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Sunday 31st of July 2005 05:51:51 PMIcelandic characters:
This is how to type Icelandic characters without an icelandic keyboard:
1. Hold down the ALT key and type the code number on the keypad for the desired characters.
2. Release the ALT key and the letter will appear.
Here are the codes.
Sunday 31st of July 2005 07:34:22 PM
Two notes... for one, this will only work on windows, and only if you're using the right codepage; and also, num lock does not actually have to be on.
On discussion forums etc., checking whether you can use html entities is worth a try - for example, typing á just might give you the á you're looking for. :) A list of useful entities can be found at http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/latin1.html, for example.
On windows xp, you can also add support for the Icelandic keyboard layout in the control panel (see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292246) and then use Alt+Left Shift to toggle keyboard layouts.einhar
Monday 01st of August 2005 01:07:17 AM
Thank you. I've edited my post, took out Num-Lock must be on and added the characters Ý and ý. I'll let the rest stand if it can help anyone.
I've recently learned that you have to write the fourth number (0) before the codenumber to get the right character.
Ctrl-Alt 221 gives me ¦ but Ctrl-Alt 0221 gives me Ý.einhar
Monday 01st of August 2005 04:52:41 PM
I´m using Windows XP and I've set up english and italian language on my PC and if I put the number 0 before the codenumbers I get the correct characters.schneelocke
Tuesday 02nd of August 2005 07:14:39 PM
Yes, adding the leading zero will give you characters from the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8859-1#Windows-1252]Windows-1252 codepage (based on ISO 8859-1), while leaving it out will give characters from [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_850]codepage 850 instead. They both contain all the characters, but at different positions. :) Return to the ICELANDIC Archive
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