foreign fonts

  geedad 13:41 04 Jan 06
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I remember when I could insert foreign fonts into my documents by pressing the Ctrl key plus the digits on the NUMERIC keyboard.
I have not been able to do this, perhaps because I have forgotten the combination.
It was by far the easiest way to insert foreign fonts - can anyone remember.
I have printed out the MS document, but this is too fingers and thumbs to use!!
geedad

  Thalmus 13:47 04 Jan 06

goto start > acessories > system tools > character map

here you chooose your special charactor and paste it into the document, it will also give you the ASCII code so you can use the number pad

btw, you use the alt key not ctrl

  Slithe 14:44 04 Jan 06

As a previous A Level Language student - I needed to use these often, here are the most common ones I used, I assume you mean by 'foreign' characters with accents?

à = Alt + 0224
â = Alt + 0226
é = Alr + 0223
è = Alt + 0232
ê = Alt + 0234
ë = Alt + 0235
ç = Alt + 135
ô = Alt + 0244
ù = Alt + 0249
Ç = Alt + 0199
œ = Alt + 0156
ä = Alt + 0228
ö = Alt + 0246
ü = Alt + 0252
ß = Alt + 0223
Ä = Alt + 0196
Ö = Alt + 0214
Ü = Alt + 0220

Hope this helps you, remember to keep Number Lock on and press Alt and the key combo - will work in Word.

  geedad 14:55 04 Jan 06

Thalmus Slithe

Many thanks for your help.
I've got it now!
geedad

  anchor 15:19 04 Jan 06

What about the upside down exclamation and question marks as used in Spanish.

¡Cuidado! [Watch out!]

¿Qué hora es? [What time is it?]

How do you get them?.

(ps: I copied these examples from a web site)

  Thalmus 16:14 04 Jan 06

alt+0161 = ¡
alt+0191 = ¿

  anchor 16:27 04 Jan 06

Thalmus:

¡Muchas gracias!

  pj123 17:08 04 Jan 06

In My Postings.

  Zurdo 17:50 04 Jan 06

An easier method is to use the numeric keypad (on the right hand side) and just use Alt + various numbers. Eg alt + 164 = ñ, alt + 165 = Ñ, alt + 168 = ¿, alt + 173 = ¡. To get the accents press the AltGr key ( on my keyboard it's next on the right to the space bar) then any vowel........ eg Alt Gr + a = á. the others are é,í,ó,ú. Saves a lot of time but I still need the numbers written down on a crib sheet!!
¡Que tengas un buen día!

  Slithe 10:21 05 Jan 06

J'étais un étudiant français seulement!

Didn't ever use the Spanish symbols!

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