Alt Code Shortcuts for Mathematics Symbols

There are large number of special symbols used in mathematical calculations. Frankly, you don’t need to be a mathematician to use these symbols. Normal users also need to insert some of the mathematical symbols in documents like the division sign ÷. You can easily use the alt code shortcuts to insert mathematics symbols on your documents..

Related: Alt code shortcuts for vulgar fractions.

Alt Code Shortcuts for Mathematics Symbols

Unicode has a code point from 2200 to 22FF for mathematical operators. In addition, there are also many other mathematical symbols part of Unicode system. You can use the decimal values of the Unicode points to use with the alt keys on Windows based documents. Below is the complete list of alt code shortcuts for mathematics symbols. Drop in a comment, if you see some important symbol is missing.

Alt + KeySymbolSymbol DescriptionCategory
Alt + 969ωSmall OmegaGreek Letter
Alt + 961ρSmall RhoGreek Letter
Alt + 960πSmall PiGreek Letter
Alt + 956μSmall MuGreek Letter
Alt + 955λSmall LamdaGreek Letter
Alt + 951ηSmall EtaGreek Letter
Alt + 948δSmall DeltaGreek Letter
Alt + 947γSmall GammaGreek Letter
Alt + 946βSmall BetaGreek Letter
Alt + 945αSmall AlphaGreek Letter
Alt + 937ΩCapital OmegaGreek Letter
Alt + 934ΦCapital PhiGreek Letter
Alt + 931ΣCapital SigmaGreek Letter
Alt + 928ΠCapital PiGreek Letter
Alt + 920ΘCapital ThetaGreek Letter
Alt + 916ΔCapital DeltaGreek Letter
Alt + 915ΓCapital GammaGreek Letter
Alt + 8967Wavy LineOthers
Alt + 8966PerspectiveOthers
Alt + 8965ProjectiveOthers
Alt + 8960DiameterOthers
Alt + 8925Equals To Or Greater ThanEquals
Alt + 8924Equals To Or Less ThanEquals
Alt + 8923Greater Than Equals To Or Less ThanEquals
Alt + 8922Less Than Equals To Or Greater ThanEquals
Alt + 8846Union With PlusUnion and Intersection
Alt + 8809Greater Than But Not Equals ToEquals
Alt + 8808Less Than But Not Equals ToEquals
Alt + 8805Greater Than Or Equals ToEquals
Alt + 8804Less Than Or Equals ToEquals
Alt + 8746UnionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 8745IntersectionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 8726Left SlashOthers
Alt + 8725Right SlashOthers
Alt + 8723Minus Or PlusOthers
Alt + 8722Minus SignMinus
Alt + 8709Empty SetOthers
Alt + 8706Partial DifferentialGreek Letter
Alt + 8260SlashDivision
Alt + 61=EqualEquals
Alt + 247÷DivisionDivision
Alt + 215×Multiplication SignMultiplication
Alt + 177±Plus Or MinusOthers
Alt + 120539𝛛Bold Partial DifferentialGreek Letter
Alt + 120538𝛚Bold Small OmegaGreek Letter
Alt + 120532𝛔Bold Small SigmaGreek Letter
Alt + 120530𝛒Bold Small RhoGreek Letter
Alt + 120529𝛑Bold Small PiGreek Letter
Alt + 120525𝛍Bold Small MuGreek Letter
Alt + 120524𝛌Bold Small LamdaGreek Letter
Alt + 120520𝛈Bold Small EtaGreek Letter
Alt + 120517𝛅Bold Small DeltaGreek Letter
Alt + 120516𝛄Bold Small GammaGreek Letter
Alt + 120515𝛃Bold Small BetaGreek Letter
Alt + 120514𝛂Bold Small AlphaGreek Letter
Alt + 120512𝛀Bold Capital OmegaGreek Letter
Alt + 120509𝚽Bold Capital PhiGreek Letter
Alt + 120506𝚺Bold Capital SigmaGreek Letter
Alt + 120503𝚷Bold Capital PiGreek Letter
Alt + 120495𝚯Bold Capital ThetaGreek Letter
Alt + 120491𝚫Bold Capital DeltaGreek Letter
Alt + 120490𝚪Bold Capital GammaGreek Letter
Alt + 10870Three EqualsEquals
Alt + 10869Two EqualsEquals
Alt + 10866Plus Sign Above Equals SignPlus
Alt + 10832Closed Union With Serifs And Smash ProductUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10831Double Square UnionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10830Double Square IntersectionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10829Closed Intersection With SerifsUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10828Closed Union With SerifsUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10827Intersection Beside And Joined With IntersectionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10826Union Beside And Joined With UnionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10825Intersection Above Bar Above UnionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10824Union Above Bar Above IntersectionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10823Intersection Above UnionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10822Union Above IntersectionUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10821Union With Logical OrUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10820Intersection With Logical AndUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10819Intersection With OverbarUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10818Union With OverbarUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10817Union With MinusUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10816Intersection With DotUnion and Intersection
Alt + 10815⨿AmalgamationOthers
Alt + 10811Multiplication Sign in TriangleMultiplication
Alt + 10810Minus SIGN IN TRIANGLEMinus
Alt + 10809Plus Sign In TrianglePlus
Alt + 10808Circled Division SignDivision
Alt + 10807Multiplication Sign In Double CircleMultiplication
Alt + 10806Circled Multiplication Sign With Circumflex AccentMultiplication
Alt + 10805Multiplication Sign In Right Half CircleMultiplication
Alt + 10804Multiplication Sign In Left Half CircleMultiplication
Alt + 10803Smash ProductMultiplication
Alt + 10802Semidirect Product With Bottom ClosedMultiplication
Alt + 10801Multiplication Sign With UnderbarMultiplication
Alt + 10800Multiplication Sign With Dot AboveMultiplication
Alt + 10798Plus Sign In Right Half CirclePlus
Alt + 10797Plus Sign In Left Half CirclePlus
Alt + 10796Minus Sign With Rising DotsMinus
Alt + 10795Minus Sign With Falling DotsMinus
Alt + 10794Minus Sign With Dot BelowMinus
Alt + 10793Minus Sign With Comma AboveMinus
Alt + 10792Plus Sign With Black TrianglePlus
Alt + 10791Plus Sign With Subscript TwoPlus
Alt + 10790Plus Sign With Tilde BelowPlus
Alt + 10789Plus Sign With Dot BelowPlus
Alt + 10788Plus Sign With Tilde AbovePlus
Alt + 10787Plus Sign With Circumflex Accent AbovePlus
Alt + 10786Plus Sign With Small Circle AbovePlus
Alt + 10781JoinOthers
Alt + 10780Lower IntegralIntegrals
Alt + 10779Upper IntegralIntegrals
Alt + 10778Integral With UnionIntegrals
Alt + 10777Integral With IntersectionIntegrals
Alt + 10776Integral With Times SignIntegrals
Alt + 10775Integral With Leftwards Arrow With HookIntegrals
Alt + 10774Quaternion Integral OperatorIntegrals
Alt + 10773Integral Around A Point OperatorIntegrals
Alt + 10772Line Integration Not Including The PoleIntegrals
Alt + 10771Line Integration With Semicircular Path Around PoleIntegrals
Alt + 10770Line Integration With Rectangular Path Around PoleIntegrals
Alt + 10769Anticlockwise IntegrationIntegrals
Alt + 10768Circulation FunctionIntegrals
Alt + 10767Integral Average With SlashIntegrals
Alt + 10766Integral With Double StrokeIntegrals
Alt + 10765Finite Part IntegralIntegrals
Alt + 10764Quadruple Integral OperatorIntegrals
Alt + 10763Summation With IntegralIntegrals
Alt + 10762Modulo Two SumOthers
Alt + 10747Triple PlusPlus
Alt + 10746Double PlusPlus
Alt + 10689Circled Greater ThanOthers
Alt + 10688Circled Less ThanOthers
Alt + 10684Circled Rotated Division SignDivision
Alt + 10683Circled Cross MarkMultiplication
Alt + 10682Circled PerpendicularOthers
Alt + 10679Circled ParallelOthers
Alt + 10672Reversed Empty SetOthers
Alt + 10655Acute AngleAngle
Alt + 10653Right Angle With ArcOthers
Alt + 10652Right Angle With SquareOthers
Alt + 10624Triple Vertical Bar DelimiterOthers
Alt + 10135Bold DivisionDivision

Insert Mathematics Symbols in Windows

There are multiple ways you can insert mathematics symbols in Windows 10.

Using Alt Code Shortcuts

On Windows based documents, hold one of the alt key on your keyboard and press the numbers in the first column of the above table. For example, alt + 177 will produce the plus or minus symbols like ±. This will work on all Windows based Microsoft documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, you need to have a keyboard with number pad for using alt code shortcuts.

Using Alt + X Method in Word

If you don’t have a keyboard with numeric keypad, then use the hexadecimal equivalent for the decimal numbers. You can type the hexadecimal numbers then press alt and x keys together. For example, 00F7 + alt + x will produce the division symbol like ÷. However, this method will only work on Microsoft Word documents.

Using Windows 10 Emoji Keyboard

Microsoft introduced emoji keyboard in Windows 10 to quickly insert emoji symbols on your documents. Later, with version 1903 the keyboard has been updated to include kaomoji and special symbols. The special symbols include math symbols which you can insert in few clicks. This includes fractions, enclosed numbers, roman numerals and other math symbols.

Math Symbols in Emoji Keyboard
Math Symbols in Emoji Keyboard
  • Press “Win +.” or “Win + ;” keys to open emoji keyboard.
  • Click on the symbol and then on the infinity symbol.
  • Look for relevant math symbol to insert on your document.

Using Symbol Utility

You can also use the Symbol utility in all Office documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint to insert math symbols. When you are in the document, go to “Insert > Symbols” menu to open “Symbol” utility. Change the font to “Symbol” and look for mathematics symbol to insert on your document.

Mathematics Signs in Symbol Utility
Mathematics Signs in Symbol Utility

Using Character Map App

The last option is to use the independent Character Map app. You can search for Character Map in Windows Search and open the app. Change the font to “Symbol” and find the math symbols as shown in the below picture. Double click on the symbol to select and then click “Copy” button to copy to clipboard. You can insert the copied symbol anywhere on your documents.

Math Symbols in Character Map
Math Symbols in Character Map

Typing Mathematical Equations in Office Documents

You can use the above shortcut methods to insert few math symbols. However, when you want to insert a complex equations, you need to use the “Equation” option instead of using symbols. When you are in Office document, go to “Insert > Equation” menu. Choose the type of the equation and type accordingly.

Typing Equations in Excel
Typing Equations in Excel

In addition to typing equations, you can also select the math symbols from different categories like Basic Math, Greek Letters, Letter-Like Symbols, Operators, Arrows, Negated Relations, Scripts and Geometry.

Select Math Symbols in Equation
Select Math Symbols in Equation

Typing Math Symbols in Mac

On Mac, you can use the hexadecimal code values with alt or option keys to type mathematical symbols. For example, option + 2A76 will produce the three equal symbols like . You should change the keyboard input to Unicode Hex Input for using alt codes in Mac.

Using Character Viewer in Mac

The other easy way on Mac is to use the Character Viewer app. Press, “Control + Command + Spacebar” to open Character Viewer app. Go to Math Symbols section and insert the symbol you want. The biggest advantage of this method is that you can choose hundreds of variations for each math symbol.

Type Math Symbols Using Character Viewer in Mac
Type Math Symbols Using Character Viewer in Mac

Symbol Variations

The math symbols typed using the alt code shortcuts, Symbol utility and Character Map are like a text characters. You can change the size and format these symbols similar to any other text content on your documents. This is same for using option code shortcuts in Mac and Character Viewer app. Especially, you can choose many font variations of math symbols in Character Viewer app.

When you use equations, the symbols will behave like text boxes inside your document. You need to manually align the position and line height of the equations to match with other text content. Also, the equations will become unreadable or converted to images when you change the document formats. Therefore, avoid using equations for smaller needs and use superscript, subscripts and math symbols using other explained options.

Image for Reference

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Alt Code Shortcuts for Maths Symbols
Alt Code Shortcuts for Maths Symbols

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  1. I’m a design engineer and use a range of symbol short cuts frequently on drawing sheets, i.e, Ø, °, ±, ¼, ½ etc. It would be of great benefit if I had short cuts for for eighths & thirds.

    I can find this…. ‘Shortcut key: 215B, Alt +X’, for 1/8, but I can’t find a way to make this work. Can anyone tell me how to use this info?


  2. The alt code for capital delta, 916 gives ö. IS there an alt code for Δ or are we doomed to copy and paste forever?

    • Try using 4 digits like 0916, if that does not work you can setup custom keyboard shortcut if you are using Word.

      If you occasionally use, then Windows comes with mathematical keyboard popup where you can lookup. Press Win Logo + Dot keys to open the symbol popup.

  3. First, you need to understand that alt code shortcuts only works on the default Windows apps and on Mac you can use Character Viewer. If third party applications will use their own encoding then these shortcuts will not work.

    Second, there is a solution with the Windows 10 version 1903 onwards. Microsoft updated the emoji keyboard to include math symbol as explained in this article. This is an easy way to look and insert if you known the symbol. However, there is no search function currently for symbols and hope Microsoft will include this soon.

  4. What does it mean if these codes do not work form me? I am writing a math book in open office and almost none of these codes work. I use alt codes but open office does not show the alt codes for the symbols in the speacial charater map, it only shows “u + 2260” for “not equals”. Is there a way to convert “u + 0000” to “alt + 000”?

    π is “alt + 227” but your list says “alt 960”. When I press “alt + 960” I get “└ “. The unicode code is “u + 03c0”. This is confusing and I can not find any accurate lists anywhere. I think I an going to have to manually make a list which cuts into my productivity and makes me hesitant to trust any lists online.

    • Check that OpenOffice uses UTF-8 character encoding and get their help if standard Unicode characters are not supported.

      On soft note – you should not use word processors for equations. There are applications like LaTex for that or at least Equation editor in Microsoft Word will do.


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