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Ohm Symbol Alt Code & Shortcut (Omega Ω on a US keyboard)

Using the alt code shortcut, you can type the Omega or Ohm symbol (Ω) on any Windows keyboard or PC. To do this, press down the Alt key and type the Omega Alt Code (i.e. 234) using the numeric keypad, then release the alt key.

The Ohm Symbol Alt Code is 234.

Also, you can use the button below to copy and paste this symbol:

Alt codes are designed for typing characters that have no dedicated key on the keyboard. You can type these characters by pressing and holding the Alt key whilst typing the character’s alt code using the numeric keypad. (234 is the alt code for the Omega symbol)

Ohm SymbolAlt Code
Omega or Ohm symbol alt code

Ohm Symbol Alt Code – Step By Step

If the above quick quid didn’t make sense to you, obey the step-by-step instructions below to type the Omega symbol on a Windows Keyboard using this alt code shortcut:

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the Ω symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: While pressing down the Alt key, type the Ohm symbol’s alt code (234) using the numeric keypad.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.

Note that you must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a Laptop that does not have the numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards. 

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the Ohm symbol anywhere on your Windows PC including Microsoft Word, Excel, One Note, Sticky Note, PowerPoint or even somewhere on your browsers like Google Docs or Word Online.

Ohm Symbol Shortcut for Mac

The Ohm symbol shortcut on Mac is Option + z. To type this symbol on your Mac keyboard, press and hold the Option key whilst you hit on the [z] key once on the keyboard.

Ohm Symbol for Mac

Ohm symbol shortcut in word

The Ohm symbol Shortcut for MS Word is 2126, Alt X

Note: This shortcut works only in Microsoft Word for Windows. If you need this symbol in a different document other than Microsoft Word, you should rather use the Alt Code method or the Mac Shortcut discussed above.  

To type the Ohm symbol in Word using this shortcut, first type the Alt X code (2126) on your keyboard. Then highlight the number you just typed and press Alt + X to convert this number into the Omega sign.

These are the available ways you may use to type this symbol using your keyboard.

For a detailed and more ways to get this symbol, go read this article.


Saturday 5th of March 2022

After a little research I found that Alt + 234 = Û where code page 850 is used (the default OEM code page for UK and some other English speaking countries) and Alt + 234 = Ω where code page 437 is used (the default OEM code page for US) so maybe you could update your header to read "Ohm Symbol Alt Code & Shortcut (Omega Ω on a US keyboard)". Hope that helps.

Abarika Abdulai

Saturday 5th of March 2022

Thanks Les for shearing your findings. I really appreciate your input


Saturday 5th of March 2022

Hi Abarika Abdulai, my PC is an i7-4790 CPU with a Gigabyte Technology motherboard running Microsoft Windows 7. Yes I would agree that the OS is rather old but I would not have thought that there would be any reason for the alt-codes to change with a later version OS. Note that if you go through the thread you will see that FRANCO P and TJUKKEN are getting the same result that I am getting. Maybe you need to rethink what you once assumed was an absolute. There must be a reason for the difference of course.

Abarika Abdulai

Saturday 5th of March 2022

Of course there is definitely a reason for the difference and the reason is what I want to find now. To be specific, please which brand is your PC.


Friday 4th of March 2022

Windows OS. Microsoft Word. Numeric keypad on the right. I make sure NumLock is turned on. I will copy & paste what happens when I perform ALT + 234 as I don’t want you to think I am making this up… Alt + 234 = Û Please. It doesn’t work. Alt + 234 = Û


Saturday 23rd of July 2022

@Abarika Abdulai, Yes, in MS Word, but not anywhere else. If you’re typing an email eg, it doesn’t work. So forget Word here.

Abarika Abdulai

Friday 4th of March 2022

Hi Les, I'm not really sure why this isn't working on your end. However, you can also use Alt + 8486 in Microsoft Word.Thanks


Wednesday 2nd of March 2022


Alt + 8486 = Ω in Word


Thursday 13th of January 2022

This works great for me.