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How to type Special Characters?

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Daelda, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Daelda

    Daelda Peleahn Viran

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    How do you type special characters in the city name box? I am talking characters such as â? I am a novice PC user in that respect. Thanks.
     
  2. Tomoyo

    Tomoyo Fate

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    I think that Alt + some combination of numbers gives you special characters.
     
  3. ybbor

    ybbor Will not change his avata

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    we have a computer forum you know, anyway, just go to word, hit insert, go to symbol and wha-la
     
  4. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Check out this site for a list of charcters you can get by pressing Alt + the number pad. If that doesn't work, copy the character (Ctrl + C) and paste it in the city box (Ctrl + V).
     
  5. LLXerxes

    LLXerxes Space Travel is Boring

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    it has to be 3 numbers from the number keypad
     
  6. Jeratain

    Jeratain On the can.

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    In XP:
    Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map

    Use that program to find out what special characters are available, and exactly what combination of keys to use to access them.
     
  7. Doc Tsiolkovski

    Doc Tsiolkovski Deity

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    A related question (I know how to handle ASCI):
    Any way to display Kyrillic (Arabian, Chinese,...) letters here on the forum?

    (jpg, sure, but that's not the point)
     
  8. lord_yoshi

    lord_yoshi Making fun of you

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    睇唔睇到?

    ^ if you can read the characters above, you have the Big5 character set installed (SimHei). You need special fonts to view Kyrillic characters.

    * Don't even think about translating the above phrase.
     
  9. Daelda

    Daelda Peleahn Viran

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    Thank you all. I appreciate the help. :goodjob:
     

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