RE: number padless?

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Mon Aug 09 2010 - 19:49:36 CDT

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    Correct: Wordpad uses RichEdit; Notepad and Paint do not.


    From: ChiGuy []
    Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 11:19 AM
    To: Peter Constable
    Cc: Murray Sargent; Unicode Mailing List
    Subject: Re: number padless?

    Ok, well I just tried both tricks out in WordPad, and they both work in both.
    Neither worked in Notepad. Neither worked in the text area of Paint.
    I am connecting WordPad to your RichEdit comment and the fact that it saves as .rtf, correct?

    On a related note, you know I brought this up because a new laptop I am considering does not have a number pad, not even in tandem with the FN key on the letters.
    Well another odd bug/feature is that the function keys, F1-F12, are secondary, and used with FN only. Their other uses, like with a media player, are primary, and do not require the FN key. So if the F5 key has the play button, it would play the player by itself, and if you wanted to press F5, you'd need the FN key. Even to close a window, you must press FN-Alt-F4. Anyone else noticed this? Any way to toggle?

    On 9 August 2010 01:03, Peter Constable <<>> wrote:
    The Alt-x trick Murray mentioned is specific to MS Office applications or to applications that use the RichEdit control. The ctrl-~ + n trick is also specific to MS Office products and RichEdit.


    From:<> [<>] On Behalf Of ChiGuy
    Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 8:20 PM
    To: Murray Sargent
    Cc: Unicode Mailing List
    Subject: Re: number padless?

    oh, duh, not the function key, that makes more sense.

    Well I tried that here in FF, and did not work, but did in Wordpad, so I guess it's another MS or Windows situation, right?

    Well that is better than before, and it led me to find out much more about Unicode. So thanks again!
    On 6 August 2010 22:19, Murray Sargent <<>> wrote:
    Type F1 alt+x, where F1 means the letter F key followed by the 1 key, not Function key 1. U+00F1 is the Unicode value of ñ. In general to type in a character by its Unicode value, type in the hex value and then alt+x. E.g., to type in math italic a, type 1D44E alt+x , which gives 𝑎.


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