Bracket Symbols Alt Codes (Shortcut to type Brackets on Keyboard)

The table below contains a list of bracket 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 Bracket 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 Bracket 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 Bracket 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 Bracket symbols.

Symbol NameSymbolAlt CodeKeyboard Shortcut
Fullwidth Left Parenthesis / Open Bracket(40Alt + 40
Fullwidth Right Parenthesis / Close Bracket)41Alt + 41
Fullwidth Open/Left Curly Bracket{123Alt + 123
Fullwidth Close/Right Curly Bracket125Alt + 125
Open Square Bracket[91Alt + 91
Close Square Bracket]93Alt + 93
Left Angle Bracket9001Alt + 9001
Right Angle Bracket9002Alt + 9002
Left Double Angle Bracket12298Alt + 12298
Right Double Angle Bracket12299Alt + 12299
Left Corner Bracket12300Alt + 12300
Right Corner Bracket12301Alt + 12301
Left White Corner Bracket12302Alt + 12302
Right White Corner Bracket12303Alt + 12303
Left Black Lenticular Bracket12304Alt + 12304
Right Black Lenticular Bracket12305Alt + 12305
Left Tortoise Shell Bracket12308Alt + 12308
Right Tortoise Shell Bracket12309Alt + 12309
Presentation Form for Vertical Left Parenthesis65077Alt + 65077
Presentation Form for Vertical Right Parenthesis65078Alt + 65078
Presentation Form for Vertical Left Curly Bracket65079Alt + 65079
Presentation Form for Vertical Right Curly Bracket65080Alt + 65080
Presentation Form for Vertical Left Tortoise Shell Bracket65081Alt + 65081
Presentation Form for Vertical Right Tortoise Shell65082Alt + 65082
Presentation Form for Vertical Left Black Lenticular Bracket65083Alt + 65083
Presentation Form for Vertical Right Black Lenticular Bracket65084Alt + 65084
Presentation Form for Vertical Left Double Angle Bracket65085Alt + 65085
Presentation Form for Vertical Right Double Angle Bracket65086Alt + 65086
Presentation Form for Vertical Left Angle Bracket︿65087Alt + 65087
Presentation Form for Vertical Right Angle Bracket65088Alt + 65088
Presentation Form for Vertical Left Corner Bracket65089Alt + 65089
Presentation Form for Vertical Right Corner Bracket65090Alt + 65090
Presentation Form for Vertical Left White Corner Bracket65091Alt + 65091
Presentation Form for Vertical Right White Corner Bracket65092Alt + 65092
Small Left Parenthesis65113Alt + 65113
Small Right Parenthesis65114Alt + 65114
Small Left Curly Bracket65115Alt + 65115
Small Right Curly Bracket65116Alt + 65116
Small Left Tortoise Shell Bracket65117Alt + 65117
Small Right Tortoise Shell Bracket65118Alt + 65118
Small Less-Than Sign65124Alt + 65124
Small Greater-Than Sign65125Alt + 65125
Fullwidth Less-Than Sign65308Alt + 65308
Fullwidth Greater-Than Sign65310Alt + 65310
Left White Lenticular Bracket12310Alt + 12310
Right White Lenticular Bracket12311Alt + 12311
Left White Tortoise Shell Bracket12312Alt + 12312
Right White Tortoise Shell Bracket12313Alt + 12313
Left White Square Bracket12314Alt + 12314
Right White Square Bracket12315Alt + 12315
Single Left-Pointing Angle Quotation Mark0139Alt + 0139
Single Right-Pointing Angle Quotation Mark0155Alt + 0155

Insert Bracket Text Symbols in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Aside from using the Alt code method to get Bracket symbols, you can also quickly insert a lot of Bracket 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 Bracket 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 Bracket text symbol can be found in this window. To easily locate some of the Bracket symbols in this window, go to the Subset: drop-down and select Basic Latin or CJK Symbols and Punctuations Symbols from the list to filter out all the Bracket 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 Bracket Text Symbols and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on both Windows and Mac OS.

Bracket Symbols Text in Google Docs

Google Docs is another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert Bracket Symbols. This is mainly because some Bracket 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 Bracket symbol in Google Docs.

To get the Bracket 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 Bracket 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 Bracket 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.

Bracket Symbols on The Character Map (for Windows users)

If you cannot use the Bracket 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 Bracket 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 Bracket Symbols on the Character Map, change the Font to Segoe UI Symbol and search for the name of the particular Bracket symbol in the search box.

The Bracket 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 Bracket symbols Alt Codes to type them on the keyboard, these are the other methods you can use to get any Bracket text symbol.

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