[bksvol-discuss] Re: The Bishop in the West Wing

This is VERY helpful; thanks, Debbie!  Now to save them where I can find them.  
Grin.

In Word at least, the last two are created with an open and close paren on 
either side of a lower case c or r.  I do not know how to get them in ASCII, 
though.

Valerie


On Dec 19, 2009, at 11:18 PM, Debby Franson wrote:

> Hi Valerie!
> 
> Here is a list of various characters that I have been collecting in a file 
> for quite a while.  To create them, make sure your NumLock key is in the on 
> position, then hold down the Alt key while you type the three-digit numbers 
> on the NumPad that will give you the desired character and then let up on Alt 
> after the third number of the three is typed.
> 
> I'm leaving them in for completion, but please don't use ½ and ¼ but 1/2 and 
> 1/4 instead, because theese higher ASCII fractions don't read well with a 
> screen reader and I don't think with a braille display.  I don't think the 
> Bookshare tool likes them either.  I have found those funny fractions in 
> recipes I have gotten off the web, and I change them to what I have 
> suggested, since I don't like the funny ones, because they are not spoken 
> when reading normally, (from the cursor to the end of the document or 
> wherever I want to stop reading) only when either left or right arrowing or 
> Control-Left arrowing or Control-Right arrowing across them.
> 
> Some of these I have never used, so you might never have a need either.
> 
> Accented Letters
> 
> Alt-128: Capital C Cedilla: Ç
> 
> Alt-129: u umlot: ü
> 
> Alt-130: E Acute Accent: é
> 
> Alt-131 A Circumflex: â
> 
> Alt-132: a umlot: ä
> 
> Alt-133: A Accent Grave: à
> 
> Alt-134: a dot: å
> 
> Alt-135: C Cedilla: ç
> 
> Alt-136: E Circumflex: ê
> 
> Alt-137: e umlot: ë
> 
> Alt-138: E Accent Grave: è
> 
> Alt-139: i umlot: ï
> 
> Alt-140: I Circumflex: î
> 
> Alt-141: I Accent Grave: ì
> 
> Alt-142: Capital A umlot: Ä
> 
> Alt-144: Capital E Acute Accent: É
> 
> Alt-147: O Circumflex: ô
> 
> Alt-148: o umlot: ö
> 
> Alt-149: O Accent Grave ò
> 
> Alt-150: U Circumflex: û
> 
> Alt-151: U Accent Grave: ù
> 
> Alt-155: Cents: ¢
> 
> Alt-160: A Acute Accent: á
> 
> Alt-161:I Acute Accent: í
> 
> Alt-162: O Acute Accent: ó
> 
> Alt-163: U Acute Accent: ú
> 
> Alt-164: N Tilde: ñ
> 
> Alt-165: Capital N Tilde: Ñ
> 
> Alt-168: Upside Down Question Mark: ¿
> 
> Alt-171: one-half: ½
> 
> Alt-172: One-quarter: ¼
> 
> Alt-173: Upside Down Exclamation Point: ¡
> 
> Alt-248: Degrees: °
> 
> Copyright: ©
> 
> Registered: ®
> 
> The last two were grabbed from documents into the clipboard and pasted here, 
> so I am not sure how to make them, so I just grab them and plunk them down in 
> a document if I need them from this file where I have kept all of them.
> 
> Debby
> 
> At 08:34 PM 12/18/2009, Valerie Maples wrote
>> Yup, that, too!  I was helping someone else and it was a u with a 
>> diacritical neither of us knew how to recreate.
>> 
>> In context the more obvious choice become more apparent.
>> 
>> Valerie
>> 
>> 
>> On Dec 18, 2009, at 4:11 PM, Debby Franson wrote:
>> 
>> > Hi Valerie!
>> >
>> > Sometimes when there are two lowercase i's that could be a German word 
>> > where those I's should really be recognized as a u with an umlat that 
>> > looks like ü.  So, for an example, Miihlhausen should be Mühlhausen.
>> >
>> > Debby
>> >
>> > At 11:10 AM 12/18/2009, Valerie Maples wrote
>> >> It's a visual/font thing.  They can look very similar in some fonts.  
>> >> Like double lower case i's can be the letter u or l and things like that. 
>> >>  Some combos appear like individual letters, too.  Odd, but you begin to 
>> >> get a feel for them after a while.
>> >>
>> >> Valerie
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Dec 18, 2009, at 10:57 AM, gail johnson wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > hmmm!  I wonder how a word could be so messed up.
>> >> >
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