This is the complete list of Windows ALT codes & Mac Option codes for letters of the Cyrillic script used in the Russian alphabet. Included also in the list are the corresponding HTML entity hexadecimal and decimal numeric character references, and, if available, 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.
The Russian alphabet is based on the Cyrillic script, which is used to write several languages, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and many others. Here is some information about the Russian alphabet and the Cyrillic script, as well as Alt codes for Windows and Option codes for Mac:
Russian Alphabet (Cyrillic Script):
The Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters, each with its own sound and name. Some familiar letters include А (A), Б (B), В (V), Г (G), Д (D), and Ж (Zh). The Cyrillic script is phonetic, meaning that each letter generally represents a specific sound.
Windows Alt Codes for Russian Cyrillic Letters:
On Windows computers, you can use Alt codes to type Russian Cyrillic letters. To do this, hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and enter the specific code shown in the table list above using the numeric keypad. For example, to type the lowercase Russian letter “я” (ya), you can press Alt+1103.
Mac Option Codes for Russian Cyrillic Letters:
On Mac computers, you can use Option codes to type Russian Cyrillic letters. Press and hold the Option key, then enter a specific code shown in the table list above using the keyboard. For instance, to type the lowercase Russian letter “я” (ya), you can press Option+Q or Option+042F.
Cyrillic Script in Other Languages:
The Cyrillic script is used by various languages apart from Russian. Ukrainian, for example, also uses the Cyrillic script but has a few additional letters, such as Є (Ye) and Ї (Yi). Belarusian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and other Slavic languages also use the Cyrillic script with some variations and additional letters specific to their respective languages. Each language has its own unique set of characters and pronunciation rules.
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.
Using Alt codes or Option codes can be useful when you need to type Cyrillic letters for various purposes, such as writing in Russian or other languages that use the Cyrillic script. A quick alternative is to simply copy and paste the Cyrillic letter you need to use in your document. To do this: on this browser screen, highlight and then copy the Cyrillic letter you need, then paste it in your document.
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.