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Dell XPS 13 typing special characters with keyboard

Question: Dell XPS 13 typing special characters with keyboard

I'm unable to type special characters with my Dell XPS 13 with Windows 8 pre-loaded. E.g. when typing "^" followed by "e" one should normally get "ê"
My previous XPS 13 with Windows 7 pre-loaded worked fine. I have loaded all the latest drivers but the functionality is still missing. Is there a setting that needs to be switched on? Or are the drivers still missing for Windows 8?
Help will be appreciated

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Answer: Dell XPS 13 typing special characters with keyboard

FOUND IT!!! Press "Fn + Ctrl + LShift" simultaneously to activate and deactivate special character typing

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Using a Lenovo Yoga 910.  All I want to do is to be able to quickly and easily insert the registered trademark symbol   without copying and pasting.  I use this symbol often and am frustrated that I can't figure out how to insert it quickly.

Answer:Typing special characters - ®

Nomally you can use CTRL+ALT+R   is the key combination to insert the  symbol in some applications like MS Office etc.and ALT + 0174 will also insert the symbol in most places that the CTRL+ALT+R key combinantion does not work, such as in this forum.   Cheers, 

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When using special characters eg. - alt 0232 works on my PC but not on my laptop.Can anybody please tell me what I'm doing wrong - is it something to do with the lack of number pad?

Answer:Special keyboard characters

You have to use the number pad. On your laptop you may have a NumLock key which will activate the numbered keypad - for example on mine with NumLock on J=1, K=2, L=3 (the numbers should be marked on the keys).

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Hi. I recently bought an Acer Aspire R14,  On my old desktop I used to play with the special characters all the time, mostly for the Acute symbol  (ALT 130), but now I just can't figure out how to do it on my Acer. can you help please ?  what the trick?  http://tools.oratory.com/altcodes.html thanksstef.













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Answer:Special Characters (Alt Keyboard Sequences) on a A...

If you are referring to , for instance the number 1 next to the letter J,  I have them; they are blue on my keyboard.but in MS words 2016, If I wana write a , and do the ctl alt 1,3,0 with the blue numbers ( the normal white number on top won't do anything )  there a popup window showing up and it doesn't work...  so for web it's clt alt 1,3,0 blue,, and for ms words it's alt x like you said , or  in world, insert, symbol, special caracters...your link was a winner thanks again man stef, Montreal

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Hi. I recently bought an Acer Aspire R14,  On my old desktop I used to play with the special characters all the time, mostly for the Acute symbol  (ALT 130), but now I just can't figure out how to do it on my Acer. can you help please ?  what the trick?  http://tools.oratory.com/altcodes.html thanksstef.

Answer:Special Characters (Alt Keyboard Sequences) on a A...

On my R3 you hold down Alt-Fn and press the blue numbers (blue 6 is on the O (oh not zero) key. 66 is a capital B.

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Is there anyway of being able to use Swedish characters on an english keyboard and a langage setting as English (UK)?

Answer:Keyboard languages and special characters

If you mean characters like ? and ?, you can get these by selecting Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map. From here, you can select and copy the character you want and paste it into whatever you want.

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Hi,

I have an excel spreadsheet, and I'd like to insert a wingding character - a check mark.
I'd like to set up a macro to do this. But if I copy the checkmark to the clipboard and create the macro to paste the clipboard, this won't work if there is something else in the clipboard. What I need is a way to tell the macro what key combination I'm typing in, is what I want in the cell. The check mark character is way at the bottom of the character map sequence for wingdings. I've gone through all my keys, and there's many more characters between the end of what my keys will create, and that check mark.

Is there a way to generate keys using ALT or something? I tried ALT-1-2-3, but that didn't give me anything. Is the ALT sequence or whatever it is, mapped to ascii? Is that the character code I see at the bottom of the character map window? Is there any correlation of that code to what I'm going to type into my cell to get my checkmark?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: how to generate special characters on keyboard

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I figured out how to do the French characters such as ? or ?, but i can't figure out the shortcuts for things such as ? or ?, even though the keyboard has buttons for them.

help? thanks.

Answer:how do i type the special characters shown on my keyboard?

I don't know if you can assign keys to the characters, but you can enter them
ANSI Special Characters

and for more than you ever wanted to know about character encoding
Character encoding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

edit: This is probably a better reference - scroll down the page to see all ASCII chars

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I just need to know how to do a O with a slash through it, ive tried everything, searched everything and nothing works.

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Essential G580 on 15th May 2013. Everything was working perfectly until yesterday when my keyboard started to type random characters. I had just put my laptop to sleep on the night of 20th July 2013 and when I switched on the laptop on the evening of 21st July 2013 the keyboard started typing random stuff. There has been no spillage on the laptop as its safely covered on my table and I am the only one living in my room. Also to make sure its not because of a software glitch, I tried the following: 1. Restarted the system multiple times2. Went to an earlier System restore point. (Tried 5 different one's)3. Refreshed the system4. Took a backup and Formatted the whole hard disk and reinstalled Windows.5. Switched off the laptop for the night and tried switching it on today morning. None of the above helped. So obviously it is not a software problem. (FYI: The Onscreen Keyboard just works fine) A few example stuff which I get when I press the keys: CAPS Lock: WX (When I press Caps lock key it types WX along with it so the pattern goes like this: WXwxWXwxWXwx and so on if you keep pressing caps lock)q: When I press q its types a tab with qwm: its types yum instead of mw: works like caps lock key. Turns on Caps and types WX too.x: same as wBackspace: Backspace deletes one character and along with that presses the enter key too The keys in the middle row i.e.. asdfghjkl are all working fine. The problem seems to be with t... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Essential G580 Keyboard Malfunctioning (Keyboard typing unnecessary characters)

hi bijoy3d,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
What you can try is to reseat the keyboard ribbon (see page 49-51 of the hardware maintenance manual). If that doesn't work, there's really something wrong with the physical keyboard and you need to contact lenovo support for service.
 
 
Best regards,
neokenchi

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I do 70% of my typing in English and 30% in Spanish. Is there any tweak to make the keyboard to
a. toggle between those 2 languages ...
or...
b. have about 20 special characters to be readily available with the existing keyboard? (hot keys ?)

If so, how could they be set?


Thank you for responding to this

Answer:Keyboard tweaks to type special characters from a second language

Just to help out others that may come across the same issue, i just happened to solve my problem. Here is the link for a small yet very effective solution Type Spanish Accents Easily! - One Hour Programming - Programming for the Rest of Us

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Hi,
I'm not sure what happened, but one moment I can use all my international characters with the simple <alt><char> strokes that I'm used to, and now I can't. For example the ? I normally get from <right alt><,> but now that gives me nothing. I did not install any driver updates, and the keyboard is selected in control panel. I'm running windows 7 home premium 64 bits.
How do I get my international keyboard back?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:us international keyboard not giving me the special characters anymore

Hi take a look at the link below

Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove

Take a look here as well

Keyboard Layout - Change

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Whenever I type certain characters another character will pop up with it. For example, I try to type "L" and when I'm not using the onscreen keyboard it types as ";L". There are several different keys this is happening to but it is not happening with every key. This just started about 30 minutes ago. I cleaned my keyboard and it started malfunctioning about 10 minutes after Happens to thw following characters I've found l =;lp=poo=poa= select all and several more 

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I've got one of these Logitech mouse/keyboard wireless combis. Last night the keyboard started playing up. Hitting either the T or V keys types both characters. Its the same with C or E and N and U. Other keys cause windows to open, among other random happenings. Rather annoying as some of these characters are in my log on password. If I did not have the Wacom on screen keyboard at startup I would have been up the creek. Running Vista Home Premium. I have changed batteries, and tonight I will try it with a bog-standard keyboard. if this is ok I suppose its time to ditch the Logitech and get a new one. Just wandered if anyone had any ideas.

Answer:Keyboard typing two characters

After a good coffee spill, mopped rinsed and wiped away from a veteran Cherry keyboard, the same double key standards applied. Fortunately this keyboard can be dismantled to the point where separate laminations could be thoroughly dried.But then a veteran like you would notice the wet splash ...... wouldn't you???

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Hi guys i have a 3 weeks old mechanical keyboard, so practically is new, and after a while i realised that sometimes, randomly, 2 or more characters are being typed instead of 1.
I would like to tell me please if you think it is something to do with my pc or windows, or it is the keyboard's fault and i should have it replaced.

Answer:Keyboard is randomly typing 2 or more characters instead of 1

Hi try the keyboard on another computer or try another keyboard on your computer that should tell you if it's the keyboard or the computer.

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I have a Dell latitude Cpi A laptop running windows xp and the stock keyboard types wrong letters example: When I press the p key it shows the number 4 on the screen. How do I fix it?

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446 How can I fix this? Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

I have a Yoga 2.  My problem seemed to occur after having problems with Verface. 

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In my Notebook when i press some buttons i see letters and numbers  for ex. when i type K  it types 7K and J types J8 . is anyone got this problem before? Please help Thanks Bassem

Answer:keyboard typing wrong characters

It is necessary for you to replace the keyboard.It is not sending the correct signals to the motherboard. Yes, even a notebook computer has a replacable keyboard.It's a job best assigned to a qualified computer technician, to find and order a compatible keyboard, and to disassemble the laptop far enough to be able to swap the keyboard.  

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Hello a while back my friend spilt a bit of soda on my laptops keyboard, I dried, and flipped my PC over flat on a towel. There was no damage for about a month, but now some key do multiple actions. Example: Pressing (Backspace) now moves the curser to the right one space, turn my volume down once, and then Backspace. Is there a way to fix this myself or would I have to take my PC into a repair store? Or have to replace my keyboard entirely?

Computer: Toshiba Satellite S55-B5280
 

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My daughter's keyboard on Windows XP will not type the @ symbol, it types " instead. Please help me get this corrected. She has changed the language input to English United Kingdom and also tried English USA. None of these changes fixed the problem. All advise will be appreciated, thank you.
 

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong characters

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When I type 2 it comes up 23 and 3 becomes 23w = we / e = we s = sd / d = sd x = xc / c = xcThe other keys react normaly and are fineHas anybody experienced a problem like this B4. I suspect I need a new keyboard but just thought I'd ask in case it was a software problem

Answer:Keyboard typing double Characters

xc

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One of my networked machines (XP Pro) has a keyboard problem. The @ sign and the quotes are reversed and also the and # key type incorrectly.I have checked regional settings and all is fine.Does anyone know of any other settings where this can be corrected. I would be very grateful for any help.

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong characters

Are you sure the Regional Info is correct?If you have changed it have you rebooted it?Sounds like the US keyboard drivers / settings at install instead of UK.

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446
How can I fix this? Please help!
 

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

Try the fix in this link if you haven't already......3 Ways to Fix a Keyboard That Has the Wrong Characters - wikiHow

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I have tried changing the language settings in control panel but it is already on english us

There doesn't appear to be an issue with the fn keys
This post was very hard to type

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I have a logik keyboard for pc and this what my keyboard gives instead

q gives `
w opens 'help' box on whatever programme is open
r gives 5
u gives 6
I gives =
p gives -
g gives b
h gives n
; gives '
' gives /

how can this be solved?
 

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing wrong characters

This might help you out!

How To Fix A Keyboard With Wrong Characters
http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Keyboard-That-Has-the-Wrong-Characters

Good luck and let us all know how the repair job went!
 

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My keyboard is typing correctly in Word but types nonsense when I type in either a browser window or in my email. If I type a web address in Chrome, Explorer or Firefox it comes out as random letters, symbols and numbers and the same if I try to type an email in yahoo or gmail. As I say, it is fine typing in Word. Any ideas gratefully received.

PS I have been into Control Panel and made sure regional settings and keyboard setting are for English (UK)
 

Answer:Keyboard Typing Wrong Characters

Is this a laptop and is the "Num Lock" on?
 

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Hi There,
So when I try to log into any online banking/credit card website, typing on my keyboard produces a random string of characters which do not correspond to what I press. I of course am unable to log in under these circumstances as what I am typing is not simply masked but it really has typed the wrong character. This does not happen on any other type of website/situation, only banking/credit cards. no idea what is causing this, please help!
I am running windows 10, fully updated, I run ESET nod 32 antivirus, updated and scanned, malware bytes, updated and scanned, Zemana anti-logger (same happens when this is on and off (i have tried this) rapport service for google chrome, u block origin extension, https everywhere.

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I have an old Dell inspiron e1505 laptop. When the login screen appears I am unable to login because my keyboard is typing incorrect characters.
 

Answer:Keyboard on laptop typing incorrect characters

HI, and welcome to TSG...

You may have the Num lock on. Its located at the top-right of the keyboard above the F11 key. If it is on, there should be one of the four indicator lights illuminated to the left of the power button. The first on, actually.

Good luck..
 

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when type a, types a/k. when typing k, types a/k, many of the keys typing three letters after a single key is pressed.

Answer:new problem, keyboard is not typing accurate characters,

There are a mix of ideas here:http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-...Do not update the BIOS though unless you are certain that is the issue (rare) - get it wrong and you need a new motherboard.EDIT:If nothing there helps it might be a keyboard driver issue. If so, go to "Device Manager" and expand out the Keyboards entry. Right click your keyboard and then Uninstall. Do NOT check any box you see about removing the software.The above is not the usual uninstall, it just disengages the software from the hardware. When you restart the computer it will find your keyboard as new hardware then re-install the software from the supplied drivers. Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hello, thanks for any help. My "3edc" keys are typing incorrect characters. They display different items each time I press the keys. I replaced the keyboard and it solved the problem for a few weeks, then the same problem returned. I do not have the original Windows CD. Moderator note: Log removed and topic moved BACK to Windows 7. In this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic424863.html member was told that the problem is not malware related and instructed to post in the Windows 7 forum OR External Hardware. ~ OB

Answer:Keyboard keys "3edc" typing incorrect characters

Hello,
What characters are being displayed when you type those keys example: 3=$ e=^

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If I type a series of letters on this keyboard it decides to miss out some of the characters and not type them
I just had to go back and correct everything just now

Please help.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard misses characters out while typing

If I remember well some people here have reported about similar issue and solution was BIOS update.
Does your notebook have original BIOS that you got with your notebook?

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For some reason, there always seem to be a second delay on the keys on the keyboard, including the numeric keypad. Many times, either a character was skipped or the character showed up twice.
Vey frustrasting as I always have to go back to add or delete a character.

When I run a word program in safe mode, it works fine. Someone told me it may be a software issue as the problem does not occur in safe mode.
I am very careful with the laptop as I am sure there was no spill.

Any comment is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L675: characters show twice and keyboard delay while typing

Hi

Try a BIOS update.
I read here in the forum that this solved the keyboard issue similar to yours.

Greets

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Machine approaching three years old and not continually used. A couple of weeks ago, it started missing characters when typing or it will type two characters and then highlight them so when you type again the first two characters are gone. Does this on both the on screen and laptop keyboard. Tried an external keyboard and it too acted the same way.
Here's what I've done - run diagnostics (no issues), downloaded and installed most recent BIOS, chipset, video and all other drivers. Have also in Device Manager deleted keyboards and rebooted with no change. All Windows 10 updates are installed.
Most of the time I have it plugged in and charge set to only charge when battery is approaching low.
Have not removed the battery and keeping it as a last option.
Any ideas?

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Hi

When I try to download a file from Internet explorer it replacec the white space with underscores and double quotation with weired characters. How can I avoid this. while downloading I want my original file name. Any Ideas please tell me.



thanks in advance,

Answer:replaces special characters with weired characters on download from internet explorer

When you download it are you hitting save or run? (I reccomend save BTW)

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Posting this for a friend who has a Dell Inspiron 3847 with Model KB113P keyboard running Windows 10. He phoned me this morning saying he was getting incorrect characters when typing. In particular he was attempting to type a question mark and was getting something completely different. I'm assuming he's somehow changed character sets from the keyboard. Can someone tell me how he can change it back to the Canadian or US default? For now he's using the Windows 10 touch keyboard to type characters he's having trouble with.
Thanks, Mike.

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Google Translate would work on my other computer, but that computer stopped working so I have to use this WindowsXP computer. I haven't attempted to use the translator for a while after I got the XP computer up and running, but when I did it would not translate. A lot of the translated characters would show weird symbols like "もしもし" or "さようなら". Any idea on what is causing this? I have also tried different Internet Browsers but the problem still continues, so that means it's probably my computer.

Answer:Special characters won't appear.

Sounds like a language pack needs to be installed.

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Question: Special characters

I am using Microsoft Works word processor program. I need to cut and paste a document into Windows Mail The document contains 'em dashes.' These transfer as the numeral '3/4', rather than an em dash. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Special characters

Remove the *em dashes* and replace them with -- instead. That should transfer just fine.
 

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Question: Special Characters

i just wanted to know, is there any way to name folders and .txt documents with special characters like / \ * etc.*Note im using windows vista but im not sure if that will make any difference. Im guessing all Windows OSs wont let me name folders and documents with special characters. 

Answer:Special Characters

Correct, you can not use those characters in the filename. You can use ! @ # $ % ^ & ( ).

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I would like to write a query that will use hex ranges to find their repespective values in my tables.

These ranges are:
00 - 09,
0A - 0F,
10 - 19,
1A - 1F

I know how to write the query for finding one value but not a range of values.

db2 "select * from table where field like ('%' || x'0F' || '%')"

thank you.
 

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On my Mac if I wanted to type "?" I just type option+e to get the little tick thingy with a highlight field then e again to to "?". On Windows the only way i've found how to do that is to bring up the character map, which is a bit of a pain when you just want to use the keyboard.
help?

Answer:How do i type special characters?

Hi Mate,

You might wanna look this article Keyboard Shortcuts for special characters

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Hi all! I just purchased a new Dell with Windows 10. I had a Dell with Windows XP SP3 for ages, and when I made the mistake of updating one of my drivers... Well, it was getting to be time to update... I've a few more grey hairs now.

Anyway, in my old machine, when I modified a file, I would just append a "-2" or "-3" to the file name, ie. File005-02.html. This made searches very easy, as I could just search for -2 and it would list all the files I'd changed. I have my old drive slaved into my new pc, but I can't seem to figure out what Win10 wants to search for just "-2". Win10 gives me all the files with a 2 in the name or inside the file, completely ignoring the dash, which returns a huge number of files.

Is there a quick way to do a simple search for files with a dash, underscore, or other special character in the filename?

Can I turn off the "search inside the file" function, so that it just searches filenames?

Thanks!

Answer:Searching for special characters

To find any file containing -2 search for filename:*-2:

(Click to enlarge.)

Search parameter filename:* followed by any special character searches for that character in file names. For example searching for filename:*& finds all files with an ampersand (&) in filename, search filename:*_ finds all files with an underscore in file name, search filename:*, finds all files with a comma in file name.

Kari

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They used to be able to be rendered, how come not anymore? How can I fix this?
 

Answer:Special characters cannot be displayed

Are you turning your Num Lock key on?
 

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I am curious to ask if other special characters such as (, , ) are allowed to be entered as a valid password?
 

Answer:Passwords and special characters

In what? Windows? Linux? Your bank? Different authentication systems have different limitations.
 

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Sometimes subjects like The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change now need reference to the calculus,- a branch which could be loosely called the mathematics of change. Most people looking it up in texts are put off by the complexity of the Leibnitz notation. What they see is a ontrast to the sheer simplicity of Newton's own, instantly understandable way of writing it down.To say more on this in a Speakers' Corner posting I need to print an x with a dot over the top, also an x with two dots over the top like a German umlaut, preferably with the dots same boldness as the first. I found instruction on how to do it in my Mathematica 5 by Wolfram. It says this... Expression form Overdot is made by key sequence x\&. used inside \!\( ...\). I try for an x with a dot on top and in notepad it prints as \!\(x\&.\)and not x under a dot. The funny character is an ampersand.Questions...Is notepad a valid place to check the appearance of my forum printout? Where with Wolfram have I gone wrong?Is there an easier way to print x overdot and matching double-dot?(For anyone curious they are called Newton's fluxions.) Thanks for any advice. W

Answer:Special characters I need in a posting.

? ? ? ? If you mean like this then select from the character map (Programs - Accessories - System Tools)

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arial4black

With windows 98 I was able to access HTML characters easily by hold down alt key and type in the numeral code for the character I wanted. But with Windows XP I can not access the HTML characters. Can someone assist me?
 

Answer:special HTML characters

mthumjdo said:

arial4black

With windows 98 I was able to access HTML characters easily by hold down alt key and type in the numeral code for the character I wanted. But with Windows XP I can not access the HTML characters. Can someone assist me?Click to expand...

I think you mean ASCII characters, but I dont know what to do with that problem, it's always worked for me...
 

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Hi all,

I am building a mail application in java. While reading mail content i am getting special characters which are in some other language... i want to read it properly...

Please help me regarding this...
 

Answer:Special characters in mail..

Do you mean the encoding? Make it UTF-8.
 

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Hi, not sure if this is the right place for this.

I live in New Zealand and I have the standard keyboard for my country. I want to add the Euro symbol to my keyboard as I use it a lot and I am not happy with typing Euro54, for example, when I am quoting a price.

Is there something I can add to Windows to make this happen?
 

Answer:Solved: Special characters

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Hi,I'm trying to get the link click hereto work in my RSS feed at click hereThe thing works in the readers but the link> line seems to have problems with the & symbols. I have tried replacing them with & as per some online guides but it still won't workAny suggestions?TaMike

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For the past week or so, whenever I try typing in special characters (like , alt-0233; I'm on a laptop so it's actually alt-fn-mkll) weird things happen. For example, typing an "n" with a tilde in Firefox (alt-0241) brings me back a page. I think I activated some kind of shortcut that I really don't want to have. How do I fix this?
 

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hey guyss

is there any way i could use special characters like 'subset' in word 2003 or XP? u guys know subset, i mean eg: set A belongs to the set B, hence->subset of B . then i need the projection operator...for denoting PROJECT operation, the 'pi' character (workin on mysql). then i need a double arrow facing right and left, and special characters that are denoted in databases, SELECT,PROJECT,etc

help guys.urgent.its for my documentation.
thanksss

Fidel
 

Answer:special characters in word

Look in programs > accessories > system tools for "Charachter Map"
 

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To obtain an ALT Character:
1. Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
2. Depress the Alt key.
3. While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above.
4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.

Answer:Tip: Create Special ALT Characters

Thats a nice one. Thanks!

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Hi,

I'm an absolubt beginner with databases ad need some help removing a special characters.

I have a field that contains numbers only in some cells and both numbers and letters in others. In order to be able to inport to my DB I had to add a ' at the beginning and end of each record so that both excell & access would pick up the dta as text. I now need to remove the ' characters but cannot figure out how it's done.

I know I need to use an update query from reading other threads here but nothing I have read has given me an answer I can understand or impliment.

please help.

P.S.

I have no knowledge on using SQL so any help needs to be in very simple access term

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Deleting special characters

Are you trying to remove the characters in Access? Or in Excel?
 

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Can't display special characters in Win XP
For example, try pasting any of these characters into notepad:

&#12304;&#12405;&#12388;&#12358;&#12305;

&#12300;&#12489;&#12459;&#12368;&#12356;&#12301;
also, this shadowed box looks like a regular square:

&#10065;

These all work fine in notepad in Windows 7.
Does anyone know how to get these to work in Windows XP? Thanks!
 

Answer:Can't display special characters in Win XP

Zoooo said:


Can't display special characters in Win XP
For example, try pasting any of these characters into notepad:

&#12304;&#12405;&#12388;&#12358;&#12305;

&#12300;&#12489;&#12459;&#12368;&#12356;&#12301;
also, this shadowed box looks like a regular square:

&#10065;

These all work fine in notepad in Windows 7.
Does anyone know how to get these to work in Windows XP? Thanks!Click to expand...
I'm surprised they show in W7's version of Notepad because I've always seen Notepad as a simple text editor and wouldn't have expected to see anything out of the ordinary in there. In XP, try pasting into Wordpad instead. If that doesn't work, go to Control Panel>Regional and Language and check the Unicode matches your chosen language under the Advanced tab.
 

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I have two questions:

1) I found a folder on my comp labeled $OEM$. What is it? I'm trying to make sure I've eradicated the nefarious Sony Rootkit

2) I searched for "$OEM$" on Google, but I want the dollar signs. I've run into this problem before. How do I force Google to search including any special character, and if there isn't a way, is there another search engine that does?

Answer:$OEM$ and google special characters

what is the complete path?

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 Just discovered a nice feature of Windows 8, useful to those using special characters like , , just every once in a while. On big keyboards I was using Alt+number pad, or the Fn+Alt+number pad on smaller laptop keyboards, but hte twist doesn't offer a number pad either via the Fn button or even on the on-screen keyboard. Finding the characters in charmap, then copying is a easy workaround, but I also just discovered that Microsoft seems to have integrated into Windows 8 the nice keystrokes available in previous versions of Word: Ctrl-' then e gives Ctrl-: then a gives Ctrl-^ then o gives etc. It doesn't work everywhere, though. It works in Chrome's browser bar, but not in the dialog box into which I'm typing right now (I had to copy-paste to put the characters in above). Works in Wordpad, but not Notepad. Anyway, hope this post saves some people some time down the line.    

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I am running win 98 SE. I have a HP deskjet 1220c. When I use Romanian accent characters in a Word document they appear OK on the screen but they do not print OK. However if I use the HP550c drivers they will print OK but I loose all the extras of the 1220 machine. I have looked on the HP site for updated drivers but cannot see anything to help? Can anyone help me? I am not an expert.

Answer:Printing special characters with HP 1220c

You need to ensure that your printer is operating in graphic mode, that way, what you see on screen is what results on paper. Check the printer control panel for the setting, and adjust accordingly.

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I used to get a large set of special characters on Microsoft Works (not Word) with a key combination I've forgotten. Now I'm limited to the character map under system tools. I think the keys were like ctrl+something+something. Maybe the same set used for Word. Anyone know how to get more special characters than just what's on the map?
 

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Good morning.

Can anyone point me to a reference source (or provide the info I want) for "Special Characters", in Word 2000?

Along the way, I have picked up some useful key combinations, like ^t = tab, and, ^p = paragraph...

These are so useful for search and replace operations, but these are all I remember from an old Word5 booklet (they still work in W2000...)

There are some provided in the "Special Characters" menu (Insert/Symbol...) but very few.

In particular, I'm looking for a key-combination for non-break paragraph, so I can change the non-breaking ones for breaking ones (and vice versa) in large documents for, or from, web-pages.

Care.

kb-r
 

Answer:Word 2000 - Special Characters

>> key-combination for non-break paragraph

(I'm guessing here, that) there isn't one.

I made a non-breaking para in a test doc via Format -- Paragraph -- Line & Page Breaks -- Keep Lines Together.

The only evidence of it (back in the doc, with pilcrow on) was a small black square to the left of the 1st line (of the para).

Try stripping out all "non-breaking ones" with CTRL+A, then unchecking Keep Lines Together (click twice if it's greyed out, ie: not all existing paras are non-breaking).

FYI re: Replace, in W2K the Find/Replace dialog has a More button. Click it to access a Special (Characters) button (list).

You can find some shortcuts at http://www.contextures.com/word-tips.htm

HTH,
Andy
 

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Hi Everyone,
Right i'm more hardware orientated so not sure on this one. In word '97 (i know, ancient) my friend is trying to insert special characters and suchlike.
Now when she goes to Insert - Symbol and the windows appears, half of the characters are missing all that is in the space is a small square. Sometimes she can see the symbol/character but on inserting it is either a square or space that is inserted.
I'm no expert but on reinstalling Word the problem is the same, could it be the installed Fonts on the system that are corrupt or does the problem lie elsewhere.
Cheers Guys
 

Answer:Special Symbols/Characters in Word

Yes. Try reinstalling the fonts on her system. Also, clean up the hard drive too, and possibly even troubleshoot Word.

http://www.theofficeexperts.com/cleanyourpc.htm
http://www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm#TroubleshootingWord
 

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Christmas letter time and I use WORKS and a WORKS data base. HOWEVER, I have a Swiss cousin and his/her name has a special (e) character. I can find the character (WORD, INSERT,SYMBOL) but how do I put it in the database or into a WORKS letter?

Ideas?

shortcut
 

Answer:insert special characters into WORKS

Just startup the Character Map tool, it usually is in the Start>Program>Accessories>SystemTools folder (also you can start up a "Run" window and type in charmap and then click the [OK] button).

In the Character Map you will probably see the type of "e" you are talking about, or or or .
In the Character Map tool, you can press the [Select] button, to have it appear, and then press the [Copy] button to have the contents of the small "Characters to copy" window into your temporary Copy buffer. Then go to your area where you wanted that character or characters, and press the Ctrl and V keys.

At the same time you might notice, down in the bottom right corner of that tool window the Keystrokes you can press to enter the same character without using the CharMap tool. (IE. Alt+0232, or Alt+0233, or Alt+0234, or Alt+0235),
That is where you are typing somewhere, you can hold down the [Alt] key, and then use the keypad to enter that sequence of characters.
In the case it would be 0 then 2 then 3 then 2 then let the [Alt] key up. That character will appear.
 

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ok i got a fix from you guys about splittng files... turns out my program guy cant use the file its just not jelling with our processess...

so now i have come up with an ingenues idea to get rid of offending data causing our problems

i need a way to delete data between 2 special characters

my file will look like this:
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|this is the offending data|i need to keep this stuff|this is more i dont need|

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how do i remove the offending data and keep just

i need to keep this stuff

without the "|" pipe characters

the special characters could change depending on our source files
so we need to be able to specifie that character

how would something like that be accomplished???
|delete me|i need to keep this stuff|delete me|

any ideas guys. could use a vbscript or a .bat either would work here...
Rob
 

Answer:New Issue, Deleting between special characters!!!

del <special>*<special>
 

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Hi.

I am trying to use windows desktop search to find all files that have a filename stucture of filename1_(2).jpg, filename2_(2).jpg so that I can mass delete them. I can not seem to find a way to search for this a windows search seems to want to include everything between the ( and ) and being part of an or function.

Any ideas.

BTW, this happened when using windows photo import. for some reason, it did not properly ignore existing photos.

Thanks

mtp3

Answer:Windows Search and Special Characters

try using quotes. "filename(2).ext"

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Hi, I have an Ideapad Yoga 13 and have been trying unsuccesfully to use keyboard shortcuts for spanish accent and other characters but nothing works. I figured it must only be the standard Atl+code to do this but that doesn't work. Anyone has ideas or been able to use special characters? Thanks













Solved!

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Answer:Special characters shortcuts don't work

The Alt codes require a number pad to work.  They don't work on the top row of numbers even on a regular keyboard. If you're using Microsoft Word, you can press Ctrl and one of these ` ' : ~ and then the letter.  So Ctrl+~ then n will give you .  (Technically it's Ctrl+Shift+`, since you need Shift+` to get ~.)  Also Ctrl+Alt+Shift and ! ? to get the upside down versions. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/word-2007-shortcuts-for-inserting-accents-and-symb.htmlhttp://www.twinning.org.uk/international_characters_in_word.htm Non-Microsoft Office programs probably don't support this so you may have to write there and then copy and paste.

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I have a Windows 2000 server running Exchange 5.5.

Ok, some one with an apostrophy (ex. xxxxx.x'[email protected]) in there email address is trying to email me, but they get a message undeliverable.

There was a SMTP communication problem with the recipient's email server. Please contact your system administrator.
#5.5.0 smtp;553 Requested action not taken:
mailbox name not allowed or chunk too large.

Is there anything I can do on my server to allow this email delivery. I have heard of someone talking about a patch for 5.5, but have been unable to find.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi

Can I do a select statement on an Oracle database where I search a table for all records where field x contains special characters(ie it contains chanracters that are not between A to Z(both cases) and 0 to 9? These characters can be in the field also though.

I hope that makes sense.

Paul
 

Answer:SQL - Search for records containing special characters

This would be very tricky using just SQL; I'd recommend that you write a small program based on a "select fieldX from tableY" cursor and then check each letter of fieldX in turn to see if it is special.

If oracle sql supports a substring type function in the where clause then you could possibly check for a limited number of characters using something along the lines of:

Code:
select
fieldX
from
tableY
where
instr('$',fieldX) = TRUE OR
instr('&',fieldX) = TRUE OR
instr('#',fieldX) = TRUE...
but it would be slow and clunky.

Slainte

midders
 

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I am running XP Pro on a Thinkpad R50 and after being attacked by some kind of malware or virus, which disabled taskmgr, all drives, start menu, etc., essentially closing off all normal avenues for fixing the problem, I have arrived at the following point, where I am now helpless:

I can boot into XP, although not into Safe Mode, and when I do, all text is displayed using a special character set. The only area where normal text is displayed is in the C: Prompt and in TweakUI. So, while I have run Spybot S&D and installed Webroot Spy Sweeper, I cannot perform a scan, since I cannot read the menu selections(not sure this would help anyway).

I have read some posts about copying the Fonts Folder contents from another computer, which I tried using a thumb drive and the C: Prompt, but I received an "Access Denied" message for several of the files. I assume this is because they are in use.

I will say that, I would like to simply wipe the drive and do a complete install, but the IBM Access function which allows me to restore the computer to its original state does not come up when I press my IBM Access button and, of course, I do not have install disks since this machine is supposed to have the original contents partitioned away for these situations.

I think if I can repair this font problem and establish a connection with the Lenovo site, I should be able to restore the machine to original.

Any thoughts?

Answer:All Text Displaying As Special Characters

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/01/18/i...ad-recovery-cd/Louis

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I am so very fristrated right now with this HP TouchSmart 310 PC everytime i go to use the ' and ' before and after words it autoatically changes to special charachters and it is very annoying and i have no idea where to disable it, doesn't matter what program I use it happens, Microsoft programs, Internet Explorer, notepad.

Example if I type 'trust' it is ok but burt the ' symbol won't show until i type next next letter or press space bar and if i type ?afe'- the c changes to a special character and i do not want that - so any help to stop this from happening be appreciated, only computer in my life to do this.

Answer:Special Characters - automatically inserting when i don't want them

You can try this ... How I restored my Windows 7 default fonts: http://www.withsteps.com/404/how-i-restored-my-windows-7-default-fonts.html

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Hi guys, i accidentaly set my windows pasword to my native language letters ąčę not to 1 2 3 , its laptop acer e13 , when windows asks pasword i cant change keyboard language from english to Lithuanian, my new pasword is ąčę..but i only can enter 123, i tried unicode alt 261 alt 269 and 281 for ąčę i get symbols but pasword is incorect, i checked other computers and it seems that alt + my unicodes works only in ms word or wordpad..not in pasword field..what to do guys? Sorry for bad language.thanks

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Hello everyone! Since installing windows pro 8.1 days ago and after having installed Google Chrome (Last version), I have noticed that some special characters (attached images) is good or not as they should. Someone could help me? Thanks in advance!



 

Answer:Google Chrome and Special Characters

@TwinHeadedEagle Is this related to malware infection ?
 

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Usually you would hold the alt key and use the num pad keys to enter the number codes, then release the alt to get the special character.
 
we do not have a numpad on the x1, so how do we do this?
 
I have tried using the normal numbers at the top of the keyboard, does not work.
 
I am using 4th gen x1
 
 
Moderator comment: Please refrain from bumping your thread(s) / post(s) more frequently than 3 days. Doing so, unfairly, pushes other members' threads downwards. Bumping post(s) removed.

Answer:How to use Special Characters?(Alt Codes) w/o nump...

Doesnt exist on the keyboard, is there a way to simulate it with other keys?

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I have a book that I am scanning into electronic format & editing in Word 2013. Does anyone know whether it is possible to 'find & replace' all the : softbreaks & optional hyphen?s?
Ultimately I am wanting to delete all softbreaks & optional hyphen?s.

Answer:Working with Word's special characters

Yes, just press ctrl+F then type the character on the box that you want your computer to find on the document.

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How do I find or restore the insert tab on Thunderbird? I need to add accents when writing in French.

Answer:insert special characters tab has disappeared on Thunderbird

When writing a new e-mail, click on View in the Menu, Toolbar and activate the format bar.

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I'm a new guy around here so please pardon my ignorance.

I'm having a strange problem. I used to be able to enter ASCII characters anywhere, but recently I can only get the ones I want in msn messenger. In everywhere else, including notepad, they show up as japanese characters. For example, alt+0174 is "registered sign" normally, but nowadays I get a "&#12483;" when pressing alt+0174. By the way, my current default typing language is Japanese, but I'm using a standard US keyboard. The thing is, I had been typing with IME Japanese from way before this problem started, so I don't this is the cause.

When I checked character map, the keyboard shortcuts for everything seems to have disappeared, and only the japanese characters in fonts like MS Mincho have them. The last time i checked, which was before this problem started, the shortcuts were in all the correct places.

Can anyone help me with this problem? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:ASCII special characters showing up as japanese

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I have several hundred photos that I am in the process of copying multiple times and renaming them to a different name for uploading to a website. They are all being renamed to product numbers and multiple product numbers can use the same image. I am currently doing this through a .bat file where I use a command to copy and then rename the same .jpg image to different file names.

This works perfectly for product numbers that follow the normal Windows naming convention (i.e. abcdef.jpg, abcdefg.jpg) but there are also product numbers that have a / in the part number. To get this to work and upload via FTP, I save a .jpg by using the character %2f for the /. However, when trying to do that through .bat, it doesn't recognize %2f as being valid. It does copy and rename the file, but drops the %2 when renaming the file.

Here is an example of the command in my .bat file. In the example I am copying SHCSB_L.jpg to 3 different .jpg files (.2C8SHCA%2fB_L.jpg, etc). The .bat file does make 3 .jpgs but .2C8SHCA%2fB_L.jpg is copied as .2C8SHCAfb.jpg since it doesn't recognize the charge %2.

copy "C:\Users\RobPC\Desktop\Photos\SHCSB_L.jpg" "C:\Users\RobPC\Desktop\Photos\.2C8SHCA%2fB_L.jpg"
copy "C:\Users\RobPC\Desktop\Photos\SHCSB_L.jpg" "C:\Users\RobPC\Desktop\Photos\.3C6SHCA%2fB_L.jpg"
copy "C:\Users\RobPC\Desktop\Photos\SHCSB_L.jpg" "C:\Users\RobPC\Desktop\Photos\.3C8SHCA%2fBR_L.jpg"

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Answer:Copying and renaming files with special characters using .bat

Seems putting a forward slash in file name is wrong approach. Number one, its not a legal character in a windows file name. The forward slash also looks like the division slash, its likely to screw up things on other platforms as well. I recommend a dash.
 

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Hi

Why I can't use special charters on bios password??

If I but special charters on password, system don't use them exp,
Password: *Aur!nk0* System seems that *Aurnk0*, and not give any errors when I set password!!

I hope at this security case fixed..

BR,
Mikko

Answer:Satellite Pro L40: Cannot use special characters in Bios password

Hi

This is not a kind of BIOS bug but you can use only the letters and digits for the BIOS password!

Check you user manual for the details!!!

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Hi Everyone,

I am using a Windows 7 x64 computer and several keys on my keyboard are misbehaving. When I press the tilde (~), at (@) or hash (#) keys I see different characters.

The characters that I am seeing are as follows -

Initially I installed a Microsoft USB Keyboard, and when I did so some software - in the style of Windows 8 - was installed. As I suspected that the Windows 8 "style" software may be at fault I uninstalled it (however there was no improvement). I then tried a Logitech USB keyboard with the same outcome, and finally tried a Microsoft PS2 keyboard.

Having tried 3 different keyboards with the same effect I am convinced that the issue is with the computer itself.

If anybody has any suggestions on how to fix this they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

Answer:Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

Looks like your keyboard is set to a British layout. You can change that in Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region

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Hello there-- what a way to start the day --and thank you in advance.

Like the title says: Windows 7, won't accept a password I set to it for my HP 620, though with a special character; which goes for Kar?s1990 --that's the password. Password that used to work flawlessly in weeks I have had it in use though until today after coming back from my morning routine, to boot the system, to find out every time I try to write "?" to complete the password properly, it instead adds another black dot to the input field in which case the form ends like: Kar'as1990 instead.

The keyboard isn't Spanish though configured, to international English, so to give me the special character without a problem. To throw as well, I had some virus attack yesterday; but swept them immediately. Nevertheless, I don't know if that have something to do with the keyboard no properly writing the a with the accent I'm seeking it to input. And for my surprise, not to my enjoyment; hence today is college's second quarter starts, yet here am I, with important files to deliver in there. Such a beautiful day.

Any idea how do I resolve this? UuU.

Answer:Windows 7 won't accept password with special characters

Stb,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Use following to choose a restore point prior to the appearance of the problem.

RESTORE TO A PREVIOUS SYSTEM RESTORE POINT
1) WIN | type SYSTEM RESTORE | ENTER | NEXT
| Choose a different restore point radio button | NEXT
2) Show more restore pointscheckbox (lower left)
3) Highlight the desired restore point
4) Scan for affected programs(lower right)make a note of affected programs
5) CLOSE | NEXT | FINISH


WIN = key with the wavy Microsoft flag on top.

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Simply, I can't insert special characters using alt-codes. The ThinkPad X250 does not have a NumLock key and has no numpad. I've tested Fn+Alt using each Alt key and all the combinations of Fn and FnLk available in the bios and on the keyboard to no avail. Copy/Paste from the character map and inserting special characters in Word are cumbersome workarounds. I would greatly prefer to use alt-codes because it's more efficient for frequently inserting characters into formulas. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Hi,
I have a problem in my Satellite Pro A50-C-1ND (Windows 10).
I can't get polish special characters (alt "z", alt "x", alt "c") - other polish characters are OK.
I have checked all found suggestions - keyboard setup, hotkeys, Synaptics drivers.
I have changed my BIOS drivers (7.60 -> 7.70), but it hadn't help.
Does anybody know if there is a proper version BIOS for my problem? Or other solution.

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I still can't figure out this Windows 8 search function ...

I have a bunch of text files and I need to search for the following string for example within the files:

now()

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to search for this string?

It seems like Windows 8 ignores just about all non-alphanumeric characters when searching.

If I can't search within files for a simple string like the above I'm screwed!

Answer:How to search within text files for special characters?

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I am trying the create a spread sheet in Spanish and I as such I want to use the Spanish characters.

I went into word and set my own special keyboard short cuts, but the don't work in Excel. I have tried to create my own shortcut keys in Excel but there doesn't appear to be the option for this, so is it possible?

Answer:Assigning Shortcuts to special characters in Excel?

does this help..??

OnKey Method? [Excel 2007 Developer Reference]

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I have forgotten the simple procedure that is used to embed special characters in a text message. It involves using the backslash followed by the three digit representation of the ASCII character. Perhaps the Esc key is also involved, but I don't remember.

Can anyone advise what the procedure is?

------------------
R. J. Emery
 

Answer:Embedding Special Characters in a Text Message

Hold the "alt" key and type the three digit number. The number for each character can be found by going to START, ACCESSORIES, CHARACTER MAP. Click on the character you want and the Alt+XXX shows at the bottom of the window.

In Word you can also go to INSERT, SYMBOL and make your selection.
 

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Hello everyone

I am running IE 8.0.6001.18702 on Windows XP home edition

Increasingly I am seeing some web pages displaying unexepcted special chacters instead of what should normally appear.

As an example, apostrophes ( ' ) sometime display as '

This does not happen all the time.

Please can anyone explain why this happens and if there is a setting or other way of correcting the problem?

Thanks

Tim
 

Answer:Solved: Special characters appearing in web pages

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What keys must I combine or press to see the special characters on my laptop. I am looking for the Euro & Spanish n

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: HP dv7-1247cl Laptop Special Characters

http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm
.
 

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Hi Everyone,

I am using a Windows 7 x64 computer and several keys on my keyboard are misbehaving. When I press the tilde (~), at (@) or hash (#) keys I see different characters.

The characters that I am seeing are as follows -

Initially I installed a Microsoft USB Keyboard, and when I did so some software - in the style of Windows 8 - was installed. As I suspected that the Windows 8 "style" software may be at fault I uninstalled it (however there was no improvement). I then tried a Logitech USB keyboard with the same outcome, and finally tried a Microsoft PS2 keyboard.

Having tried 3 different keyboards with the same effect I am convinced that the issue is with the computer itself.

If anybody has any suggestions on how to fix this they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

Answer:Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

Seems like you have a different language keyboard set as the default. See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/121169/how-to-change-your-keyboard-layout-in-windows-8/
Or change it in the Control Panel. You may want to remove any other languages that you don't use and you should reboot.
 

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Used to place a special character bij holding ctrl or ctrl-shift and selecting like the accent grave (under the esc button), releasing and then pressing the e.
Viola- French "Frere" correctly...
But it stopped working for some reason, only in Word 7 it still works...
Used to work in all software, like my e mail client, in THIS entry box etc.
I know W7 has a complicated solution by copying a character from a list: very tedious.
Keyboard is US Int'l, languages English US and Dutch.
W7 also Dutch.

Anyone?

Answer:Easy special characters stopped working

Hold down the alt key and type 0232 using the numbers pad to get ---> ?

Or copy/paste http://www.hypergurl.com/asciisymbols.html

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I want to easily retrieve an entire directory of files from a server that runs bash 3.1. I use putty and psftp to connect to it. When I'm connected using Putty, it will recognize the ~ character, so "cd ~" gets me to home. When I'm connected using PSFTP, however, "cd ~" gives me an error message ("/home/directoryiwasin/~: no such file or directory"). "get filename" works fine, but "get *" to get all files tells me that the file does not exist.
I'm running Windows XP, if it makes any difference.
 

Answer:Solved: PSFTP doesn't recognize special characters

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Hello, I've got a serious problem. My T430 bios allowed me to set a power on and hard drive password containing an exclamation point (!). This was a few months ago. Now when I try to remove the power on and hard drive passwords the bios will not allow me to type the exclamation point character, it is not accepted. The only way I can login now is with my fingerprint reader. Even if I bypass the fingerprint reader and try to type the password directly the exclamation point is not accepted. I really hope someone can help me with this. What has changed Lenovo? All I can think to do is roll back the bios one version at a time, maybe a previous bios allowed special character? I scared though to accidentally reset my fingerprint data in CMOS, if that happens I'll be locked out permanently. I really don't understand how I was able to type this character to set the passwords, and now I can't. Please help!

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Hello,

I have the following batch file that works great, until I happen to execute it on a file with a + in it.

@echo off
cls
for /r %%f in (*txt) do copy %%f m:\text files

I searched around for a bit, but I couldn't get any of the information I found about escape characters to work. How can I make the batch file treat the file name in %%f as a literal?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Batch script to create files with special characters

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I'm trying to set a Hard Disk password on a new X220 with an INTEL 320 SSD (which has built in AES encryption with ATA Password). Yet only lowercase and numbers are accepted for the password (this means strong passwords cannot be created). Lenovo, how can you sell a BUSINESS laptop for use in a corporate environment and not provide adequate security by allowing basic things like special characters and upper-case letters in passwords? Is there any thing that can be done to fix this? How can I secure the data on the SSD from theft etc? By the way I reformatted and built the drive as UEFI boot only for Windows 7. So it doesn't matter whether the drive is set to Legacy or UEFI only. It still won't accept upper-case nor special characters in "BIOS" settings passwords.

Answer:HDD Password: no special & upper case characters? Lenovo please respond!

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