|I use the alt codes from the numeric keypad (On my HP Desktop, with num lock on) all the time. e.g. <alt>130|
I use them in many different applications from browsers to Word to notepad, etc.
I use them with many different fonts, and I have never had to consider which font I am using for the characters I want. Today's problem occurs even in 'standard' fonts like Arial, Times New Roman, etc. (mostly using e acute: é) (BTW I had to go find an example of that character and copy and paste it here in order to show you)
My ALT key is working. It's not broken. It functions normally for other stuff like alt-tab, alt-click (opens a broswer in a new tab) and ctrl-alt-del.
Three days ago they worked. Today they don't.
In reading the forums, I see that there are several other people that seem to be having the same problem. None of the responses have been effective (none actually "fix" it). I know about start->accessories->system tools->character map. This is much too tedious to use regularly.
None of the alt codes work (some other posters mentioned that only some worked). In my case, nothing appears. I have tried various codes, even random codes I don't normally use. Still nothing.
If anyone has an explanation and fix for this issue, I would be grateful.
Thanks in advance to all responders!