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Can No longer Type the symbol for degrees (Read 1040 times)

jimmyb


    Hi Eric,

     

    In order to write in a post, for example, 70 degrees (but with the symbol), I always just press my "option" key and the zero key on my Mac keyboard, and I get the symbol for degrees. Now, when I do that, a window pops up offering  "Accessibility Help." Not a huge deal, but I do wish I could still write the symbol for degrees in my posts.

     

    Thanks for your time and energy.

    --Jimmy

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      I'm lazy and just type 42F or 17C.  Can't offer any help on the Mac keyboard thing.  (BTW, when I feel like it I can type 98.6°.  Linux.)

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

        Try holding the ALT key and hit 2, 4, 8 on the number key pad.  That should give you the degree symbol.  It won't work if you use the numbers above the letters on the key board.


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            xor


              Try holding the ALT key and hit 2, 4, 8 on the number key pad.  That should give you the degree symbol.  It won't work if you use the numbers above the letters on the key board.

               

              Does this trick work on a mac?

               


              Needs more cowbell!

                Does this trick work on a mac?

                 

                Let me try...248...nope

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                  Didn't think so.  That's a borgism.  (not to be confused with a borgasm)

                   


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                    Option-shift-8. On a Mac, anyway. Yapper is correct. 

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                      Stop calling me names.

                       


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        ° - hey, it works!  Thanks, Perfesser!

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                        '14 Goals:

                        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        jimmyb


                          It works. A bit more labor intensive than option-zero (might have to consume a few extra calories a day) , but I guess it will have to do.

                          Thank you, Yapper! Cool

                           

                          --Jimmy

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                          Mayo

                            On a PC, you can hold down the ALT key, and type 0176 on the number keypad to get it as well. It doesn't work with the numbers above the letters on the main keyboard, though (at least for me it doesn't).

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                              si, both alt 248 and alt 0176 give you a superscript o dealio.

                               

                              alt 0248, however is something else.

                               


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                                The PC alt keycode sequences actually depend on which active codepage your computer uses, which depends on what locale (language) it is configured to work with.

                                 

                                If you want to get away from limitations of locale & dos & windows codepages, on  a PC system, according to the following wikipedia article, you can use + prefixed codes to enter unicode codepoints directly:

                                 

                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Alt_keycodes

                                 

                                See under "<code>HKCU\Control Panel\Input Method\EnableHexNumpad"</code>

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