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Glenda, Close up of the Special characters

by taboma / February 24, 2006 2:38 PM PST

The ones I submitted were an enterrobang, heavy heart, Zaph double turned quotation marks, asterism, reference mark, umbrella, white smiling face, pound sign, French franc, heavy open centre cross, circled heavy rightward arrow.

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Re: special characters
by Kees Bakker / February 24, 2006 4:26 PM PST

You don't tell how you did include them.

Characters that are part of the both the Courier New (to enter) and Arial (to show) characterset might work, if you enter them with alt-0-num-num-num, and if both your browser and the receiver work in Windows.

The alternative is the html-code, with ampersand and semicolon.

I'll try this here:
? alt-0-1-8-9
? alt-1-7-1
½ ampersand-frac12-semicolon
They all represent a-half


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The result:
by Kees Bakker / February 24, 2006 4:31 PM PST
In reply to: Re: special characters

The first two work (they are the same, in fact), the last one doesn't.
The ampersand I type is translated by the forum software to "&" so it doesn't WORK as an ampersand, only shows so. Conclusion: the normal html-way to show special characters isn't supported here.


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I don't even know how
by PudgyOne / February 24, 2006 6:16 PM PST
In reply to: The result:

I don't even know how to use the special characters on my computer. I am using Windows ME. A friend of mine couldn't get the keyboard back after using them, it was scary.

Here is a URL to Kevin's Special Characters.

Please explain how do do this. Maybe this should move to the Graphics forum.


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Kees, the CNET forums
by Ray Harinec / February 25, 2006 12:41 AM PST
In reply to: The result:

intenionally do not support full html. Might check via the feedback forum for details.

Congrats on Moderator, thus simply check with the mods or in the back room.

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Full HTML support
by taboma / February 25, 2006 2:52 PM PST
In reply to: Kees, the CNET forums

Ray, That is the reason I have so many black diamonds showing up this month!?
I wish I could have inserted an interrobang after (month.)
Unfortunately you would only be able to view it as a question mark here on CNET. Too bad.
This is not a Graphic Forum issue. It is a Forum Feedback issue as you have observed.
Good for you, Ray, to point it out for us.


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Special characters?
by taboma / February 25, 2006 2:17 PM PST
In reply to: Re: special characters

from Safari MacOSX under the edit menu.
Sorry Kees, that I did not include the info.

Safari has thousands of special characters to use in many different languages. Even braille. I wonder how anyone can use that?

You can choose which special character from Latin or Chinese or whatever you choose. I think that it is neat.
The only problem is the fact that you have to have the support on the receiving end. If not, question marks or black diamonds will replace them.
I have been looking at a lot of black diamonds lately on the CNET forum. Have you noticed them also?
No support of html codes I think.
Kees, you may know better with the reason why so many diamonds are showing up on the forums lately?

What I inserted after (lately) was an interrobang. A combo of an exclamation mark and a question mark. What!?
Let's see what come up and to see if this software can interpret it.


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(NT) (NT) Which tread is this continuing ?
by christy / February 24, 2006 8:52 PM PST
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Seems to be....
by Papa Echo / February 24, 2006 10:03 PM PST

connected to your own - (I need forum )

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by Glenda / February 24, 2006 10:46 PM PST

what the heck are you talking about???

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??? Glenda, Wrong Poster?
by taboma / February 25, 2006 3:50 PM PST
In reply to: Taboma

Sorry, got the posts mixed up.
The original was:
I need a Forum
....As HTML is not supported at the forums, and BBS codes support is limited, how do I type something containing superscripts and subscripts, e.g. mathematical and scientific formulas, like ''y=x squared'', or ''H-two-O'' ? While y=x^2 and H2O respectively may be understood, how do I type in the ''real thing'' ? While it is not a problem typing them in MS Word, Copy and Paste from Word to the forum does not seem work.... BBS support for superscripts and subscripts, if available, would be something like ''y=x2'' and ''H2''O .... Where in the forum should I place the above problem ? There is no ''Forum Help'' forum. Thanks. christy

Glenda, Sorry for my mistake here. No wonder you thought I was nuts!
At least your name was on my mind when I posted.
That is a positive!


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