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Old 03-14-2003, 11:04 PM   #1
J_Szucs
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Missing character


Is there a way to insert characters from the keyboard by their charcode?
I mean something like ALT+ASCII in vinDOS (which does not seem to work in linux).
 
Old 03-15-2003, 08:41 AM   #2
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depends what editor you're trying to use, if you want to put a funny character into a file use...

echo -e '\xcc' >/tmp/xxx

where "cc" is the hex number of your character.

and try copying and pasting it
 
Old 03-15-2003, 10:38 AM   #3
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The tip you gave is not very comfortable, since the character I need is not so funny, it is this one missing from the Hungarian charset in SuSe: <

So far I could do without it (or copied it to the clipboard from a html source file, then inserted by CTRL+V), but from now on I will heavily need it for html tags.
Meanwhile I could find it in an English and a Slovakian charset, but both are qwerty charsets, and I am used to qwertz and Hungarian characters.
Maybe it is because of my keyboard that is an English one and I use it for Hungarian charsets - however this was not a problem in vinDOS: I could find all important characters there, or use e.g. ALT60.

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Old 03-15-2003, 11:03 AM   #4
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I didn't know what you were trying to do, I didn't mean "funny" as in I'm laughing at you or something, just meant some of those characters beyond >128 looked funny.

I don't know if this is availible in your suse, but in mine I can go to the international keyboard support and set hungarian and ";" shows up as , but since i don't know hungarian I don't know if this is correct
 
  


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