A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Sean C
Date: 2017 Jul 11, 18:31 -0700
Gary, you wrote:
"I tried ALT 246 and ALT 0246 and that didn't work on my Dell netbook using the top row of number keys. It doesn't have a "NUMLOCK" since it doesn't have a numbers keypad."
"I also tried that combination using the letter keys that does that on my ACER "ALT mku7" where those number keys lurk on my Acer but no joy. Any other suggestions?"
Some laptops have a "Fn" (or function) key which also needs to be pressed in order to activate the numberpad capability when no separate numberpad exists. If that fails, my only suggestion would be similar to Frank's: copy and paste the desired symbols into your text. You could try the link Frank posted...or, if you're using Windows, you can open the "Character Map" (just type "character" in the search bar), select a Unicode font and search for the character(s) you need. Fonts like "Arial Unicode MS" contain hundreds of symbols (like ♈ and ∛) and you can select and copy the ones you need all at once.
Hope that helps!