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Accessing Extended ASCII character set

  1. Jan 8, 2005 #1

    Astronuc

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    For those who are interested in accessing extended ASCII character set.

    In DOS:
    Hold down the <Alt> key while typing the decimal number on the keyboard keypad. (Example: <Alt>178)

    In Windows for a DOS character:
    Hold down <Alt> while typing the decimal on the keyboard keypad. (Example: <Alt>230)

    In Windows for a WIN character:
    Hold down <Alt> while typing "0" then the decimal number on the keyboard keypad. (Example: <Alt>0140)

    To get ñ

    1) activate Num Lock

    2) hold down Alt key

    3) on number key-pad (usually below Num Lock), type 0241 (while holding down Alt key) and

    4) then release Alt key.

    so "Alt+0241" gets ñ

    See - http://www.evergreen.edu/biophysics/technotes/program/ascii_ext-pc.htm - for Extended ASCII set in Windows/DOS
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2005
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  3. Jan 8, 2005 #2

    Astronuc

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    Extended ASCII set on MAC

    For those who are interested in accessing extended ASCII character set on a MAC.

    Keystroke Abbreviations:
    <op> Option key
    <sh> Shift key
    <sp> Space bar

    Keystroke Examples:
    <op><sh>a Hold down the Option, Shift and "a" keys simultaneously, then release the keys.
    <op>c Hold down the Option and "c" keys simultaneously, then release.
    <op>e E Hold down the Option and "e" keys simultaneously, release, then type a capital "E".

    See - http://www.evergreen.edu/biophysics/technotes/program/ascii_ext-mac.htm - for extended ASCII set.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2005 #3
    Under windows you can also use the character map under start->accessories to access the extended ascii characters.
     
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