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pagangirl86
02-21-2013, 12:54 PM
While I know that the symbols for Copyright, etc, can be done by alt codes, They're hard for me to remember and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I would like to see auto parsing of the following symbols into their alt-tag equivilants


(c) -> (ALT + 0169)
(r) -> (ALT + 0174)
(tm) -> (ALT + 0153)


The only reference I could find to this via the search was here (http://forums.weasyl.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?1267-Few-Questions-Featured-Submission-and-Text-Formatting&p=13125&viewfull=1#post13125)

weykent
02-21-2013, 01:43 PM
fortunately, alt codes aren't the only way to input symbols. there's much, much better ways, such as compose keys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compose_key), dead keys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_key), or the option key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Option_key) (or, depending on who made your keyboard and/or OS, the AltGr key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr_key)).

in short, I don't think this is going to get implemented.

ShadWolf
02-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Doubt this can be as useful as you might want it to be.

Alt Codes the perfect way to get those characters. If you're having trouble with that then I would recommend having a look at the Character Map, it's on virtually every OS there is.

Windows Start > Search "Character Map"

Mac OSX ⌘+⌥+T

Linux Applications/Search > "Character Map"


Many OS's can let you simply type the alt code you want if it's been mapped that way.


OSX ie; ⌥ + G =

pagangirl86
02-21-2013, 01:55 PM
fortunately, alt codes aren't the only way to input symbols. there's much, much better ways, such as compose keys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compose_key), dead keys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_key), or the option key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Option_key) (or, depending on who made your keyboard and/or OS, the AltGr key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr_key)).

in short, I don't think this is going to get implemented.

I don't have any of those keys on my keyboard, or any of the keyboards that I've used, having a Windows computer.


Doubt this can be as useful as you might want it to be.

Alt Codes the perfect way to get those characters. If you're having trouble with that then I would recommend having a look at the Character Map, it's on virtually every OS there is.

Windows Start > Search "Character Map"



I know about this, but I also know that there are many who would rather not have to take the time to do this with each upload.

ShadWolf
02-21-2013, 02:00 PM
I don't have any of those keys on my keyboard, or any of the keyboards that I've used, having a Windows computer.

All computers come with with either Compose keys, dead keys or the option keys, however they're all different from what they're called or look like.

on almost every keyboard you have at least 2 Alt keys. Alt and AltGr, then you sometimes have the fn key, sometimes used as a metakey or compose key or even dead key. Option Key ⌥ found on OSX Apple Keyboards is the Alt key but is referred to as the Option Key.

pagangirl86
02-21-2013, 04:06 PM
All computers come with with either Compose keys, dead keys or the option keys, however they're all different from what they're called or look like.

on almost every keyboard you have at least 2 Alt keys. Alt and AltGr, then you sometimes have the fn key, sometimes used as a metakey or compose key or even dead key. Option Key ⌥ found on OSX Apple Keyboards is the Alt key but is referred to as the Option Key.

Actually, no. you're wrong. I'm sitting here looking at my computer and I do not have an AltGr, Compose, dead, or option key. It's a simple American keyboard. 107 keys. this one.

Gearhead brand, Model KB2500U
https://pcgearhead.com/iFrame/art/product-alt.php?lpua=1035

ShadWolf
02-21-2013, 04:30 PM
Actually, no. you're wrong. I'm sitting here looking at my computer and I do not have an AltGr, Compose, dead, or option key. It's a simple American keyboard. 107 keys. this one.

Gearhead brand, Model KB2500U
https://pcgearhead.com/iFrame/art/product-alt.php?lpua=1035

I'm afraid your mistaken, you didn't understand the first time.

Like I said EACH and every keyboard is different from one-another. –– Seeing that keyboard there it just shows 2 Alt keys labeled as Alt. Here let explain it better.


There are 2 Alt keys; 1 on the left and the other on the right at each sides of the space bar key. Left one is main primary Alt key, the 2nd on on the right is your AltGr key even if it doesn't say AltGr on it and just says Alt. Seing as you don't have any other keys like fn key your Metakey/Compose key/Dead key will probably be on your 2nd Alt key to map with the current keyboard layout you have.

To confirm this you'd have to take a look at your Keyboard configurations to see if it's mapped as you think it is to that key.