[Solved] Special Characters

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[Solved] Special Characters

Postby mhdraperme » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:00 am

I'd like to be able to assign special characters or symbols to keys for use with Calc. For example, that little circle used to represent degrees or the symbol used for cents.

How would you suggest I proceed?

Thanks.
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Re: Special Characters

Postby thinman3 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:19 am

http://www.theasciicode.com.ar/

Hold down the ALT key , type in 167 , release the ALT key....the "degree" symbol should appear.
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Re: Special Characters

Postby mhdraperme » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:42 am

Tried that in both Writer and Calc. Didn't work. Thanks for the link to the ASCII code tables.

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Re: Special Characters

Postby FJCC » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:32 am

For ALT + 167 I find that I have to use the numbers on my key pad (actually the equivalent keys on my lap top). You can also use the Compose Special Characters extension to insert symbols with dedicated key strokes.
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Re: Special Characters

Postby RusselB » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:23 am

You might find that you have to type an extra 0 with the number, again using the numeric keypad, thus making the key combination ALT+0167
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Solved Re: Special Characters

Postby mhdraperme » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:04 pm

Special Characters Extension works like a charm. Thanks for your assistance.
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Re: [Solved] Special Characters

Postby erickzind » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:43 am

Good forums for everyone!

Shortcuts for Degree symbol

Use the keyboard shortcut – ALT + 0176 (you need to hold the ALT key and then press 0176 from the numeric keypad of your keyboard).

How to Type the °

Shortcuts for Cent symbol

Press and hold the ALT key and type the number 0162 to make a cent symbol. Use unicode Cent symbol in a html document or copy paste the character.

Cent example: ¢
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