Using alt-codes and keyboard special characters

Use this page to learn which keyboard special characters and alt-codes can be used.

Supported Alt-Code Characters

These alt-code characters can be manually entered and displayed in the Students, Educators, and Classes fields:

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

 Note

Username: If a disallowed special character is entered during manual creation and update of users, then upon Save, a field validation error message appears so that the user can correct it. See the example below of a student Username update.
Student_Username_Update.png

 Caution

Password: No alt-code characters are supported as Password values for Students and Educators. However, keyboard special characters are supported. Password is limited to 32 characters. See the Supported Keyboard Special Characters section.

Special handling of bulk import and update files is needed to correctly display some alt-code characters in the application.

Character Code Description Exceptions/Notes
'

ALT 39

Apostrophe

Cannot be used in email address field

(

ALT 40

Left parenthesis, opening parenthesis

Cannot be used in email address field

)

ALT 41

Right parenthesis, closing parenthesis

Cannot be used in 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

Cannot be used in email address field

ALT 0146

Right single quotation mark

Cannot be used in email address field

ô

ALT 147

Latin small letter o with circumflex

 

ALT 0147

Left double quotation mark

Cannot be used in email address field

ö

ALT 148

Latin small letter o with diaeresis

 

ALT 0148

Right double quotation mark

Cannot be used in 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

Cannot be used in 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

Email Address: Most keyboard special characters are NOT supported. Currently, the @ ampersat, - hypen/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

Username cannot start with - , but it can be included in other positions in the username, such as david-one.

_

Underscore

 

'

Apostrophe, single quote

 

.

Period, dot, full stop

 

Quotation mark

Reserved character so not allowed in Username or Password.

+

Plus, mathematical add symbol

 

=

Equals, mathematical symbol

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

{

Left curly bracket(brace)

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

}

Right curly bracket(brace)

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

[

Left bracket

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

]

Right bracket

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

|

pipe

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

\

back slash

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

:

colon

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

;

semicolon

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

<

Less than

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

>

Greater than

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

,

Comma

 

?

Question mark

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.

/

forward slash

Reserved character so not allowed in Username.