Using alt-codes and keyboard special characters

Learn which special characters and alt-codes can be used in the program.

Supported Alt-Code Characters

You can manually enter and show alt-code characters in the Students, Educators, and Classes fields:      

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Username
  • Email Address (see exceptions below)
  • Class Name

 Note

While manually creating or updating user accounts, if a prohibited special character is entered in the Username field and the user attempts to save it, a field validation error message will display to prompt the user to correct the error. An example image of this scenario is shown below, involving updating a student's username.

usingaltcodes_usrname.png

 Caution

Alt-codes and special characters cannot be used when setting passwords for Students and Educators. Passwords are restricted to 8-256 characters without spaces for educators and 4-256 characters without spaces for students. 

To ensure the proper display of certain alt-code characters in the application, special handling of bulk import and update files is needed.

Character Code Description Exceptions/Notes
'

ALT 39

Apostrophe

Not allowed in the email address field

(

ALT 40

Left parenthesis, opening parenthesis

Not allowed in the email address field

)

ALT 41

Right parenthesis, closing parenthesis

Not allowed in the email address field

ü

ALT 129

Latin small letter u with diaeresis

 

é

ALT 130

Latin small letter e with acute

 

â

ALT 131

Latin small letter a with circumflex

 

ä

ALT 132

Latin small letter a with diaeresis

 

à

ALT 133

Latin small letter a with grave

 

å

ALT 134

Latin small letter a with ring above

 

ç

ALT 135

Latin small letter c with cedilla

 

ê

ALT 136

Latin small letter e with circumflex

 

ë

ALT 137

Latin small letter e with diaeresis

 

è

ALT 138

Latin small letter e with grave

 

ï

ALT 139

Latin small letter i with diaeresis

 

î

ALT 140

Latin small letter i with circumflex

 

ì

ALT 141

Latin small letter i with grave

 

Ä

ALT 142

Latin capital letter A with diaeresis

 

Ž

ALT 0142

Latin capital letter Z with caron, Z hacek

 

Å

ALT 143

Latin capital letter A with ring above

 

É

ALT 144

Latin capital letter E with acute

 

ALT 0145

Left single quotation mark

Not allowed in the email address field

ALT 0146

Right single quotation mark

Not allowed in the email address field

ô

ALT 147

Latin small letter o with circumflex

 

ALT 0147

Left double quotation mark

Not allowed in the email address field

ö

ALT 148

Latin small letter o with diaeresis

 

ALT 0148

Right double quotation mark

Not allowed in the email address field

ò

ALT 149

Latin small letter o with grave

 

û

ALT 150

Latin small letter u with circumflex

 

ALT 0150

En dash

Not allowed in the email address field

ù

ALT 151

Latin small letter u with grave

 

ÿ

ALT 152

Latin small letter y with diaeresis

 

Ö

ALT 153

Latin capital letter O with diaeresis

 

Ü

ALT 154

Latin capital letter U with diaeresis

 

á

ALT 160

Latin small letter a with acute

 

í

ALT 161

Latin small letter i with acute

 

ó

ALT 162

Latin small letter o with acute

 

ú

ALT 163

Latin small letter u with acute

 

ñ

ALT 164

Latin small letter n with tilde, small letter enye

 

Ñ

ALT 165

Latin capital letter N with tilde, capital letter enye

 

à

ALT 0224

Latin small letter a with grave

 

ß

ALT 225

Latin small letter sharp s, eszett

 

á

ALT 0225

Latin small letter a with acute

 

â

ALT 0226

Latin small letter a with circumflex

 

ã

ALT 0227

Latin small letter a with tilde

 

ä

ALT 0228

Latin small letter a with diaeresis

 

s

ALT 229

Greek small letter sigma

 

å

ALT 0229

Latin small letter a with ring above

 

ç

ALT 0231

Latin small letter c with cedilla

 

è

ALT 0232

Latin small letter e with grave

 

é

ALT 0233

Latin small letter e with acute

 

ê

ALT 0234

Latin small letter e with circumflex

 

ë

ALT 0235

Latin small letter e with diaeresis

 

ì

ALT 0236

Latin small letter i with grave

 

í

ALT 0237

Latin small letter i with acute

 

î

ALT 0238

Latin small letter i with circumflex

 

ï

ALT 0239

Latin small letter i with diaeresis

 

ð

ALT 0240

Latin small letter eth

 

ñ

ALT 0241

Latin small letter n with tilde, small letter enye

 

ò

ALT 0242

Latin small letter o with grave

 

ó

ALT 0243

Latin small letter o with acute

 

ô

ALT 0244

Latin small letter o with circumflex

 

õ

ALT 0245

Latin small letter o with tilde

 

ö

ALT 0246

Latin small letter o with diaeresis

 

ø

ALT 0248

Latin small letter o with stroke

 

ù

ALT 0249

Latin small letter u with grave

 

ú

ALT 0250

Latin small letter u with acute

 

û

ALT 0251

Latin small letter u with circumflex

 

ü

ALT 0252

Latin small letter u with diaeresis

 

ý

ALT 0253

Latin small letter y with acute

 

ÿ

ALT 0255

Latin small letter y with diaeresis

 

Supported Keyboard Special Characters

Keyboard special characters can be used in these Students, Educators, and Classes fields:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Username (Exceptions noted below)
  • Password (Exceptions noted below)
  • Class Name

 Note

Keyboard special characters in the email address are NOT supported. Currently, the @ ampersat, - hyphen/dash, and . period, are supported.

Character Description Exceptions/Notes

~

Tilde

 

`

Grave, acute, left quote, open quote, or a push

 

!

Exclamation mark, bang

 

@

Ampersat

 

#

Octothorpe, number, pound, or hash

 

$

Dollar sign or generic currency

 

%

Percent

 

^

Caret or circumflex

 

&

Ampersand

 

*

Asterisk

 

(

left parenthesis

 

)

right parenthesis

 

-

Hyphen, dash

The username cannot begin with a hyphen (-), although it can be used in other parts of the username, such as in david-one.

_

Underscore

 

'

Apostrophe, single quote

 

.

Period, dot, full stop

 

Quotation mark

A reserved character, so not allowed in the Username or Password.

+

Plus, mathematical add symbol

 

=

Equals, mathematical symbol

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

{

Left curly bracket(brace)

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

}

Right curly bracket(brace)

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

[

Left bracket

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

]

Right bracket

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

|

pipe

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

\

back slash

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

:

colon

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

;

semicolon

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

<

Less than

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

>

Greater than

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

,

Comma

 

?

Question mark

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.

/

forward slash

A reserved character so not allowed in Username.