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How to Type Symbols Using the ALT Key -- via wikiHow.com
How to Type Symbols Using the ALT Key on Laptop
Did you ever wonder how to do some of those special characters like ♥ and ♫ ? Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard. Depress the Alt key. While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.