The degree sign º

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by natdiamond, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. natdiamond

    natdiamond Fire Starter

    Just for those interested, who don't already know.
    This º symbol on a PC is made by holding down the alt button and typing 167 on the numbers keypad then releasing alt.

    Also:
    alt+0188 = ¼
    alt+0189 = ½
    alt+0190 = ¾

    I need to use them more myself!
    1¾ cups looks better than 1 3/4 cups.
     
  2. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good advise Natdiamond. I have always just done it and didn't think about telling others how. Alt 167 or alt 03258 with get the degree sign.

    Also other characters can be found in the Character Map... Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map. Just click on the Character, click on select and when done click on copy then paste to the area needed. You can also see the keystroke command to get the character.

    Ô¿Ô
     
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    ¤ø,¸¸,ø¤ºaltº¤ø,¸¸,øKeysø,¸¸,ø¤ ºROCKº¤
     
  4. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    alt 0176 also makes °
     
  5. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    All I can say is, WOW!!!
     
  6. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Pretty cººl!!
     
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Does not work with my laptop keyboard.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  8. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Probably because I think you need to use the number pad to the right. If your laptop doesn't have it, then you may need to use the character map.
     
  9. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My thoughts exactly.

    Thanks!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  10. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Try this


    Using the Numberpad on a Laptop Keyboard

    Every laptop is going to be different, but this is how my HP is set up. To use the numpad, press and hold the FN key, and then press the F8 key at the top of the keyboard. You can tell it's the F8 key because of the small number pad icon, and when it is activated, the numbad icon on the top left of the keyboard is lit . Your keyboard layout may be different, but this might at least give you a clue where to look. The numbers are in the center of the keyboard.
    To use this function for a copyright symbol, activate the numpad and then hold the alt key while typing 0169: © When you release the alt key your copyright sign appears.

    My toshiba laptop has a keypad. I hope this helps!


    EDIT:

    I forgot to mention to try to hold the fn key down then do the alt + numbers on the aplphabetic keypad( basicly skip the f8 step)
     
  11. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks glued2it. It was not exactly as you described, but I held the Fn key and touched the num lock key and then held Alt, typed 176 using the "number pad" and released Alt and look what magically appeared.

    º


    Thanks!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  12. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    '☼¿♫♠╬░./\SWEET !/\.░╬♠¿♫☼'
     
  13. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    thats awesome i learned something new thanks!!!!!


    Mark
     
  14. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    think ill just stick with deg.i just figured out where the any key was[​IMG]
     
  15. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm still trying to find that darn "any key" [​IMG]
     
  16. Just tryin' it out... 230º... COOL!
     
  17. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK, I feel completely computer illiterate now [​IMG] Thanks
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    problem is, with those of us that has to use 2 people to start the computer (one to pop the clutch while the other one pushes), there is no character map in win98se


    d88de
     
  19. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Okay so where's the number lock key on a laptop? [​IMG]

    not like I will remember all those numbers
     
  20. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dude it should be as I listed it above (even for 98)- Character Map... Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map

    If you don't have it I wouldn't worry about it... you don't have Windows security updates either.
     

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