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tomos

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2015, 05:24:03 PM »
[...] a simple AHK script:

^1:: Send, £ ; Use Ctrl+1 to send the pound symbol.

added this to my AHK file, thanks :up:
works fine on a qwertz (german) laptop keyboard with Win.8.1

I added it too to my AHK, but it doesn't work  :tellme: :tellme: :tellme:

I think they've stolen the pound symbol from your laptop Kalos :P
would be interesting to see if it (or any of the other solutions) work on other US hardware
Tom

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2015, 05:57:10 PM »
In the past, when I've used a laptop or a netbook, there were keys in the middle of the keyboard that could be used as a number keypad if paired with  the laptop or netbook's Function (Fn) key.  For example, on my old Toshiba netbook, Fn+M = the keypad's 0, Fn+J=1, Fn+K=2, Fn+L=3, Fn+U=4, Fn+I=5, Fn+O=6, Fn+7=7, Fn+8=8, Fn+9=9.  And so if I then hold down the ALT key and then Fn+m, Fn+j, Fn+o, and Fn+l, that would be the equivalent of ALT+0163 and it would produce a £ .  Frankly, I found this a PITA, but it did work without my having to change the keyboard.  However, I confess that the last time I bought a laptop, I made sure it had a regular numeric keypad, since I type a fair amount in Spanish and want to be able to use the numeric keypad to type characters like ñ, é, ¿, etc.  However, if all you need is a very occasional £, it might be worth giving the Fn key method a try, assuming your laptop has one.

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2015, 07:19:01 PM »
I used to use Linux; the version I used had a nifty system of using a hotkey (right Alt, perhaps) followed by a sensible sequence to make a special character. For example the sequence Alt, "-", "-", "-" creates an em-dash (" — "). Or alt, "e", " ' " gives an "é"

I missed this setup moving to windows. I can intuitively guess e + '  but I can't guess Alt+0233.

I found a program called "WinCompose" that lets me get this function back. It used to run on AHK but I guess it doesn't anymore.

By default for £ I enter L (or "l") and dash "-", or backwards (dash first) works too. I have it set to use the windows "Menu" key next to right-ctrl on my keyboard.

Most of the special characters I need work without me looking them up, after noting a few rules (ö is o + double quotes, â uses the greater-than sign OR the caret), but there is a dictionary available in the system tray at any time.

WinCompose's last update was a couple weeks ago.

https://github.com/SamHocevar/wincompose

Edit: This is confusing to explain with all the quotes. To quote the website, "A compose key allows to easily write special characters such as é ž à ō û ø ☺ ¤ ∅ « ♯ ⸘ Ⓚ ㊷ ♪ ♬ using short and often very intuitive key combinations. For instance, ö is obtained using o + ", and ♥ is obtained using < + 3."

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2015, 10:20:11 PM »
...
£

Okay ...

(Cheesy music!)
Low-Tek Bird has a suggestion!
Why not just copy and paste it from a text file? I've kept a text file of "widgets" before for this kind of stuff.
Since Curt gave you one, instead of all these complex things (and most of them didn't work for me either!), just save Curt's to a text file of "widgets" and just copy it!

£ for £ it is the fastest way for me!

Let's make some emoticons!    £: )
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2015, 01:58:12 AM »
AltGr+163 also gives me £  :up:

Actually Windows Character Map is saying Alt+163. But I guess that would be on a normal PC, because on my laptop I have to use AltGr instead.



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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2015, 02:45:06 AM »
There used be a nice FARR plugin for this kind of thing: Character Table - but it got packaged with a bunch of other aliases/plugins that havent been supported in a couple of years (CZB pack).

If of interest, see
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=12173.0
and this and following posts:
http://www.donationc....msg270834#msg270834
Tom

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2015, 07:26:07 AM »
AltGr+163 also gives me £  :up:
Actually Windows Character Map is saying Alt+163. But I guess that would be on a normal PC, because on my laptop I have to use AltGr instead.

-hey, kalos, this means you can use Ctrl+Alt+163 = £  :up:

You simply have to remember the number 163  ;)

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2015, 12:30:18 PM »
CTRL+RALT+163 types: ¡¼³

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2015, 03:04:07 PM »
throw that stupid machine into the bin!  :down:

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2015, 03:51:55 PM »
The
Alt 0163 using the numberpad works on this laptop.
Alt 163 give me a "ú"
None of the other Letter/Number combos work here.


[I guess if I didnt have a numberpad, I'd have to throw out mine too Curt :)]
Tom

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2015, 05:28:52 PM »
I keep a cheat sheet of symbols and foreign characters that I frequently need in a text file.  When I need one of those characters,  I copy from that sheet and paste into whatever I am writing.

You can also use the Windows Character Map program, which includes the GBP character (£) and most anything else you are likely to need on any Western keyboard.  Character Map used to be in the Accessories group in the Start Menu, but disappeared in Windows 7.  However, it is still included with Windows and you can call it up by typing "Character Map" (without the quotes) in the Start Menu search box.  It's a little clunky, but it works.


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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2015, 11:09:01 PM »
I keep a cheat sheet of symbols and foreign characters that I frequently need in a text file.  When I need one of those characters,  I copy from that sheet and paste into whatever I am writing.

<--- sneaks a copy of xtabber's cheat sheet!

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2015, 12:27:30 AM »
you can bookmark this page for future reference.



http://panmental.de/symbols/info.htm

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2015, 12:55:05 AM »

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2015, 03:21:48 AM »
CTRL+RALT+163 types: ¡¼³
Did you try Ctrl+RightAlt+Shift+3?
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2015, 11:50:11 AM »
CTRL+RALT+163 types: ¡¼³
Did you try Ctrl+RightAlt+Shift+3?

I tried Ctrl+Alt+Shift+4 and it worked!!!!!

£££££££!!!!

 :tellme: :tellme: :tellme:

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2015, 12:51:04 PM »
-congratulation!  :up:


But I still think you should throw it away!  ;D
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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2015, 09:01:35 PM »
Character Map used to be in the Accessories group in the Start Menu, but disappeared in Windows 7.

IIRC, it got moved to Windows System menu group, (or something similar).

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2015, 02:10:56 AM »
%windir%\system32\charmap.exe


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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2015, 04:28:15 PM »
I can't believe it, but the hotkey Ctrl+Alt+Shift+4 that displayed the pound symbol doesn't work anymore!

I even disabled my AHK script, but it doesn't work either!

 :o :o :o

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2015, 04:34:13 PM »
Character Map used to be in the Accessories group in the Start Menu, but disappeared in Windows 7.

IIRC, it got moved to Windows System menu group, (or something similar).

You can also just type "charmap" (without quotes) into "Run" and it will open.

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2015, 01:29:46 PM »
My laptop has blue numbers on some of the letter keys.

I hold down ALT and the blue Fn key and the letters marked 0163 and I get this:
£

That is, Alt+Fn+mjol

The letters are 0=M, 1=J, 2=K, 3=L, 4=U, 5=I, 6=O, 7=7, 8=8, 9=9, /=0, *=P, -=;, .=., +=/

If you're writing a HTML page it's ampersand, tic-tac-toe, 163 semicolon.

For more see my page at http://easiest-website.com/special.html


hello!

how can I easily type the pound symbol in my american laptop?

I tried to hold down ALT and type the numbers, but nothing happened

thanks!

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Re: pound symbol
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2015, 07:36:49 PM »
If you're writing a HTML page it's ampersand, tic-tac-toe, 163 semicolon.

tic-tac-toe....this is exactly how I am going to refer to the hash key from now on!