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Thread: Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

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    Default Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

    Good morning people, I am just wondering how do I insert an UP arrow character into a post on a forum....
    I did a quick google, and it seems that [Alt] + 24 or something gives an arrow symbol on a MS Win box, but it does not on my openSuse.... and it seems that the [Alt] key is mapped by Firefox for other purposes.

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    Default Re: Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

    I know you can type CTRL+SHIFT+u, then a unicode value (4 digit hex code). For example the up arrow code is 2191, and so you get ↑

    Arrows – Test for Unicode support in Web browsers

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    Testing testing........
    u2191 hmmm err... ↑ Ah ha!

    U2191


    hmm not exactly user friendly, but it does the job, Thank you!

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    Default Re: Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

    On my keyboard it is Alt Gr-Shift-U.

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    Default Re: Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

    Or use

    KCharSelect

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    Default Re: Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

    Or use

    KCharSelect
    Yes, that's a nice graphical method

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    Default Re: Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    On my keyboard it is Alt Gr-Shift-U.
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    Default Re: Silly question but still.........(UP Arrow character)

    john hudson wrote:

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    > On my keyboard it is Alt Gr-Shift-U.
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    How did you find that? It works for me as well but is not obvious.

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    Great if you have those keys, but many laptops won't. Windows users without this key, can use Ctrl+Alt ≈ AltGr, and I'm guessing that within the KDE, one could use System Settings >> Shortcuts and Gestures emulate this key as well (but I haven't yet investigated this further).

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    martin_helm wrote:

    > john hudson wrote:
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    >> On my keyboard it is Alt Gr-Shift-U.
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    > How did you find that? It works for me as well but is not obvious.
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    Aha, I found a table here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ComposeKey

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