Alt+xxx characters

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed May 7 14:59:06 UTC 2008

2008/5/7 Marius Gedminas <marius at>:
> On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 09:09:07PM +0200, Riana Carstens wrote:
>> I have a Dell Latitude notebook, but cannot get special characters by
>> using the Alt + xxx keys. I read a lot, got advice but no joy.
> You can enter any Unicode character with Ctrl+Shift+u.  For example, to
> get ☃ ("SNOWMAN"), hold down Ctrl and Shift and type "u2603".


Hey, it works!

This will be fun, as my native language cannot be represented in
ASCII. Ctrl + Shift + 5 characters for every letter I want to type!

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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