alt codes

September 12, 2009 at 17:25:26
Specs: Windows Vista

i can't type e with acute or grave accent with an alt code i've tried alt130 and alt0233 which should work seeing as they worked on my old computer but now on vista they come out as musical notes

ideas to fix this anyone????
p.s. they don't work anywhere including on an internet browser microsoft office character map word/note pad ect.

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September 13, 2009 at 11:15:38

Are you typing these ALT codes on the numeric keypad? In my experience it will not work directly from the keyboard.

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September 13, 2009 at 13:51:12

if you're talking about the number pad beside all the letters then yes thats what i'm using and it works on all other computers so i don't get why it dosn't work the same way now especially seeing as it's only those codes that don't work

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September 13, 2009 at 15:15:46

First, make sure the Number Lock is ON. Otherwise, the numeric keypad won't work for this procedure.

Also, note which font(s) you are using. Some fonts may not even have these characters. Check the Character Map in Windows. The characters you get depend on which font you're using.

Usually, Alt+130 or Alt+138 will work.

Don't squat with your spurs on!

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September 13, 2009 at 20:10:55

yeah i've done all that and now the accents are working about half of the time and also in the character map it says to use alt0233 instead of alt 130 and even it doesn't work

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September 14, 2009 at 20:56:09

Remember that the Alt+0233 is using ANSI code. Alt+130 is the same character, using ASCII code. BTW, both of these are working on my system.

Good luck in finding a solution. I know these problems can be frustrating.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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September 15, 2009 at 02:19:56

(ascii) alt codes are Font depended

What font do you use

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September 15, 2009 at 18:32:28

i normally use tahoma but none of the fonts i've tried have worked either

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