The table below is the complete list of Windows ALT codes for currency symbols & signs and other symbols related to money and finance, their corresponding HTML entity numeric character references and, when available, their corresponding HTML entity named character references. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters. If you’re in a hurry, just tap or click any currency symbol in the list below to copy and paste into your document.
About currency symbols and signs
Currency symbols are graphical representations used to denote different types of currency in written and printed documents. They are symbols that represent specific monetary units used in various countries and regions around the world. Currency symbols are typically placed before or after a numerical value to indicate the currency being referenced.
Here are some commonly used currency symbols:
- Dollar Sign ($): The dollar sign is the symbol used to represent the United States dollar and several other currencies, including the Canadian dollar (CAD), Australian dollar (AUD), and many others. It consists of a vertical line ($) with one or two horizontal lines through it.
- Euro Sign (€): The euro sign is the symbol used to represent the euro, the official currency of the European Union and several other European countries. It is a stylized letter “E” with two horizontal lines through it.
- Pound Sign (£): The pound sign, also known as the pound sterling symbol, is used to represent the British pound (GBP). It resembles the letter “L” with a crossbar through it.
- Yen Sign (¥): The yen sign is the symbol used to represent the Japanese yen (JPY). It consists of a horizontal line with two vertical lines extending downward from the ends.
- Rupee Sign (₹): The rupee sign is the symbol used to represent the Indian rupee (INR) and several other currencies in South Asia. It is a combination of the Latin letter “R” and the Devanagari script symbol “र” (ra).
- Yuan/Renminbi Sign (¥ or 元): The yuan or renminbi sign is used to represent the Chinese yuan (CNY) and the official currency of China. It can be represented either by the symbol “¥” (similar to the yen) or by the Chinese character “元” (pronounced “yuan”).
There are numerous other currency symbols used around the world, including the Canadian dollar (CAD, represented by “$” or “C$”), the Australian dollar (AUD, represented by “$” or “A$”), the Swiss franc (CHF, represented by “Fr” or “₣”), the South African rand (ZAR, represented by “R”), and many more. Here’s some more information about the rest of the currency symbols listed in the table above:
- ¢: Cent Sign – Used in various countries to represent one cent or a hundredth of a dollar.
- ¤: Currency Sign – Represents an unspecified currency.
- ƒ: Florin – The currency symbol for the Netherlands Antillean guilder.
- ֏: Armenian Dram – The currency symbol for the Armenian dram.
- ؋: Afghani – The currency symbol for the Afghan afghani.
- ߾ and ߿: Mauritanian Ouguiya – The currency symbols for the Mauritanian ouguiya.
- ৲ and ৳: Bangladeshi Taka – The currency symbols for the Bangladeshi taka.
- ৻: Bengali Rupee Mark – A currency symbol used in Bengal to represent the rupee.
- ૱: Gujarati Rupee Sign – A currency symbol used in Gujarat to represent the rupee.
- ௹: Tamil Rupee Sign – A currency symbol used in Tamil Nadu to represent the rupee.
- ฿: Thai Baht – The currency symbol for the Thai baht.
- ៛: Cambodian Riel – The currency symbol for the Cambodian riel.
- ₠: European Currency Unit – A currency symbol used for the European Currency Unit (ECU).
- ₡: Costa Rican Colón – The currency symbol for the Costa Rican colón.
- ₢: Brazilian Cruzeiro – The currency symbol for the former Brazilian cruzeiro.
- ₣: French Franc – The currency symbol for the French franc.
- ₤: Italian Lira – The currency symbol for the Italian lira.
- ₥: Ghanaian Cedi – The currency symbol for the Ghanaian cedi.
- ₦: Nigerian Naira – The currency symbol for the Nigerian naira.
- ₧: Spanish Peseta – The currency symbol for the former Spanish peseta.
- ₩: South Korean Won – The currency symbol for the South Korean won.
- ₪: Israeli New Shekel – The currency symbol for the Israeli new shekel.
- ₫: Vietnamese Dong – The currency symbol for the Vietnamese dong.
- ₭: Lao Kip – The currency symbol for the Lao kip.
- ₮: Mongolian Tögrög – The currency symbol for the Mongolian tögrög.
- ₯: Greek Drachma – The currency symbol for the former Greek drachma.
- ₰: German Penny Sign – A historical currency symbol used in Germany.
- ₱: Philippine Peso – The currency symbol for the Philippine peso.
- ₲: Paraguayan Guarani – The currency symbol for the Paraguayan guarani.
- ₳: Argentine Austral – The currency symbol for the former Argentine austral.
- ₴: Ukrainian Hryvnia – The currency symbol for the Ukrainian hryvnia.
- ₵: Ghana Cedi – The currency symbol for the Ghana cedi.
- ₹: Indian Rupee Symbol – An alternative currency symbol for the Indian rupee.
- ₺: Turkish Lira – The currency symbol for the Turkish lira.
- ₻: Samoan Tala – The currency symbol for the Samoan tala, the official currency of Samoa.
- ₼: Azerbaijani Manat – The currency symbol for the Azerbaijani manat, the official currency of Azerbaijan.
- ₽: Russian Ruble – The currency symbol for the Russian ruble, the official currency of Russia.
- ₾: Georgian Lari – The currency symbol for the Georgian lari, the official currency of Georgia.
- ₿: Bitcoin – The currency symbol for Bitcoin, a popular cryptocurrency and decentralized digital currency.
- ℳ: German Mark – The symbol used for the German mark, the former currency of Germany before the introduction of the euro.
- ﷼: Iranian Rial – The currency symbol for the Iranian rial, the official currency of Iran.
- ₶: The symbol ₶ is known as the “Livre Tournois” sign. It was used historically in France to represent the currency unit “livre tournois,” which was in circulation until the French Revolution. The livre tournois was a unit of account in France and was eventually replaced by the French franc.
- ₸: The symbol ₸ represents the Kazakhstani Tenge, which is the official currency of Kazakhstan. The tenge symbol was introduced in 2006 when Kazakhstan redenominated its currency, replacing the previous Tenge sign, which was a combination of Latin letters “T” and “g.” The current symbol ₸ is now widely used to represent the Kazakhstani currency.
It’s worth noting that some of these currency symbols might not be widely supported in standard fonts or systems, and their appearance could vary depending on the platform and font used, and they are often standardized by international organizations such as the Unicode Consortium to ensure consistent representation across different platforms and devices. Also, note that some of these currency symbols are no longer in active use due to changes in currency systems and denominations in various countries. Currency symbols and signs can vary over time, and new symbols may be introduced or old ones may be phased out.
See more symbol sets for popular ALT codes at ALT Codes for Miscellaneous Symbols. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.