[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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