From: Smith,Gary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 26 2008 - 19:22:13 CST
Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Bob_Hallissy@sil.org wrote:
> > Don't put digits 1-9, or
> > characters a-f, or x, or perhaps several other characters.
> The "x" part was new to me, and rather strange. The others
> are natural, since those are hexadecimal digits. E.g.,
> a113 Alt-X would produce the Unicode character with code
> number a113. But what's special about "x" here? Anyway,
> you can circumvent this problem by typing "u+" (letter u
> and plus sign) or "U+" before the number. Word will convert
> e.g. bu+113 Alt-X into bÁ, since it treats the entire string
> u+113 as the code number to be converted to a character.
I find that an "x" before the number prevents the conversion. Maybe that's why Bob recommended that it be avoided.
> > If alt-x
> > doesn't work as expected, try putting a space before the 113 (or
> > before the 0113 which I would expect to have been recommended).
> Leading zeroes don't matter here. And a space isn't practical, since
> Word will leave it as part of data, so you would then have to
> delete it after pressing Alt-X. It's more convenient to use the "u+"
> prefix here.
Perhaps the cleanest way to avoid problems with adjacent characters is to highlight the digits you want to convert. When you press Alt-x, only the highlighted characters are converted.
Gary L. Smith
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