Using Special Characters in Posts

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by pops6927, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can 'dress up' your posts if you wish by using ASCII/HTML special character codes.
    First of all, you can find a complete listing of them at:
    as well as many other sites (Google Ascii).

    You can add these characters simply by holding down the ALT key and typing in a numeric code. For example, for the degree sign, hold down ALT and type in 0176 ... and ° appears.
    Other codes I use are:

    0188 ¼
    0189 ½
    0190 ¾
    0162 ¢
    0169 ©
    0174 ®
    0167 § (I use this in my signature!)
    0177 ± (Plus/Minus)
    0176 °

    There are others but these suffice for most things that are not already available on the keyboard (basically, the keyboard is programmed to all Ascii codes).

    Hope this helps your postings!
  2. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I use the degree symbol on the SMF often, I didn't no they were called ASCII/HTML, and I use a laptop so I just go to the character map.

    Another thing some don't no is that they can edit there own posts, including adding pictures during a long smoke, correct some spelling or even delete your post and quote other post's, and mutli quote (quote from more that just one post)

    It took me a couple weeks to learn these forums, I'm on a few for motorcycle, handguns, woodworking, most work real similar
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Pops you posted the whole list a long while back, and I printed it out, and have used it since. It makes your post a little bit more professional. Thanks for reposting it.
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Pops §§
    I use these now ans I also like0241ñ
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    º Funny, I still use Alt+167 for the degree symbol, not ALT+176 which gives me this thing ░ [​IMG]
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use Alt 248 for the degree symbol °
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The difference is he is using Alt + 0 176 The zero is the difference. Just shows there are a gob of ways to get characters.
  8. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll bump this older thread up for anyone who wants to know how to utilize some of the ASCII/HTML symbols I use; also the full list can be found here (as mentioned by Dan McG):

    It is increasingly important to know a few of these, esp. ALT+0174, the ® (trademark) sign when talking about others' product, like from Morton® TenderQuick® products:
    Canadian Bacon 

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    Prep Time:  20 minutes; refrigerate 3-5 days  
    Servings:  1 pork loin, cut into 1/8 inch thick slices

    1 boneless pork loin
    1 tablespoon Morton®  Tender Quick®  mix  or Morton®  Sugar Cure®  (Plain) mix  per pound of loin
    1 teaspoon sugar per pound of loin



    Trim fat from pork loin. Mix Morton®  Tender Quick®  mix or Morton®  Sugar Cure®  
    (Plain) mix and sugar. Rub mixture into the loin. Place loin in "food grade" plastic bag; 
    tie open end. Refrigerate and allow to cure for 3-5 days. Remove from cure. 
    Soak loin in cool water for 30 minutes; pat dry. Refrigerate uncovered to dry 
    slightly before cooking.
    Cut into 1/8 inch thick slices. Preheat skillet; brush with oil. Fry over low 
    heat, turning to brown evenly, about 8 - 10 minutes.

    Pea Meal Bacon: After loins are dry, rub liberally with a mixture of cornmeal 
    and black and red pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. 
    Before frying, sprinkle slices with additional cornmeal.

    As you can see, they utilize this trademark symbol on all their products.
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Pop's!
  10. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Cool thanks pops
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Pops, good info.
  12. Thanks for sharing.
  13. Cool. I never knew that worked here.

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