Solved hidden key board symbols.

October 12, 2012 at 04:25:30
Specs: Windows 7
capital Y wityh two lines through it. how do i do on normal computer key board

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#1
October 12, 2012 at 07:58:07
If I understand you need to insert into a text the Yen currency not supported on many keyboard layouts. You can retrieve it from the Symbol Table, a tool you can find by Start/Programs/Tools/System Utilities though its location may be different according Windows version.

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#2
October 12, 2012 at 09:23:53
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¥

Hold the left alt key, type 157 on the numberpad, release the left alt key.

Called Extended ASCII Code.

http://www.asciitable.com/

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#3
October 12, 2012 at 13:37:33
Strange, I get Ø for Alt+157 on numberpad (trying in NotePad).

Maybe due to UK keyboard as others I tried worked fine.
Years since I used these.


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#4
October 12, 2012 at 13:54:42
I don't use them a lot either. Usually for stuff like ¢, °, ½, and a few others.

Must be another US/UK thing like all the extra u y'all put into everything. ;-)

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#5
October 12, 2012 at 14:56:33
Yeauh weu're veruy prouud ouf ouur extrua U's.


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#6
October 13, 2012 at 03:38:21
@Derek,

you got that symbol by pressing ALT+157 because Notepad uses ANSI code NOT ASCII as all Windows applications do. ANSI and ASCII symbols are the same for codes between 00 - 127 but differ for the extended page (page 2 of the codepage). I live in Italy and writing an italian text in a DOS editor (e.g. la qualità è indispensabile), that can't be displayed correctly by Notepad. ASCII is for console mode and DOS applications only.


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#7
October 13, 2012 at 08:40:43
IVO

Aha, that explains it then. Thanks for your info.

I've seen you around on the DOS and Programming forums for a number of years.


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#8
October 13, 2012 at 11:51:39
Guys, I have good news and bad news.

Good news? Alt+157 in notepad gives me ¥

Bad news? Alt+157 in notepad gives me ¥

I blamed the UK problem on all those extra "u's" they like so much.

Don't know what the hell to blame Italy for...

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