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Fun with Ø phase #130889 05/20/01 09:03 AM
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Not many people know this, but if you hold down the Alt key while entering 0216 on the numeric keypad,and then release the Alt key, the symbol Ø will appear.
* NOW *
Get someone in the office to try and make the symbol. You'll giggle with glee at their frustrated combinations of 0,/,and backspaces. (I had to buy lunch for one Project Manager after he ran the same sheet of paper through the printer twice and overlayed "O" with "/").
These characters run from 0032 (equivalent to hitting the spacebar) to 0255 "ÿ" if you
need any others.

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Re: Fun with Ø phase #130890 05/20/01 12:11 PM
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Alt 147
Alt 168
Alt 147


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Re: Fun with Ø phase #130891 05/20/01 12:28 PM
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electure,

Thanks for bringing that up. (ASCII Codes)

(ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Computers can only understand numbers, so an ASCII code is the numerical representation of a character)

I've been meaning to print out a chart and post it up by the computer. Here is one for the special characters below:

[Linked Image]

We should be seeing some interesting posts now I think!!

[Linked Image]
Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 05-20-2001).]


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Re: Fun with Ø phase #130892 05/20/01 12:37 PM
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NO Pic?!? [Linked Image]

What is the ASCII code for degrees? You know, the little circle in the upper right hand corner... I found it... º ALT 167

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 05-20-2001).]


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Re: Fun with Ø phase #130893 05/20/01 07:33 PM
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I thought it was alt 248? That's the only one I ever remember.
Hmmm.....
they look the same
alt 167 98.6º
alt 248 98.6°

GJ

Re: Fun with Ø phase #130894 05/20/01 07:38 PM
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Cool...ya got it workin'...

There's an Ohms symbol too!

_ <I typed ALT 234 here. [Linked Image]


Hmmmm... mine don't seem to work past #175?

Just a bunch of =,-,_, and + ...?


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Re: Fun with Ø phase #130895 05/21/01 01:53 AM
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I didn't think we could use ALT+xxxx ASCII code fonts in messages! What a Bozo I am! [Linked Image]
I would guess now, that it's possible [Linked Image] [hee-hee-hee].

Bill,
I have the same ASCII list for standard sets in my pocket PC ref. book, as the one you have attached.
The PC ref. book and the ASCII chart show Phi to be Decimal 232 [ALT + 0232] - which I think is an italic font.
For the Omega font, it's Decimal 234, Infinity is Decimal 236, and finally, zero with slash is Decimal 237.

I use these ALT and CTRL key code fonts on many tech documents.

FYI: If you use Windows, there's a utility that comes with it, called "Character Map", which shows the ALT or CTRL + xxxx keystroke combinations for characters on all the resident fonts loaded into Windows [all the fonts you can use without a 2nd party manager].
Typically, this is around 75 or more local fonts.
Check it out!! It's cool!!
I had it on old windows [windows 3.1], plus have it on Win 95 [first release and OSR 2.5]. Seen it in Win 98 - both 1st release and SE. Windows ME is unknown.
Sure it's in Windows NT 3.5 and 4.0 [workstation maybe, definitely in NT server], so 99.9999% sure it's also on Windows 2000 Pro and Server.

On Old Windows, look in the Control Panel [or is it Main??].
For Win 95/98, it's: Start / Programs / Accessories / Character Map. [if not installed, go to the Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs, then the Windows Setup tab, then select to add Character Map].

From a DOS prompt [typically C:\> - you know, the Command Line, or command.com], you can try ALT + xxxx combos to see what comes up!!
Great fun at parties!!

Scott SET © SET US PAT OFF. ½ here, ¶ in the face [Linked Image]


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Re: Fun with Ø phase #130896 05/21/01 07:17 AM
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I can't seem to get the higher numbers to work either. ??

_ is what I'm getting for most over 175

Hmm, I wonder if they are not available in this font?

Anybody know?


Bill
Re: Fun with Ø phase #130897 05/21/01 01:39 PM
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Ø > alt 0216 from numeric keypad, doesn't work with the typewriter numbers above the alphabet on my computer/keyboard

+ > alt 216 from numeric keypad no leading zero

ê > alt 0234 sorry no ohms (omega?). But ê is what is shown in Character Map (win95) for most of the fonts I looked at

I'll try it with italics on:
ê

Re: Fun with Ø phase #130898 05/21/01 02:24 PM
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