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Does anyone know how to make and on an iBook? I tried all the combinations I could think of for special characters. The only useful ones I've found so far have been and the symbol for registered.


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Aug. 5th, 2002 12:25 pm (UTC)
hold down the right "shift" key and press the "slash" key (labelled with a '/' symbol with a '?' over it) right next to it. alternatively, hold down the left "shift" key and press that same "slash" key.

But seriously. What characters? You may want to try holding down the option key and pressing letters. For use in HTML, though, you really want to use the HTML escape sequences such as & for ampersand, or é (é)...
Aug. 5th, 2002 06:42 pm (UTC)
bzuhh... I'll try more combos later.
Aug. 5th, 2002 06:45 pm (UTC)
lol I'm a dork. Let's pretend the first comment wasn't there. I have deleted it. :D

I shouldn't read so fast.
Aug. 5th, 2002 02:53 pm (UTC)
honestly... no clue whatsoever.

heheh... i think i understand what you're trying to do... but i have no idea what symbol it is you're trying to make, and for what purpose you wish to make it.

like crs says... if you want to do it for a website, you need to use entities in place of the special characters. (good little resource ...scroll down about a third the way)

if you're talking about doing it in MS Word, or something like that, then in your applications folder, in the utilities folder, there is an app called "Key caps" that is pretty self explanitory.
Aug. 5th, 2002 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to make the little 'a' with dots over it and the little 'o' with dots over it. On a PC you hold alt and press 132 on the right number pad, and 148 for the other. I just want to be able to make them so I can type in Finnish.
Aug. 5th, 2002 07:02 pm (UTC)
For o with an umlaut (o with dots over it is an umlaut, isn't it?), type option-u, then o. option-u will make the next character you type have the two little dots over it. option-u then a will make an a with dots, option-u then h... etc. It doesn't work with everything (for some characters it will put two little dots over nothing, and then the character you typed next to that), but does with 'a' and 'o'. option-e, option-a, and I think option-n all work in the same fashion.


PS Not all formats will work with those special characters (LJ obvious puts '?'s in place of them--some will use '.'s and other will use '*'s and so on), so make sure what you're working in supports special characters.
Aug. 5th, 2002 07:58 pm (UTC)
still, what is the application of your Finnish typing? for the web, or otherwise?

...either way i've presented the solution.
Aug. 5th, 2002 05:20 pm (UTC)
Open up the program "key caps". Play with holding down various option apple control shift combinations and it'll show you how to make various symbols.
Aug. 5th, 2002 09:51 pm (UTC)
Go to the Applications folder ('go->Applications' menu item from the Finder), then look in the 'Utilities' folder inside it. Start up 'Key Caps'. Hodl down alt/option and/or shift; the letters on the displayed keyboard will change to reflect what will happen when you hit that key. The ones with white boxes around them will modify the next key you type; for instance, to type 'ä', you would first hit alt-u, to get an umulat, then 'a', to get an a with the umulat added.

You may also need to go to your LiveJournal personal info page and set 'Auto-translate older entries from:' to 'Western European (Windows)'. I'm not entirely sure; do a quick test in your journal without it and see what happens.
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