Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
#233840 12/09/08 05:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,898
myrison Offline OP
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,898
Just found this today when trying to smugly report how warm it is in Austin. Had never seen this before (for Windows users only as far as I know)

 Quote:
Hold down the alt key while typing in 167 on the number keypad; and the degree sign will show.

Jason


Epic 80-800: HG Cherry
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
myrison #233852 12/09/08 05:48 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,798
Likes: 1
C
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
C
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,798
Likes: 1
I got six of those from Kevin Bacon.

Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
CV #233854 12/09/08 05:49 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 8,488
T
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
T
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 8,488
LOL! Very good, Charles.


bibere usque ad hilaritatem
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
tomtuttle #233859 12/09/08 05:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,349
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,349
You can see the whole palette of Windows character set symbols by looking at the 'Character Map' application. It's standard in every version of Windows.

There are many other printable characters that happen to just not be on the keyboard. They're all accessible by holding down Alt and then entering a three digit code.

Like ® or ¢ or ² or ¾, etc, etc.

Why do I have this feeling that there will be a lot more strange characters in forum posts soon. Not that there aren't already a lot of strange characters around...


M80v2 | VP150v2 | QS8v2
SVS Pci+ 20-39
Emotiva UMC-1 & LPA-1
M22ti + T-Amp, in the Office
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
PeterChenoweth #233876 12/09/08 06:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
That's å whölé lot of extra keystrokes°°°, if you ask this mac user.


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
pmbuko #233884 12/09/08 07:13 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,420
J
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
J
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,420
Where is that rasberry emoticon.......


Jason
M80 v2
VP160 v3
QS8 v2
PB13 Ultra
Denon 3808
Samsung 85" Q70
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
jakewash #233906 12/09/08 09:02 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
Microsoft isn't thinking about us vertically challenged people again. I can't do it through my voice program


The only reasonable argument for owning a gun is to protect yourself from the police.
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
Ya_basta #233922 12/09/08 10:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
So now we're walkies and typies?


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
pmbuko #233926 12/09/08 10:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
Good one \:D \:D \:D !! You got it!!


The only reasonable argument for owning a gun is to protect yourself from the police.
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
Ya_basta #233930 12/09/08 10:32 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
what voice program do you use?


-David
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
terzaghi #233947 12/09/08 11:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9


The only reasonable argument for owning a gun is to protect yourself from the police.
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
Ya_basta #233997 12/10/08 03:40 AM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
What voice program do you use?


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
pmbuko #234036 12/10/08 04:32 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 5,289
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 5,289
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9

weren't you listening?

i recently got ver 10 installed at home but finally i can start typing with two hands again

the program is pretty decent but it takes time and training and an oddly staggered speaking pattern to really get it right

i started calling it Dragon Unnaturally Speaking at work
damn colleagues would come by the office and rap their knuckles on the wall or let their cell phones ring and the program would type a bunch of sentences into my document.
Best one, colleague's cell phone went off, played the hockey night in Canada anthem (now TSN Hockey anthem) and DNS types into my Word file:
"she goes to get pregnant early and fast"

i kid you not

ironically this fellow is young,recently married and been bugged about knocking up his wife on their honeymoon night (running office joke; he hasn't but ...)

Last edited by chesseroo; 12/10/08 04:34 AM.

"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
chesseroo #234085 12/10/08 08:05 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,467
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,467
You just just need to stop being lazy and learn to type :-).

Go to typeracer.com and spruce up your typing skills.



M22s|VP100|QS4s|HSU STF2
Re: Random knowledge: Typing a degree symbol
danmagicman7 #234101 12/10/08 02:34 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,322
 Originally Posted By: danmagicman7
You just just need to stop being lazy and learn to type :-).



Hey now, be sensitive, he obviously has a disability that he doesn't want to disclose. So, Cheese, what's wrong with you?? \:D \:D \:D


The only reasonable argument for owning a gun is to protect yourself from the police.
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,365
Posts431,716
Members15,414
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,682
CV 11,798
MarkSJohnson 11,450
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 155 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4