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typing letters of the alphabet with foreign diacritical marks

typing letters of the alphabet with foreign diacritical marks

Old Feb 25th, 2001, 03:20 AM
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George Holt
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For the mac user who was asking, you don't need to know the ascii numbers you can type many characters direct using the control, alt (option) and shift keys in combination. A lot of the characters are sensibly placed for instance is alt+c, is alt +shift+c. Some are two pass effects for instance is alt +u (nothing appears to happen) then u.

Key caps is your friend here, it should be in your apple menu. It shows a diagram of the keyboard and as you press the alt key on the physical keyboard the diagram reflects what all the keys will produce, similarly for other modifiers. Effects (or at least the range of them) vary from font to font and may differ if you use a US keyboard (mine is set to british).
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 04:24 AM
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Yvonne

The automatic changes you mentioned (smiley and copyright) are part of MS Word, a feature called Autocorrect, and, from memory, only in Word version
97 and onwards, though they can be added by users for earlier versions of Word into the Autocorrect library.

So, if you typed (c) directly into the Fodor's post boxes or your email system you would not get the copyright symbol, only if you type into Word first and then copy and paste. (I think).

Kav
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 07:58 AM
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Kav,
I believe you're right and I'm sorry for misleading anyone. I was trying to help the one poster who was entertaining his young child.
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 08:55 AM
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Great info. Shows how we can learn. I'm in the IT profession but only use word for documentation. I've much to learn using the standard windows programs. Caitlin, I have to correct you. You must have the num lock on for this to work.
Art
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 09:00 AM
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Yvonne,

I wasnt meaning to criticise your post, I hope it didnt come across that way, and I certainly dont think you were misleading.

I just wanted to offer extra info incase you werent aware this was a Word feature and not something which also happens in other applications.

Autocorrect is a good feature, and as an IT trainer I think it just my instinct to try and explain if I can help...

K
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 10:45 AM
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Is there anyway that you can get smiley in to a fodors post. I can get it in word but when I cut/copy/past it comes over as a J.
Thanks
Art
 
Old Mar 2nd, 2001, 05:02 AM
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alt pressesed at the same time as 145 on numerical pad will give you
 
Old Mar 30th, 2001, 12:42 PM
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I just posted a message in which I needed a lower case (alt+0241) - - and as can be seen there was an omission of this character (fixed by Ed) in the table below (that got constructed from data I posted on another thread). Phew - - what a run-on sentence!

Anyhow, the major discovery for me is that this one character really does require the ZERO (i.e., all four digits, 0241). So I got to wondering about other 4 digit combinations:

- 0131
- 0132
- 0134
- 0135
- 0136
- 0137
- 0138
- 0139
- 0140
- 0145
- 0146
- 0147
- 0148
- 0149
- 0152
- 0153
- 0154
- 0155
- 0156
- 0159
- 0161
- 0162
- 0163
- 0164
- 0165
- 0167
- 0168
- 0169
- 0170
- 0171
- 0174
- 0176
- 0177
- 0178
- 0179
- 0180
- 0181
- 0182
- 0183
- 0184
- 0185
- 0186
- 0187
- 0188
- 0189
- 0190
- 0191
- 0192
- 0193
- 0194
- 0195
- 0196
- 0197
- 0198
- 0199
- 0200
- 0201
- 0202
- 0203
- 0204
- 0205
- 0206
- 0207
- 0208
- 0209
- 0210
- 0211
- 0212
- 0213
- 0214
- 0215
- 0216
- 0217
- 0218
- 0219
- 0220
- 0221
- 0222
- 0223
- 0224
- 0225
- 0227
- 0228
- 0229
- 0230
- 0231
- 0232-0255
(darn, I was hoping I could find those smiley faces that Art wanted!)

Rex
 
Old Mar 30th, 2001, 04:36 PM
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Rex: I wrote about the smiley face, and found it on a toolbar (art) in Windows.
 
Old Mar 30th, 2001, 07:59 PM
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My goodness looking at the complicated instructions above I get to glot....Windows by day, but MAC at night. Did I say I love my Cube?
 
Old Mar 30th, 2001, 08:00 PM
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k
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Or was that glat?
 
Old Mar 31st, 2001, 04:06 AM
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Smiley (& other) faces are avalable in Word by choosing the wingdings font.
 
Old Nov 23rd, 2001, 06:20 AM
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Fodors managed to ruin this thread. it had a list of foreign diactrical marks and how to make them.
 
Old Nov 23rd, 2001, 07:18 AM
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I have had trouble in days past with Fodors forum accepting the foreign letters. In German,
ß = alt 225
ä = alt 132
I will post this and see if they "take".
 
Old Nov 23rd, 2001, 12:19 PM
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Thanks, Bob Brown, for showing that this "ruined" thread can be fixed as good as new (better than the original now, actually) by just re-posting (or at least I hope this will work).

Ä = Alt 142
Å = Alt 143
Æ = Alt 146
â = Alt 131
ä = Alt 132
à = Alt 133
å = Alt 134
á = Alt 160
æ = Alt 145
ç = Alt 135
É = Alt 144
é = Alt 130
ê = Alt 136
ë = Alt 137
è = Alt 138
ƒ = Alt 159
ï = Alt 139
î = Alt 140
ì = Alt 141
í = Alt 161
ñ = Alt 164
Ö = Alt 153
ô = Alt 147
ö = Alt 148
ò = Alt 149
ó = Alt 162
Ü = Alt 154
ü = Alt 129
û = Alt 150
ù = Alt 151
ú = Alt 163
ÿ = Alt 152
º = Alt 167
¢ = Alt 155
£ = Alt 156
¥ = Alt 157
ª = Alt 166

ƒ - Alt 0131
„ - Alt 0132
† - Alt 0134
‡ - Alt 0135
ˆ - Alt 0136
‰ - Alt 0137
Š - Alt 0138
‹ - Alt 0139
Π- Alt 0140
‘ - Alt 0145
’ - Alt 0146
“ - Alt 0147
” - Alt 0148
• - Alt 0149
˜ - Alt 0152
™ - Alt 0153
š - Alt 0154
› - Alt 0155
œ - Alt 0156
Ÿ - Alt 0159
¡ - Alt 0161
¢ - Alt 0162
£ - Alt 0163
¤ - Alt 0164
¥ - Alt 0165
§ - Alt 0167
¨ - Alt 0168
© - Alt 0169
ª - Alt 0170
« - Alt 0171
® - Alt 0174
° - Alt 0176
± - Alt 0177
² - Alt 0178
³ - Alt 0179
´ - Alt 0180
µ - Alt 0181
- Alt 0182
· - Alt 0183
¸ - Alt 0184
¹ - Alt 0185
º - Alt 0186
» - Alt 0187
¼ - Alt 0188
½ - Alt 0189
¾ - Alt 0190
¿ - Alt 0191
À - Alt 0192
Á - Alt 0193
 - Alt 0194
à - Alt 0195
Ä - Alt 0196
Å - Alt 0197
Æ - Alt 0198
Ç - Alt 0199
È - Alt 0200
É - Alt 0201
Ê - Alt 0202
Ë - Alt 0203
Ì - Alt 0204
Í - Alt 0205
Î - Alt 0206
Ï - Alt 0207
Ð - Alt 0208
Ñ - Alt 0209
Ò - Alt 0210
Ó - Alt 0211
Ô - Alt 0212
Õ - Alt 0213
Ö - Alt 0214
× - Alt 0215
Ø - Alt 0216
Ù - Alt 0217
Ú - Alt 0218
Û - Alt 0219
Ü - Alt 0220
Ý - Alt 0221
Þ - Alt 0222
ß - Alt 0223
à - Alt 0224
á - Alt 0225
ã - Alt 0227
ä - Alt 0228
å - Alt 0229
æ - Alt 0230
ç - Alt 0231
è - Alt 0232
é - Alt 0233
ê - Alt 0234
ë - Alt 0235
ì - Alt 0236
í - Alt 0237
î - Alt 0238
ï - Alt 0239
ð - Alt 0240
ñ - Alt 0241
ò - Alt 0242
ó - Alt 0243
ô - Alt 0244
õ - Alt 0245
ö - Alt 0246
÷ - Alt 0247
ø - Alt 0248
ù - Alt 0249
ú - Alt 0250
û - Alt 0251
ü - Alt 0252
ý - Alt 0253
þ - Alt 0254
ÿ - Alt 0255

 
Old Jan 14th, 2002, 07:00 PM
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topping for Dr. Betty (hi Anne)
 
Old Jan 15th, 2002, 02:15 AM
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Rex, thanks for topping.
I'm fairly new to this board but for the most, am finding it very interesting & informative. I know this post started almost 12 months ago but will be checking things on my work pc tomorrow and tonight on my home iMac, discovered the following on the main keyboard:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - =
alt ¡ ™ £ ¢ ? § ¶ • ª º – != 

q w e r t y u i o p [ ] \
alt œ <sum> ´ ® † ¥ ¨ ˆ ø <pi> “ ‘ «

a s d f g h j k l ; '
alt å ß ? ƒ © ? ? ? ¬ … æ

z x c v b n m , . /
alt ? ? ç ? ?  ˜  µ <= >= ÷

shift ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ +
shift alt / ?  ‹  ›  fi fl  ‡ ° · ‚  — ±

shift Q W E R T Y U I O P { } |
shift alt Œ  „ ´ ‰ <caron> Á ¨ ˆ Ø ?  ” ’ »

shift A S D F G H J K L : "
shift alt Å Í  Î  Ï  ´´  Ó Ô ? Ò Ú Æ

shift Z X C V B N M < > ?
shift alt ¸ ?  Ç ? ?   ˜  Â  ¯  <breve>  ¿

I did this while in Outlook, so any other Mac users you now know where to find the Euro sign.
 
Old Jan 15th, 2002, 02:39 AM
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oops, doesn't translate 'quite' the same on this board.
Oh well, have fun experimenting.
 
Old Jan 15th, 2002, 05:36 AM
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How do you get the Euro sign?
 
Old Jan 15th, 2002, 08:23 AM
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Rex
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As far as I know, the euro sign will require new software/font set support. No standard exists for having it appear in existing typefaces, commonly in use over the internet.
 

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