cent symbol; was: "Tooth Fairy"

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Sun Jan 4 01:23:35 UTC 2004

Windows has a useful function called "Character Map." You can find it under
Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools. It lists all the characters for all
the fonts installed on your machine. It gives you ready access to any number
of useful symbols, like ¢ © ë ð. It's not as handy as having them on the
keyboard itself, but for infrequently used symbols it's a good tool.

I've got a shortcut to the Character Map installed on the task bar at the
bottom of the computer screen so I have ready access to it.

--Dave Wilton
  dave at wilton.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Gwyn Alcock
> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 7:21 PM
> Subject: Re: cent symbol; was: "Tooth Fairy"
> Just an experiment: ¢¢¢¢¢
> If the symbols above read as cent symbols, then for all you users of
> IBM-clones,
> it's Alt-155.
> (Hold down the "Alt" key, and, on the number pad, type 155.)
> Gwyn Alcock
> Redlands, CA
> -----Original Message-----
> Alice Faber
> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 1:13 PM
> Subject: Re: Antedating of "Tooth Fairy"
> >My memory is 25 cents (and when exactly did the cent sign disappear
> >from keyboards?) - but I don't remember any differentiation between
> >regular teeth or molars.
> It's not on my keyboard, but it's in the Mac character set:
> ¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢. (option-4).

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