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 + Key | Symbol | Symbol Description | Category |
---|---|---|---|

Alt + 969 | ω | Small Omega | Greek Letter |

Alt + 961 | ρ | Small Rho | Greek Letter |

Alt + 960 | π | Small Pi | Greek Letter |

Alt + 956 | μ | Small Mu | Greek Letter |

Alt + 955 | λ | Small Lamda | Greek Letter |

Alt + 951 | η | Small Eta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 948 | δ | Small Delta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 947 | γ | Small Gamma | Greek Letter |

Alt + 946 | β | Small Beta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 945 | α | Small Alpha | Greek Letter |

Alt + 937 | Ω | Capital Omega | Greek Letter |

Alt + 934 | Φ | Capital Phi | Greek Letter |

Alt + 931 | Σ | Capital Sigma | Greek Letter |

Alt + 928 | Π | Capital Pi | Greek Letter |

Alt + 920 | Θ | Capital Theta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 916 | Δ | Capital Delta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 915 | Γ | Capital Gamma | Greek Letter |

Alt + 8967 | ⌇ | Wavy Line | Others |

Alt + 8966 | ⌆ | Perspective | Others |

Alt + 8965 | ⌅ | Projective | Others |

Alt + 8960 | ⌀ | Diameter | Others |

Alt + 8925 | ⋝ | Equals To Or Greater Than | Equals |

Alt + 8924 | ⋜ | Equals To Or Less Than | Equals |

Alt + 8923 | ⋛ | Greater Than Equals To Or Less Than | Equals |

Alt + 8922 | ⋚ | Less Than Equals To Or Greater Than | Equals |

Alt + 8846 | ⊎ | Union With Plus | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 8809 | ≩ | Greater Than But Not Equals To | Equals |

Alt + 8808 | ≨ | Less Than But Not Equals To | Equals |

Alt + 8805 | ≥ | Greater Than Or Equals To | Equals |

Alt + 8804 | ≤ | Less Than Or Equals To | Equals |

Alt + 8746 | ∪ | Union | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 8745 | ∩ | Intersection | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 8726 | ∖ | Left Slash | Others |

Alt + 8725 | ∕ | Right Slash | Others |

Alt + 8723 | ∓ | Minus Or Plus | Others |

Alt + 8722 | − | Minus Sign | Minus |

Alt + 8709 | ∅ | Empty Set | Others |

Alt + 8706 | ∂ | Partial Differential | Greek Letter |

Alt + 8260 | ⁄ | Slash | Division |

Alt + 61 | = | Equal | Equals |

Alt + 247 | ÷ | Division | Division |

Alt + 215 | × | Multiplication Sign | Multiplication |

Alt + 177 | ± | Plus Or Minus | Others |

Alt + 120539 | 𝛛 | Bold Partial Differential | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120538 | 𝛚 | Bold Small Omega | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120532 | 𝛔 | Bold Small Sigma | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120530 | 𝛒 | Bold Small Rho | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120529 | 𝛑 | Bold Small Pi | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120525 | 𝛍 | Bold Small Mu | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120524 | 𝛌 | Bold Small Lamda | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120520 | 𝛈 | Bold Small Eta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120517 | 𝛅 | Bold Small Delta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120516 | 𝛄 | Bold Small Gamma | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120515 | 𝛃 | Bold Small Beta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120514 | 𝛂 | Bold Small Alpha | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120512 | 𝛀 | Bold Capital Omega | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120509 | 𝚽 | Bold Capital Phi | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120506 | 𝚺 | Bold Capital Sigma | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120503 | 𝚷 | Bold Capital Pi | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120495 | 𝚯 | Bold Capital Theta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120491 | 𝚫 | Bold Capital Delta | Greek Letter |

Alt + 120490 | 𝚪 | Bold Capital Gamma | Greek Letter |

Alt + 10870 | ⩶ | Three Equals | Equals |

Alt + 10869 | ⩵ | Two Equals | Equals |

Alt + 10866 | ⩲ | Plus Sign Above Equals Sign | Plus |

Alt + 10832 | ⩐ | Closed Union With Serifs And Smash Product | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10831 | ⩏ | Double Square Union | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10830 | ⩎ | Double Square Intersection | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10829 | ⩍ | Closed Intersection With Serifs | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10828 | ⩌ | Closed Union With Serifs | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10827 | ⩋ | Intersection Beside And Joined With Intersection | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10826 | ⩊ | Union Beside And Joined With Union | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10825 | ⩉ | Intersection Above Bar Above Union | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10824 | ⩈ | Union Above Bar Above Intersection | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10823 | ⩇ | Intersection Above Union | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10822 | ⩆ | Union Above Intersection | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10821 | ⩅ | Union With Logical Or | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10820 | ⩄ | Intersection With Logical And | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10819 | ⩃ | Intersection With Overbar | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10818 | ⩂ | Union With Overbar | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10817 | ⩁ | Union With Minus | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10816 | ⩀ | Intersection With Dot | Union and Intersection |

Alt + 10815 | ⨿ | Amalgamation | Others |

Alt + 10811 | ⨻ | Multiplication Sign in Triangle | Multiplication |

Alt + 10810 | ⨺ | Minus SIGN IN TRIANGLE | Minus |

Alt + 10809 | ⨹ | Plus Sign In Triangle | Plus |

Alt + 10808 | ⨸ | Circled Division Sign | Division |

Alt + 10807 | ⨷ | Multiplication Sign In Double Circle | Multiplication |

Alt + 10806 | ⨶ | Circled Multiplication Sign With Circumflex Accent | Multiplication |

Alt + 10805 | ⨵ | Multiplication Sign In Right Half Circle | Multiplication |

Alt + 10804 | ⨴ | Multiplication Sign In Left Half Circle | Multiplication |

Alt + 10803 | ⨳ | Smash Product | Multiplication |

Alt + 10802 | ⨲ | Semidirect Product With Bottom Closed | Multiplication |

Alt + 10801 | ⨱ | Multiplication Sign With Underbar | Multiplication |

Alt + 10800 | ⨰ | Multiplication Sign With Dot Above | Multiplication |

Alt + 10798 | ⨮ | Plus Sign In Right Half Circle | Plus |

Alt + 10797 | ⨭ | Plus Sign In Left Half Circle | Plus |

Alt + 10796 | ⨬ | Minus Sign With Rising Dots | Minus |

Alt + 10795 | ⨫ | Minus Sign With Falling Dots | Minus |

Alt + 10794 | ⨪ | Minus Sign With Dot Below | Minus |

Alt + 10793 | ⨩ | Minus Sign With Comma Above | Minus |

Alt + 10792 | ⨨ | Plus Sign With Black Triangle | Plus |

Alt + 10791 | ⨧ | Plus Sign With Subscript Two | Plus |

Alt + 10790 | ⨦ | Plus Sign With Tilde Below | Plus |

Alt + 10789 | ⨥ | Plus Sign With Dot Below | Plus |

Alt + 10788 | ⨤ | Plus Sign With Tilde Above | Plus |

Alt + 10787 | ⨣ | Plus Sign With Circumflex Accent Above | Plus |

Alt + 10786 | ⨢ | Plus Sign With Small Circle Above | Plus |

Alt + 10781 | ⨝ | Join | Others |

Alt + 10780 | ⨜ | Lower Integral | Integrals |

Alt + 10779 | ⨛ | Upper Integral | Integrals |

Alt + 10778 | ⨚ | Integral With Union | Integrals |

Alt + 10777 | ⨙ | Integral With Intersection | Integrals |

Alt + 10776 | ⨘ | Integral With Times Sign | Integrals |

Alt + 10775 | ⨗ | Integral With Leftwards Arrow With Hook | Integrals |

Alt + 10774 | ⨖ | Quaternion Integral Operator | Integrals |

Alt + 10773 | ⨕ | Integral Around A Point Operator | Integrals |

Alt + 10772 | ⨔ | Line Integration Not Including The Pole | Integrals |

Alt + 10771 | ⨓ | Line Integration With Semicircular Path Around Pole | Integrals |

Alt + 10770 | ⨒ | Line Integration With Rectangular Path Around Pole | Integrals |

Alt + 10769 | ⨑ | Anticlockwise Integration | Integrals |

Alt + 10768 | ⨐ | Circulation Function | Integrals |

Alt + 10767 | ⨏ | Integral Average With Slash | Integrals |

Alt + 10766 | ⨎ | Integral With Double Stroke | Integrals |

Alt + 10765 | ⨍ | Finite Part Integral | Integrals |

Alt + 10764 | ⨌ | Quadruple Integral Operator | Integrals |

Alt + 10763 | ⨋ | Summation With Integral | Integrals |

Alt + 10762 | ⨊ | Modulo Two Sum | Others |

Alt + 10747 | ⧻ | Triple Plus | Plus |

Alt + 10746 | ⧺ | Double Plus | Plus |

Alt + 10689 | ⧁ | Circled Greater Than | Others |

Alt + 10688 | ⧀ | Circled Less Than | Others |

Alt + 10684 | ⦼ | Circled Rotated Division Sign | Division |

Alt + 10683 | ⦻ | Circled Cross Mark | Multiplication |

Alt + 10682 | ⦺ | Circled Perpendicular | Others |

Alt + 10679 | ⦷ | Circled Parallel | Others |

Alt + 10672 | ⦰ | Reversed Empty Set | Others |

Alt + 10655 | ⦟ | Acute Angle | Angle |

Alt + 10653 | ⦝ | Right Angle With Arc | Others |

Alt + 10652 | ⦜ | Right Angle With Square | Others |

Alt + 10624 | ⦀ | Triple Vertical Bar Delimiter | Others |

Alt + 10135 | ➗ | Bold Division | Division |

## 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.

- 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.

### 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.

### 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.

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.

## 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.

## 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.

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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?

Cheers,

Norm

Alt + X will work only on Microsoft Word in Windows. As explained, type the code and then press alt and x keys together.

You can checkout the linked article https://www.webnots.com/keyboard-shortcuts-for-vulgar-fractions-in-windows-and-mac/ for typing vulgar fractions.

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.

Your ALT code for the division symbol for windows is incorrect, it is actually ALT +246 not 247

Both shortcuts work for division symbol depending upon the machine/OS/app.

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.

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.