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Language Questions / Re: ---- 10s
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 12:27:03 pm »
£

Well, there ya go. I never realised there was a number pad. I never go near that side of the keyboard.
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Language Questions / Re: ---- 10s
« Last post by Bertha on Today at 11:38:44 am »
À = a grave
è = e grave
ç
etc.  I found the codes for French here: http://www.keyxl.com/aaaa6c6/383/French-Accents-Alt-Codes-keyboard-shortcuts.htm

They worked here with holding down the Alt key and typing the numbers from the number pad. When I released the alt key, the symbol was in the text box. I didn't have to copy/paste.

Here they are for Spanish: https://www.spanishdict.com/answers/282262/how-to-type-spanish-letters-and-accents-from-paralee
German: https://www.livinglanguage.com/community/discussion/392/typing-german-letters-with-an-american-keyboard

There are several keyboard variations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_and_American_keyboards
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Café / Re: Alt codes for letters with accents
« Last post by admin on Today at 10:05:40 am »
Thanks TK
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Café / Re: Alt codes for letters with accents
« Last post by t k on Today at 03:50:08 am »
I found this site.  You can copy the symbol by just clicking on it.  "Start Word, create a symbol, highlight it, and copy it" -- this can be reduced to "open a new tab and click".

https://coolsymbol.com/

Alas, it has phonetic symbols for English but not for French.  --- tk

ps I duplicated it from the Language Questions "---- 10s" as it seems more appropriate here.
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Language Questions / Re: ---- 10s
« Last post by t k on Today at 03:31:11 am »
I found this site.  You can copy the symbol by just clicking on it.  "Start Word, create a symbol, highlight it, and copy it" -- this can be reduced to "open a new tab and click".

https://coolsymbol.com/

Alas, it has phonetic symbols for English but not for French.  --- tk
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Language Questions / Re: ---- 10s
« Last post by Darryl on February 19, 2019, 10:39:23 pm »
So if I want a pound symbol:

alt key (hold down) 0163

Zilch.

Try Num Lock:

No difference.

For everyday use in Word, it's no problem to find symbols on the tool bar menu. But you can't access that in these reply boxes. Anyway, how often do we need a pound symbol here?  :)

Copied from Word:  £     Ta da!

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Language Questions / Re: ---- 10s
« Last post by Britta on February 19, 2019, 04:50:25 pm »
Just in case you misunderstood: you need to hold down the Alt key while pressing 0163. You do not press the + key at all. You may need to activate NumLock or use the numbers above the letters.
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Language Questions / Re: ---- bile-shot, have the advantage of
« Last post by admin on February 19, 2019, 09:10:33 am »
Jaundiced. Possibly as a result of over indulgence.
Not "I have told you" but "you already know mine but I do not know yours."
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Language Questions / ---- bile-shot, have the advantage of
« Last post by t k on February 19, 2019, 04:05:24 am »
A large face, seared with a thousand wrinkles, burned yellow with the sun, and marked with every evil passion, was turned from one to the other of us, while his deep-set, bile-shot eyes, and his high, thin, fleshless nose, gave him somewhat the resemblance to a fierce old bird of prey.

“Which of you is Holmes?” asked this apparition.

“My name, sir; but you have the advantage of me,” said my companion quietly.
  (from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "bile-shot".  Which does it mean, jaundiced or angry?
Please explain "have the advantage of".  Does it mean "I told you my name but you have not told me yours"?

Thanks.  --- tk
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Language Questions / Re: futures and future
« Last post by Ionachul on February 18, 2019, 11:59:57 am »
I see. Thanks very much.
Iona
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