Below is a list of various writing systems that do not use the Latin characters, letters or script. Learn how to easily type non-Latin characters or letters such as Korean or Greek by using Windows Alt codes. Explore the links below to discover the keyboard shortcut ALT codes for non-Latin characters or letters that are used by various languages’ writing systems.
Non-Latin characters or letters, also known as non-Roman characters or non-Latin scripts, refer to writing systems that are used to represent languages that do not use or are not derived from the Latin alphabet. The Latin alphabet (also known as the Roman alphabet), which is the writing system used for English and many other Western European languages, is just one of many writing systems that have been developed throughout history to represent different languages and cultures around the world. In modern times, these are several writing scripts are still in active use around the world today:
- ALT codes for Russian (Cyrillic) characters/letters: Aside from Russian, also used for other Slavic languages such as Ukrainian, Bulgarian, and Serbian, and others, primarily in Slavic-speaking countries.
- ALT codes for Arabic characters/letters: Used for languages such as Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and others in the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa.
- ALT codes for Greek characters/letters: Primarily used for the Greek language, as well as some other languages in Greece and Cyprus.
- ALT codes for Hebrew characters/letters: Used for Hebrew and Yiddish, as well as some other Jewish languages.
- ALT codes for Korean characters/letters: Primarily used in South Korea and North Korea.
- ALT codes for Japanese characters/letters: Used primarily in Japan, where it is the official writing system for the Japanese language.
Each of these scripts has its own unique characteristics and history, contributing to the rich tapestry of human communication.
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. For ALT codes for letters with accents or diacritical marks that are used in other foreign languages, visit ALT Codes for Latin Letters with Accents or Diacritical Marks used in Foreign Languages. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.