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typing letters of the alphabet with foreign diacritical marks

typing letters of the alphabet with foreign diacritical marks

Old Jan 15th, 2002, 08:41 AM
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Betty
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I found the euro symbol on Microsoft Word under Insert - Symbols. Choose "normal text" for font and "currency symbols" for subset. The euro symbol is near the bottom. Now, let's see if it will transfer to here if I copy and paste.

This hotel costs 52? per night.

Seems to work.
 
Old Jan 15th, 2002, 08:43 AM
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Darn! It looked fine until I hit the post button.
 
Old Jan 16th, 2002, 03:27 AM
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Sally,

On my iMac
shift alt 2 = ?

now that looks fine from here. Lets see what happens when I hit the post button
 
Old Jan 16th, 2002, 03:30 AM
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Doesn't travel well at all.
 
Old Jan 16th, 2002, 07:13 PM
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Betty
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Trying again using Alt 0128. This hotel costs 52? per night. I'd bet this doesn't come through either.
 
Old Jan 16th, 2002, 10:54 PM
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Thanks, Pauline! It's cool. (and so are Macs)
 
Old Jan 16th, 2002, 11:03 PM
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For all you PC people, there is a very good chart for key combos for accents at
http://www.wordinfo.com/how_to/accww7.htm

I found it for a friend who I'm sure couldn't cope with Alt+ numbers. For example, to type ñ (that's n with tilde, in case it doesn't come across), you hold down the Control + Shift keys, press the tilde key, release all and type n. (It is really easier than it sounds and a lot easier than all those Alt+numbers.)

I want to try a Euro. ? It worked! But I guess it won't fly.
 
Old Jan 17th, 2002, 06:27 PM
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Am I glad I use a Mac. Two Macs! Here's what you do: Go to the Apple menu. Then go to Keyboard. There you will find many, many languages to choose from. Check the ones you want to use. I keep English and Spanish on my toolbar. When I can't remember which key gives me a certain diacritical mark, I just use the Key Caps in the Apple menu.

What's with all these commands??? People, Macs rule!
 
Old Jan 18th, 2002, 10:07 AM
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I didn't see this one...

£ = press ALT, then 156 on the keypad
 
Old Jan 18th, 2002, 10:11 AM
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mr
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Erin-I just pressed 156 and Alt and got the lb sign, thanks-that is so cool~
 
Old Jan 18th, 2002, 11:11 AM
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mmm
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People are already do diacritical on this board. Do we really need to teach them how to type that way?
 
Old Jan 19th, 2002, 11:29 AM
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notworkingatalleuro
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Can't make the symbol appear on mail,word,posts,etc. although i tried the alt 0128 and downloaded the symbol from Microsoft website.Any suggestions?
Thank you
 
Old Aug 14th, 2002, 05:05 PM
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An important new "discovery" has been posted on the "euro" thread.

May be useful in various situations when non-standard characters - - like € - - are needed in your post.

See http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/reference/special_characters/
 
Old Oct 4th, 2002, 07:47 AM
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xxx
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Still a very useful old thread, starting with Bob Brown's post of November 23 and after that.
 
Old Oct 9th, 2002, 11:16 AM
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Another one of the accursed "irretrievable" threads, and it doesn't even fall into the "hole" period - - but it previously WAS there (August 14 - - in the Jul 22-Aug 19 hole).
 
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