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Old 01-30-2008, 04:04 PM
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keyboard combination to make degrees sign

I've been typing receipes and spelling out "degrees" i was wondering what to do on the keyboard in a forum like this to make the little circle super script that means "degrees.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:12 PM
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Here you go:
http://www.forlang.wsu.edu/help/keyboards.asp
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:20 PM
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° Alt + 0176 on the Number Keypad.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:21 PM
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Hold down the ALT key and type 0176 ON THE KEYPAD ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE KEYBOARD

This will not work if you use the numbers along the top of the keyboard.

BTW...........Make sure the 'Num Lock' is activated.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:28 PM
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Not sure about BB method of alt 0126 because this is what I get ~, but I use Bruces' method alt 0176 and this is what I get °.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:22 AM
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you can use alt 248 that is what I use.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:59 AM
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Not sure about BB method of alt 0126 because this is what I get ~, but I use Bruces' method alt 0176 and this is what I get °.
Oops!

Wish I could learn to touch type, then I would be able to see what I am typing!

ALT+0176 is the correct combination..........sorry!
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:57 AM
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Oops!

Wish I could learn to touch type, then I would be able to see what I am typing!

ALT+0176 is the correct combination..........sorry!
Was wondering if we were using different kinds of keyboards. there are so many different ways to do some stuff so you can't tell some one they are wrong just because it is not the same method you use.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:34 PM
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Or, if you use many symbols, copy your Character Map to your desk top. Open it and find the symbol you want. Then load it and paste it in your document.

This is easy if you cannot remember key numbers.

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Or, if you use many symbols, copy your Character Map to your desk top. Open it and find the symbol you want. Then load it and paste it in your document.

This is easy if you cannot remember key numbers.

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Or go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map. You can even send it to your desktop or tray.
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Yep, ° :d
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Yep, ° :d
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On my laptop Alt 0167 gives § and Alt 167 gives º.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:57 PM
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thanks. I will try these.
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On my laptop Alt 0167 gives § and Alt 167 gives º.
Alt 167 gives º
Alt 0176 gives °

Slightly different symbols but the same result?
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Alt 167 gives º
Alt 0176 gives °

Slightly different symbols but the same result?
Not exactly the same results.
0176 is a degree sign. 167 and 0186 are masculine ordinal signs. On windows based computers the signs look nearly identical. Ideally, the masculine ordinal should include an underlined circle. Using a masculine ordinal instead of a degree sign will look like a degree sign to most Windows users, but will look different to most UNIX and Mac users. I don’t know what it will look like, just that it will look different. I can tell you when to use a degree symbol, but have no clue as to when a masculine ordinal would be needed.


Ordinal indicator
It is not to be confused with the degree symbol °. In written languages, an ordinal indicator is a sign adjacent to a numeral denoting that it is an ordinal number, rather than a cardinal number. The exact sign used varies in different languages.
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