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Ever see someone's Facebook status update that contains funky symbols and wonder, "How'd they do that?"

It's a special ALT + <number from numeric keypad> combination

Examples:

♥ = ALT + 3
♫ = ALT + 14

Here's a chart listing the possible characters (there are quite a lot of them, aren't there?):

Things to note:

  • Numbers must be typed from the numeric keypad
  • Laptop users may need to use some special key combos instead. On my laptop, I had to press the NumLk key, then use Fn+Alt+the numeric keypad numbers (little blue numbers above some of the letters).
  • Not all programs, applications and browsers will recognize the special Alt characters

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