character map

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun Jan 4 03:07:31 UTC 2004

Dave Wilton writes:
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.
Macs have this function, also, accessed by Command-Option-Q, for whatever
font happens to be being used.  The existence of the character set doesn't
necessarily mean that email will carry them unchanged.  I think only those
with ASCII codes under 170-something can be counted on to remain consistent.
Mark Mandel once described them on this list as being limited to those that
appeared on the standard typewriter keyboard.
A. Murie


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