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orillia3


 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject: How do I make an check mark ✔ Reply with quote

I found this somewhere and always wanted to make a check mark. ✔

It is not in my Character Map (Windows XP), how do I make it? ✔
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure NumLock is on. Then press and hold Alt and type the numbers 251 from the "NumPad" (numbers on the right side of the keyboard). When you release the Alt key, the check mark will appear: √

Here's more special characters, not usually found in an ASCII table:  http://www.chexed.com/ComputerTips/asciicodes.php 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 14:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you make a zero with a slash through it? I didn't see it on the charts unless I missed it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 16:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a big secret. It seems there are what are called Unicode characters and there are thousands of them. Only a fraction appear in the Character Map. I do not fully understand it yet but there does not seem to be a reliable way of adding them through keyboard strokes. Only a few can get through keyboard strokes.

Here are some unicode characters

✁ ✂ ✃ ✄ ✅ ✆ ✇ ✈ ✉ ✊ ✋ ✌ ✍ ✎ ✏
✐ ✑ ✒ ✓ ✔ ✕ ✖ ✗ ✘ ✙ ✚ ✛ ✜ ✝ ✞ ✟
✠ ✡ ✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ✦ ✧ ✨ ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯
✰ ✱ ✲ ✳ ✴ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ✽ ✾ ✿
❀ ❁ ❂ ❃ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❇ ❈ ❉ ❊ ❋ ❌ ❍ ❎ ❏
❐ ❑ ❒ ❓ ❔ ❕ ❖ ❘ ❙ ❚ ❛ ❜ ❝ ❞
❡ ❢ ❣ ❤ ❥ ❦ ❧
❶ ❷ ❸ ❹ ❺ ❻ ❼ ❽ ❾ ❿
➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏
➐ ➑ ➒ ➓ ➔ ➘ ➙ ➚ ➛ ➜ ➝ ➞ ➟
➠ ➡ ➢ ➣ ➤ ➥ ➦ ➧ ➨ ➩ ➪ ➫ ➬ ➭ ➮ ➯
➱ ➲ ➳ ➴ ➵ ➶ ➷ ➸ ➹ ➺ ➻ ➼ ➽ ➾


As you see my check mark, actually called a tick is different than the one entered through the keyboard sequence, which is actually a square root sign. See the difference? ✔ √
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orillia3


 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 17:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The slashed zero is not yet available apparently. There are a lot of similar slashed letter O but no slashed 0.

from Wikipedia

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Representation in Unicode and HTML

The slashed zero is supported, but not as a distinct single character (or codepoint, in Unicode parlance). It is treated literally as "a zero that is slashed" and it is coded as two characters, the commonplace zero and then the "combining long solidus overlay" (U+0338). These combining characters overlay the preceding character, giving the effect of the slashed zero.
When used in HTML, use of these combining characters is valid but not yet supported by all current web browsers; for instance, Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to render them. They may be coded as 0̸ giving 0̸.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 18:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like this frapper?

or this
They looked different yet appear exactly the same in the post.


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orillia3


 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 18:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



the slashed zero looks better as a slash inside the zero to avoid confusion with Greek and Norwegian letters that look similar.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 18:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but yours look more like slash "ohs" or O, not a 0 (zero).

I keep punching in Alt+155 and getting a cents sign. 157 doesn't work either. At least in Quick Reply. Maybe my character set is something different.

Quote:
In charset iso-8859-1 alt + 0216 =


Alt+0216 gives me the slashed "Oh"

There are also special Ham radio slashed-zero font sets.

Enough already. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

 http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm 

Typical Microsoft. There is no easy way to add unicode characters from the keyboard. This fellow has made a program to add unicode from the code number.

I think I will just make up my own character map in NotePad or an HTML page and copy and paste the ones I need.

I wish I know how to program.
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