The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?  (Read 4991 times)

Offline CZARCAR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 686
    • View Profile
How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« on: 13/02/2009 13:05:29 »
wanna make "not equal to" symbol. have to impose [/] over [=] in same space. how may i do this...thanx

Mod Edit - Formatted the subject as a question - please do this to help keep the forum tidy and easy to navigate - thanks
« Last Edit: 16/02/2009 09:12:04 by BenV »


 

Offline BenV

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1503
    • View Profile
Re: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« Reply #1 on: 13/02/2009 13:42:52 »
That depends on where you need it - in this forum, another one, a word document?

If it's this forum, there's one above the text box - ≠ - you may be able to copy that and paste it elsewhere.
 

Offline CZARCAR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 686
    • View Profile
Re: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« Reply #2 on: 13/02/2009 13:49:02 »
Let me try again: the code is ampersand, pound sign, 8800, ;.

Insert this code as one character string without the commas.



someone said this but i cant figure out how to do it.
how to "insert the code" & to impose the[/] over the [=]
 

Offline techmind

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 934
  • Un-obfuscated
    • View Profile
    • techmind.org
Re: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« Reply #3 on: 14/02/2009 20:54:30 »
If you want an unusual character in general Windows then go to the Start menu then select Run... and in the box type charmap and then press OK.
This runs the Character Map utility (in years gone by it would have been on the Start menu, but Microsoft seems to hide it these days).

In the old days you had to use the Symbol character set to get symbols, but these days many characters are available in all the mainstream fonts.

Times New Roman and Arial (and others) contain the not-equal-to sign.
It's listed in charmap as U+2260 but I don't think there's any easy way to type this. However, if you double-click the symbol you want it will put it in the line at the bottom. If the then press the copy button it will copy it to clipboard... you can then go back to your application and press CTRL+V or do Edit|Paste and voila!


In charmap, some characters list Alt+nnnn keyboard codes. You can type these directly into your application, eg to enter Alt+0181 you press and hold Alt then type 0181 on the numeric keypad, then release Alt ... and the micro-symbol μ appears. Note it is essential to type the leading zero for these to work.

Other useful symbols you can type directly this way include:
 Alt+0176 °  (degree sign)
 Alt+0177 ±  (plus-minus sign)
 Alt+0178 ²  (squared sign)
 Alt+0179 ³  (cubed sign)
 Alt+0181 µ  (micro sign)
 Alt+0183 ·  (mid-dot multiplication sign)
 Alt+0169 ©  (copyright)


Attempting to overprint a / and a = sign are techniques which date back to mechanical typewriters and are well and truly obsolete in modern software.
« Last Edit: 14/02/2009 21:01:14 by techmind »
 

Offline nicephotog

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 387
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • H h H h H h H h H h
    • View Profile
    • Freeware Downloads
Re: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« Reply #4 on: 15/02/2009 05:07:40 »
someone said this but i cant figure out how to do it.
how to "insert the code" & to impose the[/] over the [=]

You need to know about HTML ENTITIES and XML ENTITIES.
Look it up in google.

For text charsets in .txt file, ISO_8859-2 or a special editor attachment system in windows and other OS's often supplied, a little program that supplies these strange characters for text file and attaches a notation to the file on the table as requiring to be read a particular way.
In win XP its in START-ACCESSORIES-SYSTEM TOOLS-"CHARACTER MAP"(Not the same as HTML/XML)

Note that "IS NOT EQUAL TO" is a single human readable character in its own right.

Failing that look at MATHML because the character belongs to "SET" mathematics equations that are often used in statistics and formula bases.
« Last Edit: 15/02/2009 05:11:40 by nicephotog »
 

Offline yor_on

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 11987
  • Thanked: 4 times
  • (Ah, yes:) *a table is always good to hide under*
    • View Profile
Re: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« Reply #5 on: 15/02/2009 11:16:38 »
Character Map may give you a lot of choices for your symbols when you look.
But when pasting it in you might get disappointed anyway as it also has to do with the support from those third party programs that you want to paste your symbols in.. ۑ .. Here i tried to paste in two symbols, one worked and one did not.
The simplest idea is if this program you want to past symbols into already offer you those symbols to Copy&paste. Then it will be as you assume:)
 

Offline nicephotog

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 387
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • H h H h H h H h H h
    • View Profile
    • Freeware Downloads
Re: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« Reply #6 on: 16/02/2009 07:49:13 »
..."Here i tried to paste in two symbols"...
Try pasting it in to this forum as HTML ENTITIES under English ISO_8859-1(NOT -2 EXTENDED).
Uses an ampersand followed by numbers and terminated by a semi-colon or preceded with a # sign.
Lookup HTML and XML entities in here.
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Re: How do I 'type' superimposed keystrokes?
« Reply #6 on: 16/02/2009 07:49:13 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums