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Dave Moll 20th Nov 2020 7:06 pm

Re: Motorola 251 8 Track Motor Resistor Burn Out!
 
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Originally Posted by Refugee (Post 1312412)
You need an old DOS 6.2 paper manual.
They used to have a full list at the back.

Is this what you're after?

Dave Moll 20th Nov 2020 7:12 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
There are also the following variants:
Multilingual (Latin I)
Slavic (Latin II)
Portuguese
Canadian-French
Nordic

Radio Wrangler 20th Nov 2020 7:12 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Cut and paste works. Here's one I stole from Graham:



Accessing symbols is different on an Apple. Somewhere there is a picker window to open and then it's just cut and paste.

David

Dave Moll 20th Nov 2020 7:14 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Personally, I usually use Character Map. It gives me a wider range - and I don't need to remember the ASCII codes.

ms660 20th Nov 2020 7:17 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
I can can cut and paste anything.....But an Alt+ code that works for Pi on my PC would be good as would the same for squared and cubed....no luck with the replies so far, only one that does the biz is Alt+0181 for .

EDIT: Post crossed.

Lawrence.

Dave Moll 20th Nov 2020 7:33 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
ALT+0178 = (squared)
ALT+0179 = (cubed)
also ALT+0176 = (degrees)
but I can't find a "π" anywhere amongst either the ALT+nnn or ALT+0nnn (which give two different sets of results).

By the way, when using the numeric keypad, one needs NUM LOCK on.

ajgriff 20th Nov 2020 7:37 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
⅐ Φ ε ω ℃ ™ %

All done in a couple of clicks using Win 10 touch screen keyboard which also works with mouse clicks in the usual way. No codes or character map needed.

Alan

ms660 20th Nov 2020 7:41 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
And again for the avoidance any of doubt, while writing this post I tried Alt+227 for the Pi sign, as soon as I pressed the 7 key on the number keypad the screen shot to Google search, at which point I released the ALT key, and as soon as I did that this..........appeared in the Google search box, so I copied it, on returning to this post I'm writing there was no change, in other words no symbol had been added so I pasted the one I had copied, the one you see in this post.

Lawrence.

G6Tanuki 20th Nov 2020 7:45 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
A lot of "what gets shown" depends on what the viewer is using to render the content: traditional ASCII and the sort of "Codepages" used in the days-of-DOS are rather restricted in what they can display.

Equally, not all PC/console/TV/browsers/phone-apps support or consistently render the full spectrum of Unicode-encoded characters - indeed, their renderings may vary with what local/regionalisations you have selected.

Don't make assumptions about what your reader's equipment can display.

[This also causes issues for the visually/mechanically-handicapped who are using screen-to-voice readers].

ms660 20th Nov 2020 7:45 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ajgriff (Post 1312567)
⅐ Φ ε ω ℃ %

All done in a couple of clicks using Win 10 touch screen keyboard which also works with mouse clicks in the usual way. No codes or character map needed

Thanks, should I be able to get that on my PC? If so how? I've got Windows 10 and Edge installed.

Lawrence.

Dave Moll 20th Nov 2020 7:50 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
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Originally Posted by ms660 (Post 1312570)
as soon as I pressed the 7 key on the number keypad the screen shot to Google search

This implies that the keypad is not in number mode, as ALT+HOME (which is ALT+7 on the numeric keypad) takes me to Google search.

Station X 20th Nov 2020 8:00 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Pres "Num Lock", light will illuminate.

Then hold down ALT and type 227 on the numeric keypad.

You'll get π.

As Dave says, without number lock active, 7 will take you to your home page and if that happens to be Google π will appear in the search box.

ajgriff 20th Nov 2020 8:03 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
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Originally Posted by ms660 (Post 1312576)
Quote:

Originally Posted by ajgriff (Post 1312567)
⅐ Φ ε ω ℃ ™ %

All done in a couple of clicks using Win 10 touch screen keyboard which also works with mouse clicks in the usual way. No codes or character map needed

Thanks, should I be able to get that on my PC? If so how? I've got Windows 10 and Edge installed.

Lawrence.

I confess I'm using a 2 in 1 laptop but the touch screen keyboard is built into Win 10 and should be accessible using any PC. There should be a keyboard symbol on the right hand side of the task bar. If not I think the feature can be turned on via Windows Settings.

Once the keyboard is visible click on the Fn button in the bottom left corner and the Ω symbol should appear next to it instead of the smiley button. Click on Ω and a panel to the right appears for selecting characters in various categories. A little scrolling needed but much easier than character map.

By the way, if you have character map displayed I think there's a search function. Type in Euro and it should find €.

Alan

ms660 20th Nov 2020 8:07 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
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Originally Posted by Station X (Post 1312585)
Pres "Num Lock" light will illuminate.

Then hold down ALT and type 227 on the numeric keypad..

You'll get π.

There's no key on my PC that says number lock, there's one that says Num and has a downward pointing arrow next to it.... and on the same key is also Scr also with a downward pointing arrow next to it, Scr and the arrow being enclosed in a rectangle....?

Lawrence.

AC/HL 20th Nov 2020 8:08 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Right click on the taskbar, keyboard is one of the options.

Station X 20th Nov 2020 8:09 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ms660 (Post 1312589)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Station X (Post 1312585)
Pres "Num Lock" light will illuminate.

Then hold down ALT and type 227 on the numeric keypad..

You'll get π.

There's no key on my PC that says number lock, there's one that says Num and has a downward pointing arrow next to it.... and on the same key is also Scr also with a downward pointing arrow next to it, Scr and the arrow being enclosed in a rectangle....?

Lawrence.

I expect NUM has the same function. My Num Lock key is at top left of the numeric keypad on the three keyboards I've checked.

Dave Moll 20th Nov 2020 8:14 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
As it is on mine.

ms660 20th Nov 2020 8:18 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Station X (Post 1312592)
I expect NUM has the same function. My Num Lock key is at top left of the numeric keypad on the three keyboards I've checked.

Ok, pressed that Num key then did Alt + 227 it didn't shoot to Google and this is the symbol that appeared in this post........:

Lawrence.

ms660 20th Nov 2020 8:26 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
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Originally Posted by AC/HL (Post 1312590)
Right click on the taskbar, keyboard is one of the options.

I did that and a keyboard icon appeared on the taskbar, clicked on it and nothing happened ?

Lawrence.

Station X 20th Nov 2020 8:38 pm

Re: Adding Greek letters to posts.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ms660 (Post 1312599)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Station X (Post 1312592)
I expect NUM has the same function. My Num Lock key is at top left of the numeric keypad on the three keyboards I've checked.

Ok, pressed that Num key then did Alt + 227 it didn't shoot to Google and this is the symbol that appeared in this post........:

Lawrence.

How strange. I have to type Alt 0210 to get a


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