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    completely useless computer information

    This borrowed from a discussion on Yahoo.
    This should work in any Windows word processor, text editor, browser or email client.

    1. Make sure your keyboard is in NumLock mode.
    2. Hold down the ALT key and enter the number on the numeric keypad. (Note that many laptops have a blue FN key that changes a set of keys, also with blue numbers on them and usually in the 7-8-9-U-I-O area, into a numeric keypad.)

    for ☺ 1
    for ☻ 2
    for ♥ 3 <===
    for ♦ 4
    for ♣ 5
    for ♠ 6
    for • 7
    for ◘ 8
    for ○ 9
    for ◙ 10
    for ♂ 11
    for ♀ 12
    for ♪ 13
    for ♫ 14
    for ☼ 15
    for ► 16
    for ◄ 17
    for ↕ 18
    for ‼ 19
    for ¶ 20
    for § 21
    for ▬ 22
    for ↨ 23
    for ↑ 24
    for ↓ 25
    for → 26
    for ← 27
    for ∟ 28
    for ↔ 29
    for ▲ 30
    for ▼ 31


    Today, or tomorrow ♥, you may want to use the numlock/alt/3 thing. Do use the keypad, not the top row numbers. And, the character does not appear until you release the key. Can be kinda confusing for a fast typer.
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    Well Frank, I have to disagree with you in this, although rarely used, those symbols are used by someone and that is the only way they found to enter them without a specific keyboard.

    I have the need from time to time to enter the diameter symbol by hand when editing measuring lines in cad drawings, and I use a key combination similar to those, for instance to insert the copyright symbol you use ALT+184 and there you have it. ©

    Oh, now this post is copyrigthed!
    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Can be kinda confusing for a fast typer.
    Well I certainly don't have to worry about being confused..

    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Well Frank, I have to disagree with you in this, although rarely used, those symbols are used by someone and that is the only way they found to enter them without a specific keyboard.

    I have the need from time to time to enter the diameter symbol by hand when editing measuring lines in cad drawings, and I use a key combination similar to those, for instance to insert the copyright symbol you use ALT+184 and there you have it. ©

    Oh, now this post is copyrigthed!
    Opps I guess I shouldn't have done this..
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    Good info Frank. I might need to push some other completely useless info out of my brain to retain it, but never know when I'll never use this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Well Frank, I have to disagree with you in this, although rarely used, those symbols are used by someone and that is the only way they found to enter them without a specific keyboard.

    I have the need from time to time to enter the diameter symbol by hand when editing measuring lines in cad drawings, and I use a key combination similar to those, for instance to insert the copyright symbol you use ALT+184 and there you have it. ©

    Oh, now this post is copyrigthed!
    Gee Whiz, just trying to be a little foolish and waste time while waiting for someone on an otherwise boring day.
    BTW, how many would often have need for 11 or 12?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Gee Whiz, just trying to be a little foolish and waste time while waiting for someone on an otherwise boring day.
    BTW, how many would often have need for 11 or 12?
    Just seen it on a an ad about a lost dog that someone found.

    It said something like:

    Found a ♂ golden retriever in the surroundings of xxxx wears a red collar with a plaque that reads Thunder. and so forth.

    Maybe it is not often used, specially if one doesn't know about it, but I'm pretty sure you must have seen it more times than you think.
    Best regards,
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    Actually, the three digit Alt codes only work with certain fonts. The four digit codes work with many more.

    Alt-0162 = ¢
    Alt-0163 = £
    Alt-0165 = ¥
    Alt-0167 = §
    Alt-0169 = ©
    Alt-0174 = ®
    Alt-0176 - °
    Alt-0177 = ±
    Alt-0178 = ²
    Alt-0179 = ³
    Alt-0181 = µ
    Alt-0182 = ¶
    Alt-0188 = ¼
    Alt-0189 = ½
    Alt-0190 = ¾
    Alt-0247 = ÷
    Alt-0233 = é
    Alt-0241 = ñ


    I've been using these for years. They're 'officially' referred to a "Extended ASCII Codes."
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    This is the one I use most alt 168 ¿ @¿~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    This is the one I use most alt 168 ¿ @¿~
    Write a lot in Spanish, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Write a lot in Spanish, do you?
    I was gonna' say...

    Really, "¿ask a lot of questions in Spanish?"

    I use ALT+132 (ä) and ALT-148 (ö) quite a lot. I don't remember what makes the u-umlaut, although. It's an easy lookup. The high-ASCII chart is pretty easy to find, especially when you have MSDN.
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