Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

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Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:09 pm

To insert "Special Characters" (those not on your keyboard) into your posts, follow the directions at the bottom of the attached chart. They don't all work but almost all do. Left click twice on chart to enlarge to maximum size.

Important!
Make sure Num Lock is on (there is a light on your keyboard that when on means Num Lock is on)
Make sure you use the ten key pad to input the numbers for the special character code.
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Re: Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby 1967redrider » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:27 pm

I'm always looking for the "cents" sign, a "c" with a line through it. But I don't see it on this list either? ::shrug::
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Re: Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:53 pm

Well I'll swan! I've been around the world twice and to the Leonard Picnic, and ain't never seen nothin like that! :lol:

(For those - most of you - not familiar with the Leonard Picnic, Google is your freind!)

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Re: Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:05 pm

Well I'll swan! I've been around the world twice and to the Leonard Picnic, and ain't never seen nothin like that! :lol:

(For those - most of you - not familiar with the Leonard Picnic, Google is your freind!)

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Re: Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:46 pm

1967redrider wrote:I'm always looking for the "cents" sign, a "c" with a line through it. But I don't see it on this list either? ::shrug::

Unfortunately I couldn't get the chart to display any larger. It seems like AAPK keeps limiting the size. ::shrug::

I guess you'll have to open the chart in another tab (Right click on the chart and from the drop down menu choose "Open link in new tab"). Use 'Control' key roller wheel forward or 'Control' key + to enlarge the chart (Just close the tab when finished). You'll find your ¢ character at Alt 155.
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Re: Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby americanedgetech » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:49 pm

I just learned the keys that I have, and they get me into enough $hirt! All I need is more keys... ::facepalm::
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Re: Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby zzyzzogeton » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:51 am

The cent sign should be ALT 155.

Unfortunately, the ALT(character number) method doesn't work on all forums so I created a "cheat file".

I put all the oddball characters I use in a text file called characters.txt on my desktop and the I just copy and paste the character I want from the file and paste it into the post on which ever forum I'm on.

Example - I want to state "my 2 cents worth" with a cent symbol

my 2¢ worth

or degrees Farenheit

97ºF

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Re: Inserting Special Characters Into Your Posts.

Postby 1967redrider » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:56 am

Cool deal. ::tu:: ::tu::
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