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thegriffon    5

Currency

¢ ALT+0162 or ¢

£ ALT+0163 or £

¥ ALT+0165 or ¥ yen or yuan

€ € Euro

© ALT+0169 or ©

® ALT+0174 or ®

™ ™ trademark

° ALT+0176 or ° Degree Sign, useful for temperatures and engine angles

µ ALT+0181 or µ micro, for when millimeters are too big.

′ ′ prime; minutes (of a degree) or feet

″ ″ double prime; seconds (of a degree) or inches

¼ ALT+0188 or ¼

½ ALT+0189 or ½

¾ ALT+0190 or ¾

⁄ ⁄ fraction slash, for other fractions e.g. 5⁄8

× ALT+0215 or × times, useful when specifying bore×stroke, a 4×4 or using a 2×4 beam of wood.

÷ ALT+0247 or ÷

− − minus (not quite the same as -)

∞ ∞ infinity

≅ ≅ congruent, approximately equal to

– ALT+0150 or – n dash; us in place of "to" in joining numbers (3–5 June, 0–60 mph) and to join places etc. (New York–Philadelphia, Mason –Dixon).

— ALT+0151 or – m dash; use to identify an aside—like this— to introduce a sumary statement (Pontiac—GM's performance division), or censor words (oh sh—t).

† † dagger, in place of dec. (deceased) or when you need more footnotes than a single asterix allows.

‡ ‡ double dagger

• • bullet

… ALT+0133 or … horizontal ellpsis, to indicate an ommission or words or sentences in a quote, or to indicate … umm … a pause in speech or thought, or an unfinished …

‰ ‰ permil

Greek letters (for Lancias and Hyundai engines)

Δ Δ Delta

Κ Κ Kappa

Υ Υ Upsilon, or as Lancia says Υpsilon.

α α alpha

β β beta

δ δ delta (the old 2.7 L)

ε ε epsilon

θ θ theta (the new GEMA engines)

λ λ lambda (the new 3.3 and 3.8 L)

μ μ mu (the new 2.7 L)

σ σ sigma (the old 3.5 L)

← ←

↑ ↑

→ →

↓ ↓

↔ ↔

⇐ ⇐

⇑ ⇑

⇒ ⇒

⇓ ⇓

⇔ ⇔

◊ ◊ lozenge

♠ ♠

♡ ♡

♢ ♢

♣ ♣

♤ ♤

♥ ♥

♦ ♦

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AAS    13

Excellent... now I can post my research directly into the thread, instead of having to link to a pdf created in LaTex!

But really... that is cool.

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CSpec    515

The annoying thing about these characters is that the number codes only work on the number pad, not the numbers on top of the keyboard. This means I have to hit Fn+NumLock on my laptop, which is a real pain.

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CSpec    515

If you use nnn; you can use either set of numbers. It's just a shame BBCode doesn't accept the standard HMTL character entities such as ™ or ″.

Huh? How do you put stuff in using an ampersand?

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So I went to New England Dragway ® recently with my

Datsun © Maxima ™... I ran a 17.09 in the ¼ mile and my

trap speed was pretty good considering my car is powered

by a 2.4 liter inline six based on a low-compression 240Z ¾

motor.

The best part was that Action Photography ® got a real cool

¾ shot of me launching the car at like 3500rpm. I'd love to buy

a big turbo for the car, like the Porsche-KKK © selling on Ebay from

Germany for 140 € , seeme like a better deal than the silly

280Z © /Fairlady ™ spec. Turbo selling out of a Japanese

catalog for like 30,000 ¥ . :spin:

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Fijian    0

→∟µ

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its so much easier to

Start>AllPrograms>Accesories>SystemTools>CharacterMap

click the ones you wanna use, click select..when you have em all click copy....paste em anywhere you want

ζ ΩЩПΣĐ ¥ӨǛ дĿŁ

ζ ΩЩПΣĐ ¥ӨǛ дĿŁ

ζ ΩЩПΣĐ ¥ӨǛ дĿŁ

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thegriffon    5

So I went to New England Dragway ® recently with my

Datsun © Maxima ™... I ran a 17.09 in the ¼ mile and my

trap speed was pretty good considering my car is powered

by a 2.4 liter inline six based on a low-compression 240Z ¾

motor.

The best part was that Action Photography ® got a real cool

¾ shot of me launching the car at like 3500rpm. I'd love to buy

a big turbo for the car, like the Porsche-KKK © selling on Ebay from

Germany for 140 €, seeme like a better deal than the silly

280Z © /Fairlady ™ spec. Turbo selling out of a Japanese

catalog for like 30,000 ¥ .  :spin:

did you deliberatly leave out the ;?

Huh? How do you put stuff in using an ampersand?

Just type it in (e.g. ♣) and the forum software will convert it when you preview or submit your post. the & tells the "agent" you are starting a character reference, the # tells it you are using a numerical reference, the the ; tells it you are closing the character reference and going back to normal text. In a blog you can usually use the standard html reference (♣) and there are also hexadecimal references using the unicode/ISO number (in html ♠). In my first post and to stop the first reference from just displaying ♣ I had to "double code" the references, using & instead of just & so you could see what the code is.

You can use Windows' character map, but it's only a partial list (try finding ⚢). You can also check the unicode listings at http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/index.html#links (only displays those your selected font supports) or the full unicode pdf files at http://www.unicode.org/charts/ These include other a wide range of other writing scripts including Gothic, runic, ogham, Linear B and Cherokee, but not new additions such as Phoenician or cunieform.

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Turbojett    103

it's ¥30.000, anyway, isn't it?

as far as the board softwatre goes you can get the copyright, registered and Trademark signs by doing this:

(C) (R) (TM)
© ® ™

Easy cheesy.

Edited by Turbojett

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Turbojett    103

just curious, BTW...

(U) (K) (D) (PARVE)

EDIT: Well, we know one thing, the board doesn't celebrate Passover. <_<

Edited by Turbojett

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So I went to New England Dragway ® recently with my

Datsun © Maxima ™... I ran a 17.09 in the ¼ mile and my

trap speed was pretty good considering my car is powered

by a 2.4 liter inline six based on a low-compression 240Z ¾

motor.

The best part was that Action Photography ® got a real cool

¾ shot of me launching the car at like 3500rpm. I'd love to buy

a big turbo for the car, like the Porsche-KKK © selling on Ebay from

Germany for 140 € , seeme like a better deal than the silly

280Z © /Fairlady ™ spec. Turbo selling out of a Japanese

catalog for like 30,000 ¥ .  :spin:

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