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How to: Enter special Unicode characters in Puppy
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2018, 05:41    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
First, @drunkjedi: congratulations to you and your wife for the successful "manu-
facture" Wink of a baby daughter! Very Happy To her: may she have a long and interesting life!
Thanks for the wishes sir.
musher0 wrote:
To my knowledge, if any character is written as the 3rd character on a keyboard
key, you can type it by hitting Right-Alt-key plus the character
That's what I read on net, but it doesn't happen on my pc. I don't know why. Anyways I don't use the symbol either, but it is printed on keyboard and I was just wondering how to type it.


@everyone,
While looking at that table I found that many symbols are shown as squares with it's codes written inside.
When I boot without savefile, even the indian language symbols are shown as those code squares, because in savefile I have Indian fonts placed in /usr/share/fonts/X11/TTF/.

While a android smartphone shows all the symbols even all chinese or other language characters.

That's got me wondering is there any font file or set of files that would enable all symbols to be shown correctly in that table???



Here's another site with clickable and search-able (if you know the name of symbol) table.
Clicking on a symbol gives some info about it and it's code.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2018, 06:08    Post subject:  

Thanks for that, dj.

That's a better version in some ways.....because it actually gives you the individual code for each symbol. The one I referenced earlier requires you to work out the value (which isn't always easy in hexadecimal...)

Cheers.


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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2018, 06:12    Post subject:  

Yeh plus it's search-able, so I am searching and writing down few.

Like some fractions, square root, cube root and few more.

Thanks again for this Mike.
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Puppus Dogfellow


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2018, 18:58    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
Afternoon, all.

This was brought to my attention by some research carried out for answering a question posed by a member on BleepingComputer.com.

I hadn't realised this until now, but it's essentially the Unix/Linux equivalent of the Alt/number keycodes in Windows.

There's a complete list of all the available Unicode characters to be found here:-

http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/en/general-info/unicode.html

It is a huge list, too...

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For instance, say you want to enter the heart symbol ( ) into your text. You look through that list, and locate the heart symbol. You then look to the far left of that line, which gives you "2660". You then look at the top of that column where the heart symbol is, which gives you "05". You add these two values together.....which gives you "2665".

Now; this is where the 'magic' happens. Press Shift + Ctrl together, and hold. Enter u (which tells the keyboard to expect a hexadecimal Unicode value), followed by 2665 (the value you've just obtained). Now, release the Shift + Ctrl keys. Voilà!

e.g hold Shift + Ctrl, enter u, 2665, then release.

That's all there is to it. Keyboards are, of course, capable of generating far more characters than you can see actually printed on the keys. This is the Linux way to do it..!

Have fun. ⌨ = ☺ ✔

Mike. Wink


cool find. thanks, Mike.

copying and pasting works fine, too (middle click after a select is also pretty linuxy, i think).

i copied a bunch to a text file for leafpad to open--much smaller utility than guchar.

thanks again.
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