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Fahrenheit Symbol??

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  1. Krissa88b

    Krissa88b Thread Starter

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    I have no idea what category this falls under, so I apologize if I've got the wrong one. Does anyone know if there's a way to add in the fahrenheit symbol on the keyboard? I'm tired of typing 75 degrees or 75*! I'd enjoy being able to see it written correctly.
    Thanks!
    Krissa
     
  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    º Hold the Alt Key down and type 1 6 7 on the keypad!
    Won't work on reg #'s above keys. :D

    70º here today!
     
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  4. Krissa88b

    Krissa88b Thread Starter

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    Thank you both. I didn't know this was on here, but I keep getting playing card symbols, like hearts and spades and few others like dots and squares. Maybe I need to reconfigure the keyboard?
    I don't know if it makes any difference but I'm on Windows XP... I'm finding it has all kinds of strange little things!
    Thanks
     
  5. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    You need to have the Num Locks on, and you need to use the Keypad.
    Make sure you are using the Alt key and not the Ctrl key, that gives differnt results.
    Oh, and make sure you hold the Alt key down while you type each of the numbers. It takes a couple of seconds for it to work on mine.
     
  6. Deke40

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    Are use the "Character Map" under system tools. A little bit of time but I keep that and the ¼, ½, and ¾ symbols handy with a few others on clipomatic for easy insertion.

    97°
     
  7. Krissa88b

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    Num Lock on, using key pad on right side of keyboard and using Alt key. When I press Alt 1 6 7 I get this •. I also get ♥ ◘ ♠.
    Purely by acident I just tried 369 and got ○. but notice where it sets 70○. It's not like bassetman's. Is this something to do with the font type?
     
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    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    °F

    I get the "°" character with Alt+0176 not 167.

    It's probably just as easy to copy it from the Character Map. In Win 98 it's in Programs/Accessories/System Tools.
     
  10. Deke40

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    Here is the character map info. Notice when in the image when I highlighted the ° symbol it displays the numbers to use with Numlock in the lower right corner ot the character map.

    Other applications
    You can use Windows' Character Map to insert non-keyboard characters in any
    Windows application. Start Character Map on your own computer by selecting
    Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Character Map, or by selecting Start,
    Run… and typing charmap <enter>. [In CTL, select Start, Programs,
    Accessories, Character Map.] The procedure for inserting characters is described
    in Character Map's Help. Here is an abbreviated version—
    1) Open the Font list and select a font. The character set changes to display the
    characters in the selected font. [Your usual text font, TT Symbol, and TT


    Wingdings will fulfill most of your needs for special characters. Male and
    female symbols are in the Inter font in EYN CTL.]
    2) Point to a character, and hold down the mouse button to see an enlarged
    picture of the character.
    3) To place the selected character in the Characters To Copy: box, double-click
    the character or one-click the Select button.
    4) Select as many characters as you want.
    5) To place the characters in the Characters To Copy box onto the Clipboard,
    click the Copy button.
    6) Switch to the document into which you want to insert the characters.
    7) Select the same font that you selected in Character Map.
    8) Position the cursor where you want the characters to appear.
    From the application's Edit menu, choose Paste.
    Note: When you click on a character in Character Map, the keystroke that will
    produce the character appears in the dialog box at bottom right. For example,
    when ¢ is selected, the keystroke Alt+0162 is indicated. This combination will
    produce the character when NumLock is on and the number pad is used to type in
    the numbers. Sometimes, instead of an Alt code, Character Map simply gives the
    keyboard key to press (while in a particular font).[​IMG]
     

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  11. Deke40

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    This is eaiser for me as I can't get Numlock to work. Just two clicks and I can insert the one I want or go back 20 items on my clipboard.

    http://www.mlin.net/Clipomatic.shtml

    [​IMG]
     

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  12. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    I get it both ways, 176 and 0176.
     
  13. Deke40

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    Bman-I think DanC was referring to your first post which had 167 in it.
     
  14. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    Hmmm i get this with the 167 too º! :confused:
     
  15. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    Here is where I got it from.

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