character map is available at your disposal.

In Windows, the Character Map is a tool that can be used to view characters in any installed font, determine what keyboard input (or Alt code) is used to type those characters, and copy characters to the clipboard instead of typing them with your keyboard.

This section will demonstrate how to use the Character Map tools to copy and paste any Currency text symbol easily.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Search for Character Map in the Windows Start menu.
Searching for the Character Map in Windows
  • You should see the character Map appear in the search results. Click on it to launch it.
  • When it opens up, go to the bottom left corner of the window and click to expand the Advance view options.
Character Map Advanced View
  • To easily locate the Currency Symbols on the Character Map, change the Font to Segoe UI Symbol and search for the name of the particular currency symbol in the search box.

The Currency symbols will be displayed for you to copy.

  • To copy these symbols, double-click them, and they will be selected in the Characters to copy box. Then, finally, click the Copy button to copy them to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor where you want the symbols and press Ctrl + V to paste.

And there you have it.

Aside from using the Currency symbols Alt Codes to type them on the keyboard, these are the other methods you can use to get any Currency text symbol.

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