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    Re: Degree symbol input
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2010 Sep 22, 11:14 -0700

      That works for me too. My laptop doesn't have a numeric keypad so I 
    have to use NUMLOCK to enter numbers as though from a keypad so, on this 
    computer, the sequence NUMLOCK ALT k u 8 produces the degree symbol too, ° .
    
    Interestingly, if I use NUMLOCK ALT and the numbers 2 4 8 on the top row 
    of keys I get ◘ but if NUMLOCK is off then nothing is produced.
    
    gl
    
    
    
    
    
    On 9/22/2010 7:29 AM, James N Wilson wrote:
    > That didn't work for me.
    >
    > I use Alt 248 on the numeric keypad to get °. Either Alt key, and Num
    > Lock on or off.
    >
    > Jim Wilson
    >
    > On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:06:06 -0700 Gary LaPook
    > writes:
    >>    There are a couple of ways to input the degree symbol on American
    >> keyboards.
    >>
    >> Engage NUMLOCK
    >> Then hold down the
    >> LEFT ALT key
    >>
    >> and then key in 0 1 7 6 on the numeric keypad or on the letters that
    >>
    >> take the place of a numeric keypad.
    >>
    >> Do not use the number keys in the top row.
    >>
    >> Here is an example ° you should see a degree symbol.
    >>
    >> The second way is to install the optional international keyboard
    >> which
    >> takes just a minute, see:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306560
    >>
    >> After it is installed you can click on the keyboard symbol in the
    >> system
    >> tray and switch back and forth at will between the standard U.S.
    >> English
    >> keyboard and the U.S. international keyboard.
    >>
    >> So to enter the degree symbol this way first switch to the
    >> international
    >> keyboard.
    >>
    >> Then hold down either SHIFT key (it will be easier to hold down the
    >> left
    >> SHIFT key), hold down the RIGHT ALT key and then hit the colon key :
    >>
    >> You will then see the degree symbol appear as here ° you should be
    >> seeing a degree symbol.
    >>
    >> The advantage of using the international keyboard is that you can
    >> also
    >> enter foreign letters such as é ô à Á À ç ö Ö and many more as well
    >> as
    >> the Euro € and the Pound £.
    >>
    >> gl
    >>
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