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ASCII Characters

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02-13-2012 06:06 PM

I am quite conversant with Unicode keystrokes (Alt+XXXX) for most symbols in fact I have a cheat that aids me in the correct character code.

If I don't have the code I just copy it from the character map and paste it into the sentence but it gets a little tiresome after a while searching the character map for symbols.

I have on numerous occasions lately had the need to to insert the 'THEREFORE' symbol (You know the 3 dots in a triangle) into text notes on my drawings.

This symbol only seems to have a code "U+2234"

I have spent a lot of time searching everywhere for a clue as to what this keystroke sequence means.

A great many people I have found have asked the same question and all the replies just seem to dance around the question without just giving a straight instructional explanation.

I have my font style set to "Arial Unicode MS"

Can someone enlighten me on the correct keystroke sequence for "U+XXXX"?

Thanks Clint
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Re: ASCII Characters

02-14-2012 03:01 AM in reply to: cwilko

This took me a little research to get right, but it works as follows:


1. Type 2234 in your input box

2. With the cursor at the end of the 2234, press ALT + X


That should do it, hitting ALT + X again should turn it back to the numeric value.

Using IV2014 Pro SP2 - upd.1, Win7-64bit
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