This is the complete list of Windows ALT codes for letters of the Greek alphabet and Mac Option codes for letters of the Greek alphabet. Included also in the list are the corresponding HTML entity hexadecimal and decimal numeric character references, and the 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.
Let’s talk more about the Greek alphabet and how you can type its letters using Alt codes on Windows and Option codes on Mac.
The Greek alphabet is an ancient writing system that has had a significant impact on language and culture. It consists of 24 letters, each with its own unique sound and name. The Greek alphabet is believed to have originated from the Phoenician alphabet and has been in use for over 2,500 years.
The letters of the Greek alphabet have not only been used for writing the Greek language but have also influenced the development of other alphabets, including the Latin alphabet used in English and many other languages. This influence can be seen in the adoption of several Greek letters as symbols in various fields such as mathematics, science, and engineering. Some of the familiar Greek letters include Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omega.
On Windows computers, you can use Alt codes to type Greek letters. To do this, hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and enter a specific code using the numeric keypad. For example, to type the lowercase Greek letter “alpha” (α), you can press Alt+224 or Alt+0945.
On Mac computers, you can use Option codes to type Greek letters. Press and hold the Option key, then enter a specific code using the keyboard. For instance, to type the lowercase Greek letter “alpha” (α), you can press Option+A or Option+03B1.
Please note that the availability and functionality of Alt codes and Option codes may vary depending on your keyboard layout, operating system version, and software applications. A quick alternative is to simply copy and paste the Greek letter you need to use in your document. To do this: on this browser screen, highlight and then copy the Greek letter you need, then paste it in your document.
Using Alt codes or Option codes can be a convenient way to type Greek letters when you need them for various purposes, such as writing Greek words, mathematical equations, or scientific notations.
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.