Thread: More characters!
July 25th, 2002, 12:29 PM #1
How about a little more flexibility in the characters we can use in posts: at least the full extended ASCII set, if not Unicode?
July 25th, 2002, 12:49 PM #2
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Umm I would think that would be dictated by vbulletin.
What character are you trying to put up that you can't?
I haven't seen any ascii chars that didn't show up.Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
July 25th, 2002, 02:43 PM #3
Well, I can't use pi or the square root sign, or the infinity sign, all of which I've tried.
(Qu'est ce que "vbulletin" veut dire?)
Oops -- just noticed "vB Code" -- I suppose that's it -- lemme try "Enhanced Mode".
July 25th, 2002, 03:51 PM #4
Well, I've never used this and promise I don't understand this.. I do know I didn't get it right.. but I bet you'll see what I did wrong.
I got my info here
I tired it both ways as code and just plain typing..
(of course the symbol I tried to make didn't work, but my little brain didn't understand the table at first glance either)
&_#_227_; is what I typed w/o the underscore...
OK how do you make the darn a go away and just have the tild sign???
July 25th, 2002, 07:13 PM #5
The characters I typed for "pi", "infinity", and "root" were respectively (with NumLock on) <alt>227, <alt>236, <alt>251. I got "paragraph symbol", "blank" and "underscore".
What did you do? That link gave me bupkis.
July 25th, 2002, 07:39 PM #6
π ∞ √
I dunno how to type them in, but I got them in Character Map just fine...
Hmm, will this work?
π ∞ √
July 25th, 2002, 07:40 PM #7
July 25th, 2002, 07:43 PM #8
I used the stuff from the html column. It seems to me the vbs code is very similar to html (in some instances)
Wow strangerstill very cool"Sometimes life is just what we make it."
July 26th, 2002, 08:30 AM #9
Okay, strangerstill, I'm willing to parade my ignorance:
I'm still missing something. I checked out your link, but I can't figure out hgow to get an "&etc" type character to display. If I simply type "&pi", I get --> &pi. Is there some key-chording needed here, as with ASCII?
Also, what character map are you using? The Windows accessory? Using that, pÖ¥ is what I get for "pi root infinity".
Last edited by Theophylact; July 26th, 2002 at 08:33 AM.
July 26th, 2002, 09:25 AM #10
This website has it listed but I couldn't get it to work. Some do and some don't. I not sure about why. Try holding alt while typing in the numbers of the 5th column. Hope something works.I'm unique, just like everyone else
July 26th, 2002, 01:43 PM #11
It's not too tricky - really!
What I'm typing into the 'Your Reply' box is literally "&pi; &infin; &radic;"
By the magic of HTML that then gets converted by your own browser into "π & √"
(oh, in case you're wondering, the way I got "&pi;" not to turn into "π" is to cheat, by typing in "&amp;pi;" instead - "&amp;" gives an ampersand "&" character.)
As for character map - I'm using the Windows XP character map, searching for the right characters (in 'advanced' view) then copying into the 'Your Reply' box. I'm using Mozilla - perhaps your browser doesn't support Unicode properly?
July 26th, 2002, 01:58 PM #12
Well, I've used Win98's character map, I'm using (at the moment) IE 5.0, and whether I type &pi or "&pi" I get exactly what you see.
July 26th, 2002, 02:07 PM #13
Hmmm. In Mozilla, it displays okay when I use the "&" method; but when I use the character map, I still get "pÖ¥" for "pi infinity root". Weird.
July 26th, 2002, 02:08 PM #14
July 26th, 2002, 02:12 PM #15
Yeah... unfortunately, neither Win98 or IE 5 are particularly good with Unicode. I'm guessing Moz is having trouble getting Unicode from the clipboard - and IE 5 just can't manage Unicode at all!
July 26th, 2002, 02:15 PM #16
I get the "ampersand" character, followed (without spaces) by the letters "p" and "i". IE 5.0 may well not support Unicode properly.
July 26th, 2002, 03:49 PM #17
I've now replaced IE5.0 with IE6.0. It displays correctly π∞√
July 31st, 2002, 12:15 PM #18
D'oh. I've finally understood what the Unicode reference was trying to tell me: that all the keystrokes -- the "&", the "#", the number, and the ";" were necessary to create the character.
Some of us are slow learners.
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