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July 2013 [Cradle-6.8.2]

Entering Special Characters

Special characters such as:

are not available on most keyboards, so a method of entering them is needed.

Windows provides at least two alternative mechanisms to enter such characters:

The Character Map tool is inside Accessories → System Tools. When started, it displays a UI similar to:

Entering special characters

You can select the character(s) required and click Select to put them into the Characters to copy field. Then you can copy and paste them into Cradle using CTRL-C and CTRL-V as normal.

In the bottom-right corner of this window, Character Map also shows the ALT key sequence that will generate that character. These sequences allow you to enter characters directly into Cradle, or any other application.

For example the ALT key sequence for the degree symbol is Alt+0176, and you enter this by:

and the degree symbol will appear.

Some commonly used key sequences are shown in the table below:

Character

ALT Key Sequence

Character

ALT Key Sequence

ALT+0128

°

ALT+0176

©

ALT+0169

®

ALT+0174

Å

ALT+0197

±

ALT+0177

«

ALT+174

»

ALT+175

à

ALT+133

À

ALT+0192

â

ALT+131

Â

ALT+0194

Ä

ALT+132

Ä

ALT+142

æ

ALT+145

Æ

ALT+146

ç

ALT+135

Ç

ALT+128

é

ALT+130

É

ALT+144

È

ALT+138

È

ALT+0200

ê

ALT+136

Ê

ALT+0202

Ë

ALT+137

Ë

ALT+0203

Î

ALT+140

Î

ALT+0206

Ï

ALT+139

Ï

ALT+0207

Ô

ALT+147

Ô

ALT+0212

œ

ALT+0156

Œ

ALT+0140

Ù

ALT+151

Ù

ALT+0217

Û

ALT+150

Û

ALT+0219

Ü

ALT+129

Ü

ALT+154

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  4. 3SL Website
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  13. New Distributor in China
  14. New Cradle Product Manager in Brazil
  15. Cradle Group on LinkedIn
  16. Do You Want Windows XP?
  17. Do You Want Office 2003?
  18. Cradle-6.8.2 Release
  19. Supported Platforms
  20. Importing Special Characters from CSV
  21. Entering Special Characters
  22. Cradle on Linux
  23. Displaying Diagrams in Web Browsers
  24. Acrobat Compatibility
  25. Mixed Office Installations
  26. Old Versions of Cradle