Degree symbol

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  1. May 26, 2019 #1

    Angie

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    I lost the conversation (PM) asking about ascii for degree symbol. They did a document and said they put in ascii degree symbol and document poofed. This is not something I've come across, but I tested and my conversation poofed on me. So, I did research.

    0176 is the code for degree symbol, BUT is has to be done with alt and the NUMBER PAD and if number pad is not on, it goes poof.

    ° °

    example: 89°

    So remember, make sure the number pad is turned on and use it with the alt key.

    alt 0176 equals degree circle.

    Common Symbols and Character codes
     
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    Other useful symbols that seem to work are also done by holding down the Alt key and then entering the number complete, usually with the 0 at the front.

    Alt + 0174 gives a trade mark like ®

    Alt + 0169 gives a copyright like ©

    Alt + 13 and Alt + 14 gives some musical noted like ♪ ♫ (no zero required)

    And, for the math nuts there is always Alt 251 for √ (square root)
    Alt 0177 for a ±
    Alt 0178 for ² (squared)
    Alt 0179 for ³ (cubed)
    and, Alt 049 for a • or "bullet" to preface the sentence like

    • Don't forget to use the "number pad" keys
    • The numbers at the top of the keys don't seem to work with these symbols
    • Have fun with the symbols so you can save some ¢ (Alt 0162)
     
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    How do you guys know all this?? I am still trying to figure out the caps lock.
     
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    @Juice Jaws I just looked it up as someone was asking me about it messing up and poofed his work.
    What I read is the key is to use the alt key and the number pad, not the numbers above the letters on the keyboard.
     
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    Thanks again Angie
     
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    Thanks Angie and Zonie! I learn something new here every day! And, another reason why I prefer my keyboard on the Mac to this iPad I am using now! Having learned to type on an old manual cast iron body Underwood typewriter, I can pound out my words much faster on a keyboard as well.
     
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    Thank you,
    That must have been the problem as my num/lock wasn't on.
    Strange. It doesn't make a difference in my word processor.
    Num Lock or not, I just hold down the alt key and use the Num Pad.
     
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    If the subject matter entails degrees I use ^ or just type deg..
     
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    Do it the hard way; install a Unicode app. It has all the available characters.
     
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    To get a degree symbol on an iPhone you hold your finger on the zero.
     
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    How did you do that? I love it!
     
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    ˙ssɐ ʇɹɐɯS
     
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    @Nyckname Thank you for cluing me in.

    .nuf evah nac I woN .siht htiw tuo em gnipleh rof uoy knahT
     
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    Particularly if there is not a number pad avaiable
     
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    I always just used an asterick * , it kinda’ reminded me of a snow flake which reminded me of temperature... lol
     
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    I tried it, twice, holding the alt and using the number pad...both times it flipped me over to the "new tab" page?

    Richard/Grumpa
     
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    On a Mac, press "option", then the 0 (zero) number. It seems to work for meº.
     
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    ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpᴉsd∩. ¢ ¢ Now that's pretty cool. Angie, how did you get reversed text? Now that's my 2¢ worth! ♪ Alt + 14 does not work. ¿poɥʇǝɯ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉsn ʇsod plnoɥs ǝʍ ɟᴉ ƃuᴉɹǝpuoʍ ʇsnɾ sɐʍ I
     
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