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anglin_fool

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I am working on a signature in VB code. I got the words right but I am looking for a character to put after it. I found a fish on the character map with a number of 0244, How do I put it in? Any guesses?

Anglin_fool &#0244

the code that I thought would work is that |

I got way too much time on my hands!
 

anglin_fool

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which I thought was neat! But. .

<APPLET CODEBASE="http://www.dataway.ch/~bennet/java/classes/" CODE="TextBouncer.class" WIDTH=450 HEIGHT=80>
<PARAM NAME=fps VALUE=15>
<PARAM NAME=numstars VALUE=50>
<PARAM NAME=text VALUE="it's not it!">
<PARAM NAME=textcolor VALUE="#FF0080|#0000FF">
<PARAM NAME=fontname VALUE="Helvetica">
<PARAM NAME=fontsize VALUE=24>
<PARAM NAME=fontstyle VALUE=3>
<PARAM NAME=starspeed VALUE=5>
<PARAM NAME=textspeed VALUE=2>
</APPLET>

I still got way too much time on my hands!
 

anglin_fool

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Kind of like how Signature got the 'clubs' to show? That Alt +0244 thing didn't have a letter going with it. Unless I didn't research it further . . .
 

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he he

another day wasted! at least I got a little VB coding in! very little.
 
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Hey anglin_fool, :)

OK, go into wordpad or some editor where you
can choose different fonts. Find the "fish" you like
and notice what font and key you press to display
it. The following is from the "wingdings" font, and it
takes a capital "N" to show the skull and crossbones
like this (use "size" to make it look right):

N

Press the "quote" button to see the code.

Cheers, Mac
 

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Remember a week or two ago when Hewee posted a site for a free HTML colorizer? Well, I downloaded that from this site:

http://www.theill.com/hfc/

Then somehow someone led me to a thread by Signature who was explaining to Shamrock about how to colorize the VB code that is used in the signature sign-on since you can't use HTML. Signature put the code down that Shamrock needed to use. I copied it to a word doc to study it. Here's the thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54689&perpage=20&pagenumber=2

It's about three quarters of the way down.

I set up the anglin_fool in the colorizer to get the numbers I needed to make the green fade. I copied and pasted the numbers from the HTML code to the VB code and ran a test here. At first it didn't work. I kept getting the FONT=CENTURY with the brackets so I took it out and the /FONT and brackets at the end out. Now I had Anglin_fool .

How to get the fish? That was tricky. The skull and crossbones is easy. N But to get the fish took some playing around with the colorizer and the Character Map found under Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map. Never even had a use for that tool, but I put it on 'just in case'. (probably won't use it again!) I found the only fish they had, surprizingly, (he he) and copied it to the colorizer to find out what letter it represented since I went through the whole keyboard looking for that fish. The skull is a capital N, that's easy, the fish on the other hand was a ô.
I took the last line from Signature's post, replaced the SYMBOL font style with WEBDINGS and replaced the § with a ô and that was it.

Copy it from Word and paste it in the signature box! Done!
 
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There should be a key that you press on the
keyboard to make any symbol/letter in any
font. If you can do as I suggested and load
the "webdings" font into an editor, you should
be able to find the key to press. You may have
to press all the lower and upper case (shift + key)
keys to find it, but I assume it's there.

However, my Win95 didn't come with "webdings",
so maybe I can't help you much here...

Cheers, Mac :)

[EDIT]

OOPS. A friend sent me webdings, so I do have
them. I can't find a fish in them though...
 
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Wait a minute... Are you saying that the
fish is showing? On mine I only see the ô...

Cheers, Mac :)
 
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OK, one more ramblin' sentence here... :)

Apparently the "webdings" font a friend
sent me doesn't work in Win95.

Does everybody else (or anybody else) see
a fish by anglin_fool's signature? :confused:

Cheers, Mac
 
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Thanks Sharon :)

Wonder if there's a newer version of the webdings
font? I can view the webdings with the font viewer,
but don't see any fish in it. :confused:

The version I have is 1.03, 116kb size, copyright 1997...

Cheers, Mac
 
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and I see the fish as well.

For hewee and Mac, here's the image

<img src="http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=274534">
 

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