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Non-Standard Charcters

Have you ever noticed something someone posted had a non-standard character in it? Maybe the headline, title, or even simply a comment. Sometimes you can just copy and paste that character, other times copy and paste just won't work.

Perhaps you have noticed someone on Facebook has posted something with a heart ♥ for example. I call them non-standard characters, call them what you will. They are pretty easy to use and they will work in most word processors, text editors, browsers, and email clients. So they should work in Dolphin sites too. I have briefly tried a few characters in Dolphin and they seem to work as expect. I just haven't tried them in every single area of Dolphin 6.1 or Dolphin 7 to see if they get stripped or removed. It could depend on your security settings, but these are just plain and simple so they shouldn't be a problem for most.

To create or use one of these non-standard characters simply use the following:

Hold down the ALT key, use the numbers way to the right of your keyboard...not the ones on top by the F1/F2/F3/F4 keys. You have to use the numeric keypad (the ones way to the right). So alt 3 then let go of alt will make a heart.

1. Your keyword needs to be NumLock mode.
2. Hold down the ALT key and enter the number on the numeric keypad. (Note: that many laptops have a blue FN key that changes a set of keys, also with blue numbers on them and usually in the 7-8-9-U-I-O area, into a numeric keypad.)
(Note: for double digit numbers 10 - 31 hold the ALT key down. Push 1...then 0, and then release or let go of ALT key.)

Not much to it and pretty simple actually. I don't think they are something that you can't live without, but sometimes they come in a little handy in certain situations.

Many people aren't aware that they actually exist.

Try them out sometime on your Dolphin site or other site. They should work on most modern up to date sites as well.

for ☺ 1
for ☻ 2
for ♥ 3
for ♦ 4
for ♣ 5
for ♠ 6
for • 7
for ◘ 8
for ○ 9
for ◙ 10
for ♂ 11
for ♀ 12
for ♪ 13
for ♫ 14
for ☼ 15
for ► 16
for ◄ 17
for ↕ 18
for ‼ 19
for ¶ 20
for § 21
for ▬ 22
for ↨ 23
for ↑ 24
for ↓ 25
for → 26
for ← 27
for ∟ 28
for ↔ 29
for ▲ 30
for ▼ 31

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