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    Re: Degree symbol input
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2010 Sep 22, 11:41 -0700
    We also discussed this method back in 2008.



    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=106160&y=200808

    Look at 167, 0176 and 248 in this table:

    http://www.spike-jamie.com/alt-codes.html

    http://www.forlang.wsu.edu/help/keyboards.asp

    I have attached a table of ALT codes. It says that 167 is a "cardinal" and it shows 248 as the degree symbol but the table doesn't mention 0176.

    So, there appears to be at least four possible ways to enter the degree symbol, ALT 167, 0176 and 248 plus by using the international keyboard. I suggest everyone try them out to find what works on their computer. Then test them to make sure they come through on list servers un-distorted.

    gl





    On 9/22/2010 6:14 AM, slk1000---.com wrote:
    Another way:

    Engage NUMLOCK
    Then hold down
    either ALT key
    then key in 1 6 7 on the numeric keypad.

    This gives º where Gary's gives °.  Bigger is better?

    Stan



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Gary LaPook <glapook---.net>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Wed, Sep 22, 2010 7:06 am
    Subject: [NavList] Degree symbol input

    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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